John H. Snyder


J.D., Harvard Law School (2002)
A.B., Brown University (1999)


New York


US Supreme Court
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals


Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in New York State, American Society of Legal Advocates (2016-2017)

SuperLawyers (2013-present)

"Top 40 Under 40" Litigators in New York State (2014-2015)


US Dist. Judge A. Richard Caputo, M.D. Pennsylvania (2002-2003) 


John's Story

John was born and raised in Ephrata, Washington, a high-plains desert farm town. John's family raised sheep and grew asparagus, and together with his three younger sisters, John performed with the Wenatchee Youth Circus - a traveling circus troupe based in nearby Wenatchee. In his nine years with the circus, John performed as a trapeze artist, wire walker, juggler, and unicyclist. John remains an avid circus fan and supporter of the Youth Circus.

As a teenager, John's ambition was to run a cattle ranch. During his junior year in high school, a guidance counselor pulled John aside and urged him to apply for a scholarship to the Washington State Governor's School for Student Leadership. He spent three weeks in Seattle with other bright students from all over the state. It was a life-changing experience.

At Governor's School, John realized another future might be possible. He decided to take the SATs and apply to several top universities. John was accepted at Brown University where he was President of the Brown ACLU and Zeta Delta Xi, a coed fraternity. After Brown, John attended Harvard Law School, then clerked for a federal judge. During his clerkship, John came to respect trial practice as the purest and most difficult form of lawyering.

John practiced at the international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP in Manhattan for seven years. In 2010, John opened his own firm in Midtown.  He quickly realized that he could better serve his clients if he had a strong network of other top boutique attorneys. In 2011, John organized the Solo Boutique Network of several dozen Harvard-trained lawyers who had their own law firms. The network draws upon an international group of top lawyers to serve clients everywhere.

In addition to an active trial practice, John is a technology entrepreneur. In 2014, with a law school classmate, John co-founded a venture called Qounsel, a social network that connects elite lawyers worldwide. John also served as legal counsel for a publicly traded artificial intelligence company for three years. In 2017, John co-founded Oration Lab to analyze human speech using AI algorithms.

In January 2018, John founded Agnes Intelligence with veteran data scientist John "Mac" Macartney. John and Mac are developing an eDiscovery platform that uses AI and concept sifting to re-invent document review.

John lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn with his wife, Amy; their daughter, Agnes; and a schnoodle named Hogarth.