John J Kuster is a partner in the New York office, and practises in the litigation group. Mr Kuster is co-leader of Sidley’s firm-wide commercial litigation and disputes practice area team. He has extensive experience handling all aspects of complex civil litigation matters, including bankruptcy litigation, real estate and partnership disputes, as well as general contract and business tort law. He also represents clients on internal investigations. He is currently representing a large international professional sports organisation in connection with a host of civil litigation matters arising out of an internal investigation and criminal inquiry, and represents that client in other matters before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Mr Kuster has represented the firm’s clients in both state and federal courts in New York and throughout the country, as well as in arbitrations internationally and domestically. His representative matters include obtaining a US$125 million federal court jury verdict on behalf of a firm client in a breach of duty and fraud case, a US$150 million claim of fraud and breach of contract claim in New York State court and an award after a bench trial in federal court in which his client was able to obtain an order enforcing a complex purchase price agreement.