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Johan Conrod is Of Counsel to Sanford Heisler Sharp.

Since joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Johan has been recognized in the legal community as a Best Lawyer® in America (Antitrust Litigation – 2020, 2021, 2022).

At Sanford Heisler Sharp, Johan’s practice has included a focus on opioid and ERISA litigation, representing both individuals and classes. Working with a team of Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys, Johan has represented clients including:

Johan received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Liberty University. While at Virginia Law, Johan served on both the editorial and managing boards of the Virginia Law Review, which also published his Note, “Linking Public Websites to the Public Forum.”

A member of the Virginia bar, Johan is the co-author of “Appeals to the United States Court of Appeals,” in Appellate Practice-Virginia and Federal Courts (Virginia CLE 2016), “Open Issues One Year After Justices’ Religious Exemption Ruling” in Law360, and multiple articles in legal journals, including “For Hands-On Experience in Federal Court, Young Lawyers Should Do Pro Bono Work,” in The Federal Lawyer. Johan has also presented at numerous seminars and conferences on a variety of litigation topics and is a member of the faculty of the Virginia State Bar’s professionalism committee, in which role he has helped lead professionalism seminars for students in Virginia law schools and new admittees to the Virginia State Bar.

Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Johan was an equity partner at a large Virginia-based law firm for many years, where he tried dozens of cases in state and federal courts, argued numerous appeals before the Supreme Court of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also served on the editorial board of The Federal Lawyer (the national magazine of the Federal Bar Association) and was repeatedly recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer and among Virginia’s Legal Elite. Johan was profiled in the December 2018 edition of Virginia Business magazine as a leading vote getter in the Appellate Law category of the magazine’s annual poll of all Virginia lawyers for its Legal Elite list. Prior to entering private practice, Johan also completed a clerkship for the Honorable B. Waugh Crigler of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

When he is not lawyering, Johan, a lifelong surfer, is a fan of the outdoors.

    Education

    • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
    • B.A., Liberty University

    Bar Admissions

    • Virginia, 2001

    Clerkship

    • Honorable B. Waugh Crigler, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

    Bar Associations

    • Virginia State Bar
    • American Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association

    I am forever grateful for the attention and care that was given to my case.

    It was such an honor and privilege to have Ed represent me. During one of the most challenging experiences of my career, Ed and his team were so amazing. Their support and care gave me the comfort and security I needed to ensure that the situation would be resolved in an amicable way. I am forever grateful for the attention and care that was given to my case. – Former Client

    Polymer80 Ghost Gun Case

    The Complaint, filed by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, alleges that Polymer80 violates Maryland and federal firearms law by manufacturing, selling, and advertising easy-to-assemble, un-traceable gun kits and parts that have created a public nuisance in the City of Baltimore, where 91% of ghost guns seized by police are sold by Polymer80.

    Milliman Class Action

    The Amended Complaint alleges that Milliman breached the duties of loyalty and prudence that it owed to its employees under ERISA by failing to remove a family of target risk funds – funds that Milliman itself managed – despite nearly a decade of abysmal underperformance. Milliman’s failure to remove its own funds from the Plan have cost employees as much as $50 million in retirement savings.

    Publications

    • "Appeals to the United States Court of Appeals," Appellate Practice - Virginia and Federal Courts (Virginia CLE 2016)
    • For Hands-On Experience in Federal Court, Young Lawyers Should Do Pro Bono Work, The Federal Lawyer (March 2012)
    • The Young Lawyer's Dilemma, The Federal Lawyer (July 2009)
    • The Young Lawyer’s Dilemma Part 2: Gaining Perspective, The Federal Lawyer (May 2010)
    • Venue in Virginia: Putting the “Where” in Wherefore, VBA Journal, Winter 2003
    • Insurance Coverage for Claims of Violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C.A § 227), 3 A.L.R. 6th 625
    • “Linking Public Websites to the Public Forum,” 87 Virginia Law Review 1007, Sept. 2001

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    Client Testimonials

    • “Their support and care gave me the comfort and security I needed to ensure that the situation would be resolved in an amicable way. I am forever grateful for the attention and care that was given to my case.”

      - Former Client