John Niemeyer’s practice focuses on representing policyholders in high-stakes insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, complex environmental litigation, and compliance with, and challenges to, environmental and land use regulations and entitlements.
Mr. Niemeyer has handled a range of insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, including claims for coverage under commercial general liability and excess policies, and directors and officers’ liability policies.
His environmental litigation experience includes representing clients in the agrochemical and aerospace industries in a variety of disputes, including toxic tort and products liability disputes in state and federal court, site remediation, cost recovery and indemnity litigation, and administrative enforcement matters.
Mr. Niemeyer also has experience representing clients on infrastructure and development projects, and land use litigation.
In addition, Mr. Niemeyer’s pro bono work includes representing clients in federal civil rights litigation, representing nonprofit organizations in complex construction disputes, and assisting nonprofit organizations obtain CEQA entitlements.
Mr. Niemeyer also teaches US and constitutional law as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law.
Prior to Latham, Mr. Niemeyer worked in Uganda, helping the High Court of Uganda clear judicial backlogs in post-conflict zones and helping to gain the first conviction under Uganda’s Anti-Human Trafficking Act.
While in law school, Mr. Niemeyer served as the note and comment editor for the Pepperdine Law Review and was the Co-Chair of Pepperdine’s Interschool Moot Court team.