John L. Overland, Jr.
72 Brundage Ridge Road
Bedford, N.Y. 10506
Professional Experience:

JP Morgan Chase, N.A. April 2013 – Feb. 2016
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel

• In-house counsel for multinational financial firm focusing on mortgage banking and bankruptcy litigation. Responsible for the management of 100-130 cases nationwide.
• Personally analyzed the issues surrounding a $3.9 million loan which had been stayed in connection with two bankruptcy cases and for which Chase had not been paid for over five years. Personally developed and implemented a strategy resolving the matter via a sale supervised by the Bankruptcy Court in which Chase’s loan is expected to be fully paid.
• Facilitated resolution of settlement of fraudulent and preferential transfer case in which Chase was also paid $1,284,200.00 in connection with a Chapter 7 trustee’s sale of collateral.
• Resolved several complex Chapter 11 plan boarding issues and cases, as well as several title issue cases, for the Firm.

Wagner Davis P.C. May 2006- Feb. 2013
Associate Attorney
• Personally investigated evidence of bankruptcy fraud in connection with a complex consumer Chapter 11 bankruptcy case and adversary proceeding. These efforts resulted in a stipulated settlement awarding to the firm’s corporate client judgment of possession, relief from stay to obtain warrants of eviction, and a money judgment of $250,000.00.
• Successfully prosecuted proceedings seeking pre-litigation discovery and coordinated investigations by supporting experts in connection with the firm’s Internet defamation practice.
• Supplemented the transactional practice of the firm by drafting applications for New York State Department of Law approval of proposed condominiums as well as approval of amendments to offering plans for existing condominiums and cooperative apartment corporations.

Independent Attorney 2005-2006
• Reviewed documents for production for various law firms.
• Attended scheduled court hearings and conferences on a per diem basis for a local creditors’ firm.

Law Offices of Bonnie Lindsey Johnson 2003-2004
Associate Attorney
• Attorney for consumer bankruptcy firm.
• Counseled clients on debt-resolution options and bankruptcy issues.
• Responsible for both transactional and litigation practice, including conduct of discovery and prosecution of adversary actions tried before the United States Bankruptcy Courts.
Lawson and Herring 2001–2003
Associate Attorney
• Attorney for consumer bankruptcy firm.
• Counseled and represented clients in Federal Bankruptcy Court on intricate consumer bankruptcy issues.
• Achieved high percentage of Chapter 13 plan confirmations and successfully defended consumer clients in Automatic Stay proceedings.
Fort Worth, Texas Police Department 1987-2000
Police Officer

• Officer in charge of kidnapping investigation which resulted in the safe recovery of the victim and three felony arrests for aggravated kidnapping.
• Awarded the Department’s Life Saving Award for the rescue of a suicidal jumper and numerous other commendations for bravery and excellence.
• Developed a sophisticated tactical plan at the request of higher-level police
commanders to deter an anticipated riot.

United States Army: National Guard; Active Army; Army Reserve
Major 1979-2003
• Platoon Leader and Company Commander.
• Battalion and Brigade level staff officer (Operations and Intelligence).
• Awarded the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Achievement Medal.
• Published article entitled, “Peacekeeping’s Elusive Issue and the Fate of Capt. Brindel”, ARMY, (March 1988).

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Juris Doctor, May 2000
Top 11% of class. Dean’s List, Spring Semesters 1998 and 1999.

University of Southern Mississippi
Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, May 1983

Bar Admissions:
Admitted to Texas State Bar, New York State Bar, United States District Courts (Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York).