John F. Tully

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3060
New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3060
John F. Tully

John F. Tully


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Of counsel John Tully works in the New York office. Previously, he worked at a New York litigation firm following a decades-long legal career at ExxonMobil. John commenced his legal work at Exxon as staff counsel in 1977 and worked his way up to become ExxonMobil's assistant general counsel responsible for worldwide litigation.

Currently, he is defending clients in a number of commercial, environmental , personal injury and property damage lawsuits in New York state and federal courts. During his career at ExxonMobil, he also litigated environmental and employment law issues , managed ExxonMobil's litigation and advised  company management in all aspects of the company's business, including  refinery and chemical plant operations.

John began his career in the New York County District Attorney's office, where he tried ten murder cases to verdict as a member of the homicide bureau.

While an assistant attorney general for the state of New York Organized Crime Task Force, John worked on grand jury investigations and trials involving organized criminal activity. He also spent a year as a trial attorney with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where he conducted investigations and handled administrative proceedings.

Professional experience

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JD, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1970
Certificate in English and American Law, University of London, 1969
BA, St. Francis College, 1967

John is admitted to practice in the courts of the States of New York, Texas and  New Jersey, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern Districts of New York and Texas, the United States District Court of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Fifth Circuits and before the United States Supreme Court.

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Texas State Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association 
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Houston Bar Association -Life Fellow  
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York 
  • St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, Chairman of the Board of Trustees