John G. Stretton

Shareholder || Stamford

John Stretton is a Shareholder in the Stamford office of Ogletree Deakins with nearly twenty years of experience. Clients view John as a resourceful counselor and aggressive litigator who never loses sight of a client’s business objectives and need to establish value. In addition to providing proactive counseling and advice, John is frequently sought out to represent clients in discrimination, noncompete, confidentiality, wrongful termination, wage and overtime, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, intellectual property, and complex litigation matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. John also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements and agreements concerning data use, privacy, and security. John regularly counsels clients on the enforceability of restrictive covenants (non-solicitation, non-competition and confidentiality clauses), in addition to litigating restrictive covenant cases. Based on feedback from both in-house and outside counsel, Chambers USA identified John as a “Leading Lawyer” in 2017 and 2018 and proclaimed that John wins praise for his “fantastic quality of work and turnaround time” and his ability to “apply a business acumen to the legal knowledge he has.” John has also been named a New England Super Lawyer and a Connecticut Super Lawyer in 2013 – 2018 and was recognized in the area of Employment & Labor. From 2010 through 2012, John was named a Connecticut Rising Star and was recognized in the area of Employment & Labor. Additionally, John was selected by the American Institute of Legal Counsel for its 10 Best – Labor and Employment List in 2016.

Learn more about John G. Stretton


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


Insights by John G. Stretton