John E. Beard

Retired Partner

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  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1957
  • BA, Williams College, 1954; Phi Beta Kappa

John E. Beard

Retired Partner

John Beard is a 1957 Harvard Law School graduate who became a partner of Ropes & Gray in 1967, and retired on December 31, 2000.

As a member of the Corporate Department, John focused on private and public financings, mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances. He represented a number of companies from infancy through their initial public offerings to their current positions as major players in the regional economy.