John T. Salvucci

Managing Partner

  • location icon Philadelphia, PA
    550 E. Swedesford Road
    Suite 270
    Wayne, PA 19087

John Salvucci is the managing partner in the Philadelphia office of Lewis Brisbois and the chair of the Life Sciences Practice. He regularly associates in the defense of high exposure cases for excess insurers. In this capacity, he is often brought in as a consultant tasked with: developing an understanding of the key medical/scientific issues; identifying and retaining preeminent authorities; and, formulating the defense strategy. In addition he serves as national counsel in mass tort cases. In the past he has coordinated the defense of hundreds of claims on behalf of: a weight loss company; a medical device manufacturer of bone screws: and, a processor of human bone allografts. John and his team have also served as national coordinating counsel both for a dental management company with affiliated clinics located throughout the U.S., and, for hospitals and clinics in matters related to fungal meningitis arising from steroid injections. The team has led the defense of healthcare providers in nationwide litigation arising out of ischemic strokes triggered by vertebral arterial dissections and guided the defense of a leading provider of kidney care delivering dialysis services to patients throughout the country.

He presented a new theory associated with bone tissue infectivity before the 5th World Congress on Tissue Banking in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This expertise in the area of viral disease transmission resulted in an invitation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to join their biohazards committee. He became a member of an august group of twelve scientists and doctors from around the world, who convened in Vienna, Austria. The committee developed protocols designed to address the remediation of materials contaminated with lethal pathogens for the member states of the United Nations.

Mr. Salvucci’s publication of an article in the European medical journal, Cell and Tissue Banking, presented new theories in regard to the transmission of AIDS and hepatitis. His conclusions were counter to what the medical and scientific communities had believed to be true for the past sixty years. However, his new theories are gaining traction. They have been cited as authoritative by doctors and scientists in the US, Spain, China, Turkey, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Germany and England. A new book on the topic of tissue banking contains a chapter he authored on these viral disease transmission topics.


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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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Awards & Honors

Philadelphia's Top Rated Lawyers™ of 2014


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1978

Kenyon College

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1975

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