John B. Wright, II

Senior Counsel He / Him / His
Philadelphia

John led the law department for 15 years at Triumph Group, Inc., a leading global aerospace component supplier, from 2004 until December 2018, serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. John managed all international legal, governance, and regulatory compliance matters, including for Triumph's non-U.S. subsidiaries in multiple jurisdictions. He advised the company's senior management and Board of Directors on corporate disclosure, investor relations, and shareholder activism. During his Triumph tenure, John managed multiple consolidations, dispositions, reorganizations, and restructurings within the United States and in foreign jurisdictions.

Earlier in his career, John practiced with law firms for more than a dozen years, including previously at Ballard Spahr from 2000 to 2004, and as well in-house at Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., and AdvaCare, Inc.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Louis C. Bechtle, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1980-1982

Recognition & Accomplishments

Burton Legend in Law Award, 2015; Honorary Chair, Burton Awards Dinner, 2016

Corporate Counsel of the Year Award, Public Company General Counsel Category, Philadelphia Business Journal, 2013

Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award, Business Law Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2013

Board Memberships & Community Service

The Presser Foundation, Advancement of Music Committee member, December 2018-present

Credentials 

Education

Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1980)
Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, Villanova Law Review

Princeton University (A.B. 1976)

Languages

German (professional working proficiency)

Italian (limited working proficiency)

Admissions

Pennsylvania