University of Pittsburgh

John Algie, BSBA '03; JD '09
Business Alumni Association Board of Directors

Corporate Associate, Reed Smith

John Algie

John Algie is a mergers & acquisitions attorney in the Pittsburgh office of Reed Smith and has particular experience with professional sports teams, private equity funds and start-ups. John also places an emphasis in his practice on corporate law, governance, and general corporate counseling for privately-held clients.

He previously spent time in the Cleveland office of Jones Day in a similar role, and as the President and General Manager of the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse (MLL).

In his three and a half years at the helm of the Machine, John guided the team to success on and off the field. Off the field, John secured partnerships with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Skyline Chili, Donatos Pizza and many more. On the field, John built the Machine roster through the collegiate and supplemental drafts and through key player acquisitions via trades and waiver additions. In 2014, the Machine led Major League Lacrosse (MLL) in offense and made the MLL Playoffs for the first time in club history.

John also spent three years as the MLL's Director of League Operations where his responsibilities included implementation and enforcement of the League's on-field and player personnel rules, college and pro player scouting, and game operations management. John was also one of the primary catalysts for the MLL's change from a 45-second to the 60-second shot clock that has been in effect since the 2005 season.

John earned his Master of Business Administration from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the College of Business Administration. He also graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. John is a member of the national honor societies of Beta Gamma Sigma, Order of the Coif and Omicron Delta Kappa, and is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association.

A native of Long Island, New York, John was also a member of Pitt's lacrosse team. He currently resides in Ross Township with his wife and two children.