John's practice focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar defense, complex civil litigation, and regulatory compliance. A “seasoned trial lawyer” (Businessweek, July 2013) who has tried 15 federal criminal cases, John has an effective courtroom style that is known to “win over jurors” (Forbes, December 2014). He also has briefed or argued over 15 federal appeals.
From 2006 until 2015, John served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, one of the premier prosecuting offices in the world, and was known as one of its most experienced trial lawyers. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he was a senior member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, where he prosecuted and tried some of the government’s most significant cases. In addition, he also conducted numerous investigations with law enforcement agencies and regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Labor, and coordinated investigations with a number of international law enforcement agencies.
John has extensive experience in securities and commodities fraud, accounting fraud, tax fraud, and anti-money laundering matters.