Whether representing charged individuals, or companies under investigation, John fights for his clients at each phase of a case, and tirelessly pursues solutions to problems.
John has defended clients against government agencies across several subject matters, which includes tax, bankruptcy, securities laws, antitrust and federal and local criminal laws. His experience also extends across industries, having achieved results for individuals and companies in the fields of life sciences, technology, finance, energy, shipping, professional services and non-profits. John routinely appears in federal and local courts, where he has become a renowned advocate for clients facing significant charges.
Prior to joining Foley Hoag, John gained valuable experience investigating and trying cases as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. He is well aware of the high burden the government faces in prosecuting a case, and employs his vast experience to help individuals and companies facing investigation, indictment or trial. As a senior fraud and corruption prosecutor, he conducted substantial investigations with numerous federal agencies across a range of subject areas including bankruptcy, tax, finance, antitrust, healthcare and cyber security.
Prior to his government service, John was an associate in the Tax Controversy group in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm, where he litigated cases against the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Justice in Tax Court and U.S. District Courts. John collaborates frequently with attorneys in the Tax and Accountants & Professional Liability Defense groups. Clients benefit from his deep understanding of tax issues and his unique experience as a federal prosecutor.
John believes strongly in pro bono work as a way to use his skills to help his community. For example, he defended a client charged with 26 offenses in Prince George’s County Circuit Court and achieved a successful reversal of all convictions, and he has argued two appeals, including one as defense counsel in a double homicide.