A. John Pappalardo is Co-Chair of the Global White Collar Criminal Defense Practice and focuses his international practice on federal white collar criminal defense, representing corporations and individuals in federal and international investigations. With 40 years of litigation experience, he represents clients in matters relating to FCPA issues, SEC investigations, fraud, banking investigations including money laundering, insider trading, RICO, global anticorruption, and other white collar crimes. John’s clients include numerous corporations and businesses, attorneys, U.S. Congressmen, medical doctors, members of the federal judiciary, and a former foreign head of state. John has conducted many significant representations, including the landmark case in which he represented former YUKOS Oil Company CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was on trial for fraud and tax evasion. He currently represents and has represented Fortune 500 companies in connection with their business dealings on five continents. Additionally, John represents companies and their boards of directors, including structuring and conducting internal investigations, developing compliance guidelines, and implementing compliance programs.
Prior to joining the firm, John was a U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and a Commissioner of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission.