John M Hillebrecht is the US national co-chair of DLA Piper’s white collar, corporate crime and investigations practice. Immediately prior to joining DLA Piper in 2010, John served for 15 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), garnering extensive trial, appellate and supervisory experience.
He has served as lead or sole counsel in more than 20 jury trials and approximately 50 Second Circuit appeals. John has represented entities and individuals in the crosshairs of some of the highest-profile criminal investigations of recent years, including the ‘expert network’ insider trading cases, RMBS fraud prosecutions, the SDNY investigation regarding possible corruption in Governor Cuomo’s ‘Buffalo Billion’ and related development projects, numerous rate-fixing cases (including the LIBOR, FX and ISDAfix manipulation cases), the GM ignition switch case, the ongoing Fiat Chrysler emissions control ‘defeat device’ investigation, and various FCPA investigations (including the ‘Sons and Daughters’ DOJ and SEC investigation into banks’ hiring practices in China and an ongoing investigation involving one of the world’s largest petroleum companies) and False Claims Act matters. He also regularly represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies and individuals in various kinds of investigations.