John D Buretta

John D Buretta

Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
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John D Buretta, a former senior US Department of Justice (DOJ) official, focuses his practice on advising corporations, board members and senior executives with respect to internal investigations, criminal defence, regulatory compliance and related civil litigation. His clients have included global companies, boards of directors, audit committees, individual board members, company owners, senior management of public and private companies, general counsels and other in-house counsel of public companies, law firms and former US and foreign government officials. Mr Buretta has handled a variety of sensitive investigative matters concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust laws, securities fraud and disclosure regulations, money laundering and anti-money laundering controls, trade sanctions, export controls, cyber intrusion and tax compliance. Mr Buretta completed his time at the DOJ as the number two ranking official in the Criminal Division as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff.

Mr Buretta also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Criminal Division, when he oversaw the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, among others, including the DOJ’s FCPA Unit. In 2011, Mr Buretta was appointed Director of the Deepwater Horizon Task Force. Prior to joining the Criminal Division, Mr Buretta served for eight years as an Assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, and was Chief of the Office’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section from 2008 to 2011.

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