John O'Donnell

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John O’Donnell is a partner in Herbert Smith Freehills’ New York office, and specialises in white-collar and regulatory matters and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, John spent 10 years as an assistant attorney in the criminal division of the Southern District of New York, five of which were in the office’s securities fraud unit, and nearly five years in the enforcement division at the Securities and Exchange Commission. During his time in public service, John acted as counsel in 17 jury trials, conducted numerous hearings and arguments in federal court and argued over a dozen appeals before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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