John C. Kocoras leads sensitive internal investigations, assists clients with global Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance, defends companies and individuals in criminal and regulatory investigations, and represents parties in complex commercial litigation. John heads the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group in Chicago, and is co-leader of its Firm-wide Financial Services Litigation Team.
John served for more than five years as an assistant US attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, where he prosecuted criminal cases, including white-collar and violent crimes, health care fraud, public corruption and national security matters. John's investigation and compliance practice developed, in part, from his experience as managing director and regional counsel at the global investigations company Kroll, where he supervised investigators, forensic accountants and computer forensics professionals regarding anticorruption matters and other international investigations. Additionally, John served as investigative counsel to the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee during presidential impeachment proceedings and as a law clerk to former Chief Judge James C. Cacheris of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
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