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John focuses his practice on internal investigations, corporate compliance, and dispute resolution, and co-leads Reed Smith’s Asia-Pacific compliance team. He works with companies doing business in China and throughout Asia on FCPA and compliance investigations, responding to government inquiries, and developing and implementing compliance programs. John also handles anti-corruption due diligence for corporate transactions.

Awards & Recognition

  • Chambers Global – China Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific – China Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption and China Life Sciences
  • LMG/Euromoney Expert Guides – White Collar Crime
  • Acritas Star Lawyer
  • Who's Who Legal – Investigations


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1998, J.D., Public Interest Law Scholar; Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993, B.S., Robert A. Muh Award for Undergraduate Research

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

  • Honorable A. Franklin Burgess, Superior Court - District of Columbia

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English