John represents clients in complex litigation at the trial and appellate level, with a particular focus on matters arising out of government and criminal investigations. He has conducted internal investigations, represented clients in sensitive and complex grand jury investigations, tried cases to bench and jury, and briefed and argued cases in appellate courts.
By John Adams, Elissa Baur and McGuireWoods LLP on Fraud, Deception and False ClaimsThe federal wire fraud statute has a far-reaching scope, allowing prosecutors to go after conduct as varied as investor fraud to college admissions scandals. In late June, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals arguably broadened that scope even further by affirming a wire fraud conviction for a defendant who devised the scheme from Israel.… Continue Reading
By Jeffrey M. Hanna, John Adams, Todd R. Steggerda, Mona G. Mohib, Paul J. Reagan and McGuireWoods LLP on ComplianceThe CARES Act is only a month old, but plans for investigations to track the nearly $3 trillion in coronavirus relief funds are already emerging from Congress. Among the mechanisms for oversight created and funded by the CARES Act itself is the Congressional Oversight Commission, a five-member committee overseeing $500 billion in loans doled out… Continue Reading
By John Adams on ComplianceWe are pleased to announce that McGuireWoods LLP has published the seventh edition of its Government Investigations Resource Guide. While Subject to Inquiry provides detail on the latest news and regulatory trends, this guide serves as a handy reference tool for in-house attorneys, compliance officials, and executives. The Guide features overviews for key areas of… Continue Reading