John J. Lapin is a litigation associate who specializes in white-collar defense, corporate investigations, and commercial litigation. John has represented clients in a range of industries in internal investigations as well as in enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal and state agencies, including matters involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
John has also contributed to a wide range of pro-bono matters, including for Whitman-Walker Health, the Innocence Project, the Brady Center, Global Citizen, the ACLU, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and individuals seeking asylum in the United States.
Before joining O’Melveny, John clerked for two years for the Honorable Philip A. Brimmer, Chief Judge, US District Court for the District of Colorado, and was an associate at another international law firm.
Prior to law school, John served as a political appointee during the Obama Administration as the Senior Assistant to the Special Counsel at the US Office of Special Counsel.