John T. McGoeyis an associate in Hughes Hubbard & Reed's Litigation department and a member of the firm's White Collar Crime & Corporate Compliance group. His practice focuses on criminal and regulatory defense, internal investigations and complex civil litigation. He has worked on several of the largest and most high-profile financial crisis-related litigations and investigations of the last several years, including Lehman Brothers, the "London Whale" synthetic credit trading losses, and the collapse of the Bear Stearns subprime mortgage hedge funds.
John has represented senior executives, traders, accountants and other parties in cases and investigations involving allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, market abuse and other criminal and regulatory issues. John has extensive civil and criminal litigation experience and has represented clients in all aspects of litigation, including case management, fact investigation, depositions, expert witness preparation and motion practice.
John is a founding member of Hughes Hubbard's Criminal Trial Program and has represented multiple indigent defendants in criminal actions. In connection with that program, John recently obtained an acquittal after a trial in New York State Supreme Court for a pro bonoclient charged with burglary in the second degree.
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Representation of Julien Grout, a former member of JPMorgan's Chief Investment Office in London, the unit that employed Bruno Iksil, in connection with claims brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ)
Representation of a JPMorgan Ventures Energy Corp. managing director in connection with a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission market abuse investigation
Representation of multiple witnesses who testified before the SEC in connection with an investigation concerning indenture reporting and accounting issues
Representation of the global head of foreign exchange trading for a major financial institution in connection with an international investigation of the foreign currency market
In re Lehman Brothers Inc., No. 08-01420 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Representation of the trustee for the Securities Investor Protection Act liquidation of the business of Lehman Brothers Inc.
Representation of Ralph Cioffi, former portfolio manager of two Bear Stearns hedge funds, in connection with claims brought by the SEC, DOJ, and multiple individual litigants and claimants