John M. Hillebrecht is a veteran trial and appellate lawyer with an extensive background in high-profile cases and over 25 years of experience handling complicated criminal and civil litigation and investigations.

Immediately prior to joining DLA Piper in 2010, John served for 15 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, garnering extensive trial, appellate and supervisory experience.

He has served as lead or sole counsel in more than 20 jury trials and approximately 50 Second Circuit appeals. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, securities class actions, complex commercial litigation, and criminal tax matters. John is National Co-Chair of DLA's White Collar Practice—ranked as a "National Tier 1" practice group by US News & World Report (2018). In December 2015, The National Law Journal recognized John as one of the top white collar practitioners in the country.