John Hemann is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and antitrust and securities litigation. Mr. Hemann counsels business organizations and individuals in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as parallel civil and administrative proceedings.
Mr. Hemann is a trial lawyer with an extensive background in criminal and corporate fraud investigations. Drawing on his experience as a federal prosecutor, he has handled numerous high-profile internal and governmental investigations since joining Morgan Lewis in February 2005.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Hemann was a member of the Department of Justice's Enron Task Force, where he was lead trial counsel on the prosecution and guilty plea of Enron Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow and co-lead counsel in the investigation and indictment of Enron Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Lay.
Prior to his service on the Enron Task Force, Mr. Hemann was an assistant U.S. attorney in San Francisco. Among the 20 criminal and civil cases he tried as an assistant U.S. attorney were five criminal securities fraud matters. His criminal securities fraud experience encompasses both complex financial accounting fraud cases, including cases involving fraudulent conduct by executives of McKesson Corp. and Media Vision and high-profile insider trading cases.
Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Hemann served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge William B. Shubb of the Eastern District of California and to Ohio Supreme Court Justice J. Craig Wright.
Mr. Hemann earned his J.D., with high honors, from the George Washington University School of Law in 1992. He earned his B.A., with honors, in history from the College of Wooster in 1988.
Mr. Hemann is admitted to practice in California.