- White Collar Litigation & Government Investigations
- Environmental Crimes
- Environmental Litigation
- Life Sciences
- Government & Private Antitrust Litigation & Investigations
- False Claims Act and Qui Tam Litigation
- Health Industry Compliance & Government Enforcement
honors + affiliations
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Listed as Recommended for Government Enforcement and Investigations in the PLCCross-border Life Sciences Handbook (2008/2009, 2012)
Listed as Recommended for Pharmaceutical Fraud and Abuse Investigation in the PLCCross-border Life Sciences Handbook (2005/06)
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006–2012)
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2011)
Listed as Recommended, Life Sciences: Government Enforcement and Investigations, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2008
Listed, "Guide to the World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers," International Financial Law Review/Expert Guides (2008)
Listed, Legal Media Group's Life Sciences "Life Sciences Star" – Fraud and Abuse (2012)
Recommended as a local litigation star for Pennsylvania for Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, and White Collar Crime in Benchmark Litigation 2010
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
John C. Dodds is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Dodds' practice centers on the representation of organizations and individuals in government investigations and related litigation, internal investigations, qui tam litigation, and other litigation involving claims of fraud and abuse. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Dodds began his association with the firm in 1985. From 1988–1993, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In that position, Mr. Dodds handled the investigation and prosecution of a wide range of federal crimes, including health care fraud, corporate fraud, RICO, public corruption and environmental offenses. He received the Directors Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and the Inspector General's Integrity Award for his work in the investigation and prosecution of health care fraud.
Upon leaving the U.S. Attorney's office in January 1993, Mr. Dodds was appointed Special Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and, along with other attorneys from the firm, conducted a nine-month grand jury investigation of alleged improprieties by members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Mr. Dodds handles a wide variety of government investigations, white collar matters and related litigation, including major representations involving various industries including the pharmaceutical, medical device, and financial services industries. He has experience acting as lead counsel for major pharmaceutical and medical device companies in government investigations, class action litigation, and other claims involving the marketing and pricing of products, promotional activities and FDA regulations. Mr. Dodds also has experience defending companies in investigations and litigations by numerous individual state attorneys general and by multi-state attorney general coalitions.
Mr. Dodds is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.
- Villanova University School of Law, 1985, J.D.
- Yale University, 1981, B.A.