John C. Dodds brings the perspective of a former federal prosecutor to his defense of individuals and organizations targeted in government investigations and related litigation. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Jack also conducts internal investigations and represents clients in white collar matters, qui tam cases, and other litigation involving claims of fraud and abuse. His representation spans industry sectors, including the pharmaceutical, medical device, and financial services industries.
Jack’s experience includes 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 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. In the financial services sector he represents clients in securities enforcement and litigation matters. He also defends companies in investigations and litigation by numerous state attorneys general and by multistate attorney general coalitions. He is listed in Chambers USA.
For five years, Jack served as an Assistant US Attorney in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In that position, he investigated and prosecuted healthcare fraud, corporate fraud, RICO, public corruption, and environmental offenses. He received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant US Attorney, and the Inspector General’s Integrity Award for investigating and prosecuting healthcare fraud.
Later, as Special Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Jack and other Morgan Lewis attorneys conducted a nine-month grand jury investigation of alleged improprieties by members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Villanova University School of Law, 1985, J.D.
Yale University, 1981, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Band 1, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Pennsylvania, Chambers USA (2006–2019)
Recommended, The Legal 500 US (2016)
Lawyer of the Year, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America (2015)
Recognized, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Philadelphia, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2019)
Recognized, Who’s Who Legal (2016)
Life Sciences Star, Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement, LMG Life Sciences (2016–2018)
Life Sciences Star, Fraud and Abuse, LMG Life Sciences (2012–2015)
Recognized, Benchmark National Litigation Star in White-Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations (2016–2018)
Recommended as a local litigation star for Pennsylvania for Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, and White Collar Crime in Benchmark Litigation (2010–2012)
Recommended for Government Enforcement and Investigations in the PLCCross-border Life Sciences Handbook (2008/2009, 2012)
Recommended for Pharmaceutical Fraud and Abuse Investigation in the PLCCross-border Life Sciences Handbook (2005/06)
Recommended, Life Sciences: Government Enforcement and Investigations, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2008
Recognized, "Guide to the World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers," International Financial Law Review/Expert Guides (2008)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee