John Sciortino
John Sciortino
Managing Member

John Sciortino’s practice focuses on internal investigations, federal agency and Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigations, Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) attorney misconduct investigations, grand jury investigations, Congressional investigations, national security matters, and selected federal criminal matters.  His significant experience includes:

  • A decade of experience as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of California and Middle District of Florida, with over 20 complex federal criminal jury trials, including significant experience with grand jury investigations, cybercrime, criminal civil rights and environmental cases, human trafficking, arms export cases, white collar fraud, RICO, and violent crime and homicide. During this period, John also served as the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) “Counsel for Cybercrime, Project Safe Childhood and Criminal Civil Rights Coordinator,” helping coordinate nationwide cooperation among the 93 U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and the Criminal Division’s computer crimes and child exploitation sections, Civil Rights Division Criminal Section, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • A decade of experience with the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), conducting internal investigations and evaluations of sensitive allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in complex criminal cases, and writing detailed reports of investigation with factual findings, legal conclusions, and management recommendations. John is the only recent OPR alumnus currently representing Justice Department attorneys before that office.
  • Extensive experience with the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, Office of Intelligence, with a classified counterintelligence practice before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court, including matters involving human and signals intelligence and cybersecurity, as well as participation in compliance oversight of multiple U.S. intelligence agencies.
  • A tenure as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) statutory Counsel to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, pursuant to 50 U.S.C. § 3033(i), leading a team of attorneys and paralegals to provide independent, confidential legal advice and policy counsel to the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG) and its audit, inspections, investigations, and whistleblower divisions; chairing the IC IG Forum Counsel’s Committee of general counsels for the 16 intelligence community offices of inspectors general; and liaising with the other intelligence community offices of inspectors general, and the congressional intelligence oversight committees. In connection with that position, John held a current Top Secret/ Sensitive Compartment Information (TS/SCI) security clearance with full polygraph.
  • John is a contributor to the Wall Street Journal editorial page on legal and public policy issues. John has been a commentator on legal issues for multiple news organizations, including most recently Bloomberg and Politico.

John graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School and is a member of the District of Columbia, and Illinois bars.  He lives in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. with his wife Lisa and their three sons.