The global law firm Jones Day has announced that former Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan DiSantis has joined the Firm's Boston Office as of counsel. Mr. DiSantis will be representing clients in investigations and government enforcement actions, with a focus on cybersecurity, white collar defense, and trial work.
As part of the U.S. Attorney’s Public Corruption & Special Prosecutions Unit and its Economic Crimes Unit, Mr. DiSantis focused on prosecuting criminal matters involving public corruption, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, extortion, securities fraud, investment advisor fraud, and similar crimes. He directed numerous large-scale white-collar criminal investigations, represented the United States in 11 federal criminal jury trials, and handled eight criminal appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. His trials included cases involving the largest art theft in Massachusetts prior to the Gardner Museum heist, the largest mortgage frauds perpetrated in the Commonwealth since the financial crisis, and an embezzlement scheme carried out by a former Massachusetts state representative who held the public transit contract for southeastern Massachusetts.
"As Cybersecurity and data privacy issues have become more common and increasingly complex, lawyers like Ryan, who understand these issues and have extensive trial experience are critically important resources for our clients," said Dan McLoon, who leads Jones Day's global Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice. "He is a great addition to what is already a very effective practice, and I welcome him to Jones Day."
"Ryan brings us an exemplary track record from his very successful work at the U.S. Attorney’s office," added Ted Chung, leader of Jones Day’s Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice, "He comes to Jones Day at a particularly opportune time, as cybersecurity and white collar investigative experience remains in high demand. He will be a great fit for our team in Boston and across the Firm, and I look forward to working with him."
Prior to his experience at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. DiSantis worked in private practice, concentrating primarily on representing individuals and corporations in criminal and regulatory proceedings brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and other government entities. He also worked as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office in Cambridge, Massachusetts through a program at his previous firm.
"We are very pleased for Ryan to join our office," said Traci Lovitt, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Boston Office. "His great experience in litigation and in government investigations will be invaluable to our clients facing data breach and other criminal or regulatory challenges."
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