John F. Savarese has been a partner in the litigation department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for more than 25 years, and is regularly recognized as one of the world's top litigators, including being selected in International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Chambers USA Guide and Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers in America. He has represented numerous Fortune 500 corporations, global financial institutions and senior executives in SEC and other regulatory enforcement proceedings, as well as white-collar criminal investigations, complex securities litigations and internal investigations.
Mr. Savarese worked in the United States Attorneys' Office for the Southern District of New York, where he tried numerous jury trials, received the Attorney General's John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement, and also served as Chief Appellate Attorney.
Mr. Savarese teaches a course on white-collar criminal law and procedure at Harvard Law School, serves on the executive committee of the New York City Bar Association, is a member of The American Law Institute and serves as Adviser to ALI's Principles of the Law, Compliance, Enforcement, and Risk Management project. He also is chairman of the board of trustees of the Vera Institute of Justice in New York, a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at Harvard Law School, a member of the board of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the former president of the board of trustees of the Brearley School in New York.
Mr. Savarese graduated from Harvard University in 1977 and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1981, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.