John J. Carney, Esq., CPA; J.D., Rutgers University School of Law; B.A., Accounting, Rutgers University. Mr. Carney is a partner with BakerHostetler LLP in New York City and Co-Chair of the firm's national corporate investigations and white collar practice teams. Mr. Carney focuses on representing corporate and individual clients in securities regulatory enforcement matters, white collar corporate investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance and defense, monitorships and government enforcement defense, and complex litigation. Prior to joining Baker, Mr. Carney served for more than 14 years with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, advancing to senior counsel with the Commission's Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Department of Justice, finishing his tenure there as Chief of the Securities and Health Care Fraud Unit for the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. During his service with the SEC and DOJ, Mr. Carney specialized in investigating and litigating accounting and disclosure cases, and served as lead counsel in many of the government's most prominent and complex cases. Mr. Carney also worked for five years as a certified public accountant at a ''big four'' accounting firm where he provided audit and tax services to publicly held corporations prior to attending law school.