John J. Esmay

Of Counsel


John J. Esmay is Of Counsel in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP.  John focuses on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors.

Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, John was an Associate at a white collar defense firm where he assisted in all aspects of complex litigation including securities fraud, banking regulation violations, and other regulatory matters.  John successfully defended a disciplinary hearing brought by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) enforcement division for allegations of insider trading and securities fraud.  John helped reach a successful conclusion of the criminal prosecution of a trader for one of the nation’s largest financial institutions involved in a major bid-rigging scheme.  He was also instrumental in clearing charges and settling a regulatory matter against a healthcare provider brought by the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

Prior to his white collar defense experience, John was an Associate at Hogan Lovells US LLP and litigated many large complex civil matters including securities fraud cases, antitrust violations, and intellectual property disputes. John also served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable William H. Pauley III in the Southern District of New York.

John earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School and his Bachelor of Science from Pomona College.


2008, New York