John Michael Haigh is an associate based in Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the Investigations + White Collar Defense Practice Group. He represents clients undergoing government investigations and has extensive experience conducting internal investigations and in compliance-related matters.
John’s focus includes responding to whistleblower allegations; advising clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery and corruption laws; and representing clients facing enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other federal and state agencies. John has also handled anti-bribery and corruption-related due diligence for corporate transactions in the M&A space.
John received his J.D. with honors from American University Washington College of Law. During law school, John served on the American University Law Review and worked as a law clerk conducting extensive document reviews involving complex privilege and corporate governance issues within corporate and shareholder derivative litigations. As a summer associate, John researched and summarized developments in cross-border privilege issues and investigation practices among U.S. and U.K. regulators and enforcement agencies. John graduated cum laude with a B.A. in legal studies and minors in philosophy and political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Examples of John’s recent work, inclusive of prior law firm experience, include the following: