John C. Grugan represents clients in government investigations and complex litigation brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and state attorneys general. In addition, John has substantial experience working with boards of directors, audit committees, and corporate management to direct corporate internal investigations. John’s experience includes numerous engagements in which he handled corporate investigations and related negotiations with the government, after which the government declined to prosecute or pursue litigation.
John is ranked in Chambers USA for Litigation—Securities (Pennsylvania), where he is described as “tenacious in his representation and a strong advocate for his client’s position.” John also is recognized in Legal 500 for securities litigation, is listed annually in Benchmark Litigation as a “local litigation star,” and was named one of The 25 Notable Attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2023 by Attorney Intel.
Before joining Ballard Spahr, John was a law clerk to the Hon. James McGirr Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Honor Program, Civil Division.