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John F. Hundley

2318 Mill Road
Suite 1100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone:  703.647.5969
Fax:  703.647.5955
815 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 620
Washington, District of Columbia 20006


John Hundley focuses his practice on complex criminal, civil, and administrative matters, with an emphasis on white collar criminal defense.

Mr. Hundley has handled cases involving money laundering, mail and wire fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, espionage and national security matters, antitrust violations, bribery and public corruption, securities violations, health care fraud, environmental crimes, and tax evasion. Mr. Hundley also has handled internal corporate investigations, international extraditions, administrative debarment proceedings, as well as other civil and administrative matters.

He has participated in the representation of several high profile clients, including Monica Lewinsky, FBI agent Robert Hanssen, and Michael Scanlon, and has litigated cases in trial and appellate courts in multiple federal and state jurisdictions. As a result of his work on national security matters, he has held and maintained high level security clearances, including Top Secret SCI.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of an individual in investigation by Special Counsel Mueller
  • Representation of several senior executives in investigations involving allegations of bribery of government officials in foreign jurisdictions in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other statutes
  • Representation of a number of individuals in national security and espionage investigations and prosecutions, including FBI Agent Robert Hanssen, CIA Agent John Kiriakou, DOD analyst Larry Franklin, DOD contractor Tai Shen Kuo, and DIA analyst Ana Belen Montes
  • Defense of corporate executives in investigations and prosecutions brought by the Department of Justice regarding allegations of anti-competitive conduct in violation of the Sherman Act
  • Defense of public relations executive Michael Scanlon in a fraud and public corruption prosecution brought by the Department of Justice in the US District Court for the District of Columbia as part of the wide ranging Jack Abramoff corruption scandal. Also represented Mr. Scanlon in related congressional hearings
  • Representation of government contracting firms and/or their executives/employees in investigations and prosecutions for contracting fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion, as well as subsequent administrative debarment proceedings
  • Representation of Monica Lewinsky in Office of Independent Counsel investigation of and related contempt proceedings against President Clinton
  • Representation of doctors and employees in investigations and prosecutions regarding health care fraud and inappropriate billing practices
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a major food processing company into allegations of improper treatment and handling of its product and represented the company in a federal investigation involving a massive recall of allegedly tainted and contaminated product
  • Representation of several attorneys, including two former US Attorneys, in disciplinary proceedings related to allegations of misconduct and/or violations of ethical duties
  • Defense of an executive of Purchase Pro, in a joint DOJ and SEC investigation and prosecution of several high level executives of AOL and Purchase Pro regarding violations of the securities laws, improper accounting practices, and obstruction of justice
  • Defense of an executive at Zurich Financial, in a criminal prosecution brought by the NY Attorney General’s Office related to issues of price-fixing and bid-rigging, as well as related criminal and civil investigations in multiple other states
  • Representation of a senior investment advisor of Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase) in an investigation brought by the DOJ Tax Division and US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York into allegations of wide spread tax evasion through the creation and use of off-shore tax shelters designed to conceal taxable income
  • Representation of Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua, executive of Volkswagen (and former executive of General Motors), in a civil fraud case in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and a collateral criminal investigation of economic espionage and fraud conducted by the Department of Justice Fraud Division and related requests for his international extradition
  • Defense of the National Treasurer of the Episcopal Church, in a multi-million dollar embezzlement and fraud case in the US District Court for District of New Jersey and subsequent appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Defense of a principal in a prominent government relations firm in Office of Independent Counsel public corruption and illegal gratuities investigation of Secretary of Agriculture Michael Espy and representation of client in subsequent administrative debarment proceedings

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Alexandria, Virginia, 2018 - present
  • Trout Cacheris & Janis, Washington, D.C., 2005 - 2018
  • Baker & McKenzie, Washington, D.C., 2002 - 2004
  • Law Offices of Plato Cacheris, Washington, D.C., 1994 - 2002
  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1993 - 1994

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Virginia Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Criminal Law & individual Rights and Litigation Communities
  • American Bar Association, Criminal justice Section
  • The Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law and Federal Litigation Sections
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • The Lawyers' Club of Washington
  • The Barristers


  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale
  • Best Lawyers in America (2010 – present)
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2010 – present)


  • B.A., Rhetoric & Communications Studies (Honors), University of Virginia, 1989
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1993
  • District of Columbia, 1996

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia