John Sarlitto is an associate in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group and a member of the Firm’s Criminal Defense and Investigations and Cybersecurity Groups. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and complex government and internal investigations, including matters related to BSA/AML controls, market manipulation, accounting fraud, tax evasion, and digital assets. He has represented companies, financial institutions, and individuals under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice and in enforcement matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, federal and state bank regulators, state attorneys general, and self-regulatory organizations.
Mr. Sarlitto also counsels companies on the management of cybersecurity risk, serving as breach counsel in the aftermath of data security incidents and advising on cybersecurity best practices and compliance with evolving regulatory guidance.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Sarlitto served as an attorney-advisor at the Central Intelligence Agency, Office of General Counsel.