John Carroll represents institutional and individual clients in criminal, regulatory and complex civil disputes. He has extensive experience representing clients in U.S. and multinational criminal and regulatory investigations relating to alleged financial fraud, corrupt payments, cartel activity, online gaming and other matters. He has tried numerous criminal and commercial cases.


For almost 25 years, Mr. Carroll has represented clients in a range of the largest financial fraud investigations. Mr. Carroll has been active in representing financial institutions and their senior officers in numerous investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the SEC and CFTC, and state attorneys general. He also represents global companies and their employees in corrupt payment, cartel and other investigations. Mr. Carroll has represented numerous clients in insider trading cases.

Mr. Carroll formerly served as the chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the Southern District of New York. He also was a member of the U.S. Attorney General’s Economic Crimes Council and the Department of Justice’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Working Group.

Mr. Carroll repeatedly has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, among other publications. He was included in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2015 and 2016, and was profiled in an article by Law360 that named Skadden as a "White Collar Group of the Year" for 2010.



  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., Yale University


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

John K. Carroll

Of Counsel, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime