Gary DiBianco

Gary DiBianco

Partner, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Gary DiBianco is a trusted adviser to senior management and boards of directors faced with complex government or internal investigations. A core member of Skadden’s Washington, D.C. government enforcement defense practice, he strategically guides and defends clients against their most challenging enforcement and investigation-related inquiries.


Mr. DiBianco has extensive experience in complex cross-border matters, criminal and civil actions, and regulatory proceedings, representing corporations and their officers, directors and employees. He regularly defends clients confronted with government inquiries and conducts proactive, internal investigations related to anti-corruption, money laundering and tax fraud, accounting fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud and related matters. Additionally, he counsels clients on a variety of ESG-related issues.

Mr. DiBianco has been involved in numerous significant matters representing U.S. and international entities in a variety of industries and business sectors, including, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, oil and gas, mining, financial services, technology, manufacturing and professional services. His experience under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act and related laws includes global investigations, responses to multinational governmental inquiries and due diligence in connection with corporate transactions.

From 2009 through 2014, Mr. DiBianco was based in the firm’s London office, focusing on cross-border investigations and regulatory matters. He has broad and deep experience with issues that arise in multijurisdictional white collar matters, including data protection and blocking statutes, cross-border privilege issues, multilateral treaty assistance, and mandatory and voluntary disclosure regimes. He has performed investigations in dozens of countries in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.

In addition to the representation of clients in investigations and regulatory matters, Mr. DiBianco regularly counsels corporations and their boards on compliance and corporate governance issues. He has conducted numerous reviews of corporate compliance provisions and structures, and has advised on improvement of these structures and related policies and procedures designed to prevent and detect potential violations of law.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. DiBianco was a trial attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and was detailed as a special assistant U.S. attorney to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mr. DiBianco has been recommended as a leading individual in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers UK, The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500, in addition to being selected as a Top FCPA Practitioner by Global Investigations Review in 2021.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1996 (magna cum laude)
  • B.A., Yale University, 1990 (magna cum laude)


  • New York
  • District of Columbia


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Reena Raggi, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1996-1997)

Gary DiBianco

Partner, White Collar Defense and Investigations