John A. Schwab Elected Partner

Posted On Friday, October 10, 2014

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce the election of its newest partner, John A. Schwab.  Mr. Schwab, a former Captain and Chief Defense Trial Attorney with the U.S. Marine Corps, is an experienced litigator who practices in the areas of white collar criminal defense, government investigations, corporate internal investigations and compliance, Federal and State Qui Tam litigation, and commercial litigation.  Mr. Schwab also serves as Co-chair of the firm’s Cyber Liability and Technology Law practice group.

He represents various corporate and individual clients, in a wide range of regulatory and enforcement matters investigated by the United States of America, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and numerous federal and state agencies.  Many of the cases involve alleged violations of federal and state laws, including money laundering, bank and lender fraud, internal revenue fraud and tax evasion, procurement and contracting fraud, trade secret theft, health care fraud, public corruption, mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy. 

Mr. Schwab’s litigation practice also includes an emphasis on electronic discovery and the impact of technology in civil and white collar criminal cases. His civil practice extends to a variety of matters including commercial disputes, shareholder actions, corporate waste and breaches of fiduciary duty, intellectual property and trade secrets, employment, False Claims Act (qui tam), and other complex commercial litigation.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Schwab is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Federal Court Section and previously served as Co-Chair of the Section’s Federal Criminal Practice Subcommittee.  He is on the White Collar Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and, since 2008, has served as a faculty member of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law.  He is also a frequent speaker on topics such as e-discovery, cyber liability, and defense of white collar cases.

Mr. Schwab was selected in 2013 and 2014 as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense.  He was also selected by The Legal Intelligencer as a Lawyer on the Fast Track for 2011. The individuals are selected as the future leaders of Pennsylvania’s legal community.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schwab served as a Judge Advocate from 2003 to 2009 in the United States Marine Corps at Parris Island, South Carolina; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and Fallujah, Iraq.  Mr. Schwab received his B.S. in Accounting from Grove City College and his J.D. from Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University.