His significant experience includes congressional investigations, international anticorruption laws, the civil False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and other white-collar investigations.
Prior to joining E&W Law, he served as Deputy Assistant Administrator in U.S. EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), which coordinates and oversees nationwide compliance efforts and administrative, civil, and criminal environmental investigations under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other environmental statutes.
Before joining EPA, John was a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Holland & Knight LLP, where he practiced for twelve years focusing on internal investigations, compliance, and white-collar criminal defense in a variety of contexts.
John’s prior experience also includes a decade with the Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., as Counsel to two Deputies Attorney General, and as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. Mr. Irving also served as Investigative Counsel to the Government Reform & Oversight Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, as Special Impeachment Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, and in the Office of Independent Counsel.
John is admitted to the following bars: Maryland, District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. John is a Washington, D.C., area native, a father of four, and an avid outdoorsman.
Representative matters for Mr. Irving’s 25 years of experience as both a government and private-sector attorney in Washington, D.C., include: