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John W. Van Lonkhuyzen ’83 to Lead Verrill Dana’s Fraud and White Collar Defense Teams


Verrill Dana is pleased to announce that John W. Van Lonkhuyzen ’83 has joined the firm as a Partner. Mr. Van Lonkhuyzen will serve clients from Verrill Dana’s Portland and Boston offices and practice in the firm’s Litigation & Trial, and Health Care Groups, as well as serving as the Chair of its Criminal Defense, White Collar & Government Enforcement Group. John comes to Verrill Dana after having served for nearly 20 years with the United States Department of Justice where he worked with the Antitrust, Criminal and National Security Divisions.

John’s experience with the Department of Justice includes the investigation of mergers and acquisitions; the prosecution of complex, multi-defendant bid-rigging and other white collar crime in the health care, financial services and other industries for the Antitrust Division; the management of terrorism and national security investigations; and conducting prosecutions for the Criminal and National Security Divisions. John’s service to the Department of Justice has been recognized with the Assistant Attorney General’s Award, for work on the Munibonds team, including the trial of United States v. Ghavami, et al.; the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security, for prosecution of United States v. Moussaoui; the Director of Central Intelligence’s CIA Medallion Seal, for remarkable contributions to the CIA’s mission in the global war on terror; and the Counterterrorism Section’s Reynolds Award, for outstanding contributions as an attorney. Before joining the Department of Justice, John served in the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, where he prosecuted political corruption, economic crimes and other matters, and as an associate at Ropes & Gray, where he represented health care, higher education and high-tech clients in antitrust, medical malpractice, intellectual property and other matters.

John holds a JD, as well as a Masters of Philosophy degree from Yale, and he earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Amherst College.