John F Stark

John F. Stark
Managing Director

Global Disputes, Investigations, and Compliance

John F. Stark is a Managing Director at Ankura, based in San Francisco. He advises on and organizes consulting and expert witness solutions to address and solve risk in litigation, governmental oversight and corporate investigations, and compliance. These teams and solutions provide functional expertise in forensic accounting, economics and finance, complex data, as well as in-depth industry expertise in the healthcare and life sciences, banking and consumer finance, technology, and energy sectors.

  • Experience

    Representative complex litigation projects include:

    • False claims and Qui Tam Defense
    • Economic, financial and accounting analysis and expert testimony across a wide spectrum of litigation including: IP, accounting, securities and financial, employment, antitrust, and royalty-related litigation (e.g., valuation, market definition, liability and damages analyses)
    • Electronic discovery

    Representative government investigations and white-collar projects include:

    • Management and board led investigations of whistleblower claims and regulatory inquiries involving accounting irregularities, corporate fraud and abuse, and the FCPA
    • HHS OIG, DOJ investigations
    • Corporate and individual white-collar defense involving the SEC and DOJ
    • Data breach & IP theft investigations
    • IRO and monitorships

    Representative regulatory and compliance projects include:

    • Financial restatement and accounting remediation
    • GDPR and privacy related compliance
    • CID response

    Previously John practiced in the New York office of the law firm, Shearman & Sterling. During law school, John worked for numerous financial and regulatory institutions including the SEC, the CFTC, and the US Ex-Im Bank.