Justin Giovannettone

Senior Career Associate


Whether in litigation, investigations, or consultation, Justin leverages deep understanding of his clients’ unique goals and challenges to achieve tailored results.

Justin has represented individuals, corporations and public entities in connection with civil lawsuits, government investigations, insurance conservatorships, and compliance monitorships.  He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has managed civil litigation matters and corporate internal investigations relating to accounting fraud, harassment, securities laws, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  He has also been a member of two government-appointed SEC and DOJ Monitorships, and helped represent a medical device company under a multi-year Monitorship ultimately resulting in dismissal of the criminal Information against the company. 

In October 2018, Justin represented the victim of a sexual assault in a jury trial in Yolo County Superior Court.  Sitting first chair at trial, Justin obtained a unanimous verdict and full damages for this pro bono client.

Prior to attending law school, Justin served on active duty for nine years in the United States Air Force.  He is currently a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.

  • Justin’s notable engagements include the following:

    • Represented a Napa Valley winery holding company in a contractual dispute involving the purchase of an ultra-premium winery valued at over $50 million.
    • Tried a case involving the sexual assault of female college student and obtained a unanimous jury verdict in her favor.
    • Served on the Monitor Teams for FCPA Monitorships of a banking technology company and a medical device company.
    • Represented a public entity under investigation by the SEC for alleged accounting improprieties.
    • Managed numerous internal investigations on behalf of a Fortune 50 company involving allegations of accounting fraud, kickbacks, inventory manipulation and violations of the FCPA.
    • Represented a Fortune 50 health care company under investigation by the United States Department of Justice.
    • Advised a high-tech company on the potential impacts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Electronic Communications Privacy Act on a new cloud computing product line.
    • Represented an individual summoned for questioning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation related to an investigation into alleged illegal campaign contributions.