John Cycon is Of Counsel with Holtzman Vogel where he focuses his practice on governmental and internal investigations.  John’s experience spans five continents, and he has successfully resolved inquiries from various U.S. and foreign regulators. He also advises clients on remediation and enhancing compliance programs, as well as defending them in corresponding civil suits.

Prior to joining the firm, John was an attorney at a large firm in New York City and the District of Columbia, where he represented companies, boards of directors, and individuals in various high stakes enforcement and litigation matters. During that time, his experience with complex financial transactions and multifaceted investigations helped clients successfully resolve cases with the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as well as civil lawsuits in state and federal courts. Before law school, John was a New York City Teaching Fellow, where he taught special education students in a high needs school. 

Clerkship/Government Experience

  • Judicial Law Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction
    • Iowa Law Review, Contributing Editor
    • Boyd Service Awards Honors
    • National Health Law and Policy Center, Research Assistant
  • Mercy College, M.S., Urban Education
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., Program of Liberal Studies
  • New York Bar (John’s practice is limited to matters of federal law.)