Jack DiCanio

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jack DiCanio is the head of litigation in Skadden’s Palo Alto office. Mr. DiCanio’s distinguished career, which began in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, encompasses a diverse trial practice focusing on complex, high-stakes federal and state court litigation, as well as white collar defense.

Mr. DiCanio has extensive experience defending government inquiries and conducting internal investigations related to anti-corruption, money laundering and tax fraud, accounting fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud and related matters.

Mr. DiCanio is ranked annually in Chambers USA’s prestigious Band 1 for White Collar Crime and Government Investigations, where he is described as “very smart and thoughtful, with good judgment; aggressive and yet extremely professional.” On the strength of his career-long achievements and recent high-profile cases, the Daily Journal named him one of California’s Top White Collar Lawyers in 2021 and 2020. He has received three California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) awards from the Daily Journal, including one for his successful defense of FedEx in connection with a federal criminal indictment (2017). In 2018, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized him as one of its Top Litigators.

He also is recognized in numerous other publications for his successes on behalf of his clients, including Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America. He was named Best Lawyers’ San Jose Area Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year in 2022, 2018 and 2017. He also has repeatedly been named by Who’s Who Legal and Global Investigations Review as one of the country’s leading investigations attorneys.

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