J.P. Hanlon is a former federal prosecutor who represents clients in government investigations, enforcement proceedings and related civil litigation. J.P. also leads corporate internal investigations and helps clients resolve complex compliance issues.

Courtroom Experience

J.P. is an experienced courtroom advocate, having tried criminal and civil cases to verdict in U.S. District Court as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer, and having argued numerous cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

White Collar Expertise

J.P. represents individuals and businesses in investigations and enforcement proceedings conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the Bureau of Industry and Security. J.P. also represents clients in high-stakes civil litigation involving allegations of fraud and other misconduct. He regularly leads internal investigations regarding allegations of misconduct and related compliance issues.

Faculty Positions

  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis — Adjunct Faculty Member (Courses Taught — White Collar Crime), 2010-11

Services & Industries


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Hon. Robert L. Miller Jr., 1997-1998


Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude (1996)

DePauw University
B.A. (1992)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • The Latest at DOJ and OSHA
    Guest, Notice & Comment: Faegre Baker Daniels Environmental Podcast, August 2017
  • DOJ Enforcement Priorities Under the Trump Administration
    Panelist, Seventh Circuit Bar Association Annual Meeting, May 1, 2017
  • Crisis Management and the Legal Responses to a Government Investigation
    Program Developer and Panelist, Associate of Corporate Counsel and Faegre Baker Daniels CLE, Indianapolis, June 9, 2016
  • Discovery and Motions Strategy and Tactics
    Co-presenter, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, White Collar Defense & Investigation, Indianapolis, June 6, 2013
  • Keeping a Watchful Eye: The FBI's Crackdown on Insider Trading
    InCOMPLIANCE, Spring 2013

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals — Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana — Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney
  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis — Wrongful Conviction Clinic Advisory Committee
  • Represented asylum applicants in removal proceedings
  • Represented victims of domestic violence in obtaining orders of protection

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Criminal Justice Section (Chair, White Collar Crime Midwest Indianapolis Regional Subcommittee; Past Co-Chair, White Collar Crime Committee Sentencing Subcommittee)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Law360 — White Collar Editorial Advisory Board, 2015

Civic Activities

  • Providence Cristo Rey High School, Indianapolis — Board of Directors, 2007-10 and 2012-present
  • Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee — Board of Directors, 2011-present
  • Union League Club of Chicago — Member
  • Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Foundation, Inc. — Board of Directors, 2015-present


  • The Best Lawyers in America — White Collar Criminal Defense, 2013-19 (Indianapolis White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year, 2015-16)
  • Indianapolis Business Journal — Forty Under 40 Award, 2010
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2009-10
  • Indy's Best and Brightest — Recipient, Law Category, 2008
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