William E. Craco is Assistant General Counsel for Johnson & Johnson, where he serves as the global lead for the Investigation and Government Litigation Practice. His team focuses principally on domestic and international government and internal investigations and defending a broad range of civil litigation brought by governments around the world. He also counsels J&J’s global businesses on the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws, acquisitions, business integration and divestitures.
Mr. Craco graduated from Fordham University of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Law Review. He served as a law clerk for Judge John F. Keenan of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Following his clerkship he was a litigator at the firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York. Mr. Craco then served for ten years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Craco investigated and prosecuted criminal cases involving official corruption, violent gangs, narcotics and securities offenses. He served as Deputy Chief and Acting Chief of the Criminal Division.
Mr. Craco joined Johnson & Johnson in 2005.