Jon Barooshian is a white collar defense attorney with a focus on tax evasion, tax controversy, securities fraud, internal and governmental investigations and related criminal and civil litigation. Jon has over 20 years of experience representing individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses of all sizes during investigations by federal and state agencies. When necessary, Jon defends these clients in administrative proceedings and at trial in state and federal courts.
He routinely represents clients in civil and criminal tax fraud investigations, FBAR and offshore bank account proceedings, voluntary disclosure proceedings, and state and federal tax collection proceedings. In addition, Jon assists clients with responses to inquiries from government agencies and investigates possible unintended violations on behalf of clients who are concerned about their compliance.
During trials and investigations, Jon leverages his previous prosecutorial experience as a Massachusetts Assistant District Attorney. His unique understanding of strategies used by prosecutors and investigators allows him to adopt a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to each client’s defense.
Corporate Counsel recently published “What the Panama Papers Should Teach Companies about Money Laundering,” written by Jon, which covers a variety of implications that the Panama Papers carry for businesses in all industries. Without sufficient protocols and safeguards in place, a company may voluntarily or unwittingly become the subject of a money laundering scheme.