John A. Sten


John Sten is a trial lawyer focusing his practice on securities litigation and white collar defense. John represents officers, directors, boards, and companies in matters involving fraud, false claims act, securities, health care, public corruption, and other investigations by federal, state and local law enforcement, and government regulators. John also represents companies and individuals in ERISA, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate governance issues, and other complex civil litigation. John is frequently called upon to conduct internal investigations for his corporate clients.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, John was a partner in the Boston office of the law firm McDermott Will & Emery. John began his career as an attorney with the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.



Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, (1995)

University of Massachusetts, Boston, B.A., (1991)

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

125 Years