Attorney John S. Han Appointed to Philadelphia Mayor-Elect Cherelle Parker’s Transition Team

John S. Han, Esq. Appointed to Philadelphia Mayor-Elect Cherelle Parker’s Transition Team

Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker has announced the members of her mayoral Transition Team, with High Swartz LLP trial attorney John S. Han assuming a role in the Public Safety sub-committee.

Under the leadership of former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, the Public Safety sub-committee includes Vice Chairs Reneé Chenault-Fattah, a journalist former news anchor, and Stanley Crawford, Executive Director of the BMCCP.

John S. Han, has distinct ties to the Philadelphia community. He is a former Assistant DA with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, where he spent six years prosecuting jury and bench trials across cases involving public corruption, fraud, white-collar crime, and violent crime.

John would later transition to the United States Department of Justice Organized Crime and Gang Section. During his tenure, he investigated and prosecuted federal RICO and Violent Crimes in aid of racketeering cases against organized crime groups, including the Mafia and street gangs.

From 2008 to 2019, John led a team in prosecuting members and associates of the Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Family. The team conducted financial investigations, pursued wiretap investigations, and prosecuted fraud and money laundering offenses.

Currently, John S. Han serves as a trial and criminal defense attorney, representing clients facing investigation and prosecution by State and Federal Law Enforcement authorities throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan region, with a particular focus on Montgomery and Bucks Counties.

John sits on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery Bar Association and is a Judicial Council Member for the National Asian Pacific Bar Association. He recently was selected to serve on the Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel in the Eastern District of PA. The CJA panel is comprised of attorneys chosen by the Board of Judges who possess the competence, experience, and commitment to provide outstanding criminal defense representation for indigent people facing prosecution in federal criminal cases.

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