John J. Rice

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • JD, 1987, University of Virginia
  • BA, 1983, Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Rice teaches federal crimes. 

Professional Experience

Rice is currently at Higgs Flether where his practice is concentrated on white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations. He was previously a partner in the law firm of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd. Prior to working at Robbins Geller, Rice worked as an assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of California where he specialized in public corruption cases, including the successful prosecution of several San Diego City councilmen on corruption charges. Rice also served in the organized crime and terrorism section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, and worked as branch chief for the Northern Mariana Islands.

Honors and Affiliations

Rice graduated cum laude from Harvard University. Rice clerked for United States District Court Judge Judith N. Keep. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits. 

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