John Iannarelli served as an FBI Special Agent for 20 years, during which he was a SWAT team member and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 attack, the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and the Sony hack. Among his many FBI assignments, John served as the FBI’s National Spokesperson, on the Cyber Division Executive staff, and was as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge overseeing all Criminal, Cyber and Counterintelligence investigations. He was recognized with the FBI’s Director Award for Distinguished Service.
A former San Diego Police Officer and attorney with international studies at Oxford England, John is admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland, and Washington DC. In addition, he is the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Computer Science in recognition of his contributions to the field of cyber investigations. John was also an NFL Security Representative responsible for ensuring public safety throughout the football season and the Super Bowl.
John is the author of five books, including Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children on the Internet and other dangers, and How to Spot a Terrorist Before It’s Too Late. His just released 5th book, Disorderly Conduct, examines the lighter side of law enforcement and the humorous moments during his FBI career.
John is a frequent on-air contributor for the national news media and has been profiled in Forbes. He provided live on-scene coverage from Las Vegas of the Mandalay Bay mass shooting attack as itoccurred. An engaging and entertaining keynote speaker, John is a National Speakers Association Certified Speaking Professional (CSP®) known for sharing his intriguing insights combined with his superb sense of humor. He has presented to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and the Vatican, where he has personally met on several occasions with Pope Francis.
- University of San Diego Law
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia