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Justin Wagner

Senior Investigations Counsel

Justin brings 15 years of litigation, investigatory, and regulatory experience to his work overseeing Everytown’s Investigations team, which includes investigatory work pertaining to the gun lobby, the firearms industry, and extremist groups. 

Justin is admitted to practice in the state of New York and works out of Everytown’s New York office.

He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and received his BA from Georgetown University.

Prior to joining Everytown, Justin served as an Assistant Attorney General at the New York Attorney General’s Office, where he led white collar investigations relating to allegations of fraud against the State Government. Justin’s work at the Attorney General’s Office often involved working with whistleblowers, coordinating with State and Federal partners, and enforcing the State’s False Claims Act. Among other matters, Justin led an investigation into procurement and contracting fraud at JFK Airport, an investigation into tax fraud at a hedge fund, and an investigation into the theft of customer balances at a home heating oil company. These investigations, along with others, resulted in over $110 million in civil recoveries and penalties. In both 2016 and 2017, Justin was awarded the Attorney General’s Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award for outstanding performance.

Justin began his career as a Litigation Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, where he focused his practice on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory inquiries.