Meringolo’s distinguished legal career has earned him a reputation as an expert in federal criminal practice.  For print only he provides expert commentary the New York Post, the New York Daily News.  On November 26, 2015 he has commented on high-profile cases, such as Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver. “Defense lawyer John Meringolo, part of the team that won John “Junior” Gotti’s fourth and final hung jury, said his experience suggested the juror was holding out…”When there’s chaos in the jury room, it’s always good for the defendant. Statistically, the conviction rate is so high in the federal system, when you have someone willing to take a stand, it means that maybe he’s got a shot.”

On September 17, 2015, the New York Daily News Meringolo gave his expert opinion regarding the trial of Vincent Asaro the alleged mobster charged in the Lufthansa heist portrayed in the motion picture Goodfellas stating: Defense lawyer John Meringolo, who is also an adjunct professor at Pace University Law School, said any prospective juror who has seen the Martin Scorsese classic film should be barred from serving on the panel. “It’s very rare for a crime to be depicted in a movie or a book before the trial is held,” Meringolo told the Daily News, also referring to the book “Wiseguys” by acclaimed journalist Nicholas Pileggi, which inspired the film. Meringolo, who is not involved in the upcoming trial, said the gangland bloodbath depicted in the “Goodfellas” film in the aftermath of the Lufthansa robbery would be highly prejudicial to Asaro because he was not involved with killing any of the members of the crew.”

Cross examination in United States v. Libous by John C. Meringolo Esq. January 2015
Defense Table, US v. John Gotti 2009.
Opening Argument, US v. Gregory Depalma 2006.
Sentencing, US v. Gregory Depalma 2006.
Cross Examination of Joseph D’Angelo. US v. John Gotti 2009.