Michael J. Rinaldi

Partner

  • Michael J. Rinaldi
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1126
    Fax: +1 215 754 4682

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
    USA

Michael J. Rinaldi practices in the area of litigation with a focus on white-collar criminal defense and complex business litigation.

Before joining Duane Morris, Mr. Rinaldi served as Deputy Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In that position, Mr. Rinaldi investigated, prosecuted, and supervised the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes, including securities fraud, bank fraud, intellectual property crimes, and money laundering. He litigated all stages of criminal prosecutions, including through trial. Mr. Rinaldi also managed relationships with regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Prior to his service at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Rinaldi served as a trial attorney in the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, investigating and litigating matters related to securities fraud, commodities fraud, procurement fraud, and insider trading. Before his work for the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Rinaldi was senior trial counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Rinaldi received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. He began his career by clerking for the Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr., of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Mr. Rinaldi is a lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2002
    - Senior Editor, Journal of Constitutional Law
  • Villanova University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1999
    - Phi Beta Kappa

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2021-present
  • U.S. Department of Justice
    - Deputy Chief, Economic Crimes, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2018-2021
    - Trial Attorney, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, 2016-2018
  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
    - Lecturer in Law, 2017-present
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    - Senior Trial Counsel, 2010-2016
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    - Associate, 2005-2010
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
    - Associate, 2002-2003
  • Delaware Court of Chancery
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr., 2002-2003

Board Memberships

  • Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board
    - School Director, 2007-2011
    - Treasurer, 2009-2010

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Hedgerow Theatre
    - Board Member, 2020-present