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Duane Morris Welcomes Trial Partner Michael J. Rinaldi in Philadelphia

March 29, 2021

PHILADELPHIA, March 29, 2021—Michael J. Rinaldi has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Trial Practice Group in its Philadelphia office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Rinaldi served as deputy chief of the Economic Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

“Mike brings to Duane Morris extensive experience in white collar criminal matters and SEC investigations,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor. “He adds another layer of strategic, highly-skilled talent to our expanding white collar practice and will be a great resource for our financial services and corporate clients.” 

“I’m excited to start this next chapter of my career at a firm that is poised to continue to grow and flourish through the strategic vision of its leadership,” said Rinaldi. “I look forward to working with past colleagues Bill McSwain and Mary Hansen to strengthen our white collar practice in Philadelphia and beyond.”

As deputy chief of the Economic Crimes Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Rinaldi investigated, prosecuted, and supervised the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes, including securities and commodities fraud, bank fraud and money laundering. He litigated all stages of criminal prosecutions, including through trial. 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. He previously served as trial attorney in the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit of the Fraud Section, investigating and litigating matters related to securities fraud, commodities fraud, procurement fraud and insider trading. Prior to his work for the U.S. Department of Justice, Rinaldi was senior trial counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Rinaldi is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2002), where he was senior editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law, and Villanova University (B.A.H., B.A., magna cum laude, 1999).

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