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United States Attorney's Office, EDPA
Chief, Corruption/Civil Rights/Labor/Tax
United States v. Mariano
United States v. Kemp
United States v. Panarella
In re Grand Jury, 223 F.3d 213 (3d Cir. 2000)
United States v. Bazemore, 77 Fed. Appx. 110 (3d Cir. 2003) (corruption at ME’s Office)
United States v. Mark Thomas (domestic terrorism; Aryan Republican Army)
Campbell Soup v. Desatnick, 58 F. Supp.2d 477 (D.N.J. 1999) (enforcing restrictive covenant)


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    26 years, 200 cases

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  • NiaLena Caravasos

    Mike was opposing counsel in cases of mine when he was a federal prosecutor. I always found him to be professional and thoughtful in his approach as well as realistic in his thinking and creative in resolving issues.


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Pepper Hamilton, LLP

3000 Two Logan Square
18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-2799


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Department of Justice, Director's AwardUnited States Department of Justice2002
Younger Federal Lawyer AwardFederal Bar Association2001
Prosecutor of the YearInternational Association of Financial Crime Investigators2001
Prosecutor of the YearDelaware Valley Chapter of the Association of Financial Crime Investigators2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ChairMayor's Task Force on Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform2008 - Present
CommissionerPennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency2008 - Present
PartnerPepper Hamilton LLP.2008 - Present
Chair, Assessment Team of Safe and SoundMayor of Philadelphia2008 - 2009
Adjunct ProfessorTemple Law School2007 - 2007
AUSA, Chief, Corruption/Civil Rights/Labor/TaxUnited States Attorney's Office, Easterm District of Pennsylvania1994 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Kemp (former Philadelphia Treasurer)Guilty; 10 years imprisonment
United States v. MarianoGuilty; 6 1/2 years imprisonment
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990
Pennsylvania State UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Philadelphia Law Department Annual MeetingHonest Services Fraud2009
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office Annual MeetingHonest Services Fraud, Municipal Corruption, and Ethics Reform2009
Pepper Hamilton CLEEthical and Practical Considerations in Internal Investigations2009
Hedge Fund RountablePay to Play: Municipal Pension Funds2009
Internal Investigations for the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device IndustriesInternal Investigations2008
National Advocacy InstituteCorruption Prosecution2006
Hills Program on GovernancePublic Corruption2006
Chinese Prosecutors SymposiumPublic Corruption Prosecutions2006
Corruption SymposiumHonest Services Fraud2005