JOSEPH D. MANCANO is a partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, where he serves as Chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Group. He is also a member of the firm's Qui Tam and Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Mancano is based in the firmís center city Philadelphia office.
Mr. Mancano focuses his practice on representing clients in a wide- range of complex criminal and civil cases including antitrust, RICO, bank fraud, securities, health care, income taxes, and qui tam/ whistleblower claims. He is an accomplished trial attorney and has tried over 100 criminal and civil cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout the United States. In addition to his active trial practice, Mr. Mancano also handles appeals in federal and state courts and routinely conducts internal corporate investigations.
Mr. Mancano has represented a broad range of clients including banks, manufacturing companies, universities, physicians, hospitals, home health agencies, lawyers, accountants, securities brokers, corporate executives, government contractors and professional staffing companies.
Mr. Mancano has defended insurers, insureds and business entities against claims alleging wrongful death and serious personal injuries. He has also represented national insurers in RICO suits against sophisticated fraud rings.
Mr. Mancano joined the U.S. Department of Justice under its Honors Program in 1979. He served as a Trial Attorney in the Philadelphia Field Office of the Antitrust Division from 1979-1982. From 1982-1985, Mr. Mancano served as a Trial Attorney in the Philadelphia Strike Force office of the Justice Departmentís Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. Mr. Mancano continued his government career in 1985 when he was appointed an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the St. Louis, Missouri office of the Presidentís Drug Enforcement Task Force. As a Justice Department Attorney, Mr. Mancano received official commendations from the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Customs Service.
Mr. Mancano has lectured on myriad topics at law schools, business schools, the FBI Training Academy and to bar association groups, health care providers, special investigative units of national insurers and accounting societies. He has been selected by his peers as one of Pennsylvaniaís Super Lawyers for White Collar Criminal Defense from 2005 through 2012, an honor reserved for the top 5% of the bar. He was also selected by his peers for the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Criminal Defense: White Collar.
Mr. Mancano serves on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Crime Committee and the Public Affairs Sub-Committee of the White Collar Crime Committee. Mr. Mancano is a member of the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section and the Section of Antitrust Law, the Criminal Law Committee of the Federal Bar Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the American Health Lawyers Association, Antitrust Practice Group, The Federalist Society, the Justinian Society, and the National Italian American Foundation. He serves as President of The St. Thomas More Society of Philadelphia, an organization of Catholic lawyers dedicated to promoting the highest ethical standards in the legal profession. In addition, Mr. Mancano serves on the Board of Governors of the Civil War Museum of Philadelphia.
At Temple University School of Law, Mr. Mancano was on the Deanís Honor Roll. He received the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Award for outstanding achievement in trial advocacy. He also has served as President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Alumni Board of Governors for St. Josephís Preparatory School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.