Marc Raspanti – Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

Practice/Organization Description

In the area of White Collar Criminal Defense, Mr. Raspanti served as lead trial counsel in a number of complex, high-profile white collar criminal cases. In United States of America v. General Electric Company, he defended a former executive of the General Electric Company charged with criminal defense procurement fraud in a four-month jury trial. This case, which involved thousands of documents and hundreds of witnesses, was one of the longest and most complex white collar criminal trials ever tried in Pennsylvania. More recently, Mr. Raspanti successfully obtained an acquittal, after a lengthy jury trial, of a dermatologist charged with 79 counts of health care fraud in federal district court in Philadelphia.

In the area of Qui Tam litigation, Mr. Raspanti has served and continues to serve as lead counsel in numerous high profile cases including, United States ex rel. Robert J. Merena v. SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, as well as co-lead counsel in United States ex rel. Bradford Hunt & Walter Gauger v. Merck-Medco Managed Care, LLC and in United States ex rel. James T. Monahan v. St. Barnabas Health System. Over the past 22 years, Mr. Raspanti has been involved in the recovery of over $1 billion for state and federal taxpayers.

Bar Admissions

He is admitted to practice in all courts in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia (inactive), New York state and numerous federal courts.

Education

In 1984, Mr. Raspanti received his J.D. from the Temple University School of Law. In 1979, he earned his B.A., cum laude, from Villanova University.

Professional Associations & Memberships

From June 2007 through January 2010, Mr. Raspanti was appointed as a Commissioner by Governor Edward G. Rendell as the criminal defense representative to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. The Commission creates a state-wide sentencing policy which promotes fair, consistent sentencing practices in order to provide judges with a common reference point for sentencing those convicted of felonies and misdemeanors. Mr. Raspanti was previously appointed by Governor Rendell to serve as a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

On January 27, 2003, under recommendation from Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania appointed Mr. Raspanti to the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board for a term of six years which concluded on January 27, 2009. He served as Chair of the Board’s education committee. Prior to his appointment to the 16-person Disciplinary Board, Mr. Raspanti had served for almost six years as a Philadelphia Disciplinary Hearing Committee Member.

Honors and Awards

In March 1999, Philadelphia Magazine named Mr. Raspanti one of the best white collar criminal defense lawyers in Philadelphia. Following that honor, Mr. Raspanti was selected by his peers as one of Pennsylvania's Super Lawyers from 2004 through 2011 in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense, an honor reserved for 5% of the Pennsylvania Bar. In addition, in 2007 through 2011 he was listed as one of the Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. In 2008 through 2011, he was selected as one of the Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyers. He was also selected by his peers for the 2006 through 2012 editions of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Health Care Law litigation.

Contact

1818 Market Street
Suite 3402
Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

  • (215) 320-6200
  • (215) 981-0082

Areas of Practice
  • Health
  • Litigation
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