Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) is a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP, and was formerly a federal prosecutor in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Section of the United States Attorney’s Office. In that role, he was best known as the lead prosecutor in U.S. v. Coscia, the nation’s first federal prosecution of a high-frequency trader for order entry and the first prosecution nationwide under the anti-spoofing provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. During his nine years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, Renato tried more than a dozen criminal trials and prosecuted a wide array of white-collar crimes, including commodities and securities fraud, spoofing, cybercrime, bank fraud, investor fraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, tax evasion and Internet pharmaceutical sales. He has also briefed and argued numerous appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits. Renato is also a legal analyst on television networks like MSNBC and CNN.
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