Mr. Ricciuti concentrates his practice in government enforcement, white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. He has represented clients – as defendants, witnesses, or victims – in federal and state criminal and securities enforcement matters and has handled a variety of state and federal civil and administrative investigations and proceedings across the country. Mr. Ricciuti has also conducted internal investigations and due diligence reviews on behalf of clients, handled complex domestic and international civil commercial disputes in the United States and abroad, and handled a variety of matters related to homeland security involving foreign assets and export controls.
Mr. Ricciuti is a member of the Federal Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section Board of Directors and Chair of the White Collar Crime Committee; a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Council and Steering Committee for the Criminal Law Section; and a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure. He is listed in SuperLawyers for White Collar, Civil Litigation Defense, and Corporate Governance & Compliance; in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America for Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Criminal Defense: White-Collar; in the Martindale-Hubbell directory with an AV® Preeminent peer rating; and is a member of Litigation Counsel of America.
From 1995 to 2005, Mr. Ricciuti was an Assistant United States Attorney in Boston. In this role, he tried more than 20 federal jury trials and handled more than 15 First Circuit appeals. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Ricciuti served as the first chief of the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit in the United States Attorney’s Office and served as the coordinator of the Massachusetts Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council, a comprehensive anti-terrorism collaboration of federal, state and local law enforcement, public safety, public health, and emergency response agencies, as well as private sector entities. In that role, he supervised, investigated, and prosecuted matters involving national security, export control, and fraud. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Ricciuti served as deputy chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in the United States Attorney’s Office. In those roles, he prosecuted a variety of federal criminal cases involving money laundering, narcotics, and public corruption. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Ricciuti was a trial attorney with the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, and litigated employment cases around the country. Mr. Ricciuti won several awards and commendations while serving as a federal prosecutor and trial attorney.
Mr. Ricciuti previously served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable A. David Mazzone of the United States District Court in Massachusetts. Mr. Ricciuti also served as an assistant district attorney in Norfolk and Middlesex Counties, Massachusetts.