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Bruce E. Reinhart

Bruce E. ReinhartBruce E. Reinhart is a nationally recognized trial attorney and distinguished former federal prosecutor. Mr. Reinhart’s extensive experience includes having served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida for over 11 years, as Senior Policy Advisor to the Undersecretary for Enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department, and as a Trial Attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Reinhart’s background includes:

  • Over 50 jury trials to verdict.

  • More than 100 federal grand jury investigations including complex financial crimes, health care fraud, tax fraud, violent crimes, narcotics, and public corruption.

  • Hundreds of contested hearings in federal courts throughout the United States.

  • Over 200 federal sentencing hearings under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

  • Oral arguments before three U.S. Courts of Appeals.

  • Asset forfeiture, restitution, and post-conviction litigation.

  • Complex civil and commercial litigation.

  • Training other lawyers in trial advocacy, criminal practice, and ethics.

Recent Engagements

  • Representation of medical doctor accused of 16 counts of health care fraud. After two-month trial in federal court in Southern District of Florida, client was acquitted on all counts.

  • Representation of two medical doctors as whistleblower claimants in multi-million-dollar federal Medicare fraud qui tam lawsuit. U.S. Government recovered $3 million settlement.

  • Representation of an international law firm that was a victim in a multi-billion-dollar fraud scheme. Pursued claims in asset forfeiture, bankruptcy, and restitution proceedings.

  • Representation of a Fortune 500 finance company as innocent owner in federal civil and criminal asset forfeiture proceedings. Over $1 million in seized assets were recovered.

  • Representation of co-owner of charter aircraft company charged in the District of New Jersey with obstructing Federal Aviation Administration, defrauding charter customers, and making false statements. Client acquitted of all false statement and obstruction charges.

  • Representation of construction company owner accused of evading federal payroll taxes.

  • Representation of securities trader as witness in grand jury investigation conducted by the Eastern District of New York.

  • Representation of former executive of a failed bank in grand jury investigation in the Middle District of Florida.

  • Representation of U.S. congressman being investigated for possible federal election crimes. No charges were brought.

  • Local counsel for private equity firm client of major Washington, D.C., law firm in patent matter in the Southern District of Florida.

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Palm Beach County Ethics Commissioner

  • Past President, Palm Beach County Federal Bar Association

  • Southern District of Florida Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review and Attorney Grievance, 2007-10.

  • Palm Beach County Bar Professionalism Committee, Vice Chair, 2008-09.

  • Southern District of Florida Criminal Justice Act Panel.

  • Southern District of Florida Bench/Bar Conference Planning Committee.

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude
    Senior Project Editor, Law Review

  • Princeton University, B.S.E., cum laude

Professional Experience

  • Assistant United States Attorney
    Southern District of Florida
    1996-2008

  • Senior Policy Advisor
    Undersecretary for Enforcement
    U.S. Treasury Department
    1994-1996

  • Trial Attorney
    Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division
    U.S. Department of Justice
    1988-1994

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    1987-1988

Awards

  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2010

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

  • Avvo rating

  • Lawyers.com

  • U.S. Attorney General’s Honor Program

  • Undersecretary of the Treasury Exceptional Service Award

  • U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Awards for Meritorious Acts and Service

  • West Palm Beach Police Department Distinguished Service Award

  • Federal Employee of the Year nominee

  • South Florida’s Most Effective Lawyers nominee

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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