George D. Niespolo
is the head of the White-Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Investigations and Regulatory Compliance division of Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group, concentrating his practice in the areas of white-collar criminal and government regulatory investigations and cases. Over the past 22 years, Mr. Niespolo also has been responsible for complex civil litigation cases in the areas of civil RICO, securities, healthcare, general fraud, antitrust and intellectual property. In addition, he has handled numerous false claims and class action cases on the federal and state levels.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Niespolo was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, where he served on the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force. He also served as a Deputy District Attorney for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
He was a member of the Standing Committee on Professional Conduct, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, from 1999 to 2006. He is also a member of the White Collar Crime Committee of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association and a member of the Litigation Section of The State Bar of California.
Mr. Niespolo is a 1976 graduate of the University of California--Hastings College of Law and a graduate of the University of Michigan.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 1998-present
•Sideman & Bancroft, San Francisco, California
- Partner, 1994-1998
•Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, San Francisco, California
- Partner, 1989-1994
•United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of California
- Assistant United States Attorney, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, 1985-1989
- Trial Attorney, Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force, 1983-1985
•Alameda County District Attorney's Office, San Francisco, California
- Deputy District Attorney, 1976-1982
Honors and Awards
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2017
•Listed in Northern California Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
•Listed in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2009 and 2010
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Co-author, N.Y. Court of Appeals Judges Reject Bid to Broaden Attorney-Client Privilege Rule, Duane Morris Alert, June 15, 2016
•Co-author, U.S. Aims to Increase Transparency in Order to Combat Offshore Abuses in Wake of Release of Panama Papers, Duane Morris Alert, May 6, 2016
•Co-author, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010: Congress Enacts Sweeping Financial Reform, Duane Morris Alert, August 24, 2010
•Co-author, Changes in SEC Investigations Outlined by Director of Enforcement Division, Duane Morris Alert, August 6, 2009
•Featured in Moving Beyond the Billable Hour, Counsel to Counsel, May 2008