A seasoned trial attorney, Michael Pasano focuses his practice primarily on complex criminal and civil litigation in both federal and state court. He also handles appeals. His areas of concentration include the defense of a wide variety of white collar matters, including fraud and money-laundering; forfeitures; tax issues; FDA, FTC and SEC cases; antitrust and environmental issues; and others. He has represented a wide array of professionals in the corporate arena, including attorneys, doctors, accountants, corporate executives, and other professionals.
Mr. Pasano worked for seven years in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, DC, and the Southern District of Florida, where he was a member of the major crimes, public corruption, and fraud units, and where he served as Chief of the Broward and West Palm Beach satellite offices. In March 1983, he became chief of the Miami Fraud Section, and in October of that year was named chief of the U.S. Attorney's Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach offices.
Mr. Pasano is former Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section and remains active in the ABA, which has published a book he authored on trial practice. He is a frequent lecturer, and has received numerous awards and commendations for his legal work.