In a move akin to a seasoned chess player advancing to a new board, Dentons has welcomed a titan from the halls of justice to its bustling New York practice. Louis Anthony “Tony” Pellegrino, after dedicating nearly 14 intense years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, now joins Dentons, ready to leave a mark.
From Cybercrimes to Madoff: Pellegrino’s Stellar Journey
Pellegrino’s journey with SDNY isn’t just about time, but depth. A spearhead in financial services disputes, from the dark web of cybercrime and hacking to high-profile national security investigations, he has seen it all. If there was a courtroom Mt. Everest, then his lead role in prosecuting the enigmatic Bernie Madoff would be it. In the vast maze of pharmaceutical prosecutions and targeting opioid distributors, Pellegrino’s name resonated.
Adding more arrows to his quiver, he masterfully handled lawsuits under the False Claims Act, the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, among other major statutes.
Tracing the Roots: The Making of Pellegrino
The foundation was set at the prestigious Syracuse University College of Law, post which Tony made a patriotic leap with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers honors program. Then, the transition to the firm now known as Milbank LLP, culminating in his SDNY role in 2010.