Christopher A. Iacono

Special Counsel

Phone: (215) 320-6016
Fax: (215) 754-5174
E-mail: CAI@Pietragallo.com

CHRISTOPHER A. IACONO, Special Counsel in the Government Enforcement, Compliance, and White Collar Litigation; Health Care; and Litigation Practice Groups of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP. Mr. Iacono has significant experience handling multi-lines casualty claims. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Iacono worked for several years as a Litigation Specialist for AIG handling general liability claims.

In addition to general liability matters, Mr. Iacono focuses his litigation practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, compliance, health care litigation, complex commercial litigation, SEC enforcement action defense and professional licensing litigation.

Mr. Iacono regularly represents government or private institutions and individuals before local, state, and federal grand juries. He has extensive experience concerning a myriad of legal issues relevant to representing target, subject, and witnesses in grand jury proceedings.

His recent representations include:

  • Defending physicians and health care providers in a variety of health care fraud investigations
  • Defending a large radiology practice against alleged Anti-Kickback violations 
  • Representing a large metropolitan city during state and federal investigations of city organizations
  • Representing an orthopedic surgeon in a credentialing action against a hospital
  • Defending a chief financial officer of a publicly traded company in a class action securities case brought by shareholders
  • Defending a horse breeding operation in a civil RICO action initiated by investors
  • Defending a former Chief Executive in a RICO action
  • Providing compliance guidance to a major Internet Service Provider concerning the reporting and handling of child pornography under federal, state and international law

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Iacono clerked for the Honorable Joseph R. Slights, III of the Superior Court of Delaware. Additionally, he completed a legal internship with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and an externship with the Honorable Jack B. Jacobs of the Delaware Court of Chancery, now a member of the Supreme Court of Delaware.

Mr. Iacono is a member of the Justinian Society, the Criminal Law Committee of the Federal Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL). He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Philadelphia Bar Association. In 2008, he was selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of Widener University School of Law.

Mr. Iacono currently serves as Co-chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ABA's Criminal Justice Section White Collar Committee Young Lawyers' Division. He served previously as a Steering Committee Member for the Philadelphia Young Lawyers Division of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee.

Mr. Iacono has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2014 through 2017 as well as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense.

While attending Widener University School of Law, Mr. Iacono served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. Additionally, he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, was on the Dean’s Honors List, was a Widener Scholar, a Charles P. Mirachi Sr. Memorial Scholar, and a Paul Issac Leiter Memorial Scholar, and he received the Widener University School of Law Outstanding Service Award, the Donald E. Paese Best Student Article Award, and the Russell R. Levin Memorial Award.

Speaking Engagements

"Understanding Pennsylvania Grand Jury Practice," Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Philadelphia, PA), July 21, 2016

"Understanding Pennsylvania Grand Jury Practice," Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Pittsburgh, PA), July 15, 2016

2014 Sentencing Guidelines Seminar (St. Petersburg, FL), June 11-13, 2014

"The Collateral Consequences of Healthcare Prosecutions," Health Law Institute (Philadelphia, PA), March 13-14, 2014