Joseph D. Mancano, partner in the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick and Raspanti, LLP, was elected President of The Saint Thomas More Society of Philadelphia for a two-year term.
The Saint Thomas More Society of Philadelphia is an association of Catholic lawyers, judges and law professors, organized to promote the ideals of Saint Thomas More and the practice of high ethical principles in the legal profession. The Society was founded in Philadelphia in 1949, with the approval of Dennis Cardinal Dougherty, then Archbishop of Philadelphia. It continues to be a source of strength, clarity and fellowship for its members and for the legal community as a whole.
Mr. Mancano serves as Vice-chair of the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense Group and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on representing clients in a wide range of complex criminal and civil cases including antitrust, RICO, bank fraud, securities, health care, trade secrets and income taxes. He is an accomplished trial attorney and has tried over 100 criminal and civil cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout the United States. In addition to his active trial practice, Mr. Mancano also handles appeals in federal and state courts.
Mr. Mancano is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, the Criminal Law Committee of the Federal Bar Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the American Health Lawyers Association, Antitrust Practice Group, the Federalist Society and the Justinian Society. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Civil War Museum of Philadelphia.
Mr. Mancano received his law degree from the Temple University School of Law, where he was on Dean’s Honor Roll and earned his B.A. with Honors in Political Science from Rockhurst University.