PHILADELPHIA, PA – Marc Stephen Raspanti, a name partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, will be recognized as the recipient of the 22nd Annual Beccaria Award for his contribution to the cause of justice and the advancement of legal education. The Justinian Society of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section will present him with this prestigious award on Thursday, November 17th, at 5:00pm, at City Hall in Philadelphia, PA. He is a long-standing member of the Justinian Society of Philadelphia.
The Beccaria Award is presented annually to a legal jurist, scholar or practitioner for their outstanding contributions to the legal community. The award is named after Cesare Beccaria, an 18th Century Italian scholar, who was an early proponent of many of the tenets of modern criminal law. His visionary work is credited with aiding the subsequent European penal code reform and the eventual development of the American criminal justice system.
Mr. Raspanti is the founder of the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense group and the Qui Tam Trial practice group. He has served as trial counsel in a number of complex, high-profile white collar and False Claims Act cases. He represents executives, corporations, physicians, health care providers, accountants, lawyers, politicians, and professionals in numerous federal and state investigations throughout the country.
Mr. Raspanti was selected by his peers as one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers from 2004 through 2016 in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense. In addition, from 2007 through 2015, he was listed as one of the Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as well as one of the Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyers from 2008 through 2015. He was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization devoted to recognizing outstanding civil and criminal trial lawyers in the United States and Canada. Mr. Raspanti is also Chambers & Partners rated in the area of Healthcare Law.