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Distinguished former federal prosecutor Bruce E. Reinhart joins the White Collar Crime Practice at McDonald Hopkins law firm

Cleveland, Ohio, (January 31, 2012) – Bruce E. Reinhart, a nationally recognized trial attorney and distinguished former federal prosecutor, has joined the West Palm Beach and Miami offices of McDonald Hopkins LLC as a Member in the business advisory and advocacy law firm’s White Collar Crime, Antitrust, and Securities Litigation Practice.  

            As both a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, Reinhart has practiced throughout the United States, handling all aspects of federal criminal litigation and investigations. Reinhart has handled more than 100 federal grand jury investigations, such as complex financial crimes, health care fraud, tax fraud, violent crimes, narcotics, and public corruption. He has tried more than 50 cases in federal courts including numerous white collar crime cases. Reinhart’s extensive experience includes having served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida for more than 11 years, as senior policy advisor to the undersecretary for enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department, and as a trial attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Since 2008, Reinhart has been in private practice providing white collar and complex civil litigation strategies for a variety of businesses, executives and nonprofit entities around the country. He has also represented individuals and corporations in asset forfeiture proceedings, including, in one case, successfully reacquiring over $1 million in property for a Fortune 500 company. In 2008, Reinhart obtained an acquittal for a medical doctor accused of multiple counts of health care fraud.  In addition to representing clients in criminal matters, he also has represented clients in state and federal regulatory enforcement actions, including SEC, FTC, and HHS Office of Inspector General investigations.

At McDonald Hopkins, Reinhart is working with a highly skilled legal team of former federal prosecutors, independent counsel, SEC counsel, and state prosecutors. “The need for experienced and effective white collar criminal representation continues to be substantial,” said Edmund W. (Ned) Searby, chair of the Practice, which focuses on white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation. “Bruce Reinhart is an outstanding addition to our firm because his impressive background further strengthens our team at a time when the regulatory and criminal enforcement environment is increasingly aggressive.” Searby is also a former federal prosecutor who worked on nationally publicized cases involving B.C.C.I., Chicago organized crime, and the Office of the Independent Counsel.

Reinhart is among nine attorneys who have joined McDonald Hopkins in South Florida in recent months. The 80-year-old firm, which opened a Miami office in April 2011, has had an office in West Palm Beach since 2004. John T. Metzger, managing member of the firm’s West Palm Beach office, said “We are so excited that Bruce will be based in our West Palm Beach office while representing clients throughout the South and Central Florida markets.” The Miami office of McDonald Hopkins is led by Raquel (Rocky) A. Rodriguez, who worked on some of the most complex and urgent issues facing the state of Florida when she served as general counsel to former Governor Jeb Bush.

Reinhart earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, cum laude and a B.S.E, cum laude from Princeton University.  He is AV rated as preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Bruce E. Reinhart can be reached at 561.472.2970 or breinhart@mcdonaldhopkins.com.

            About McDonald Hopkins

McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm focused on business law, litigation, business restructuring and bankruptcy, intellectual property, healthcare, and estate planning. The firm has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami and West Palm Beach. The president of McDonald Hopkins is Carl J. Grassi. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visitwww.mcdonaldhopkins.com.