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Partner : Michael A. Pineiro

Michael A. Pineiro Partner

Michael Pineiro, a partner at MNR, is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on complex business litigation, investor and partnership disputes, white collar criminal defense, government enforcement defense, and internal investigations. Mr. Pineiro has represented entities and individuals on both the plaintiff and defense side in numerous high-profile matters, including cases relating to alleged violations of federal securities, the federal false claims act, products liability, health care fraud, and tortious economic misconduct.

Before joining MNR, Mr. Pineiro was an associate at Kobre & Kim LLP in Miami, Florida, where his practice was focused on securities litigation, government enforcement defense, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Pineiro clerked for Judge Adalberto Jordan on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Pineiro was named a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyer Magazine from 2013-2016, and one of the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  He was recently appointed by Chief U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore to the Ad Hoc Committee on Rules and Procedures for the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Pineiro is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cuban American Bar Association, and has served on the 21st Century Schools Bond Advisory Committee, which monitors the implementation of a $1.2 billion bond to improve Miami-Dade public schools.

Mr. Pineiro received his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar.

Michael A. Pineiro recent representations include:

  • Representation of New York Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives, who is charged in a 20-count Indictment alleging tax offenses, fraud, perjury and obstruction tied to his former ownership of a Manhattan fast-food eatery
  • Representation of one of the nation’s largest affordable housing developers in connection with a federal grand jury investigation in the Southern District of Florida related to housing developments financed in part by the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program (“LIHTC”)
  • Representation of George Levin in SEC v. Levin, an SEC enforcement action related to Scott Rothstein’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. Levin created several investment companies that, collectively, were the largest “feeder” funds that invested in Rothstein’s Ponzi scheme.
  • Representation of the chief executive officer of an international bank based in Miami in investigation by the Securities & Exchange Commission into alleged securities violations.
  • Representation of New York Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives, who is charged in a 20-count Indictment alleging tax offenses, fraud, perjury and obstruction tied to his former ownership of a Manhattan fast-food eatery
  • Representation of George Levin in SEC v. Levin, an SEC enforcement action related to Scott Rothstein’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. Levin created several investment companies that, collectively, were the largest “feeder” funds that invested in Rothstein’s Ponzi scheme.
  • Representation of the chief executive officer of an international bank based in Miami in investigation by the Securities & Exchange Commission into alleged securities violations.
  • Internal investigation on behalf of sports franchise regarding pharmaceutical issues.
  • Representation of New York Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives, who is charged in a 20-count Indictment alleging tax offenses, fraud, perjury and obstruction tied to his former ownership of a Manhattan fast-food eatery
  • Representation of one of the nation’s largest affordable housing developers in connection with a federal grand jury investigation in the Southern District of Florida related to housing developments financed in part by the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program (“LIHTC”)
  • Representation of a foreign manufacturer sued in products liability case in Florida state court.
  • Representation of physician owners of a large Miami-Dade hospital in dispute relating to squeeze-out merger and pursuit of appraisal rights.
  • Representation of global non-profit organization in defending whistleblower qui tam suit filed in the Southern District of Florida alleging violations of the False Claims Act and of the federal anti-kickback statutes.
  • Representation of former high-level federal public officials, including a U.S. Cabinet member, in defending civil RICO lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Florida based on alleged violations of the Freedom of Information Act.

Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Harvard University, A.B.,
  • cum laude

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida

Awards & Recognitions

  • Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers
  • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida