PITTSBURGH, PA – May 3, 2022 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney to the firm, Jonathan P. Fodi. Fodi joins the firm as Counsel in the Litigation and White Collar Defense Practice Groups where he will focus his practice on federal and state criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, compliance and regulatory review, and complex civil litigation. He is based in the Pittsburgh office.
Fodi is a trial-tested litigator specializing in complex investigations and indictments. He regularly serves as counsel to a wide range of sophisticated clientele who seek dynamic advocacy and defense in the most sensitive matters.
As a former prosecutor with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office for more than a decade, Fodi has led many of Western Pennsylvania’s highest-profile matters including unlawful uses of force by police officers, sweeping grand jury investigations of public authorities and figures. He has been the lead prosecutor on more than a dozen homicide indictments, prosecuting many to verdict in bench and jury trials.
Fodi spent the majority of his time as an Assistant District Attorney in the Investigations, Grand Jury, and Wiretap Divisions, where he led criminal investigations into matters involving fraud, embezzlement, public corruption, official oppression, and organized crime. In that role, he worked directly with veteran detectives to build cases from the ground up.
During his time as a prosecutor, Fodi tried to verdict the case of a police officer charged with murder, led a Grand Jury inquiry into the investigatory practices of a major metropolitan police department and members of that department’s labor union, and was a member of the prosecution team that obtained a conviction against a sitting Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice for political corruption.
From 2014 to 2019, Fodi also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. In that role, he worked on teams with federal prosecutors to investigate and prosecute complex federal crimes.
“We are really pleased to have Jon on board,” said Pete A. Fuscaldo, Leech Tishman’s managing partner. “Jon is a highly skilled litigator with a depth of experience in complex white collar criminal defense matters. He will be a fantastic addition to our lawyer team.”
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Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in business restructuring & insolvency, corporate matters, employment & labor, estates & trusts, intellectual property, litigation & alternative dispute resolution, and real estate. In addition, the firm offers a wide range of legal services to clients in the aviation & aerospace, cannabis, construction, emerging cyber technologies, energy & natural resources, healthcare, and hospitality industries. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Sarasota, and Washington, D.C.