Mr. Valenti focuses his practice on regulatory compliance, internal investigations, and litigation. Many of his clients are involved with financial services, government contracting, health care, energy, information technology, or media. He assists clients in settling or litigating cases involving a government party, focusing particularly on white-collar criminal defense. He also has experience with parallel proceedings, standalone civil or administrative enforcement actions, and cases involving civil-rights violations or misconduct by federal or state actors. Mr. Valenti has counseled clients regarding matters investigated by the FBI, SEC, FRB, IRS, FinCEN, USPIS, DHS, DCIS, NCIS, AFOSI, FEC, FTC, DEA, FDA, HHS, EPA, DOT, OSHA, IG offices, and corresponding foreign and state agencies. In addition to representing subjects, targets, and defendants, he has represented third-party witnesses and potential investors doing business with entities under investigation. Mr. Valenti has specific experience with the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the False Claims Act (“FCA”), the Controlled Substances Act, the Economic Espionage Act, criminal fraud statutes, anti-money-laundering (“AML”) laws, forfeiture statutes, tax laws, consumer-protection laws, and related amendments and regulations. Mr. Valenti has undertaken significant internal investigations of business activities or individuals associated with his clients. Some of these investigations have addressed workplace fatalities, anonymous threats, complex fraud, bribery, terrorist financing, money laundering, tax evasion, employee theft, and negligent maintenance of industrial facilities. He also provides risk mitigation and compliance advice, with a particular emphasis on anti-corruption, anti-money-laundering, cybersecurity, and government contracting. Mr. Valenti is a Certified Anti-Money-Laundering Specialist (“CAMS”).
In his broader commercial litigation practice, Mr. Valenti advises clients on all aspects of copyright, trademark, and free-speech law. He assists clients in advancing and defending claims of copyright infringement, trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, false advertising, defamation, commercial disparagement (trade libel), and invasion of privacy.
Mr. Valenti served as a Law Clerk for Judge Thomas M. Hardiman (3d Cir.) in the latter half of 2009. Mr. Valenti was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2008 and a paid intern in the Homicide Unit of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office in 2007. Previously, he worked as an Analyst for the United States Government. Before his career in government service and law, Mr. Valenti spent over seven years working as a computer technician and programmer with various private employers.