Manuel Possolo is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Investigations, Compliance, and Defense practice. He has experience in criminal and civil matters and maintains an active pro bono practice.
Mr. Possolo has participated in investigations of international banks and other corporations on a range of issues, including accounting fraud, securities law violations, bankruptcy fraud, and breaches of U.S. tax law and international tax agreements. He has worked on a variety of engagements involving internal investigations, responses to the DOJ, and a monitorship on behalf of a State regulator. In addition, he has drafted motions at various stages of civil litigation.
Mr. Possolo has significant pro bono experience. He first-chaired a two-day bench trial in D.C. Superior Court and won a favorable judgment for his client, dismissing the landlord's eviction claim and obtaining a monetary award based on poor housing conditions. In addition, Mr. Possolo has worked on amicus briefing for the U.S. Supreme Court highlighting evidence that race discrimination continues to pose a widespread problem in jury selection.
In 2013, Mr. Possolo was a finalist in the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition at UCLA. His publication—“Morals Legislation After Lawrence: Can States Criminalize the Sale of Sexual Devices?”—was awarded as the best note of Volume 65 of the Stanford Law Review.