Counsel for White Collar Crime Policy
Mario currently serves as Counsel for NACDL’s White Collar Crime Policy. In this capacity, he works directly with the Policy Director on a variety of advocacy and education initiatives generally aimed at overcriminalization and mens rea reform by drafting white papers on emerging areas of white collar criminal law, tracking and analyzing pending legislation and regulations, and assisting with symposia and seminars. Mario also assists the Policy Director with all coalition development and activities.
Prior to joining NACDL, Mario spent seven plus years at a large international law firm, where his practice focused on white collar matters, including complex civil and criminal investigations and economic sanctions. He also worked on a bevy of pro bono matters, such as serving as counsel for religious and political asylum seekers. During law school, Mario interned for the nation’s preeminent legal organization fighting for racial justice; and prior to law school, he coordinated an alternative sentencing program for juvenile first-time offenders in Orange County, North Carolina.
Mario received his J.D. and B.A. with honors and distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been admitted to practice in North Carolina and Washington, D.C.
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