Bruce Reinhart
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Bruce E. Reinhart is a nationally recognized trial attorney and distinguished former federal prosecutor. Bruce is Co-Chair of the firm's Government Compliance, Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Group.

Bruce defends corporations and individuals in federal criminal investigations and regulatory enforcement matters. He conducts internal investigations and provides compliance counseling for businesses of all sizes in a wide range of industries. Bruce also represents corporations and individuals in asset forfeiture proceedings, including, in one case, successfully reacquiring over $1 million in property for a Fortune 500 company. He has also sought civil enforcement and injunctions to protect client’s intellectual property.

Bruce’s extensive experience includes having served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida for over 11 years, as Senior Policy Advisor to the Undersecretary for Enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department, and as a Trial Attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Bruce earned his J.D., cum laude, from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1987. He received a B.S.E., cum laude, from Princeton University in 1984.

Bruce's background includes:

  • Over 50 jury trials to verdict in federal court.
  • More than 100 federal grand jury investigations including complex financial crimes, health care fraud, tax fraud, violent crimes, narcotics, and public corruption.
  • Conducting internal investigations of multi-million dollar employee embezzlements.
  • Hundreds of contested hearings in federal courts throughout the United States.
  • Pursuing and defending qui tam actions under the False Claims Act.
  • Over 200 federal sentencing hearings under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
  • Oral arguments before three U.S. Courts of Appeals.
  • Asset forfeiture, restitution, and post-conviction litigation.
  • Training other lawyers in trial advocacy, criminal practice, and ethics.

Media appearances:

  • NewsMax TV | Prime, July 24, 2015. "Betsy McCaughey and Bruce Reinhart on possible probe of Hillary Clinton emails," (click here to watch)
  • NewsMax TV | MidPoint, March 12, 2015. "Bruce Reinhart discusses the Clinton email scandal," (click here to watch).
  • America's Forum, November 25, 2014. "Bruce Reinhart discusses how the prosecutor in the Ferguson shooting case handled the grand jury decision," (click here to watch).
  • America's Forum, November 19, 2014. "Bruce Reinhart discusses Ferguson case," (click here to watch).
  • America's Forum, July 17, 2014. "Bruce Reinhart talks about the investigation of the IRS scandal," (click here to watch).
  • THELAW.TV, August 20, 2013. Interviewed for the segment  "Will Eric Holder set drug offenders free?" (click here to watch).
  • The Golf Exchange Presented by the "Honda Classic", July 28, 2013 (click here to listen).
  • THELAW.TV, July 30, 2013. Interviewed for the segment "Manning: Not Guilty, Aiding Enemy; Guilty On Other Charges," (click here to watch).
  • THELAW.TV, July 23, 2013. Interviewed for the segment "Where Do We Go After the Zimmerman Verdict?" (click here to view the article).
  • THELAW.TV, July 15, 2013. Interviewed for the segment "George Zimmerman Case: Verdict Analysis," (click here to watch).
  • THELAW.TV, July 8, 2013. Interviewed for the segment "George Zimmerman Case: Week-In-Review," (click here to watch).
  • THELAW.TV, July 1, 2013. Interviewed for the segment "Evidence Stacking Up Against Aaron Hernandez," (click here to watch). 
  • WKYC, March, 22, 2012. @ The Table: Florida gun law (click here to watch).
  • MSNBC Live, July 15, 2011. Discussing Casey Anthony and Roger Clemens cases (click here to watch).
  • Radio Investigator. Discussing public corruption and honest services fraud (click here to listen).

Media reports:

Representative Cases/Matters

  • Representation of medical doctor accused of 16 counts of health care fraud. After two-month trial in federal court in Southern District of Florida, client was acquitted on all counts.
  • Representation of an international law firm that was a victim in a multi-billion-dollar fraud scheme. Pursued claims in asset forfeiture, bankruptcy, and restitution proceedings. 
  • Conducted internal investigation of employee theft from service industry client, resulting in multi-million dollar insurance recovery.
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 finance company as innocent owner in federal civil and criminal asset forfeiture proceedings. Over $1 million in seized assets were recovered.
  • Successful trademark infringement action brought in Central District of California, resulting in permanent injunctive relief.
  • Representation of co-owner of charter aircraft company charged in the District of New Jersey with obstructing Federal Aviation Administration, defrauding charter customers, and making false statements. Client acquitted of all false statement and obstruction charges.\
  • Representation of construction company owner accused of evading federal payroll taxes.
  • Representation of securities trader as witness in grand jury investigation conducted by the Eastern District of New York. 
  • Representation of former executive of a failed bank in grand jury investigation in the Middle District of Florida. 
  • Representation of U.S. Congressman being investigated for possible federal election crimes. No charges were brought.
  • Representation of two clients pro bono who received Presidential clemency as part of the Clemency Project 2014, a national pro bono effort jointly run by the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and the American Civil Liberties Union

Admissions - Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Admissions - State

  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania


  • Princeton University
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers (2012-2016)
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2010
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • U.S. Attorney General's Honor Program
  • Undersecretary of the Treasury Exceptional Service Award
  • U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Awards for Meritorious Acts and Service
  • West Palm Beach Police Department Distinguished Service Award
  • Federal Employee of the Year nominee
  • South Florida's Most Effective Lawyers nominee

Professional Membership

  • Member, Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee (Beginning July 2014)
  • Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University, College of Criminal Justice
  • Past President, Palm Beach County Federal Bar Association
  • Southern District of Florida Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review and Attorney Grievance (2007-2010)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Professionalism Committee, Vice Chair (2008, 2009)
  • Southern District of Florida Criminal Justice Act Panel
  • Southern District of Florida Bench/Bar Conference Planning Committee
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • ABA Criminal Justice Section
  • ABA Health Law Section
  • The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee
  • The Florida Bar Health Law Section

Public Service and Volunteerism

  • Commissioner, Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics (2010-2012)

Blog Posts

External Publications


Speaking Engagements

  • "How to Protect Your Lab from Costly and Time-Consuming Government Investigations and Qui Tam Lawsuits--and What to Do If the Government Does Come Calling," Pathology Blawg webinar, June 25, 2015.
  • Panelist, Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter Securities Litigation Seminar, March 2015.
  • "Navigating Through the Changes in the Medical Industry," Hilton Garden Inn, October 8, 2013.
  • Co-moderator for the panel on Health Care Fraud at the Southern District of Florida Bench Bar Conference on April 27, 2012.
  • "Ethical Considerations in Public Sector Law," ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division Meeting, November 4, 2011.
  • "Hot Topics in Legal Ethics," Master Seminar on Ethics, 2011 Florida Bar Annual Convention, June 24, 2011.
  • "Where Do We Go From Here? Public Corruption and Honest Services Post-Skilling," Florida Bar Government Lawyers Section, September 21, 2010.
  • "Securities Litigation 2010 - Criminal, Civil, Regulatory and Ethics. Now What Do We Have To Worry About?" Palm Beach County Bar, April 28, 2010.
  • Honest Services and Public Integrity Workshop, Florida Association of Counties Annual Convention, June 2009.
  • Honest Services and Public Integrity Workshop and Discussion, Palm Beach County Tax Collector, March 2009.
  • Criminal Law Practitioners' Ethical Duties seminar, Palm Beach County Bar, May 2008.