Chief, Civil Division
Michael P. Iannotti
Michael P. Iannotti, a Cranston, Rhode Island native, graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1979 with a B.A. in Political Science. Mr. Iannotti received his J.D. from the New England School of Law in 1983.
From 1979 to 1982, Mr. Iannotti served as a Staff Assistant to U.S. Senator John H. Chafee. Mr. Iannotti worked as a paralegal in the U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1982 until 1984. In January 1984, Mr. Iannotti was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and became supervisor of the Financial Litigation Unit, coordinator of the Asset Forfeiture Program, and the principal attorney in charge of bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Iannotti also gained experience in defensive civil litigation, appellate practice, and the prosecution of cases involving narcotics crimes, firearms offenses, and illegal immigration.
Between May 2007 and September 2009, AUSA Iannotti served as the Asset Forfeiture/Money Laundering Coordinator at the Office of Legal Programs at the Executive Office for United States Attorneys at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where his primary responsibility was to coordinate policy and resources for the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Programs in the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country.