Global law firm Rimon PC adds former federal prosecutor Manny Medrano as a White Collar, Regulatory, and Government Investigations Partner in Los Angeles
News Manny Medrano · Michael Moradzadeh · February 28, 2022
Los Angeles, CA – Rimon is pleased to welcome former federal prosecutor and experienced litigator Manny Medrano to its Los Angeles office. Mr. Medrano focuses on white collar criminal defense, financial litigation, and internal investigations.
Mr. Medrano joins Rimon from Zuber Lawler, where he was Partner. He has an impressive legal and media background, which includes serving as federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California in Los Angeles, and Supreme Court Correspondent for ABC Network News in Washington, D.C.
In his role as a former federal prosecutor, Mr. Medrano served as Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Section and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Complaints Unit. There, he conducted lengthy grand jury investigations and prosecuted cases involving complex financial crime, RICO, money laundering, narcotics, government fraud, and violent crime. He was recognized for his outstanding government service with numerous awards and commendations from federal investigative agencies, including the DEA, FBI, ATF, and IRS.
Mr. Medrano has tried numerous precedent-setting cases as lead prosecutor, including the 1985 kidnapping, torture, and murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico, which was the subject of the Netflix program “Narcos Mexico”. For his work on the Camarena case he received the prestigious Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance. As a federal prosecutor he tried 60 cases to verdict, never losing a jury trial.
Mr. Medrano is a former member of the prestigious ranks of the U.S. Supreme Court press corps, where he served as a Supreme Court/Legal Affairs correspondent for ABC News in Washington, D.C. He has further distinguished himself as an Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor for KTLA News and KNBC News in Los Angeles. He appears regularly as a legal commentator on network and local television and radio programs, including ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and NPR. Mr. Medrano has also served as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Law School and Loyola Law School, and as a visiting faculty member at Harvard Law School.
“We are very pleased to welcome Manny to the firm,” said Michael Moradzadeh, Founding Partner and CEO of Rimon. “With experience in private practice, federal prosecution and legal media, Manny has a rich and diverse background that will benefit our clients.”
“I am thrilled to join Rimon,” said Mr. Medrano. “The firm’s deep bench of outstanding litigators, experience in winning bet-the-company litigation, and unwavering commitment to clients is an ideal fit for my white collar practice.”
Mr. Medrano graduated from Harvard Law School (J.D.) and Harvard College (A.B., cum laude).
Rimon has 45 offices across five continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation. The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s Managing Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.