Georgetown Law will open at 11:00 am on Monday, December 9. Liberal leave in effect. Law Library will open at its regular hour. Designated emergency personnel must report to work on time.
Review session and make-up classes that begin before 11:00 am will begin at 11:00 am. Review session and make-up classes that begin after 11:00 am will begin at their normal time, unless otherwise noted on the class cancellation line: 202-662-9446 or the class cancellation page on the Law Center website.
Joseph G. Petrosinelli
Partner, Williams & Connolly, LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
A.B., Brown; J.D., Georgetown
Professor Petrosinelli has an active civil and criminal litigation practice. He has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts, and also has represented clients...Continue Reading
Professor Petrosinelli has an active civil and criminal litigation practice. He has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts, and also has represented clients in litigation and government investigation matters in Europe, Africa, India, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Professor Petrosinelli's civil practice focuses on products liability and mass tort/class action litigation. He has represented manufacturers and suppliers of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, industrial equipment, and various other products in civil cases across the United States and internationally. He has litigated a wide variety of other types of civil matters as well, including antitrust, securities, and professional liability cases.
Professor Petrosinelli also has extensive experience in all types of government investigation matters and criminal litigation, including federal grand jury practice and trial and appellate work in federal and state courts. He has defended both individuals and large corporations against allegations of mail and wire fraud, money laundering, false claims, false statements, and antitrust violations. He and two of his partners successfully represented the petitioner before the U.S. Supreme Court in Cleveland v. United States, 531 U.S. 12 (2000), a leading case on the interpretation of the federal mail and wire fraud statutes.
Professor Petrosinelli has taught a trial practice class at the Law Center since 2003.