NEW YORK/MIAMI - Reed Smith today announced that Mark Bini has joined the firm’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Practice as a partner in New York; he will also spend significant time in the firm’s Miami office.

Prior to joining the firm, Bini served in the Department of Justice for nearly 10 years as an AUSA in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) and the Middle District of Florida (MDFL), where he specialized in investigating and prosecuting financial and corporate crime. Before that, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for five years. In private practice, Bini will represent corporations and individuals in connection with government investigations, internal investigations, criminal and regulatory proceedings and related civil litigation.

Bini is an accomplished trial lawyer and investigator. He has tried more than 20 cases to jury verdict, including some of the Department of Justice’s most complex financial fraud trials. He has led multiple cross-border investigations of corporations and individuals in the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Bini has particular experience in investigations involving securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) violations, cybercrime, bank fraud, money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) violations. Among other distinctions, while in the EDNY, Bini was a Deputy Chief in the International Narcotics and Money Laundering Section, and spent nearly three years as a co-coordinator for the EDNY’s response to computer hacking and cyber fraud incidents.

“Mark knows what the game looks like from the inside. He knows the factors that go into a prosecutor’s thinking and how the decision to prosecute, or not, is made,” said Mike Lowell, Chair of the firm’s Global Regulatory Practice. “That’s incredibly powerful insight which will benefit and help guide our clients.”