Michael D. Ricciuti - K&L Gates

Michael D. Ricciuti

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Mr. Ricciuti concentrates his practice in government enforcement, white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation.  He has represented clients – as defendants, witnesses, or victims – in federal and state criminal and securities enforcement matters and has handled a variety of state and federal civil and administrative investigations and proceedings across the country.  Mr. Ricciuti has also conducted internal investigations and due diligence reviews on behalf of clients, handled complex domestic and international civil commercial disputes in the United States and abroad, and handled a variety of matters related to homeland security involving foreign assets and export controls.  

Mr. Ricciuti is a member of the Federal Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section Board of Directors and Chair of the White Collar Crime Committee; a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Council and Steering Committee for the Criminal Law Section; and a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure. He is listed in SuperLawyers for White Collar, Civil Litigation Defense, and Corporate Governance & Compliance; in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, and Criminal Defense: White-Collar; in the Martindale-Hubbell directory with an AV® Preeminent peer rating; and is a member of Litigation Counsel of America.

Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. Harvard CollegeAB

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Client Comments

"Mike Ricciuti is meticulously attentive to detail, extraordinarily talented, remarkably insightful, and exemplary in his legal representation. He is impressively effective, and I was actually proud to have worked with him and have the benefits of his services. Among other lawyers, in an adversarial context, Mike particularly stands out with his superior ability to understand not only his own side's position but also the sides of all interested parties, and communicate that as effectively as a client could want."

-Van Krikorian
General Counsel, Chariman, CEO
Global Gold Corp.

"Mike Ricciuti is meticulously attentive to detail, extraordinarily talented, remarkably insightful, and exemplary in his legal representation. He is impressively effective, and I was actually proud to have worked with him and have the benefits of his services. Among other lawyers, in an adversarial context, Mike particularly stands out with his superior ability to understand not only his own side's position but also the sides of all interested parties, and communicate that as effectively as a client could want."

-Van Krikorian
General Counsel, Chariman, CEO
Global Gold Corp.

"Mike Ricciuti is very good to work with -- always responsive with helpful, practical advice and counsel."

-James Line
General Counsel
Sacramento Employees Retirement System

"Mike is an outstanding lawyer to have in your corner. "

-Tom Lammert
National Real Estate Information Services

"Mike is the most exceptional lawyer I have ever seen in action -- and I have seen many. No one works harder or prepares more. He is quick to see the issues and creative in his analysis. He is particularly exceptional in court. He has a masterful command of all the facts and his presentation is thoughtful, articulate and convincing."

"If you have an easy case, do not call Mike Ricciuti. Mr. Ricciuti is a type of lawyer that solves serious problems. His ability to break down a case and make sense of it in a short period of time is amazing. You can tell he worked on prosecuting cases and defending cases. He has an incredible ability to triage a case and get the best results possible when time is a factor. You can never go wrong with this lawyer."

Office Location

State Street Financial Center
One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111-2950
United States


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar