Sean P. Tonolli, Former Assistant United States Attorney, Joins Cahill in Washington, D.C.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is pleased to announce that Sean P. Tonolli, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has joined the firm as a Senior Attorney in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Tonolli served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia from 2010 to 2014, where he prosecuted dozens of cases.
In welcoming Mr. Tonolli to Cahill, executive committee chairman William M. Hartnett commented: “Sean Tonolli has vast experience with governmental investigations and is an accomplished trial lawyer whose skills, judgment, and insight will deliver tremendous value to our clients.”
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Mr. Tonolli served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 2006 to 2010, where he conducted scores of trials. During his tenure in D.C., Mr. Tonolli earned four Special Achievement Awards from the U.S. Attorney and the prestigious John Marshall Award from the Attorney General for Outstanding Legal Achievement for a Trial of Litigation, which is the highest award offered to attorneys by the Department of Justice.
Senior partner and former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York David N. Kelley commented, “Sean’s wide-ranging and distinguished government service adds a tremendous asset to the Cahill team’s portfolio as advisors on the regulatory and compliance concerns confronting companies and their boards today. We are pleased to welcome Sean to Cahill.”
Mr. Tonolli commented, “Cahill’s practice is widely respected at the forefront of emerging regulatory and enforcement trends. I look forward to working with David and Cahill's other talented lawyers in New York, D.C. and London advising our clients on their regulatory and compliance matters.”
Mr. Tonolli clerked for the Honorable J. Frederick Motz of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Mr. Tonolli graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he served on the Stanford Law Review and received its Special Service Award. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from the College of William & Mary.