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Jerome Maiatico

Jerome Maiatico

Lecturer in Law

Jerome Maiatico has served as a federal prosecutor for over a decade, investigating, prosecuting, and supervising hundreds of criminal cases and parallel civil proceedings.

Jerome joined the U.S. Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, first serving as a trial attorney in the Organized Crime & Racketeering Section in Washington, DC, before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia. As a prosecutor, Jerome has investigated a wide variety of cases, ranging from corporate fraud and insider trading to RICO murder and political corruption. He has handled many of the office’s most complex and high-profile prosecutions, including a homeland security case involving eight crewman from a global commercial shipping company caught concealing over $1 billion of cocaine through the Philadelphia port, in one of the largest drug smuggling cases in U.S. history; a health care fraud and tax evasion case involving a medical practice in Center City caught diverting nearly $2 million in cash from patients; and a prescription fraud case involving dozens of pharmacies and more than 100,000 oxycodone pills entering the black market during the height of the opioid epidemic.

Jerome previously served as chief of the strike force unit, leading efforts on multiple RICO prosecutions of organized crime groups and collaborating with local and federal leaders to implement strategies focused on reducing violence in the city and improving public safety. As a prosecutor, he has earned numerous Department and agency awards, including the Director’s Award for Superior Performance, the ATF Director’s Honor Award, and Homeland Security’s Award for Outstanding Counter-Proliferation Case.

Jerome graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a degree in finance and government, and he worked as a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs in New York, NY, before returning to graduate school. He earned his law degree from Duke University, where he also earned a master’s degree in public policy with a focus on criminal justice policy in Philadelphia. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable J. William Ditter, Jr., in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.