Bruce J. Teitelbaum, Of Counsel

Mr. Teitelbaum joined former colleagues at Farrell & Reisinger in late 2013, after serving for almost 31 years as a federal prosecutor in the Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney's Office, where he retired as Senior Litigation Counsel.  His practice focuses on criminal defense of both individuals and corporations, including pre-indictment investigations and negotiations, tax evasion, complex securities fraud, health care fraud, environmental crimes and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.  Mr. Teitelbaum has been involved in sensitive internal investigations for major national and international corporations and is a certified mediator for federal cases. 

During his tenure with the Justice Department, Mr. Teitelbaum served for 28 years as Head of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force tasked with coordinating law enforcement efforts to combat interstate and international drug trafficking organizations.  Mr. Teitelbaum also supervised the district's organized crime program and sat with the organized Crime Strike Force Chiefs, the nation-wide body established to confront traditional and emerging transnational criminal organizations. 

Mr. Teitelbaum was the lead prosecutor during the investigations and prosecutions of:  the Pittsburgh La Cosa Nostra Family--the indictment spanned 23 years of traditional organized crime activity; the corruption of an FBI undercover narcotics operation; the mob takeover of a California Indian reservation casino; a massive transnational, multi-state ecstasy trafficking organization in conjunction with the Dutch National police; the manufacture and sale of a very powerful synthetic heroin--China White, which killed 24 users in Pittsburgh; and the joint investigation with authorities from Russia and Monaco into public corruption, fraud and money-laundering. 

Additionally, Mr. Teitelbaum handled prosecutions of public corruption, fraud, identity theft and homicide of federal officials, along with numerous money-laundering and tax evasion cases. 

Through his career, Mr. Teitelbaum participated in organized crime and/or narcotics seminars conducted for foreign law enforcement prosecutors and agents in Ukraine, Russia, Macedonia, Czech Republic and at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, in conjunction with the FBI, DEA, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section.