Renato Mariotti is a trial attorney at Thompson Coburn LLP. Prior to joining Thompson Coburn, Renato was a federal prosecutor for over nine years, where he investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of crimes, including in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Section. In that role, Renato was best known as the lead prosecutor in the nation’s first prosecution of a high-frequency trader. Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Renato practiced antitrust and securities litigation at a large law firm, where he was part of the trial team in the then-largest civil antitrust class action in United States history. In addition to his law practice, Renato is an in-demand legal analyst for television, radio, and print. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Politico, The Washington Post, and a variety of other publications, and he regularly appears on national television, including on CBS, CNN, and most frequently, on MSNBC. Renato is widely viewed as a national expert on the Russia investigation, which he writes about daily on his Twitter feed at @renato_mariotti.
Renato is active in many political and community causes, including working with the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters. Renato is a committed progressive, who works to further a variety of progressive issues, including economic equality, women’s rights, defending against right to work legislation, and protecting the environment.
Renato was born on Chicago’s south side to first-generation Americans. He was the first in his family to go to college, where he graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, and then Yale Law School. Following law school, Renato clerked on the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. While Renato now lives in Chicago’s north side, he remains a devoted White Sox fan.