Peter Neronha, District of Rhode Island
By Stephanie Woodrow | August 13, 2022 2:17 pm

Peter Neronha (DOJ)

Peter Neronha (DOJ)

Peter Neronha (Boston College, Boston College Law School) is nominated to replace Robert Clark Corrente, who resigned June 26.

His vitals:

  • Born in Wakefield, R.I., in 1963.
  • Been assistant U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island since December 2002 where he has prosecuted cases involving firearms, drugs, extortion, white collar and public corruption matters. Previously served as Project Safe Neighborhoods Coordinator and Anti-Gang Coordinator and currently is the chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force.
  • Worked in the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office for more than six years, serving as Assistant Attorney General from January 2001 until December 2002 and Special Assistant Attorney General from Nov. 1996 until Jan. 2001. During his tenure he prosecuted cases related to public corruption, white collar crime and environmental matters.
  • Was an associate in the litigation department of Goodwin Proctor in Boston, Mass. from September 1989 until November 1996, with an 11-month break in 1995 while he and his wife moved from Massachusetts to Rhode Island. While working at the firm he dealt with issues involving land-use planning and zoning, environmental, intellectual property, securities fraud, construction, copyright and commercial dispute matters.
  • Was a paralegal at Lovett Schefrin & Gallogly in Providence, R.I., from November 1985 until  August 1986
  • Estimates he has tried 75 trials to verdict, most of which he was sole or chief counsel. Has also tried fewer than five cases as co-counsel.
  • Graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he was a member of Law Review, and graduated summa cum laude from Boston College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kapa and a participant in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program.

Click here for his full questionnaire.

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