Joseph E. diGenova, a founding partner of diGenova & Toensing represents individuals, corporations and other entities in criminal, civil, administrative and investigative matters.
In 1997, diGenova was named Special Counsel by the U.S. House of Representatives to probe the International Brotherhood of Teamsters over illegal campaign activities. He was appointed chairman of the Grievance Committee of the District Court, District of Columbia, in 1995, and in December 1992, appointed Independent Counsel in the Clinton Passport File Search matter.
For four years, diGenova was United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. He supervised complex Federal criminal and civil matters including international drug smuggling, public corruption, espionage, insider trading, tax fraud, extradition, fraud, RICO, export control and international terrorism. He conducted a wide-ranging probe of corruption in the D.C. government which led to the conviction of two deputy mayors. He led the prosecution of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard and supervised the prosecution of attempted Presidential assassin, John W. Hinckley.
diGenova has extensive experience on Capitol Hill. He was chief counsel and staff director of the Senate Rules Committee and counsel to the Senate Judiciary, Governmental Affairs and Select Intelligence Committee. He has conducted confirmation, investigative, legislative and oversight hearings, drafted legislation and testified before both chambers of Congress. He also served as administrative assistant and legislative director to U.S. Senator Charles Mathias.
diGenova has published articles on criminal law, terrorism and Congressional oversight, and has spoken on those and other litigation and legislative issues to various organizations throughout the United States. As part of his advocacy approach, he has appeared on many well-known national television programs. He is a native of Delaware and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and his law degree from Georgetown University.
He is married to his law partner Victoria Toensing.