Simon Cataldo is a partner at the Ashcroft Law Firm's Boston office. Mr. Cataldo has a depth of experience investigating, prosecuting, and litigating complex white-collar matters involving both public officials and private individuals.
Prior to joining the Ashcroft Law Firm, Mr. Cataldo served as a Trial Attorney at the Public Integrity Section of the United States Department of Justice, where he handled high-profile prosecutions involving elected and appointed government officials, including federal and local law enforcement officials, a judge, and politicians, as well as lobbyists and businesspersons. He has prosecuted violations of federal conspiracy, bribery, Hobbs Act extortion, wire and mail fraud, RICO, Travel Act, criminal contempt, and false statements laws, as well as the Federal Election Campaign Act. At DOJ, Mr. Cataldo partnered with numerous U.S. Attorney’s Offices and led investigative teams that included agents from the FBI, IRS, ICE, DHS, and the Offices of Inspector General at multiple federal agencies. He also contributed substantially to the most recent edition of the DOJ’s Federal Prosecution of Election Offenses Manual.
In 2016, Mr. Cataldo served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where he tried over a dozen cases to verdict in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
From 2014-2015, Mr. Cataldo served as a law clerk to the Honorable William J. Kayatta on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He attended law school at The University of Virginia School of Law, where he was Managing Editor of The Virginia Law Review. Mr. Cataldo graduated order of the coif (top ten percent of graduation class). He was the recipient of the James C. Slaughter Honor Award, presented by the faculty to an outstanding member of the graduating class, and the Ritter Prize for extraordinary honor, character and integrity. During law school Mr. Cataldo also worked as a Summer Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. He graduated magna cum laude from Colorado College with a B.A. in Environmental Science.
Prior to law school Mr. Cataldo was a special education math teacher in Harlem with Teach for America, and was awarded the Amgen Fellowship for leadership in math and science. Mr. Cataldo founded Harlem Lacrosse, a school-based nonprofit that provides academic, emotional, and athletic support for at-risk youth and that now operates in public schools in Boston, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Mr. Cataldo is from Concord, Massachusetts, and lives outside of Boston with his family.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Simon Cataldo