Thomas “Tip” Mazzucco is a Shareholder in Murphy Pearson’s San Francisco office, where he serves as co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations group. With extensive federal and state court trial experience, he has represented and advised political and civic leaders, religious organizations, Wall Street executives, attorneys, judges, college coaches, and professional athletes. His practice includes white-collar criminal defense, commercial, corporate and general litigation, claims involving fiduciaries and professionals, grand jury representation, internal corporate investigations, and representations before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Tip has served as counsel in white collar, internal fraud, and federal grand jury matters. Prior to joining the firm, he served for nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California and served ten years as an Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco.
San Francisco Police Commissioner
As a native San Franciscan, Tip is heavily involved in the community. Appointed by Mayors Gavin Newson and Edwin Lee and unanimously confirmed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, he was appointed and served three terms (twelve years) on the San Francisco Police Commission. During his tenure, he served as the President of the San Francisco Police Commission for four terms.
As a Police Commissioner, Tip was responsible for setting policies and procedures for the San Francisco Police Department while also supervising the Department of Police Accountability (DPA). Additionally, he conducted weekly televised meetings and sat in a quasi-judicial capacity in administrative disciplinary hearings. He has developed an expertise in the investigation and analysis of use of force incidents, in custody deaths, and procedures related to community policing.
- Represented bank executives in an investigation and litigation brought by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), SEC, and the Office of Comptroller of Currency.
- Selected as outside counsel to represent the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in investigations and litigation related to bank closures.
- Represented the Chief Operating Officer / Chief Credit Officer for a large international bank in a five-week long federal criminal trial.
- Represented an investment banker in a USDOJ and SEC Mortgage-Backed Securities investigation and litigation.
- Represented clients related to civil and criminal anti-trust matters
- Represented client in an international political-related money laundering investigation.
- Represented corporate executives in an international tax investigation by the USDOJ and the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS/CID).
- Representing executives from a major financial service company before the SEC.
- Provided crisis management representation for a Wall Street executive.
- Represented a witness in a national security matter.
- Represented executives in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and litigation.
- Represented professional athletes who were victims of financial fraud.
- Represented the Chief Financial Officer / Treasurer of a major tech company regarding an SEC stock options investigation.
- Co-counseled the representation of a religious order of nuns related to a Canon Law investigation by The Vatican.
- Led the review of personnel files, investigation, and public reporting for a religious order of priests regarding credible allegations of sexual abuse.
- Retained as pool counsel to represent various Fortune 500 corporate executives with common interests in Federal and Regulatory investigations and litigation.
- Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine
- Selected for inclusion in White-Collar Crime Expert edition of Expert Guides
- Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory Athletic Hall of Fame, Inductee
- St. Thomas More Society
- Former Vice President
- Little Sisters of Poor
- Board Member
- Saint Anne’s Home, San Francisco
- University of California at Berkeley
- Football Alumni Association “Sons of California”
- Mentor to student football players regarding their career paths, specifically in law, politics, and law enforcement
- Big “C” Society, member
- “Police Reform and Changing Police Culture – A Conversation With Leadership,” co-presenter, Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), May 15, 2017
- “Leaders Come Together to Discuss Police Reform and Changing Police Culture,” Bar Association of San Francisco, Bulletin, July 2017
B.A., Economics, University of California at Berkeley
J.D., San Francisco Law School