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Kenneth F. Noto

Adjunct Professor of Law

A.B., Georgetown University, 1972
J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1975

Mr. Noto is presently a Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. In his tenure at the Office, he has been assigned to a special multi-agency and prosecutor task force which gained fame as Operation Greenback. Mr. Noto specialized in the prosecution of money laundering and narcotics cases. After five years in Operation Greenback he went to the Narcotics Section in 1988 and then to the Public Corruption Section. Mr Noto was made a supervisor and Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Section in 1988 and then a Deputy Chief in the Narcotics Section in 1990 where he returned to the prosecution of money laundering and complex narcotics cases, as well as the supervision of line Assistant United States Attorneys. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office in Miami Mr. Noto worked approximately four years as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. He specialized in the prosecution of complex white collar organized crime cases. While at the Department of Justice he served tours of duty as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and the Southern District of Florida. Prior to the Department of Justice, Mr. Noto worked for almost three years in the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Mr. Noto has lectured domestically and internationally on the topics of money laundering and narcotics prosecutions. He has taught advanced seminars and classes on these subjects and taught at the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C. and at the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Mr. Noto teaches the criminal law practice clinic at St. Thomas University School of Law.