He's the son of a baseball agent and advised the San Diego Padres during the Mitchell Report investigation. When the judge refused to throw out the charges against Clemens after the mistrial, Attanasio admitted he may sound angry in court because he is -- on behalf of his client. "By God, he doesn't deserve this," Attanasio said. He has also questioned whether prosecutors should pick up the tab for Clemens for the first trial because of their errors.
Clemens hired the San Diego-based former federal prosecutor to address a conflict of interest with Hardin, who also briefly advised Pettitte just before the release of the Mitchell Report.