Marc C. Panepinto is an American attorney and Democratic politician from New York State.
Panepinto was born and raised in Tonawanda, New York. Panepinto attended the University of Buffalo and played for the Buffalo Bulls football team; he was captain of the 1987 team. Panepinto worked construction with Laborers Union Local 210. Panepinto went on to study Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois, and graduated from The University at Buffalo School of Law. He is a founding partner at the Buffalo law firm of Dolce Panepinto. Panepinto was convicted of misdemeanor election law violations in 2001.
Panepinto ran for the New York State Senate in the 60th district in the 2014 elections. He won the election, receiving 34% of the vote; Republican Party nominee Kevin Stocker finished with 30%, Independence Party nominee Mark Grisanti (the incumbent) received 28%, and Conservative Party nominee Timothy Gallagher (a dummy candidate who did not campaign) received 8%.
Panepinto did not seek re-election in 2016. Following Panepinto's announcement that he would not seek re-election, the Erie County District Attorney's Office opened an investigation into claims of an underage drinking party at Panepinto's home.
On June 28, 2018, Panepinto pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges arising out of an attempted cover-up of unwanted sexual advances he made to a member of his Senate staff in January 2016. On December 14, 2018, Panepinto was sentenced to two months in prison.