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Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 1992
  • B.S., Georgetown University, magna cum laude, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Litigation Section

New Jersey State Bar Association

Sedona Conference

Joseph T. Boccassini

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Firmwide Managing Partner
  • T: 973.639.6935
    F: 973.297.3848
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Boccassini is the Firm's Managing Partner and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts in New York, New Jersey and Delaware. He has represented clients in a broad spectrum of civil matters, including alleged violations of securities laws and federal and state RICO laws, shareholder derivative claims, professional negligence actions, breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims, breaches of representations and warranties, insurance broker malpractice claims, disputes arising out of business transfers and asset purchase agreements, and the enforcement of non-compete agreements. He also has experience conducting internal corporate investigations and counseling boards of directors on corporate governance and related issues.

Mr. Boccassini serves on the Board of Directors of the Rutherford Education Foundation, a charitable organization formed to advance the academic, athletic and extracurricular experiences of students in the Borough of Rutherford, New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Obtaining a summary judgment dismissal of an $8 billion short-selling RICO conspiracy case in favor of his clients, a preeminent hedge fund group and its principal, in a highly publicized litigation in the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Defending a major bank in two jury trial wins and two appeals to the Second Circuit in a $90 million case brought by secured equipment trust certificate holders alleging breaches of contract, fiduciary duty and the federal Trust Indenture Act.
Representing clients in various alternative dispute resolution forums, including the American Arbitration Association and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.
Securing a multimillion-dollar award for a major chemical company in a binding arbitration arising from a chemical supply contract, successfully defeating claims in excess of $30 million and prevailing on a counterclaim of approximately $10 million.
Affirming a $33 million judgment on behalf of a multinational consumer electronics maker, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.