Joe Boccassini is McCarter’s firmwide managing partner and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Compensation Committee. He has led McCarter through four years of continued growth while maintaining our long-standing focus on delivering exceptional client service. Joe is responsible for managing the legal practices, advancing the pro bono and diversity programs, and maintaining the firm’s collegial culture.
Prior to becoming firmwide managing partner, Joe’s practice focused on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. He has represented clients in connection with all types of civil matters, including alleged violations of securities laws and federal and state RICO laws, shareholder derivative claims, and professional negligence actions. He has counseled clients with regard to 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 issues.
As managing partner, Joe has spearheaded the firm’s strategic growth, client value and legal project management initiatives, maintaining the Firm’s reputation for delivering exceptional legal service in a manner that responds to our clients’ needs effectively and efficiently. Joe is also actively involved in several firmwide committees that put McCarter’s core values into practice. A powerful, hands-on advocate of the firm’s pro bono services, he spent a week in rural Georgia providing free legal aid to asylum seekers being held at the Irwin County Detention Center. Joe is also actively engaged with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, helping promote the professional development of law students, lawyers and professionals who reflect McCarter’s vibrant clients and communities.
Joe 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, NJ, and Felician University’s Board of Regents.