Anthony I. Giacobbe, Jr., Of Counsel
Anthony I. Giacobbe, Jr. has been successfully litigating complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts for eighteen years. He represents insurance companies, banks and other multinational financial institutions in the areas of commercial litigation, banking and insurance disputes. Prior to entering civil practice, Tony served as a prosecutor specializing in domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and crimes against seniors where he conducted many jury and bench trials involving sensitive issues and witnesses.
Over the years Tony successfully defended bank clients against claims alleging unauthorized withdrawals, forged indorsements, breach of contract and fraud. Tony also represents bank clients in sensitive confidential government investigations by federal, state and local prosecutors. He assisted in preparing a bank’s Global Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Sanctions Executive Director of Anti-Money Laundering for testimony before the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (“PSI”).
Tony has also represented insurers in claims to collect premium, loss reimbursements, and to retain collateral for large deductible retention programs resulting in favorable awards and settlements. Tony has successfully represented clients in motions to enforce arbitration agreements and in arbitrations. Tony has tried several arbitrations to award where he has obtained million dollar awards in favor of our clients and also successfully arbitrated an $8 million claim against one of our clients resulting in no liability.
Tony has represented clients in courts throughout the United States, appearing in federal or bankruptcy courts in California, Nevada, and Massachusetts, and serving as co-counsel in matters before courts in Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Tony also represents clients in sports and entertainment matters including representation of the only United States based women’s professional hockey league. Tony serves as an adjunct professor at NYU’s Preston Robert Tisch School of Continuing Professional Studies where he has taught Sports Law, Sports Contracts and Sports Management courses to graduate and undergraduate students.
Tony is a member of the Legal Advisory Council of Sanctuary for Families, a prominent advocate for the rights of children, victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and the LGBT community. Tony served as a member of New York State Office of Court Administration’s Working Group on E-Discovery. Tony was also a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on e-discovery.
Tony published articles on topics including electronic discovery, responding to questioning by federal law enforcement agents and cloud computing. Tony also co-authored a chapter on e-discovery under the Federal Arbitration Act. Tony lectured about e-discovery for the New York State Attorney General’s Office and has lectured and served in panels for the Computer Forensics Show.
Tony joined ZEK’s New York office in 2000 after serving as an Assistant District Attorney for four years and then spending one year at a Manhattan law firm.