Mauro Tucci is a member in the firm’s Litigation Group. He regularly litigates in federal and state courts on a range of complex commercial disputes. Mauro’s experience includes white collar criminal defense, regulatory and administrative matters, labor disputes, and class action defense. He routinely represents health care providers, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufactures, and public entities.
Prior to joining the firm, Mauro was an attorney with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Marie P. Simonelli, J.A.D. (then J.S.C.) of the Superior Court of New Jersey and interned for the Honorable William J. Martini, U.S.D.J. of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Mauro received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, and his M.B.A. in Finance, with honors, from Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business. He received his B.A., in Political Science, from Colgate University, where he graduated with honors and was a member of the political science and economics honor societies.
- Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list, Business Litigation; Criminal Defense: White Collar; General Litigation (2012-2020)
- Included in New Jersey Law Journal, New Leaders of the Bar (2018)
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- American Bar Association
- Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
- Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
- Essex County Bar Association, Board of Trustees
- Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Caldwell Borough Zoning Board of Adjustment (2015-2016)
- District V-C Ethics Committee (2014-2018)
- Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 2006)
- Seton Hall University (M.B.A., with honors, 2006)
- Colgate University (B.A., with honors, 2002)
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Mauro’s cases of note include:
- Successfully argued appeal that affirmed summary judgment decision dismissing false arrest claims based on probable cause to arrest and qualified immunity, Latimer v. William Paterson Univ., 2023 WL 7031719 (App. Div., Oct. 26, 2023)
- Won trial judgment compelling specific performance from a public authority on a multi-phase redevelopment project
- Defeated an appeal seeking automatic approval of a site plan application before a land use board before establishing jurisdiction under the Municipal Land Use Law, The Silverman Group v. Morristown Planning Bd., 2023 WL 2997949 (App. Div., Apr. 19, 2023)
- Defeated an appeal to the Third Circuit challenging summary judgment dismissing Section 1983 claims arising from probable cause arrests in a five-on-one sexual assault investigation by a public university police department, Collick v. William Paterson Univ., 2022 WL 14002177 (3d Cir., Oct. 24, 2022)
- Defeated a constitutional challenge to a county’s authority to contract for inmate mental health services, Essex Cty. Corr. Officers PBA Local No. 382 v. Cty. of Essex, 439 N.J. Super. 107, 129 (App. Div. 2014), Essex Cty. Corr. Officers PBA Local No. 382 v. Cty. of Essex, 2016 WL 7369046 (App. Div. Dec. 20, 2016)
- Negotiated a consent decree with FDA and federal prosecutors resolving regulatory and criminal investigations of an international medical device manufacturer accused of violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
- Defense of an international beverage manufacturer in multi-state class actions alleging consumer fraud based on “all natural” marketing under FDA labeling regulations
- Trial verdict defeating undue influence claims for bank account funds involving a construction company
- Won summary judgment dismissing civil rights claims against a county prosecutor’s office for false arrest in connection with a highly publicized murder investigation
- Upheld the budgeting authority of a county executive against constitutional challenges asserted by the county clerk and county surrogate, Hogan v. Donovan, 2012 WL 1328279 (Law Div. Apr. 17, 2012)
- Trial verdict overturning a municipal election for voter fraud
- Successful defense of a $1 million arbitration demand against a major financial services corporation
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