Patricia Prezioso, Esq.

Partner

pprezioso@nfclegal.com
P: 973.665.9100
F: 973.665.9101

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About Patricia

Patricia Prezioso has had a distinguished legal career and brings significant trial and employment law experience to NFC. Prior to joining NFC and entering the private sector, Patti worked for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office – Division of Criminal Justice, where she served as Chief of Law Enforcement Service, Deputy Director, and eventually Executive Assistant Attorney General. She also worked at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for several years, where she served as Designated Homicide Assistant and member of the Sex Crimes Unit, Criminal Court Supervisor, and Director of Legal Staff Training for a staff of over 500 prosecutors.

During her tenure with the New Jersey AG’s Office, Patti was the lead prosecutor in State v. McGuire, one of New Jersey’s most infamous and complex murder trials. Televised nationally over 8 weeks, the trial included testimony from 80 witnesses and resulted in a verdict on behalf of the State.

Patti went on to achieve significant success representing businesses and Fortune 500 companies in the private sector in both employment and non-employment matters. She was recently instrumental in helping a client, a global pharmaceuticals company, recover fees and sanctions against a former employee in excess of $2 million.

Patti provides comprehensive assistance to corporations and business entities on issues such as in-house investigations, responding to government subpoenas and investigations, general investigations, employment advice, environmental claims, criminal allegations, and contract disputes. In addition, she leverages her extensive interviewing, strategizing and evidence-gathering background when conducting internal investigations. Her unique investigative and prosecutorial experience from her time in the public sector is integrated in her investigation and defense of employment matters. Patti’s government experience and science background enable her to support clients in heavily regulated industries, such as energy and pharmaceuticals.

Patti was named to the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2016 list of “Top 20 Women in the Law”.  She has been honored by the state of New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety with “Professional Achievement” awards and received the “Innovation in Government” award from the National Council of State Governments.  Patti speaks frequently on trial advocacy, trial preparation, investigating employment claims, and discovery. She has been featured in news specials on ABC, NBC, CBS and the Discovery Channel.

 

Listed in Super Lawyers®, Employment Litigation, 2018

Named to the New Jersey Law Journal’s “List of Top Women in the Law”, 2016

“Innovation in Government Award”, National Council of State Governments, 2005

“Professional Achievement Award”, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, 2004 “Professional Achievement Award”, The State of New Jersey, 2004

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Professional

Professional Experience

McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen, & Carvelli, P.C. (MARC), Partner 2007 - 2017
New Jersey Attorney General's Office - Division of Criminal Justice, Executive Assistant Attorney General 2006 - 2007
New Jersey Attorney General's Office - Division of Criminal Justice, Deputy Director 2006
New Jersey Attorney General's Office - Division of Criminal Justice, Chief of Law Enforcement Service 2002 - 2006
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office - Designated Homicide Assistant and member of Sex Crimes Unit 1999 - 2002
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office - Designated Homicide Director of Legal Staff Training 1999 - 2002
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office - Designated Homicide Criminal Court Supervisor 1998 - 1999

Professional Activities

NJ District VB Ethics Committee Completed service in 2016
NJ Supreme Court Committee on Women and the Courts 2002 - 2006
Permanent Hiring Committee, NY County’s District Attorney’s Office 1996 - 2002

Background

Education

Brooklyn Law School
J.D.
1988
State University of New York at Albany
B.S., Biology/Chemistry
1985

Admissions

State of Pennsylvania 2015
State of New Jersey 2002
State of New York 1989
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York 2009
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 2009
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey 2002

Civic & Charitable Activities

Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007 – Present

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

“Legislative & Strategic Trends in the Aftermath of the “Me Too” Movement”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar, Panel Presentation, November 2018

“Investigations and the Impact of Resolutions and Trial”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, 2nd Annual Employment Law CLE Day, January 2018

“Ethics & Professionalism”, NJAJ Educational Foundation, Hilton Meadowlands, November 2017

“Ethical Concerns in the Criminal Justice System”, Brooklyn Law School, October 2016

“Cross-Examination Strategies”, April 2016

“Investigating A Circumstantial Case”, Rutgers University, December 2014

“Trial Advocacy Course”, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, 2014

“Conducting Investigations Concerning Employment Claims”, NJLJ Program for GCs, November 2013

“Locating Prosecution Errors”, November 2013

“Ethics and Professionalism for Criminal Attorneys”, April 2013

“Investigating and Prosecuting a Circumstantial Case”, Rutgers University, March 2013

“Does the Crime Victims Bill of Rights Impact the Prosecution or Defense?”, November 2012

“Cross-Examination Strategies”, November 2013

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