Joseph Cotilletta

Associate

Overview

Joseph Cotilletta is an Associate in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP, where he prosecutes complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional and individual investors.

Joseph has repeatedly been recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40” civil trial lawyer by National Trial Lawyers, and as a New York Metro “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication.

Joseph is actively involved in the prosecution of several securities class actions, including Boston Retirement Systems v. Uber Technologies, Inc.—a case alleging that the offering documents for Uber’s $8.1 billion IPO misrepresented the company’s business model and growth strategy, passenger safety efforts, and financial condition. Joseph is also involved in pursuing claims against CVS, SciPlay Corp., and PlayAGS for misrepresentations made in IPOs or secondary offerings.

Before joining Labaton Sucharow, Joseph was a Senior Attorney at The Lanier Law Firm, where he pursued high-value cases in various jurisdictions throughout the United States. Joseph helped obtain multi-million dollar recoveries from some of the largest, most prominent companies in the country and set legal precedent in the areas of successor liability and personal jurisdiction. Since the start of his legal career, Joseph has dedicated himself to becoming a skilled advocate, sharpening his litigation expertise while trying numerous cases as first or second chair and taking and defending hundreds of depositions.

Joseph is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Plaintiff’s Task Force, the American Association for Justice, and the New York State Bar Association.

Joseph earned his Juris Doctor from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, where he was selected to join the Order of Barristers and served as an Articles Editor for the Penn State International Law Review and as an extern for the Honorable Kim R. Gibson of the Western District of Pennsylvania. Joseph received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University, where he was captain of the Men’s Lacrosse team.

He is conversant in Italian.

Admissions

2012, New York
2011, New Jersey 

U.S. District Court
2011, District of New Jersey
2012, Eastern District of New York
2012, Southern District of New York
2015, Western District of New York
2019, Northern District of New York
2019, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey