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.  He also represents investors in corporate governance and transactional matters, including class action and derivative litigation.

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

Joe 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.  Joe was part of the team that secured a $39 million recovery in a securities class action against World Wrestling Entertainment.

Joe also plays a pivotal role in representing Dell’s Class V Stockholders in In re Dell Technologies Inc. Class V Stockholders Litigation. This action challenges a share exchange transaction through which the controlling stockholders of Dell—Michael Dell and Silver Lake Group LLC—are accused of breaching their fiduciary duties and expropriating billions of dollars in value from Dell’s Class V Stockholders.

Before joining Labaton Sucharow, Joe was a Senior Attorney at The Lanier Law Firm, where he gained substantial trial and litigation experience pursuing high-value cases in various jurisdictions throughout the United States. Joe 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, Joe 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.

Joe 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.

Joe 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. Joe 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.

Settled | Resolved Cases

  • City of Warren Police & Fire Retirement System v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

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