Mr. Jannuzzo has been in solo practice for 23 years, and has concentrated on legal malpractice claims and defense, partnership disputes, and general commercial litigation and arbitration. His adversaries are nearly all nationally known law firms. Of his 26 reported cases in the Appellate Division or Court of Appeals, 24 are wins, one was a partial win, and one was a loss. The loss went all the way to the Court of Appeals, but was decided adversely.
Mr. Jannuzzo inadvertently became versed in Judiciary Law Section 487 eight years ago, when he brought a Section 487 action on behalf of a client against a very large law firm. He participated in both of the Court of Appeals cases that are the controlling case law on Section 487: Amalfitano v. Rosenberg, and Melcher v. Greenberg Traurig LLP, once as amicus curiae and then again as counsel.
His prior practice was in large firms, with an emphasis on international litigation. During the late 1980’s, he was resident in Saudi Arabia, where he was among other things outside counsel to the U.S. government in military construction claims. Mr. Jannuzzo was one of the candidates nominated by the United States for the U.N. Compensation Commission, which administered the war claims arising out of the first Gulf War.
Mr. Jannuzzo is a 1976 graduate of Yale Law School.