has been in solo practice for nearly 20 years, and has concentrated in partnership disputes, malpractice claims and defense, and general commercial litigation and arbitration. He handles only a few cases at a time, and his adversaries are nearly all nationally known law firms. www.jannuzzo.com
Of his 24 reported cases in the Appellate Division or Court of Appeals, twenty-two are wins, one was a partial win, and only one was a loss. The decision by the Court of Appeals in Darby v. Darby v. VSI
, 95 N.Y.2d 30 (2000), protecting lawyers against a certain type of malpractice claim, has been cited in case law or secondary sources over 100 times.
Mr. Jannuzzo presented an amicus curiae
brief for the prevailing side in the Court of Appeals authoritative construction of Judiciary Law Section 487, which provides for treble damages for attorney deceit in a pending action. Amalfitano v. Rosenberg
, 12 N.Y.3d 8 (2009). He is currently prosecuting a Section 487 case against a large law firm.
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. His video published by Lexis/Nexis, "Preparing For A Deposition In A Business Case," a practical tool used by lawyers to prepare their clients, is said to be the best-selling legal video ever made.