Samuel B. Santo, Jr.
Samuel Santo, Jr., a partner, has more than 25 years of expertise in a wide variety of complex civil and commercial litigation matters, with trial experience in both state and federal courts. He specializes in litigating and arbitrating high-stakes business disputes covering a broad spectrum of matters, including breach of contract, product liability, New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and New Jersey Franchise Practices Act issues, health care and Third Party Logistics (3PLs), as well as employee piracy and other business torts.
Samuel’s success is grounded upon the strong relationship he builds with his clients, his eagerness to learn their business and objectives inside and out, and the litigation savvy and experience he brings to bear while creating and implementing strategies to help them achieve their goals.
- University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1989
- president, Student Bar Association
- University of Notre Dame, B.A., Government and Philosophy, 1986
- New York, 1993
- New Jersey, 1989
- U.S. Court of Appeals,Third Circuit, 1993
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1989
- Kearfott Guidance & Navigation Corp. in a breach of contract dispute over an inertial navigation guidance systems contract valued at more than $100 million.
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in a breach of contract/implied covenant of good faith/employee piracy matter involving claims of more than $10 million.
- Dornbracht USA, Inc. and Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG (a premium kitchen and bath fixture manufacturer and its U.S. representative) in a variety of matters, including a breach of contract lawsuit implicating franchise practices acts in more than 10 states.
- Liberty Healthcare System/Jersey City Medical Center in an appeal from the State Commission of Health’s rejection of a certificate of need application for a megavoltage radiation oncology program.
- National coordinating counsel in connection with a manufacturer’s defense of asbestos-related wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits in more than 25 states; oversight of more than 20 local counsel law firms.
- Verizon Wireless in a litigation involving the misapplication of commercial instructions.
- Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants of G-I Holdings, Inc. in an action to set aside an alleged fraudulent conveyance valued at about $1 billion.
- The Newark Group in an action against foreign nationals and their domestic operating company involving claims of employee piracy and tortious interference with business opportunity.
- Corning Inc. in a variety of commercial business issues, including a breach of contract lawsuit over facilities in the United States and Europe.