Lee Squitieri

32 East 57th Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
tel: 212-421-6492
fax: 212-421-6553
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Lee Squitieri is a partner of Squitieri & Fearon, LLP. Mr. Squitieri represents stockholders, consumers and pension plan participants in complex class actions and individual lawsuits throughout the United States. His primary practice involves pursuing class actions on behalf of investors and retirement plans. He has received an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell, indicating the highest level of professional excellence and was named a “Super Lawyer” for the New York Metro area in 2010.

Mr. Squitieri has successfully litigated class actions in the antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, ERISA, consumer and labor areas of practice. Mr. Squitieri has also successfully prosecuted private and class action securities fraud and other types of claims on behalf of large investors. Mr Squitieri has obtained significant recoveries for diverse clients such as an improperly terminated attorney at a large prominent law firm; a wrongfully terminated executive of a Fortune 500 company alleging race discrimination whose case Mr. Squitieri tried to a jury for five days before a settlement was reached and has defended through trial and jury verdict a former CEO of a multi-national food retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer and distributor against charges of self-dealing, mismanagement and bad faith. Currently, Mr. Squitieri is currently court appointed lead counsel in such major matters, among others, as an antitrust class action suit against Live Nation alleging monopolization of the concert promotion business; a shareholders’ derivative lawsuit against CA, Inc.’s former officers and directors for breach of their duties; an ERISA suit against the fiduciaries of AIG’s various pension plans for losses of hundreds of millions of dollars of pension assets. Mr. Squitieri is also representing institutional investors against Royal Bank of Canada in a fraud and fiduciary breach action arising out of the Canadian Norsheild investment scandal in 2005 and private investors in a fraud and fiduciary breach action against a notorious Madoff “feeder” fund.

Since he began practicing law, Mr. Squitieri has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for the people he has represented, in many class actions and individual lawsuits.

Practice Areas

  • ERISA/Retirement Benefits Class Actions
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Securities/Stock Fraud Actions
  • Consumer Fraud Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Merger and Takeover Cases
  • Dangerous and Defective Products Litigation
  • Consumer Fraud Litigation
  • Discrimination Litigation

Education

  • J.D., New York Law School, 1983
  • B.A., Rutgers College, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey,1983
  • New York, 1984

Court Admissions

  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • New York State Supreme Court, First Department
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit