Paul G. Nittoly

Overview

PAUL G. NITTOLY is Of Counsel in the Firm's Commercial Litigation Group.  Mr. Nittoly is an experienced trial attorney who practices both criminal and civil litigation concentrating on corporate internal investigations, labor and employment law matters on behalf of management, and white collar criminal defense.  He has represented a variety of corporations and individuals in defense of employment related matters including wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment before federal courts, state courts and administrative agencies.  He has also represented corporations, their officers and employees in investigations before federal and state grand juries and in defense of criminal matters in the federal and state trial courts.

He received his bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in 1970 and his J.D. from New York Law School in 1973.  He lectures and writes on a variety of legal topics and was a member of the editorial advisory board of the Corporate Criminal Liability Reporter.  His publication, “Environmental Criminal Cases:  The Dawn of a New Era,” appeared in the Seton Hall Law Review, Volume Twenty-One, Number Four.  He is also the author of two book chapters in the text Readings in White-Collar Crime.

Mr. Nittoly is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America and the American Bar Foundation. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee and a former co-chair of the ABA Litigation Section’s Subcommittee on Environmental Crimes.  He is a member of the Criminal Law and the  Labor and Employment Law Sections of both the American Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association and was a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Practitioners’ Advisory Group (PAG) and a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.  He was the recipient of the 2009 Douglas Eakeley Award from the Legal Services Foundation of Essex County for providing outstanding legal service to the less fortunate and has been consistently ranked by Chambers USA (2009-2021) for his competence in white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Nittoly served as an assistant prosecutor in Essex County, from 1973-1979, where he was senior trial attorney responsible for numerous high profile criminal prosecutions and investigations.  He has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Trial Attorney Certification as both a civil and criminal trial attorney.  Mr. Nittoly served as master and past president of the C. Willard Heckel Chapter of the American Inns of Court and as chair/past president of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey.  He is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was a faculty member of the inaugural ABOTA Trial College at Princeton University in June 2010 and the second ABOTA Trial College in July 2012 at Harvard Law School.  He is also a past president of the Essex County Bar Association, past president of the Legal Services Foundation of Essex County, and former member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.  He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice. Mr. Nittoly received the Samuel S. Saiber Professional Achievement Award from the Essex County Bar Association recognizing his 15 years of pro bono representation in litigation which resulted in the renovation and restoration of the historic Old Essex County Courthouse in Newark, N.J., which reopened in March 2005.

  • Recognized in 2018-2021 Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the area of Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® (2005-2021), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Criminal Defense:White Collar, General Litigation, and Employment Litigation:Defense. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). 
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2009, 2017-2022) a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the area of Criminal Defense: White-Collar. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). 

Overview

PAUL G. NITTOLY is Of Counsel in the Firm's Commercial Litigation Group.  Mr. Nittoly is an experienced trial attorney who practices both criminal and civil litigation concentrating on corporate internal investigations, labor and employment law matters on behalf of management, and white collar criminal defense.  He has represented a variety of corporations and individuals in defense of employment related matters including wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment before federal courts, state courts and administrative agencies.  He has also represented corporations, their officers and employees in investigations before federal and state grand juries and in defense of criminal matters in the federal and state trial courts.

He received his bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in 1970 and his J.D. from New York Law School in 1973.  He lectures and writes on a variety of legal topics and was a member of the editorial advisory board of the Corporate Criminal Liability Reporter.  His publication, “Environmental Criminal Cases:  The Dawn of a New Era,” appeared in the Seton Hall Law Review, Volume Twenty-One, Number Four.  He is also the author of two book chapters in the text Readings in White-Collar Crime.

Mr. Nittoly is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America and the American Bar Foundation. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee and a former co-chair of the ABA Litigation Section’s Subcommittee on Environmental Crimes.  He is a member of the Criminal Law and the  Labor and Employment Law Sections of both the American Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association and was a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Practitioners’ Advisory Group (PAG) and a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.  He was the recipient of the 2009 Douglas Eakeley Award from the Legal Services Foundation of Essex County for providing outstanding legal service to the less fortunate and has been consistently ranked by Chambers USA (2009-2021) for his competence in white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Nittoly served as an assistant prosecutor in Essex County, from 1973-1979, where he was senior trial attorney responsible for numerous high profile criminal prosecutions and investigations.  He has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Trial Attorney Certification as both a civil and criminal trial attorney.  Mr. Nittoly served as master and past president of the C. Willard Heckel Chapter of the American Inns of Court and as chair/past president of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey.  He is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was a faculty member of the inaugural ABOTA Trial College at Princeton University in June 2010 and the second ABOTA Trial College in July 2012 at Harvard Law School.  He is also a past president of the Essex County Bar Association, past president of the Legal Services Foundation of Essex County, and former member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.  He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice. Mr. Nittoly received the Samuel S. Saiber Professional Achievement Award from the Essex County Bar Association recognizing his 15 years of pro bono representation in litigation which resulted in the renovation and restoration of the historic Old Essex County Courthouse in Newark, N.J., which reopened in March 2005.

  • Recognized in 2018-2021 Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the area of Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® (2005-2021), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Criminal Defense:White Collar, General Litigation, and Employment Litigation:Defense. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). 
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2009, 2017-2022) a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the area of Criminal Defense: White-Collar. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). 

Education

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (A.B. 1970)
New York Law School (J.D. 1973)

Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, SDNY
U.S. District Court, EDNY
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
State of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of Illinois

Memberships

Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
American Board of Trial Advocates