Joseph A. Fischetti, counsel in the firm’s Business Litigation and Class Action Litigation groups, has been appointed co-chair of the Class Actions Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) for the 2020-2021 term.
One of the NJSBA’s Special Committees formed to meet specific needs of the association and its membership, this committee addresses substantive and procedural issues involving class action lawsuits including legislation, programming, rule changes, new filings, and settlements.
Fischetti represents corporate clients in consumer fraud class actions, financial markets litigation, and high-stakes appeals. His notable matters include the defense of a putative class action brought by a class of ratepayers suing a Massachusetts electric utility for damages caused by a winter storm, which resulted in two key opinions by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court regarding the standards for class certification.
He maintains an active pro bono practice for the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, for which he has handled novel constitutional matters in the United States Supreme Court, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and other appellate courts, as well as representation in immigration court of refugees seeking asylum for political persecution.
In addition to the Class Action Committee, Fischetti serves on the NJSBA’s Appellate Practice Special Committee, the American Bar Association’s Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee, and the District V-B Ethics Committee of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He is a member of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.