Michael V. Caracappa

Michael V. Caracappa

Associate, Business & Commercial Litigation

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Mr. Caracappa is a former law clerk of the Honorable Zahid N. Quraishi, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and the Honorable Walter F. Timpone, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. During his clerkship with Judge Quraishi, Mr. Caracappa also assisted Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson and District Judge Michael A. Shipp directly with dispositive motions.

Mr. Caracappa’s practice includes diverse and complex commercial and criminal litigation matters in New Jersey and New York federal and state courts. He has represented Fortune 500 companies in all stages of commercial litigation and has significant experience defending clients in white collar criminal prosecutions and assisting pharmaceutical manufacturers in complex patent litigation. He helped obtain a complete victory on summary judgment in a quarter-billion-dollar incentive grant dispute and drafted an amicus curiae brief to the New Jersey Supreme Court for the Innocence Project. Mr. Caracappa has also represented other attorneys in malpractice litigation.

Mr. Caracappa’s publications have been cited by the Delaware Chancery Court and in the journal Critical Criminology. He served on the Diversity Committee of his prior law firm.



Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)

  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
  • Senior Notes Editor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal
  • Member, Faculty Curriculum Committee
  • Chancellor Scholar
  • Charles A. Sullivan Endowed Scholar
  • Honor Council

Montclair State University (B.A., magna cum laude)

  • Certificate in Child Advocacy and Policy

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law Clerk to the Honorable Zahid N. Quraishi, U.S.M.J., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ, August 2019 – September 2020

Law Clerk to the Honorable Walter F. Timpone, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, August 2018 – August 2019

Legal Employment

Associate, Riker Danzig LLP, Morristown, NJ, September 2020 – July 2022

Student Attorney, Seton Hall Center for Social Justice, Civil Litigation, Newark, NJ, Spring 2018

Summer Associate, Calcagni & Kanefsky, LLP, Newark, NJ, Summer 2017

Intern, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law, Appellate Practice Group, Newark, NJ, Summer 2016