Michael V. Caracappa Joins the Gibbons Commercial & Criminal Litigation Group


August 16, 2022

Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that Michael V. Caracappa has joined the firm as an associate in the Commercial & Criminal Litigation Group, resident in the Newark office.

Mr. Caracappa was previously an associate with Riker Danzig LLP in Morristown, New Jersey, where he represented Fortune 500 companies in all stages of litigation in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts. He handled commercial, complex contract, attorney malpractice, and insurance coverage matters. While at Riker Danzig, Mr. Caracappa 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, Inc. Mr. Caracappa also served on the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Before joining Riker Danzig, Mr. Caracappa completed two clerkships: the first for the Honorable Walter F. Timpone, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and the second and most recent with the Honorable Zahid N. Quraishi, then a Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey. During law school, he served as a summer associate with Calcagni & Kanefsky, LLP, where he was involved in white collar and commercial matters. In addition, he was an intern in the Appellate Practice Group of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s Division of Law, drafting appellate briefs on behalf of the state in appeals of termination of parental rights.

Mr. Caracappa earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, where he was an Associate Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review and the Senior Notes Editor of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Montclair State University. Mr. Caracappa’s publications have been cited by the Delaware Chancery Court and in the journal Critical Criminology. He is admitted to practice in the state of New Jersey and state of New York.