Vincent R. Cappucci
Senior Partner,
Chair of Securities Litigation Department

Vincent R. Cappucci is a founding partner of the Firm and is head of its securities litigation practice. Throughout the years, Mr. Cappucci has served as lead counsel in many high-profile securities class actions, corporate transaction related litigation, derivative and other complex litigation, representing the nation’s most prominent investment advisory firms, mutual funds, hedge funds, public pension systems and other institutional investors. He has a distinguished record of success in securities litigation and “bet-the-company” cases, which have resulted in recoveries in the billions of dollars.

His experience includes a multitude of complex trials, arguments in numerous state and federal appellate courts, appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, and mediation and dispute resolution. Mr. Cappucci has been named to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, for his expertise in securities litigation. Mr. Cappucci appeared in Avenue Magazine’s “Legal Elite” list of top litigation attorneys in New York City. Mr. Cappucci is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a highly selective honorary society for members of the American Bar who have demonstrated excellence and accomplishment in trial and appellate advocacy.

Mr. Cappucci has repeatedly been named in Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazine’s New York’s Top Attorneys and Super Lawyers. In 2022, Mr. Cappucci was again named among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, a highly exclusive and elite honor reserved for the nation’s most accomplished trial lawyers who have achieved significant results in high value, high stakes legal matters.  In recent years, Mr. Cappucci has represented investors in prominent litigation in connection with domestic and international merger transactions by companies including:  Aegion Corporation, Air Methods Corporation, Akorn, Inc., Dole Food Company, Inc., Federal Mogul Holdings LLC, Foundation Building Materials, Inc., International Speedway Corporation, Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited, LogMeIn, Inc., Mindbody, Inc., Nord Anglia Education, Inc., Pandora Media, LLC, Pattern Energy Group Inc., Pluralsight, Inc. and Starz.

Mr. Cappucci received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University with a B.S. in Accounting and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. In 2007, he was named a Fordham Law School Centennial Founder, served as past Chair of the Law Advisory Committee, and currently is a member of the Dean’s Planning Council.  In 2013, Mr. Cappucci became a member of the Board of Trustees of Fordham University.

Mr. Cappucci has lectured before associations of the bar and various professional organizations, providing expert commentary on a wide range of securities markets and corporate governance issues. He has served as a faculty member of the National Conference on Corporate Governance and Equity Offerings sponsored by the UCLA Anderson School of Management and University of California Rady School of Management. He has also addressed legal practitioners and financial professionals before the National Association of Public Pension Fund Attorneys, Council of Institutional Investors and The American Conference Institute (Trying and Defending Securities Class Actions), and before International Institutional Investors on Corporate Governance and Shareholder litigation matters at annual conferences of the International Corporate Governance Network (“ICGN”), where he also served on the Committee on Executive Remuneration.

Mr. Cappucci is the author of numerous articles appearing in a host of publications, including: “Revlon’s Shareholder Protections May Be Purely Cosmetic,” Law360, February 2015; “Seeking Subprime Solutions: Fed Action, Legislation and Litigation Address the Subprime Mess,” The 2007 Global Securitization Guide, May 2008; “Legislative and Regulatory Developments in U.S. Securitizations, The 2007 Global Securitization Guide, (May 2007); “Pay, Performance and Proxies: The Latest in Executive Compensation,” Institutional Investor Fund Management Legal & Regulatory Report, March 2007; “Shareholder Activism and the Use of Litigation to Accomplish Investment Goals,” Institutional Investor Fund Management Legal & Regulatory Report, April 2006; “Corporate Governance: 2005 in Review,” Institutional Investor, 2005 Compliance Report; “Securities Class Actions: Settlements,” The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, October 2003; “Hot Topics in Advertising Law: Investor Fraud,” The Association of The Bar of the City of New York, October 22, 2003; “Did I Really Say That? The Truth Behind the DaimlerChrysler Merger,” NAPPA Report, November 2003; “Beyond the Sarbanes-Oxley Bill: Additional Measures to Increase Corporate Accountability and Transparency,” NAPPA Report, September 2002; “Casino Law Is Consistent With Equal Protection,” New York Law Journal, March 20, 2002; “Misreading ‘Gustafson’ Could Eliminate Liability Under Section 11,” New York Law Journal, September 22, 1997; “Liability for Excessive Executive Compensation,” The Corporate Governance Advisor, March/April 1997; “Must Reliance Be Proven To Certify A Class?,” New York Law Journal, August 30, 1996; “Class Action Lawsuits and Securities Fraud: A Plaintiff Lawyer’s View of the Litigation Reform Act,” Securities Industry News, October 7, 1996; and, “Conflicts Between Rule 23 And Securities Reform Act,” New York Law Journal, April 2, 1996.

In addition to membership in various State and National Bar Associations, Mr. Cappucci currently sits on the Second Circuit Courts Committee of the Federal Bar Council and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and is a member of the American Bar Association Section on Antitrust Law. Mr. Cappucci is also a State Co-Chair of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society.

Mr. Cappucci is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Gregorian University Foundation, which oversees funding for a consortium of three Jesuit institutes of higher learning in Rome, originally founded in 1551. In November, 2011 Mr. Cappucci was elected to the Board of Governors of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, which through its charitable works has disbursed millions of dollars in scholarships and grants supporting the educational goals of deserving young students nationally. He now serves on the Advisory Board to that Foundation. In January 2018, Mr. Cappucci joined the Board of the White Plains Hospital Foundation, which supports the fundraising and advocacy efforts of White Plains Hospital and ensures success in raising funds to support the institution’s most critical needs.

Professional Associations

Federal Bar Council
New York State Bar Association
National Association of Securities Class Action Attorneys
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
American Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Fordham University School of Law: Dean’s Law Advisory Committee and Law School Planning Committee

  • Fordham University, B.S.
  • Fordham University, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • New York