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Joseph B.Koczko

PartnerExecutive CommitteeJoseph.Koczko@ThompsonHine.com
New York

O 212.908.3923

Joseph B.Koczko

Partner
Executive CommitteeJoseph.Koczko@ThompsonHine.com
New York

O 212.908.3923

Focus Areas

  • Represented an energy company in a dispute involving exercise of option to purchase majority ownership interest of a biomass power plant.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for not-for-profit in action against a former executive director for breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and breach of contract.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for building owner on breach of commercial lease and piercing the veil/alter ego claims.
  • Defended a calling card company in an action commenced by international sports team involving unfair competition, dilution, false advertising and trademark infringement claims.
  • Obtained favorable resolution for a jewelry wholesaler in connection with trade dress infringement and unfair competition action.
  • Represented owner of coal-fired power plants in connection with Clean Air Act New Source Review investigation.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for introducing prime brokerage firm in arbitration concerning alleged breach of software license.
  • Represented an energy services company in arbitration concerning performance of energy efficiency equipment.
  • Secured affirmance from Appellate Division, First Department, of summary judgment in favor of premise owner on New York State Labor Law claim.
  • Successfully argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals for affirmance of summary judgment relating to alleged breach of employment agreement.
  • Successfully represented a health care program in connection with obtaining a stay of a warrant of eviction, allowing it a temporary reprieve to continue treating patients.
  • “Gasperini v. Center for Humanities, Inc.: State Jury Awards Controls Supplant Seventh Amendment Protection,” Pace Law Review, Fall 1997

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, member

Community Activities

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension, Nassau County, Board of Directors

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1998,
    magna cum laude
    ,

    Pace Law Review, research and writing editor

  • Boston College, B.S., 1993,
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York