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Brett Joshpe

Biography
Brett Joshpe graduated from Cornell University, where he majored in Government and received a B.A. with Distinction in All Subjects. He then graduated from Harvard Law School, where received a J.D., and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Finance and received an M.B.A. After law school, he worked at the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP on corporate transactions and then at the law firm of Wrobel & Schatz LLP. His practice areas include both corporate work and litigation across different industries, including technology, digital media, and financial services. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and has been named a Super Lawyers New York Rising Star from 2014-2020.

Brett also has extensive entrepreneurial experience and most recently led an innovative, award-winning media and technology company in the sports and entertainment industry. He is a published author and has been published in various national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, The New York Post, and The New York Daily News, among others. He is a CFA Charter Holder and a Certified Blockchain Expert.

Education
Cornell University, B.A., 2002
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2005
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 2021

Admissions
State of New York

Honors and Distinctions
Super Lawyers, New York Rising Star, 2014-2020

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Michael Mooney

Biography
Michael Mooney graduated from Kenyon College in 1995 and earned a Master of Business Administration in 1998 and J.D. in 2005, both from The Ohio State University. He began his legal career at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP where he worked primarily on complex mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, he worked on a variety of derivatives transactions, including collateralized debt obligations underwritten by large financial institutions. Subsequently, Mike joined the New York office of Citco Fund Services (USA), Inc., the world’s largest provider of administration services to hedge funds. As Legal Counsel, Mike advised senior management in the New York office and negotiated operative documents with Citco’s hedge fund clients. Currently his practice focuses on all manner of corporate transactions.

He is admitted to the Bars of New York and Ohio. Prior to attending law school, Mike spent seven years in and around the Ohio Statehouse working as both a Legislative Aide in the Ohio Senate and as Director of Legislative Affairs for the Ohio Insurance Institute.

Education
Kenyon College, B.A., Economics, 1995, Cum Laude
The Ohio State University, M.B.A. 1999
The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2005, Summa Cum Laude,
Ohio State Law Journal, 2003-2005

Admissions
State of New York
State of Ohio

Honors and Distinctions
Super Lawyers, New York Rising Star, 2014-2016

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Edward Paltzik

Biography
Edward Paltzik earned a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. from Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences, graduating with Distinction in All Subjects. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey.

Mr. Paltzik has extensive litigation experience involving a wide variety of complex civil and criminal matters in both state and federal courts. His advocacy has led to successful outcomes in various high-profile matters, including the Buck Foston’s First Amendment litigation against the City of New Brunswick, NJ and its top officials, FINRA arbitration against a major financial institution, a multi-jurisdictional False Claims Act whistleblower case relating to healthcare fraud, and numerous other civil and criminal matters.

Mr. Paltzik’s practice encompasses constitutional and administrative litigation, highly technical commercial and financial disputes, white-collar criminal defense, whistleblower representation, healthcare compliance, probate litigation, and tort claims ranging from defamation to wrongful death.

Education
Cornell University, B.A., 2003
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2006,

Admissions
New York (State, Eastern and Southern Districts)
New Jersey (State, District of New Jersey)

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Amit Sondhi

Biography
Amit Sondhi is a graduate of Villanova University, where he was a political science and philosophy dual major and graduated cum laude. He then graduated from Boston University Law School, where he received his J.D., and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he received an M.B.A. Amit’s practice focuses on a wide variety of litigation, corporate, and regulatory matters affecting businesses of all sizes and executives.  Prior to joining Joshpe Mooney Paltzik, he was Of Counsel at the firm of Mintz Gold and an associate at Lowenstein Sandler.  He was also partners with Ira Sorkin at the law firm of Sorkin & Sondhi.  Amit has also served as General Counsel to several proprietary trading firms. Amit brings a unique perspective to the practice of law, and he is known for giving clients practical, business-minded guidance that spans the litigation and transactional divide. He has also been recognized as a Super Lawyers, New York Metro Rising Star from 2016-2019.

Education
Villanova University, B.A., 2006 (Cum Laude)
Boston University Law School, J.D., 2009
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 2021

Admissions
New York (State)
New Jersey (State)

Honors and Distinctions
Super Lawyers, New York Metro Rising Star, 2016-2019

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brad hogan

Biography
Brad Hogan graduated from Michigan State University, with a degree in Chemistry and from Columbia Law School, where he received his JD. He also has a Master of Engineering Management and an MBA.  Prior to law school, Brad served as a Lieutenant in the United State Navy’s Submarine Service. He led multiple work groups and watch teams responsible for all aspects of submarine operation, maintenance, and training during his stints at sea. He served as the Military Attaché in Yemen overseeing bi-lateral U.S.-Yemen security planning and training of counter-terrorist special forces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As an attorney, Brad had practiced corporate law at several national firms, including Locke Lord LLP, Baker & McKenzie LLP, and Schiff Hardin LLP. His practice focuses on complex corporate transactions, including financings and mergers and acquisitions. 

Education
Michigan State University, B.S., 2005
Columbia Law School, J.D., 2008

Admissions
Texas (State)

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Stavros Papadopoulos

Biography
Stavros Papadopoulos is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he majored in Electrical Engineering, and Boston University School of Law.  His practice focuses primarily on intellectual property and civil and commercial litigation.  He regularly works with clients of all sizes, from entrepreneurs and start-ups to larger companies, and helps them protect their brands through trademark and copyright filings, as well as provides business and regulatory guidance.  Stavros also brings deep technical expertise to his work at the firm, having worked in high technology as a consultant systems engineer on technology projects for large enterprise and Forbes 500 clients prior to attending law school.  He also collaborated with the Johns Hopkins University Hospital on biomedical engineering research projects. Stavros also has extensive experience in the real estate management business. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York and Massachusetts.

Education
Johns Hopkins University, B.S.E.E., 2014
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2018

Admissions
New York (State)
Massachusetts (State)

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Elizabeth Zaccherio

Biography

Elizabeth Zaccherio is a graduate of Boston College where she attended the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management and earned a B.S. in Finance. After college, Elizabeth joined the Royal Bank of Scotland where she worked on the foreign exchange and fixed income derivative sales desks covering large multinational corporations. She also spent time at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as a Private Banker, where her clients included high net worth individuals, families and foundations, and she is a Chartered Financial Analyst. 

With ten years of experience in the banking sector, Elizabeth decided to pursue a legal career and earned her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. At Cardozo, she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and graduated cum laude. During law school, she also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and participated in New York’s Pro Bono Scholars Program. As part of the program, she dedicated her final semester of law school advocating for victims of domestic violence, and earned an Inspire! Award from Cardozo for her public service.

She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters.

Education
Boston College, B.S.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.

Admissions
New York (State)

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