Michael A. Iannucci

Biography

Michael Iannucci concentrates his practice in complex business and class action litigation matters, serving both corporate and individual clients in disputes in a variety of industries. He represents clients in the following types of matters:

  • breach of contract
  • fraud, consumer fraud, false advertising, and unfair and deceptive trade practices,
  • tortious interference, unfair competition, and employee raiding
  • preliminary and permanent injunctions, temporary restraining orders, and special injunctions
  • corporate governance and shareholder disputes
  • FDCPA, TILA, TCPA, TCCWNA, UTPCPL, FCEUA, RESPA, and FCRA

Mike has also been involved in numerous mediations, arbitrations, and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to limit clients’ expenses and exposure. In addition, he frequently publishes and lectures on class action litigation and federal court practice.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mike is a member of Blank Rome’s Recruiting and Retention Committee, Alumni Committee, and Litigation Department’s CLE Planning Committee. He previously served as the co-chair of the Firm's 2014, 2016, and 2017 summer associate program.

Mike began his career as a federal law clerk to the Honorable John J. Hughes, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers University School of Law–Camden with high honors, served as the editor-in-chief of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion and interned for Supreme Court of New Jersey Justice F.J. Fernandez-Vina.

Outside the Firm

Mike lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and two children. He is a strong supporter of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, where he and his wife met, as well as an avid college baseball fan.

Experience

Class Action Litigation

  • Successfully represented two international restaurant companies in consumer class actions before the Superior Court of New Jersey – Appellate Division and Supreme Court of New Jersey alleging violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”) and the Truth in Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act (“TCCWNA”).
  • Lead counsel to a regional oil and propane company in bet-the-company class action litigation.
  • A national home security services company, in a consumer class action pending in the federal court in Pittsburgh, PA, alleging violations of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (“UTPCPL”) and the Fair Credit Extension and Uniformity Act (“FCEUA”).
  • A large, privately held company in a consumer class action pending before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court concerning the application of the UTPCPL to out-of-state residents.
  • Represent international retailer in false advertising and consumer fraud putative class actions pending in New York federal court.
  • Successfully represented several clothing retailers in consumer fraud actions alleging violations of TCCWNA in New Jersey federal court.
  • Successfully represented a national home mortgage servicer in a class action litigation concerning issues of first impression under RESPA and the Mortgage Satisfaction Act in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania federal court.
  • Successfully represented a director in a minority shareholder class action case pending in the federal court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • A national bank in a class action litigation pending in federal court.
  • A company, in a derivative shareholder class action and injunction case alleging breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Obtained dismissal of a pharmaceutical company in consumer fraud class actions alleging price-fixing in Pennsylvania federal court.
  • Represent automobile dealer in putative class actions in Pennsylvania state court alleging violations of the U.C.C.
  • Successfully represented debt collectors in compelling arbitration in putative FDCPA class action.

Business Litigation

  • Lead counsel to national mortgage loan originator in restrictive covenant and employee raiding, TCPA/privacy and employment litigation.
  • Lead counsel to a regional medical practice concerning government investigations, employment advice, and commercial disputes.
  • Successfully represented a regional company in the defense of employee raiding/unfair competition claims.
  • Representing a medical device company against employee raiding/unfair competition claims in Indiana federal court.
  • Successfully represented two telecommunication companies in a commercial lease dispute against landlord and developer.
  • Successfully represented an international global lighting manufacturer in connection with breach of contract and tort claims arising from a stock purchase agreement in the Delaware Chancery Court.
  • A national law firm in a multi-jurisdictional partnership dispute, including an injunction and multiple appeals.
  • Lead counsel to a national military defense company in breach of contract disputes in federal courts in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Missouri.
  • Counsel to an international defense contractor in a  misappropriation of trade secrets litigation matter in California state court.
  • Lead counsel to a web site developer in a software and contract dispute pending in New York state court.
  • Outside counsel to a publicly traded company responsible for commercial, product liability, and consumer fraud matters.
  • Lead counsel to a national food franchise in an employment termination dispute.
  • Lead counsel to a national food franchise and national financial company involving TCPA claims.
  • Lead counsel to national mortgage servicers and financial institutions in FDCPA, RESPA, TILA, and unfair trade practices/consumer fraud litigation.
  • Lead counsel to a Philadelphia-based cooperative association concerning all legal and regulatory matters.
  • Lead appellate counsel to individuals in a precedential decision concerning the interpretation of New Jersey’s Safe Dam Act.
  • A pharmacy in a complex professional malpractice and wrongful death litigation.
  • A regional industrial staffing company in a wrongful death and Dram Shop action.

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Recognitions

  • 2014–2017, “Pennsylvania Rising Star” in Business Litigation, listed in Super Lawyers®
  • 2014-2017, Pennsylvania "Rising Star" in Business Litigation, listed in Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2014, “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” listed in The Legal Intelligencer

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
Professional Activities

Mike serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Delaware Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Lourdes Health System’s Golf Committee, where he is serving as the chairman for 2017 and 2018. He also serves as a volunteer admissions representative for, and career mentor to, undergraduate students at the University of Delaware. In addition, Mike volunteers to provide pro bono legal services for the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (“VIP”), the Homeless Advocacy Project ("HAP"), and Compass.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Colorado
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, JD, with high honors
  • University of Delaware, BA, with distinction