Tony Corleto is a Partner in the Westchester office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Product & General Liability practice groups. Tony focuses on commercial litigation, lawyers’ professional liability and sports risk matters. His experience covers intellectual property, corporate, construction, insurance coverage and bad faith, environmental and employment practice liability issues. Tony regularly tries cases and argues appeals in the state and federal courts of Connecticut and New York.
Before his legal career, Tony worked as a commercial casualty underwriter and risk management consultant. He also has served as general counsel for a software company and for a nationwide environmental consultancy. Tony also serves as general counsel for a nationwide sport governing body, handling rights management and general governance.
Whether managing a technology company data breach or litigating traumatic brain injury claims, he looks beyond the issue of immediate concern to better understand how it originated, to help clients avoid similar problems in the future.
Areas of Focus
In commercial litigation and transactions, Mr. Corleto represents a wide range of clients, including consulting organizations in the technology, environmental and market research sectors; general and trade contractors; insurance companies and brokers; community association directors and officers; and software developers.
Mr. Corleto has handled branding/identity projects, franchise matters, and transfers of environmentally impaired properties. He has litigated commercial disputes involving trademark, copyright, trade dress and patent infringement claims. He also has managed numerous transactions involving licensing, executive employment, spin-offs, mergers, buy-backs and technology transfers.
Mr. Corleto's recent commercial engagements also include a trademark dispute over machine tool parts, a copyright dispute involving a housewares designer, and various trade secret matters between competitors.
Complex Tort: Sport Concussion
As general counsel and lead litigator for a nationwide sport governing body, Mr. Corleto advises on strategic matters and leads the defense of high exposure CTE class action cases. He regularly lectures and leads panel discussions on the medico-legal issues surrounding CTE litigation.
Mr. Corleto has successfully defended property rights claims brought by developers and landowners, wrongful arrest claims brought by detainees, defective road claims, drainage and sewer claims, employment claims, and claims under the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. He has secured defense verdicts, summary judgments and other favorable outcomes for a number of towns and villages.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut