Virginia Squitieri is Co-Managing Partner of the New York and Long Island offices. Ms. Squitieri is a national litigation attorney with broad experience in toxic tort, product liability, general liability and environmental litigation matters. Ms. Squitieri has extensive experience in handling the defense of complex matters including toxic exposure claims, sick building claims; general liability and premises liability claims including elevator and escalator defense. Ms. Squitieri serves as national, coordinating and/or local counsel for numerous companies, including Fortune 500 and privately held corporations.
Ms. Squitieri is involved in the liability, expert and medical issues and defenses associated with these cases. Ms. Squitieri has litigated matters relating to environmental exposures in various contexts, including but not limited to, chemical plants, commercial plants, and buildings, powerhouses, refineries, residences, schools, shipyards and steel mills.
Ms. Squitieri has prepared dozens of asbestos-related lawsuits for trial, trying one case to a defense verdict. Her insight into legacy issues makes her a valued adviser on current and emerging toxic tort issues. Ms. Squitieri has access to the most respected defense experts in various fields, including epidemiology, pathology, industrial hygiene and pulmonary medicine. She is experienced in litigating state-of-the-art issues relating to knowledge in the medical and scientific communities.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Squitieri was a partner in a national law firm, leading its Toxic Tort, Environmental & Energy Practice in New York. In 2016, Ms. Squitieri and her partner, Erik DiMarco, accepted an invitation to join Gordon & Rees, bringing along numerous clients as well their team of associates, paralegals and support staff.