Angelo Cifaldi is a shareholder with Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer P.A., where he is Co-chair of the Mass Tort/Class Action Team, a member of the management committee and the firm’s Vice President. He has been with the firm since he graduated Cum Laude from Seton Hall Law School in 1984. Before law school he graduated from Rutgers College of Pharmacy with High Honors in 1981 and became a licensed pharmacist in New Jersey, a license that he still maintains. Mr. Cifaldi has two primary areas of practice: mass tort litigation and pharmacy administrative law.
During the past 30 years, Mr. Cifaldi, in conjunction with his Mass Tort department, have collected over one billion dollars for their clients. Mr. Cifaldi has successfully represented clients who have been the victims of:
- Asbestos exposure (asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma)
- Defective prescription drugs and medical devices
- Chemical exposure
- Environmental pollution (ground water and air contamination.)
Notably, Mr. Cifaldi has been on the forefront of asbestos and environmental litigation, and has achieved several successful single case recoveries. He achieved $38.5 million and $17.5 million resolutions for the victims of a ground water contamination. He has also handled various pro bono matters, the most notable being the representation of widows and relatives of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
As to his pharmacy administration practice Mr. Cifaldi represent hundreds of pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, wholesalers, and other healthcare providers in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. He is considered a leading authority on pharmacy law in New Jersey and has handled numerous matters and hearings before the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy, DEA, FDA, Medicare and New Jersey Medicaid.
A few of the many services he provides:
- New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Hearings
- Regulatory compliance audits, including site inspections
- Sale/ purchase of pharmacy
- Licensing issues
- Medicaid/ 3rd party audits
- Compounding (federal and state)
- Mail order pharmacies
- HIPAA compliance
- DEA regulatory compliance/ hearings
- Defend Against Medicaid/Medicare Fraud Charges, including criminal charges
- Wholesale licensing
Mr. Cifaldi is also the adjunct associate professor of Pharmacy Law and Bioethics at Rutgers College of Pharmacy. He has been teaching Pharmacy Law at the school for over 25 years. In addition Mr. Cifaldi presents numerous continuing education seminars on pharmacy law related issue for groups such as Rutgers University, New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association, Garden State Pharmacy Owners Association, Indo American Pharmaceutical Society, New York State Department of Health-AIDS Institute, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education and others.
Mr. Cifaldi is also involved in civic activities as the chairman for the North Haledon Recreation Commission. He has held that position since 1983. He serves as the regional vice president of the American Amateur Baseball Congress. He also coaches a team of college and ex professional baseball players (over 25 years) in the Met League, a summer baseball league in Northern New Jersey. He is a former councilman and council president of the Borough of North Haledon and continues to be active politically in Passaic County.
Area of Emphasis:
Defective Drug Litigation (i.e. Fen-Phen, Rezulin)
Soil and Air Contamination Litigation
Heavy Metal Litigation (i.e. Chromium, Beryllium, Lead, Mercury)
Miscellaneous Toxic Tort Litigation
Pharmacy Administrative Law
Toxic Tort Class Action Litigation