Thomas A. Della Croce’s complex litigation practice has focused on banking litigation and business disputes on behalf of Fortune 500 and other large companies. In the banking litigation area, Mr. Della Croce defends the nation’s largest financial institutions against claims of lender liability, asset recovery, commercial loan workouts, creditors’ rights, actions involving negotiable instruments, and various state and federal statutory and regulatory matters. In addition to extensive trial experience in federal and state courts, as well as in the arbitration setting, Mr. Della Croce’s litigation experience also includes defending class actions, professional liability, antitrust, civil RICO, mass torts, shareholder disputes, unfair competition, restrictive covenants, intellectual property, fraud and misrepresentation claims, health care and identity theft. Mr. Della Croce also has extensive experience in e-discovery matters. Mr. Della Croce’s complex litigation practice includes federal and state court actions, as well as appellate practice.
Mr. Della Croce has consistently achieved superior results for his clients in a cost-effective manner. At the outset of litigation, clear objectives and a strategy to meet those objectives are established with the client. The client’s objectives are periodically monitored and refined throughout the course of the litigation. Mr. Della Croce’s thorough understanding of the client’s business issues is also employed to enable the client to avoid, if possible, future litigation. Mr. Della Croce maintains constant communication with the client throughout his representation.
Mr. Della Croce has served as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Hiring Committee. He is a contributing author of New Jersey Court Rules Annotated, published by Lexis Nexis.
Prior to commencing his legal career, Mr. Della Croce was employed in the banking industry for fifteen years, where he directed the Retail Lending Divisions of various banking institutions in New York and New Jersey. During his banking career, Mr. Della Croce frequently addressed banking groups on issues of product development, marketing, and regulatory matters in the consumer finance area. Mr. Della Croce also served on several Advisory Boards both in banking and in private institutions. He was also a Trustee of the New Jersey Chapter of the Consumer Counseling Service.