David Calviello, a 25-year veteran at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, is one of three white-collar litigators to join Calcagni & Kanefsky, a fast-growing firm based in Newark, the firm announced this week.
The boutique firm, which now has 20 attorneys, recruits former federal and state prosecutors. That’s by design, co-founder and Partner Thomas Calcagni said.
“Our steady expansion since inception has been a reflection of the trust earned in favorably resolving our clients’ most sensitive matters,” he said. “We continue building the very best team of trial lawyers for the sake of serving our clients — which includes the addition of our newest colleagues.”
Calviello, who joins as a partner, was most recently the trial chief at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. He has nearly 60 criminal jury trials under his belt, and recently served as president of the Assistant Prosecutors Association of New Jersey.
Calcagni & Kanefsky is a Newark- and New York City-based boutique law firm of former federal and state prosecutors, who bring their exceptional litigation experience to bear for clients with critical matters. The firm feels its attorneys are known and respected for their tenacious advocacy, superior credibility and inside knowledge, allowing them to manage, navigate and favorably resolve government investigations and other high-stakes disputes.
“I was drawn to CK by the firm’s white-collar focus and commitment to achieving the very best for its clients,” he said. “And it was important for me to be among those who are similarly service-minded.
“With its deep bench of former federal and state prosecutors, CK has been a seamless fit.”
Co-founder and Partner Eric Kanefsky said Calviello will be a welcome addition.
“Clients come to us for the exceptional experience, skill and judgment embodied by David,” he said. “His ability in the courtroom will be invaluable to our clients and to us as a firm.”
Thomas Coghlan and Niko Rydelek also joined CK, as associate attorneys. Both Coghlan and Rydelek previously litigated at preeminent national law firms and served as federal and state judicial law clerks.