Carmine Boccuzzi

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Liberty Street 1
New York 10006 NY US

Carmine D. Boccuzzi’s litigation and arbitration practice covers a broad range of complex civil litigation matters.

He focuses on international disputes, including those involving foreign states and state-owned entities, as well as disputes involving the capital markets and antitrust issues. Carmine joined the firm in 1994 and became partner in 2003.


Notable Victories:

  • Citi Hedge Fund Services in obtaining dismissal, in both the district court and on appeal, of purported class actions seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in connection with the collapse of Madoff “feeder” hedge funds, In re Kingate Mgm’t Ltd.
  • BNP Paribas in obtaining dismissal, in both the district court and on appeal, of attempts by plaintiffs to obtain worldwide discovery and asset freezes in connection with judgments against various foreign states (Leibovitch, et al., v. BNP Paribas et al.).

Civil Litigation:

  • Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC in multidistrict litigation and other proceedings in the United States arising from allegations that Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche used equipment supplied by Bosch to manipulate the results of diesel vehicle emissions tests; and in multidistrict litigation in the United States alleging diesel emissions manipulation by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as well as in diesel emissions litigation involving other vehicle manufacturers, including General Motors, Mercedes Benz, and Ford.
  • Citigroup and various affiliates in lawsuits arising out of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, In re Irving H. Picard and In re Fairfield Sentry Ltd.

International Litigation and Arbitration:

  • Foreign states in arbitrations challenging default and restructuring of state-issued debt.
  • Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company, in defeating claims by bondholders (Rogers v. Petroleo Brasileiro, S.A.).

Capital Markets and Securities Litigation:

  • Mergers and acquisition-related litigation, including the acquirer in In re: Ness Techs Shareholders Litig. and Botton v. Ness Techs Inc.
  • Members of Citigroup’s Board of Directors in obtaining the dismissal of numerous derivative actions alleging that the directors failed to implement appropriate internal control systems, which dismissal was affirmed on appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court.

Pro Bono Litigation:

  • Winning the release from prison of former death row inmate Erskine Johnson following more than 15 years of advocacy in Johnson v. Tennessee.
  • The American Sociological Association in matters regarding marriage equality, including the filing of amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeal.


  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1994
  • Yale University, B.A., 1990


  • New York
  • Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits


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