Joseph W. Catuzzi

Joseph W. Catuzzi

Overview

Joseph Catuzzi is an experienced litigator and problem solver who represents public and private companies, governmental entities, and others in a full range array of complex commercial disputes, non-competition/non-solicitation matters, workplace investigations, and contentious land use disputes. Joe also has an active employment practice, representing employers in both counseling efforts and litigation. Through his varied practice, he regularly appears in federal and state courts, before private arbitrators and mediators, and before local, state and federal administrative agencies. Joe also serves as a designated liaison to Meritas, an international affiliation of law firms in 200 markets in the United States and worldwide.

While Joe’s experience spans a wide array of commercial and employment matters in a diverse range of industries, in each matter, Joe brings a practical and business-oriented approach to resolving disputes in a cost-effective manner. Joe’s commercial litigation experience includes a broad spectrum of matters, including complex commercial cases, fraud, ERISA, construction liability, professional liability, defamation, product claims, trusts and estates disputes, and bond and indemnity claims.

Joe has an active practice in employee departure matters, litigating non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, along with trade secret issues. He represents clients in both litigated and non-litigated matters involving the movement of employees between competitors, misappropriation of trade secrets, client solicitation, employee solicitation and hiring, and the drafting and negotiation of restrictive covenants. Clients call on Joe when their employees leave to form a competitive business, join a competitor, or solicit business, and also seek Joe’s counsel when hiring a competitor’s employees. When an employee moves to a competitor, Joe regularly advises the former employer on ways to protect its business interests with respect to its clients, employees and information. And when Joe represents the departing employee or the new employer, he provides step-by-step counsel to minimize the risks of litigation and to otherwise meet the clients’ business objectives. Joe’s employee

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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Villanova University School of Law
  • B.S., cum laude, Villanova University
Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Fmr. Committee Member, Member, Montgomery County Development Corporation
  • Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery & Delaware Counties
  • Associate Board, City Year Philadelphia

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Transforming the Employment Landscape,” Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
  • Presenter, "Arbitration Agreements: Pros, Cons, and Future," Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey
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Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Dorothy Day Award for Pro Bono Service
  • Stradley 2022 Ping Pong Tournament Champion
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In The Community

Joe serves on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, a nonprofit organization that provides safe, decent and affordable homes to low-income families. During his time, Joe served on its board of directors for seven years and the board’s executive committee for two years. Joe currently serves on the associate board of City Year Philadelphia, an organization dedicated to preparing Philadelphia students with the social, emotional and academic skills and mindsets to succeed in both school and life.
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