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Thomas Calcagni is a named partner and co-founder of Calcagni & Kanefsky. Before joining the firm, Tom was the First Assistant Attorney General for New Jersey, the State’s second highest-ranking prosecutor. He previously served for two years as New Jersey’s Director of the State Division of Consumer Affairs and for nine years as a Federal prosecutor. Mr. Calcagni is a seasoned trial lawyer who focuses his practice on representing corporations and individuals in high-stakes government and regulatory investigations.
As New Jersey’s First Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Calcagni managed large-scale criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions for the 8,000-employee Department of Law and Public Safety.
Overseeing the New Jersey State Police, the State Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, and New Jersey’s Divisions of Criminal Justice and Consumer Affairs, Mr. Calcagni directed hundreds of matters involving corruption, bribery, financial fraud, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, and consumer protection violations.
Prior to his 2012 appointment as First Assistant Attorney General, Tom served as New Jersey’s Director of the State Division of Consumer Affairs. In that post, Mr. Calcagni led a staff of 600 in the investigation and prosecution of both civil and regulatory securities and healthcare matters, among numerous other financial frauds and consumer law violations. During his service, the work of the agency received acclaim from lawmakers and media outlets for its effective regulation of thousands of businesses and professionals, and its proactive enforcement of the State’s Consumer Fraud Act.
From 2001 to 2010, as a Federal prosecutor, Mr. Calcagni served in the Civil, Criminal and Special Prosecution Divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey, where he investigated and successfully tried numerous high-profile matters involving fraud and public corruption.
During his government service, Mr. Calcagni received many commendations, awards, and letters of appreciation from the Department of Justice, FBI, IRS, and other federal and state agencies for excellence in investigative and trial work. In 2004, the U.S. Attorney General appointed Tom to serve on the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, where he presided over personal injury hearings and determined compensation awards for 9/11 victims and their families. As an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law for many years, Mr. Calcagni has taught Appellate Advocacy to second- and third-year law students.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Calcagni practiced as a litigator with a prominent New Jersey litigation firm, representing both corporate and individual clients in all aspects of criminal and civil litigation. Mr. Calcagni clerked for United States District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in the District of New Jersey, and for Appellate Judge Donald S. Coburn in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. He graduated Cum Laude from Bowdoin College in 1994, and is a 1997 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law where he served as an Editor of the Law Review. He is admitted to the bars of New Jersey and New York.