Angelo J. Cifaldi is President and Managing Director of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., leading all aspects of the firm’s practice and operations. He is also co-chair of the firm’s Mass Tort/Class Action and Cannabis Law groups.
A licensed pharmacist and attorney in New Jersey, Mr. Cifaldi focuses his practice on mass tort litigation and pharmacy administrative law. With regard to his mass tort and class action practice, during the past 38 years, Mr. Cifaldi has collected over one billion dollars for victims of:
- Asbestos exposure, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma
- Chemical exposure
- Environmental pollution, including ground water and air contamination
Results achieved in prior matters are not meant to be a guarantee of success as the facts and legal circumstances vary from matter to matter.
Mr. Cifaldi has practiced at the forefront of asbestos and environmental litigation for many years. He has won several successful single case recoveries, including $38.5 million and $17.5 million resolutions for the victims of a groundwater contamination and numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries for asbestos victims. He has also handled various pro bono matters, including most notably the representation of widows and relatives of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
In his pharmacy administration practice, Mr. Cifaldi represents hundreds of pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, wholesalers, and other healthcare providers in New Jersey and New York. He has handled numerous matters and hearings before the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy, DEA, FDA, Medicare, and New Jersey Medicaid. A few of the many services he provides:
- New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Hearings
- Regulatory compliance audits, including site inspections
- Sale/purchase of pharmacy
- Licensing issues
- Medicaid/3rd party audits
- Federal and state compounding
- Mail order pharmacies
- HIPAA compliance
- DEA regulatory compliance/hearings
- Defend Against Medicaid/Medicare Fraud Charges, including criminal charges
- Wholesale licensing
Mr. Cifaldi has also been an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Law and Bioethics at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University for over 30 years. In addition, Mr. Cifaldi presents numerous continuing education seminars on pharmacy law-related issues for groups such as Rutgers University, New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association, Garden State Pharmacy Owners Association, Westchester and Rockland Society of Pharmacists, Pakistani-American Pharmacists Association, Indo-American Pharmaceutical Society, New York State Department of Health-AIDS Institute, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and others.
Among his peers, Mr. Cifaldi has been consistently named to the Best Lawyers in America list since 2006, including the "Lawyer of the Year" list in 2015 and to the 2019 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs list. He has also been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list in Class Action and Mass Tort categories since 2005.
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Mr. Cifaldi is involved in civic activities as the chairman of the North Haledon Recreation Commission. He has held that position since 1983. He also is the chairman of the North Haledon Board of Health – a position he has held since 2019. He was instrumental in his town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For over 35 years, he has also been coaching a team of college and ex-professional baseball players in the Met League, a summer baseball league in Northern New Jersey. He is a former Councilman and Council President of the Borough of North Haledon and continues to be politically active in Passaic County.