Mario Cacciola is an experienced litigator with trial experience in federal and state courts. Mario represents corporations and financial institutions in complex civil litigation and regulatory matters. His practice centers on representing financial institutions in connection with structured product and derivatives disputes as well as in enforcement actions. Mario also advises corporations and financial institutions regarding compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements across different markets and advises clients regarding fintech regulations.
Mario has represented clients such as Creditex Securities Corporation, the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate, Macquarie Futures USA LLC, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in New York federal and bankruptcy courts and before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mario's litigation experience is not limited to only the financial world and includes asylum cases and matters relating to constitutional and voting issues. He also has experience in court ordered and voluntary mediation sessions.
Mario maintains an active pro bono practice and has successfully litigated domestic violence, child custody, and child support proceedings in New York Family Court and has successfully represented individuals seeking asylum protection within the United States. Additionally, Mario successfully represented a prisoner challenging the constitutionality of the terms of his pretrial confinement.
- Northwestern University (J.D. cum laude 2014; Executive Editor, Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property); College of the Holy Cross (B.A. in Political Science 2002)
- New York and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York