Matthew L. Tuccillo

Matthew L. Tuccillo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Pomerantz LLP
 | 600 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-661-1100
Fax: 917-463-1044
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation,
  • Appellate (0%),
  • E-Discovery (0%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (0%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (0%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (0%)
Attorney Profile

Matthew L. Tuccillo joined Pomerantz in 2011 and became Partner in 2014. With 15 years of experience, he has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest-available AV® Preeminent™ peer rating, scoring 5.0 out of 5.0 in Securities Law, Securities Class Actions, and Securities Litigation while being described as a “First class, top flight lawyer, especially in complex litigation.” His advocacy has been covered by Bloomberg, Law360, and the Houston Chronicle, among others, and he has been profiled in The National Law Journal and The American Lawyer.

Mr. Tuccillo is responsible for Pomerantz's litigation efforts in numerous securities fraud class actions pending nationwide.

Mr. Tuccillo co-manages the Pomerantz's securities fraud lawsuits relate to British Petroleum’s 2010 Gulf oil spill in Multidistrict Litigation 2185, In re BP p.l.c. Secs. Litig., No. 4:10-md-2185 (S.D. Tex.).  He briefed and argued successful oppositions to BP’s motions to dismiss the claims of nearly 70 institutional investors, drawing Judge Ellison’s praise for the “quality of lawyering,” which he called “uniformly excellent.”  He successfully argued against forum non conveniens dismissal, obtaining the first ruling after the Supreme Court’s decision in Morrison v. Nat’l Australia Bank Ltd., 130 S. Ct. 2869 (2010) to permit foreign investors pursuing foreign law claims to seek recovery for losses on a foreign stock exchange in a U.S. court.   He also successfully argued against extension of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (SLUSA) to dismiss foreign common law claims by both domestic and foreign investors, and he persuaded the court to toll both the statutes of limitations and repose applicable to U.S. federal securities claims.  Mr. Tuccillo also fulfills Pomerantz’s roles as MDL 2185 Individual Action Plaintiffs Steering Committee member and sole Liaison with BP and the Court.  Pomerantz's BP clients include nearly three dozen public and private pension funds, investment management firms, limited partnerships, and investment trusts from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, the Netherlands, and Australia, seeking recovery for losses in BP’s common stock (traded on the London Stock Exchange) and American Depository Shares (traded on the NYSE).

Mr. Tuccillo was Pomerantz's lead litigation lawyer in In re Silvercorp Metals, Inc. Secs. Litig., No. 1:12-cv-09456 (S.D.N.Y.), a securities class action involving a Canadian company with mining operations in China and stock traded on the NYSE.  He worked closely with mining, accounting, damages, and market efficiency experts to defeat a motion to dismiss and oversee discovery.  After two mediations, the case was resolved for a $14 million all-cash fund.  In granting final approval of the settlement, Judge Rakoff noted that the case was “unusually complex,” given the technical nature of mining metrics, the need to compare mining standards in Canada, China, and the U.S., and the volume of Chinese-language evidence requiring translation. 

Mr. Tuccillo’s prior casework includes litigation and resolution of complex disputes over roll ups of consulting companies and of commercial real estate interests. At Pomerantz, he was on the multi-firm team that litigated and settled In re Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. Investor Litig., No. 650607/2012 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.), representing investors in public and private commercial real estate interests against the long-term lessees/operators, the Malkin family and the Estate of Leona Helmsley, regarding a proposed consolidation, REIT formation, and IPO centered around New York’s iconic Empire State Building. These efforts achieved broad relief for the class, including a $55 million cash/securities settlement fund, a restructured deal creating a tax benefit estimated at $100 million, expansive remedial disclosures, and important deal protections.

Mr. Tuccillo regularly counsels Pomerantz’s institutional investor clients, both foreign and domestic, regarding pending or contemplated complex litigation in the United States. He has extensive experience collaboratively working with outside investment management firms retained by Pomerantz’s clients to uncover evidence supporting securities claims.

Before joining Pomerantz, Mr. Tuccillo began his career at a large full-service Boston firm, litigating primarily for corporate clients. He also worked at plaintiff-side firms in Boston and Connecticut, litigating securities, consumer, and wage and hour class actions, as well as complex sale of business disputes. He has helped negotiate numerous multi-million dollar settlements, at times through the use of alternative dispute resolution. His pro bono work includes securing Social Security benefits for a veteran suffering from non-service-related disabilities.

Mr. Tuccillo graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1999, where he made the Dean’s List. He competed on and later coached Georgetown’s award-winning team in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, was Foreign Publications Editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, and participated in Georgetown’s top-ranked clinical program, representing the Mattaponi Tribe in its fight to block a Virginia dam project on ancestral burial grounds.

He is admitted to practice in the State of New York (admitted 2012), the State of Connecticut (admitted 2009), and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (admitted 1999), and is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal courts nationwide.  He is regularly admitted pro hac vice in state and federal courts across the country.

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Admitted: 2012, New York

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