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Carter Conboy Continues Expansion with Addition of Former U.S. Attorney, Thomas A. Capezza


Carter Conboy is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Capezza, former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of New York and, most recently, General Counsel to the Division of New York State Police, has joined the firm as a Director.

Mr. Capezza has over 18 years of criminal and civil investigatory and litigation experience, including 8 years as an AUSA with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York (Albany), 3 years as an AUSA with the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit), 3 years as Enforcement Counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (NYC) and 4 years as an Assistant District Attorney with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.  He has broad experience with the investigation and litigation of matters involving health care fraud, pharmaceutical and FDA violations, financial fraud (including bank, wire, and mail fraud, and money laundering), securities and investment fraud, cross-border crimes, and violations of numerous other federal and state laws.

Mr. Capezza also has extensive legislative, policy making, litigation and investigatory experience as former General Counsel to the New York State Police.  During his tenure with the Division of the New York State Police, Mr. Capezza managed the formulation of proposed legislation, evaluated and implemented policy and legislative initiatives, managed civil litigation involving the State Police or its members, oversaw internal regulatory and compliance matters, and provided legal and ethical guidance to the Superintendent of the State Police and more than 4,500 sworn police officers.

“Tom is a tremendous addition to our complex litigation, municipal, regulatory and law enforcement practices,” said Carter Conboy’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael Catalfimo.  “His experience with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and New York State Police will be a great asset to the firm and its clients.  We are thrilled to have him join us.”

Said Mr. Capezza: “When deciding to enter private practice, Carter Conboy was my first choice given the firm’s rich history, standing in the legal community, excellent reputation, and talented team of attorneys and professional staff.  I look forward to integrating my public-sector experience into the firm and serving its clients with the same commitment to excellence.”

Mr. Capezza earned his J.D. from Fordham Law School, and his B.S., in Computer Science, from Pace University, magna cum laude. 

About Carter Conboy

Carter Conboy is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ peer rated full-service law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to its clients.  Founded in 1920, Carter Conboy has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York, serving clients throughout New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Hampshire. For additional information about the firm, visit or contact the firm’s Director of Marketing, Stacy A. Smith, at 518-810-0516 or