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Marie Napoli

Marie Napoli has over twenty-five years of experience with personal injury, medical malpractice, mass tort, and complex litigation matters. Marie earned her J.D. from St. John’s University Law School and her L.L.M. degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law.

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The ability to help a client, often at a time when they need it most and have nowhere else to turn, is ultimately rewarding.

Partner and Attorney Marie Napoli

Marie has been an attorney for over twenty-five years. She has experience handling personal injury, medical malpractice litigation, pharmaceutical litigationemployment discrimination, civil rights, and mass tort matters. Marie earned her J.D. from St. John’s University Law School and her L.L.M. degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law. She has worked for the New York Appellate Division, 2nd Department and has taught CLE courses on Tort and Civil Procedure at St. John’s University School of Law.

As a founding partner of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, Marie is involved in many depositions and has tried multiple cases to verdict. As a skilled and determined attorney who is well-versed in numerous litigation fields, Marie understands the breadth of the legal issues that particularly affect women injured by pharmaceutical and other defective products.

Marie is a breast cancer survivor and philanthropist creating awareness to fund research through such charitable organizations such as The Bone Marrow Foundation, Inc. Marie is an avid runner and has raised money by competing in the Long Island Half Marathon and the New York City Marathon.

Marie is dedicated to plenty more philanthropic organizations and activities. She was a board member at Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, which is a youth organization in Glen Cove, New York, and a member of the Board of Governors at the St. John’s University, as well as the President of the Middle School Parent Council of Friends Academy.

Marie Napoli’s Published Works

In 1993, while attending St. John’s University School of Law, Marie Napoli had two of her works published: “The Lord in the Law: Reflections on a Catholic Law School”, by the St. Mary’s Law Review, and “Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace: He Said, She Said,” by the St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary.

She continued to highlight the important issue of sexual harassment and discrimination with her 2017 piece “Lawyer Viewpoint: Marie Napoli on the Law on Sex Addicts and Weinstein”, published by Lawdragon.

As the country, and world, continues to grapple with the opioid epidemic, Marie co-authored “Opioid Crisis Costs: Is There a Cause of Action?,” with her husband and which was published by the New York Law Journal.

Marie then tackled the difficult subject of human trafficking in her article “Lawyers Taking A Stand Against Human Trafficking” which was published both by the New York Law Journal and Lawyer Monthly. This piece focuses on the legal actions victims do have if they have been the victim of trafficking, a situation that is very difficult to escape. Many victims are hesitant to come forward to share their story as they fear shaming and retaliation from their former captors. Marie clearly outlines the resources and legal help that is available.

FDA-Approved Drugs and Products Can Still Cause Injury

Recognizing the need for factual information regarding legal questions regarding the FDA and prescription drugs, Marie penned a consumer brief entitled “Protecting Yourself From Defective Drug Risks During the Age of COVID-19“. It discusses the need for a preventive cure, such as a vaccine, but how this urgent need should not supersede the safe scientific methods of clinical trials.

As a follow up to this article, Marie decided to explore vaccine safety issues more closely with “Pharma Liability, Consumer Rights And the COVID-19 Vaccine” which can be found in Lawyer Monthly. She writes about the fast tracked COVID-19 vaccines and how the expedited pharmaceutical and FDA process works.

Marie is also a legal commentator on a variety of legal issues and has appeared on such networks as Fox Business News, CNN, CBS New York, and ABC News.

With appearances on Court TV, Law and Crime Network Live, Dr. Oz, Newsmax, Rolling Stone,  New York City’s WPIX-TV 11 News, TRT World and others, she provides well-reasoned views on topics from “biased male views toward female victims” in the case of the Playboy Model Murder case; “extreme, wanton criminal negligence” in the case of the Breonna Taylor case; the “unwarranted, ingrained notion of race discrimination” in the George Floyd case; and the need for victims of sexual assault to take their power back by filing civil lawsuits, as in the case of Charity Carson.

Additional cases she has assessed include the Jealous Lover Murder Trial — where she provided legal analysis on the multiple problems involved with a juror improperly communicating with her parents; the Teen Charged with Killing Two Kenosha Rioters, where she explained how it is up to a jury to decide whether it was murder or self-defense by Kyle Rittenhouse; The Tammy Daybell Effect on Chad Daybell’s Case, where she assessed the Courtroom vs. the Court of Public Opinion in Tammy Daybell’s death; and the responsibility of attorneys during COVID-19 when courts are physically closed.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New York Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Supreme Court

Awards and Honors

Professional affiliations

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • National Women’s Law Center: Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund
  • American Association for Justice
  • Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA)
  • Law360’s Personal Injury and Med Mal Editorial Advisory Board
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • National Women’s Law Center, Legal Network for Gender Equity
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association (NYBA)
  • New York Women’s Bar Association (NYWBA)
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers of Puerto Rico, President
  • St. John’s University School of Law, Advisory Board to the Dean
  • Fordham University President Council
  • The Bone Marrow Foundation, Associate Board Member
  • Paul and Marie Napoli Foundation, Founder

Previously Served As

  • John’s University, Former Member of the Board of Governors
  • Notes & Comments Editor, St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary
  • Notes & Comments Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal
  • President, St. John’s Alumni Association, Nassau Chapter
  • Vice President, Friend’s Academy Parent Council
  • Board Member, Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club

Speaking Engagements

Featured Speaker, “Evidence in Premises Cases”, New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) Presents Evidence to Win 2022 (Virtual) Panel, April 6, 2022

Featured Speaker, “America on Opioids: The Issues, The Claims and The Coverage,” Perrin Conferences Webinars

Media Appearances

Flint Water Settlement Claims Process Begins, ABC-12 Flint (January 13, 2022)

Claims process began Wednesday for those affected by the Flint water crisis, ABC-12 Flint (January 13, 2022)

NY Opioid Deliberations Delayed After Rancorous Closing Day, Law360 (December 13, 2021)

Drug Companies in Long Island Opioid Trial Move for Mistrial, Citing State’s Error During Closing Argument, Law.com (December 13, 2021)

Allergan Opioid Settlement Leaves Teva Alone in N.Y. Trial, msn.com (December 9, 2021)

Attorneys in New York Opioid Trial Prepare Jurors to Consider Six Months of Testimony, Law.com (December 9, 2021)

Teva, affiliates ignored safety to boost opioid sales, jury told, Reuters (December 9, 2021)

Allergan Finance Reaches $200 Million Settlement in New York Opioid Trial on Eve of Closing Arguments, Law.com (December 8, 2021)

Ohio Counties Deride Pharmacies’ Opioid Mistrial Bid, Law360 (November 17, 2021)

Marie Napoli Honored in 2021 New York’s Women Leaders in the Law in New York Magazine, yahoo!finance (November 8, 2021)

Top Rated Lawyers, women Leaders in the Law: Marie Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, New York Magazine (November 2021)

Thought leader and founding partner at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC: Marie Napoli, New York Magazine (November 2021)

Giant Eagle Strikes Deal To Leave Ohio Opioid Bellwether, Law360 (October 27, 2021)

Skadden Strives To Tame Flames In Endo’s Opioid Imbroglio, Law360 (October 26, 2021)

Walmart, CVS Seek Opioid Mistrial After Juror Does Own Research, Bloomberg Law (October 25, 2021)

Pharmacies’ Mistrial Bid Shot Down In Opioid Bellwether, Law360 (October 25, 2021)

Arnold & Porter Tries To ‘Slip’ One Past The Goalie, Gets Benchslapped For Its Efforts, AbovetheLaw.com (October 20, 2021)

Teva Fears ‘Incredibly Damaging’ Parody Videos in Opioid Trial, Law360 (October 19, 2021)

Newsday Report: Law firm in opioids case should be sanctioned, Newsday (October 18, 2021)

Walmart Blasts Ohio Counties’ Sanctions Bid in Opioid Trial, Law360 (October 18, 2021)

Referee recommends sanction for Arnold & Porter in N.Y. opioid case, Reuters (October 16, 2021)

Referee in NY Opioid Litigation Recommends Award of Costs, Monetary Sanctions Against Arnold & Porter for Discovery Failures, Law.com (October 15, 2021)

NY Counties Sound Alarm Over Doctor As Opioid Trial Witness, Law360 (October 15, 2021)

CVS, Walmart Opioid Trial Defense Hazy on Pharmacists’ Role, Law360 (October 5, 2021)

Palm Beach County moves toward settlement with major opioid distributors, manufacturer, The Palm Beach Post (October 7, 2021)

Legislator: Prioritize Genesee County departments when it comes to spending opioid settlement funds, The Batavian (October 7, 2021)

Endo Pharmaceuticals Reaches Settlement in New York Opioid Trial, New York Law Journal/Law.com (September 10, 2021)

Pharmaceutical Company Endo Settles Opioid Claims by New York, Lawyer Monthly (September 10, 2021)

Drugmaker Endo settles opioid claims by New York, counties for $50 mln, Reuters (September 9, 2021)

Schuyler County to receive $121,000 through opioid epidemic lawsuit settlement

As covered by WENY (September 8, 2021), MyTwinTiers.com (September 8, 2021)

Yates, Schuyler consider opioid settlement, observer-review.com (September 7, 2021)

Genesee County may approve opioid settlement pact, The Daily News (August 31, 2021)

Rite Aid Strikes Deal To Avert Opioid MDL’s 1st Pharmacy Trial, Law360 (August 26, 2021)

Grocery Chain Wants Out Of Ohio Counties’ Opioid Bellwether, Law360 (August 18, 2021)

Endo now faces contempt as well as default in N.Y. opioid trial, Reuters (August 12, 2021)

Bid by Lawyers for NY State to Hold Arnold & Porter, Endo Pharma in Contempt Complicates Long Island Opioid Trial, New York Law Journal/Law.com (August 12, 2021)

Atty Fees Capped At 15% In $26B Opioid MDL Settlement, Law360 (August 9, 2021)

Arnold & Porter Atty Opioid Trial Remarks ‘Crazy,’ Court Told, Law360 (August 9, 2021)

Sault urged to join lawsuit against opioid makers, distributors, sootoday.com (August 6, 2021)

“We cannot go on in this condition” N.Y. AG tells opioid trial judge, Reuters (August 6, 2021)

Endo, Arnold & Porter deny deliberately withholding opioid evidence, Reuters (August 5, 2021)

Endo Calls Out Fiery ‘Rhetoric’ In NY Opioid Trial, Law360 (August 5, 2021)

Endo faces default over hiding ‘smoking gun’ opioid evidence (again), Reuters (August 3, 2021)

Drug Makers To Pay For Treatment, Prevention, Great Neck Record (July 29, 2021)

AGs Unveil $26B Global Opioid Deal With J&J, Distributors, Law360 (July 21, 2021)

New York, Drug Distributors Reach $1.18 Billion Opioid Settlement as National Deal Looms, One1News (July 21, 2021)

New York Attorney General Announces Settlement With Three Opioid Distributors Amid Long Island Trial, Law.com/New York Law Journal (July 20, 2021)

New York, drug distributors reach $1.18 billion opioid settlement as national deal looms, Reuters (July 20, 2021)

Nassau, Suffolk Reach Opioid Crisis Settlements With ‘Big Three’ Drug Companies, Long Island Press (July 20, 2021)

Drug distributors to pay up to $1.1 bln to settle New York opioid case, Financial Post (July 20, 2021)

New York, drug distributors reach $1.18 billion opioid settlement as national deal looms, Express Pharma (July 20, 2021)

GCASA director: Multimillion dollar deal with opioid distributors would ‘stabilize’ treatment system, The Batavian (July 20, 2021)

AG: State reaches $1.1 billion settlement with opioid distributors, Newsday (July 20, 2021)

Drug Distributors Strike $1.1B Opioid Deal, Exit NY Trial, Law360 (July 20, 2021)

Opioid Suppliers Rebut Claims in First Jury Trial Over Epidemic, Bloomberg (June 30, 2021)

Heroin Needle and Cereal Box Figure in Plaintiffs’ NY Opioid Trial Opening, New York Law Journal/Law.com (June 30, 2021)

Teen Accused of Killing Drug Dealer During Robbery, Court TV (July 6, 2021)

Ineffective Counsel in Case of Teen Accused of Killing A Drug Dealer During A Robbery?, Court TV (July 6, 2021)

The “Jinx Murder Trial: Robert Durst’s Brother Testifies Against Him, Court TV (July 6, 2021)

The “Jinx Murder Trial: SNL Star Testifies, Court TV (July 6, 2021)

The Jinx Murder Trial: Emily Altman Testifies, Court TV (July 6, 2021)

The Jinx Murder Trial: A Frail Defendant, Court TV (July 6, 2021)

Suffolk’s Lawyer Urges Jurors to Hold Drugmakers Liable for Opioid Crisis, Long Island Press (June 30, 2021)

Facing 1st Jury Opioid Attys Turn to Instagram, ‘Wizard of Oz’, Law360 (June 29, 2021)

Landmark opioid trial opens as lawyers address jurors for first time, Newsday (June 29, 2021)

Drug Cos. Share Blame For Opioid Crisis, NY Jury Told, Law360 (June 29, 2021)

‘Calculated Decision in Boardrooms’ Led to Crisis, Lawyers Say in Opening NY Opioid Suit, New York Law Journal/Law.com (June 29, 2021)

Jury in New York opioids lawsuit gets instructions, Newsday (June 28, 2021)

Nation’s Eyes On New York As Unprecedented Opioid Trial Begins On Long Island, CBS-2 New York (June 28, 2021)

A Look At A Lawsuit Filed By NY Municipalities Over Opioid Crisis, WSKG npr PBS (June 23, 2021)

3 Pharmacies Cut From NY Opioid Trial, CVS Reaches Deal, Law360 (June 25, 2021)

New  York Opioid Trial Delayed Again As Jury Selection Lags, Law360 (June 16, 2021)

Nick Minaj says her father’s death in a hit-and-run accident was ‘the most devasting loss’ of her life, insider.com (May 15, 2021)

‘Rest In Paradise’ Nicki Minaj breaks her silence after father Robert was killed in a hit-and-run crash calling it a ‘devastating loss’, thesun.ie (May 15, 2021)

Nicki Minaj breaks silence on father’s death, revolt.tv (May 14, 2021)

Nicki Minaj keeps a low profile with husband Kenneth Petty as they grab dinner in Malibu, dailymail.co.uk (April 9, 2021)

Nicki Minaj: $150 Million For Her Father’s Death – Inspired Traveler, inspiredtraveler.ca (March 27, 2021)

Nicki Minaj’s mom sues the man who hit and killed her husband for $150 million, Explica.co (March 27, 2021)

Arlo Hotel incident: Family of Black teen wrongly accused of theft filing racial profiling lawsuit, WABC (March 25, 2021)

Family of Black teen accused of stealing cellphone sues woman, N.Y. hotel, nbcnews.com (March 25, 2021)

Family of Black teen accused of stealing cellphone files lawsuit, Yahoo.com (March 25, 2021)

‘SoHo Karen’ Sued by Family of Black Teen She Falsely Accused of Stealing Phone, complex.com (March 25, 2021)

Family sues Soho’s Arlo Hotel for racial profiling after teen was falsely accused and attacked for theft, amny.com (March 24, 2021)

Family sues NYC Hotel, ‘SoHo Karen’ in bogus phone theft charge, nydailynews.com (March 24, 2021)

Family of Black teen falsely accused of phone theft to file suit against ‘SoHo Karen,’ hotel claim, 1010 WINS Newsroom (March 24, 2021)

NYC Hotel Where Black Teen Keyon Harrold Jr., Was Falsely Accused of Stealing Phone Sued by Family, bet.com (March 24, 2021)

Family of Black teen falsely accused of stealing woman’s phone sues his accuser, CBS News (March 24, 2021)

SoHo Karen faces civil lawsuit from family of teen she falsely accused of taking her hone, dailymail.co.uk (March 24, 2021)

Family of Racially Profiled 14-Year-Old File Lawsuit Against “Soho Karen” Miya Ponsetto And Arlo Hotel, MadameNoire.com (March 24, 2021)

Lawsuit alleges racial profiling in cellphone confrontation, roanoke.com (March 24, 2021)

Keyon Harrold Jr.’s family to file lawsuit against hotel, woman who falsely accused, TheGrio (March 24, 2021)

Nicki Minaj’s mom sues hit and run driver N51 billion for killing husband, legit.ng (March 22, 2021)

Nicki Minaj’s mom files $150 million lawsuit against man charged in dad’s death, revolt.v (March 22, 2021)

Nicki Minaj’s mom sues driver charged in husband’s hi-run death, newsday.com (March 21, 2021)

Lawsuit filed over hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj’s father, 11alive.com (March 21, 2021)

Nicki Minaj’s mother filed a $150 million lawsuit against the man charged in her father’s fatal hi-and-run accident, msn.com (March 21, 2021)

Nicki Minaj’s mother suing man accused of ‘killing rap star’s father Robert Maraj, 64’, dailymail.co.uk (March 20, 2021)

Top civil rights lawyers files $150m lawsuit over death of Nicki Minaj’s father in hit-and-run, independent.co.uk (March 20, 2021)

Driver charged with killing Nicki Minaj’s dad in NY hit-and-run sued by mom for $150M, pagesix.com (March 19, 2021)

Porn Star Ron Jeremy Accused of Multiple Sexual Assaults, The Dr. Oz Show (November 19, 2020)

Charity Caron ‘Needed To Report’ Ron Jeremy After Sexual Assault Incident, OK Magazine (November 19, 2020)

Law and Crime Network (November 16, 2020)

Ron Jeremy Sue for Alleged Sexual Battery, Variety (November 13, 2020)

New York Women Leaders in Law, New York Magazine (October 26 – November 8, 2020)

Jealous Lover Murder Trial, Court TV (October 21, 2020)

Teen Charged With Killing Two Kenosha Rioters, Newsmax National Report (September 2, 2020)

Body Camera Video Released in George Floyd Case, Court TV (August 12, 2020)

Playboy Model Murder Case, Court TV (August 12, 2020)

The Tammy Daybell Effect on Chad Daybell’s Case, Court TV (August 12, 2020)

Oprah Winfrey Erects 26 Billboards for Breonna Taylor, Court TV (August 12, 2020)

Ron Jeremy Charged With Sexual Assault of Four Women, Rolling Stone (June 23, 2020)

New York Courts Reopen Months Into Lockdown With Rush of Lawsuits, Courthouse News Service (May 28, 2020)

COVID-19 Law Q& A, Law and Crime Network Live (April 3, 2020)

The Jinx Murder Trial, CourtTV (March 16, 2020)

Lori Vallow Being Held on $1M Bail in Idaho, CourtTV (March 16, 2020)

Remains Confirmed to Be Baby Evelyn Boswell, CourtTV (March 16, 2020)

Jails and the Coronavirus, CourtTV (March 16, 2020)

Espy eyes massive pay day by enlisting his client, Madison County, Y’all Politics (March 15, 2020)

#MeToo Movement: Women hail Weinstein conviction, say more needs to be done, TRT World (March 5, 2020)

Marie Discusses How to define “Consent”, CourtTV, February 24, 2020

Marie Discusses Witness Credibility, CourtTV, February 24, 2020

Marie Discusses Road Rage Mom Murder Trial, CourtTV, February 24, 2020

Harvey Weinstein Defense Attorney Makes Closing Statement, CourtTV, February 13, 2020

Mimi Haleyi Witness Testimony in the Harvey Weinstein Rape Trial, CourtTV (January 28, 2020)

Rosie Perez Takes the Stand in Harvey Weinstein Trial, CourtTV (January 24, 2020)

Donald Hartung Faces Death Penalty If Convicted of Triple Family Murder, Law & Crime Network: The Morning Docket with Jesse Weber (January 23, 2020)

The Harvey Weinstein Trial: Opening Statements and First Witness Testimony, Law & Crime Network: The Morning Docket with Jesse Weber (January 23, 2020)

Wicca “Ritualistic Killings” Initially Blamed for Mother and 2 Sons Murders, Law & Crime Network: The Morning Docket with Jesse Weber (January 23, 2020)

Convicted Fashion Designer Rapist Sues for Being Beaten Up in Prison, CourtTV (January 16, 2020)

Witchcraft Triple Murder Trial, CourtTV (January 16, 2020)

Jury Selection in NYC Harvey Weinstein Trial, CourtTV (January 16, 2020)

MeToo Movement  and Harvey Weinstein Trial Jury Selection, CourtTV (January 16, 2020)

New Orlean Police Initially Issue Arrest Warrant for Odell Beckham Jr, CourtTV (January 16, 2020)

Random Attack at East Village CVS, WPIX-TV 11 News (January 9, 2020)

Woman beaten at East Village CVS says store’s lack of security put her in harm’s way, PIX 11 (January 9, 2020)

Jessica and Daniel Groves Accused of Murdering Baby Son, Law and Crime Network For The Record with Angelica Spanos (January 7, 2020)

Scooter Braun Says Taylor Tweet Led to Death Threats, HLN Burden of Proof (November 24, 2019)

Why Can’t A Problematic Professor Get Fired?, HLN Burden of Proof (November 24, 2019)

Kellen Winslow II Guilty of Forcible Rape, Indecent Exposure, Law and Crime Network / The Morning Docket with Jesse Weber (October 29, 2019)

Spotlight: Drug Firms Reach $260M Settlement Over Opioid Deaths, i24 News Live (October 21, 2019)

Fox News

Justice Delayed…No Longer, The Westbury Times (August 13, 2019)

New York Metro-Top Women 2019 Super Lawyers® Magazine (March 2019)

New York Metro-Top Women 2018 Super Lawyers® Magazine (March 2018)

As More Cities Ban Cashless Businesses, New York Wants to Follow, citylab (March 6, 2019)

Michelle Gillen Sues CBS for Gender, Age Discrimination, Hollywood Reporter (September 14, 2018)

Marie Napoli’s Defamation Claim Proceeds Against Husband’s Ex-Partner, Attorney, New York Law Journal (August 16, 2018)

Justice St. George sustained Marie Napoli’s $500,000,000 defamation claims against Paul Napoli’s former Partner, his attorney, Cliff Robert and their publicist for liable that appeared in the NY Post and other Media.  In a statement, Marie Napoli said she is pleased with St. George’s “well-reasoned decision,” noting her claims were sustained against Napoli’s Ex-Partner and his attorney, Robert “for their unconscionable conduct.” She added, “We are confident that the discovery and eventual trial of this matter will result in a substantial damages award, which will be some small consolation for the harm they have done to my reputation.”

Plaintiffs Bar Looks to Cash In on #MeToo, The American Lawyer (April 18, 2018)

Opioid Watch, The Opioid Research Institute (April 17, 2018)

New York Metro-Top Women 2018 Super Lawyers® Magazine (March 2018)

With Trump MIA on Opioids, Here Come the Lawyers, BloombergView (January 12, 2018)

 Fox News

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace

WABC-7 Eyewitness News

LawNewz Network

FoxNews.com Strategy Room with Julie Banderas

PrimeTime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield

WCBS TV News with Jennifer McLogan

FoxNews Business

WSHU Public Radio

Publications

Court Appointments

  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for In Re: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis Or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis With Kinectiv Technology And Versys Femoral Head Products Liability  Litigation  (18-MD-2859-PAC)
  • Plaintiffs’ Executive Steering Committee on the Multi District Litigation for the [BHRPSC] In Re: Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2775)

Representative Cases and Settlements of Note

*Results May Vary Depending On Your Particular Facts and Legal Circumstances*

Ms. Napoli is leading her team to lobby the federal government to update Title IX to reflect the 21st Century. Currently for a school to be liable under Title IX an appropriate school official must have actual notice of harassment and respond with deliberate indifference, an uncommonly high standard. We are seeking to change Title IX so that it aligns with Title VII, which is the standard used between ordinary employer-employee.

Court of Appeals: Ms. Napoli argued issues of Title IX and Section 1983 before the Fifth Circuit on behalf of our client who had been sexually abused by two separate school district employees.

An age and gender discrimination lawsuit was filed on behalf of Michele Gillen, a 39-time Emmy Award winning investigative reporter during her tenure at CBS owned and operated station WFOR-TV in Miami. The suit, filed in federal court, alleged that the newsroom was a toxic work environment for women who were often overlooked for important projects and spoken to in a harmful way. The matter settled for a confidential amount a week before trial.

$650 Million Ruling in National Pharmacy Chain Opioid Trial
U.S. District Court for Northern Ohio Judge Dan Aaron Polster ruled that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart must pay over $650 million over 15 years and set up an abatement program to Lake and Trumbull counties. The ruling is the first by a federal judge that assigns a monetary amount against pharmacy chains for their role in the opioid epidemic.

The funds will be used in programs to address the fallout from opioid abuse the defendant’s marketing of opioids caused.

$600 Million Settlement in the Flint Water Litigation  
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, as co-liaison and negotiating counsel in the Flint Water Litigation, along with interim class counsel and representatives of the State of Michigan Attorney General’s office, reached a landmark wide- reaching $600 million settlement with the State of Michigan, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (now the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy), City of Flint, former Governor Richard Snyder, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and several other State and City employees in the Flint Water Crisis Litigation on behalf of the citizens of Flint, Michigan.

Jury Verdict in National Opioid Trial
This jury verdict was secured on behalf of our clients Lake and Trumbull Counties (OH) against pharmacy giants CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart.

$1.1 Billion Settlement: New York Opioid Jury Trial
This settlement was reached with the three largest drug distributors, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson, in the first opioid jury trial.
(Napoli Shkolnik is Counsel to Nassau County.)

$50 Million Settlement: New York Opioid Jury Trial
Endo Pharmaceutical agreed to this settlement to end their involvement in the NY opioid jury trial, where the company was accused of its role in the opioid epidemic.
(Napoli Shkolnik is Counsel to Nassau County.)

$320 Million Opioid Settlement
This landmark settlement was reached on behalf of Cuyahoga County (Ohio), one of the bellwether plaintiffs in the National Opioid Litigation, against four of the key players responsible for the opioid epidemic.

$1M+ Sexual Harassment Mediation

Ron Jeremy Sexual Assault

  • Recently multiple women have come forward to accuse adult industry actor Ron Jeremy of sexual assault in incidences that cover several years. Ms. Napoli represents one of the alleged victims and made it clear to Rolling Stone that “No, means no.”.

$1.2M+ Zadroga Award

$1M+ Zadroga Award

$233,400 Zadroga Award

Civic Engagement and Philanthropic Pursuits

  • Board of Governors at the St. John’s University

Other Experience

  • Napoli Kaiser & Associates LLP
  • Kaiser & Hirsch
  • Lawyer, New York, Appellate Division Second Department
  • Law Clerk, New York State Supreme Court, Queens County Justice Freedman

Areas of Practice

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National Trial Lawyers for Women's Rights Top 10
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Member Seal
Napoli Shkolnik Super Lawyers Badge
American Academy of Attorneys Top 100 2019

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