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Hillary Nappi

Ms. Nappi leads the firm’s Victims’ Rights practice group and provides a trauma informed approach to all of our clients. She is litigating hundreds of cases on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse and assault against several institutions – both public and private – in wake of the passage of New York and New Jersey’s revival statutes allowing once time barred claims to be heard.  Ms. Nappi has successfully resolved these sexual abuse cases prior to trial resulting in millions of dollars in recovery for survivors.  Ms. Nappi is also representing plaintiffs across the county in §1983 actions and has secured recoveries as a result of their discrimination.

While at HRS&C, Ms. Nappi was part of the litigation team that represented the lead plaintiff in a Delaware Section 220 action against the Board of Directors of AmerisourceBergen Corporation in connection with the Board’s refusal to produce books and records relating to the company’s role in the multi-billion-dollar opioid crisis. Ms. Nappi has also contributed to the litigation of highly complex securities class and derivative actions, including Construction and General Building Laborers’ Local No. 79 General Fund v. The Boeing Co., C.A. 2019-0603-MTZ (Del. Ch.); Construction and General Building Laborers’ Local No. 79 General Fund, et al., v. Albaugh, et al., C.A. No. 2020-0466-AGB (Del. Ch.); and Teamsters Local 493 Health Services and Insurance Plan v. Sealed Air Corporation, C.A No. 2019-0899 (Del. Ch.); and City of Westland Police and Fire Retirement System et al. v. NVIDIA Corporation, C.A. 2020-0075 (Del. Ch.).

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Nappi spent nine years working at the law offices of Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP.  While in law school, Ms. Nappi worked as a legal assistant/paralegal to the firm’s Chairman, David Boies. After her admission to the bar, Ms. Nappi was promoted to Staff Attorney. As a Staff Attorney, Ms. Nappi was on the trial team assigned to work on Starr International v. The United States, No. 1:11-cv-00779-TCW. At the time, the case was the largest ever filed against the United States Government alleging that the Government’s acquisition of AIG equity and subsequent actions relating to a reverse stock split were unlawful. Ms. Nappi later joined a boutique litigation firm in Westchester County where she honed her trial skills in the areas of criminal defense, commercial litigation, family law, and estate litigation. In 2018, Ms. Nappi was named “Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys” by National Trial Lawyers.  Ms. Nappi has been selected by Super Lawyers as Metro Rising Star in the area of civil litigation from 2018 through 2022.

Ms. Nappi is admitted to the Bars of the states of New York and New Jersey, and to the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey but has successfully been admitted pro hac vice to practice in other states including Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi.

Ms. Nappi earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus. Ms. Nappi later received her Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law (now the Elisabeth Haub School of Law).

In addition to representing survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation every day, Ms. Nappi has devoted a significant amount of her time to pro bono efforts.  She has contributed to the following amicus curiae briefs:  an amicus curiae brief filed by Child USA and Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (“RAINN”) filed in support of the plaintiffs in Doe v. Twitter, Inc., Case No. 21-cv-000485, which involved Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) Section 230 and Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (“TVPRA”) questions; an amicus curiae brief filed by Child USA and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc. filed in support of the plaintiff in Elden v. Nirvana LLC et al, Case No. 21-cv-06836, which involved the interpretation of the statute of limitations in Masha’s Law cases; and an amicus curiae brief filed by Child USA filed in support of the plaintiff in Bernard v. Cosby, Case No. 21-CV-18566, which involved the interpretation of constitutionality of N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:14-2b.

 

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