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Thomas A Capezza - Albany, NY

30 S. Pearl StreetSuite P-110 Albany, NY 12207

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Updated: 11/17/2021

Albany White Collar and Criminal Defense Lawyer

About Thomas A Capezza

Practice Areas

  • White Collar and Criminal Defense
  • Government and Health Care Investigations

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA Task Force on Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes, Member)
  • Federal Bar Council
  • American Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Federal Law Enforcement Association
  • Capital Area Technology Association


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1993
  • Pace University, 1987
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Computer Science

Past Positions

  • Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York (Albany), Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit), Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (NYC), Enforcement Counsel
  • Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney
  • New York State Police (Albany), General Counsel

Pro Bono Activities

  • Augustine Classical Academy, Attorney Advisor
  • Adoptive Families of the Capital Region

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker: “Ethics for Government Officials and Volunteers”, Capital District Regional Planning Commission, Local Government Workshop, Troy, NY (2019)
  • Speaker: “Cybersecurity Issues in the Hospitality and Retail Industries – A Survey of Technical Issues and Noteworthy Cases”, ALFA International webinar (2019)
  • Speaker: “What to Do When There’s Been a Security Incident”, Capital Area Technology Association, Albany, NY (2018)
  • Speaker: “NYSDFS Rules on Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies,” American Bar Association Business Law Spring Meeting, Cyberspace Law Committee, Orlando, FL (2018)
  • Speaker: “Remedies and Damages in Commercial Litigation”, Federal Court Bar Association, Northern District of New York, Albany, NY (2017)
  • Speaker: “Ethics in Action”, Federation of Bar Associations, Lake Placid, NY (2017)
  • Speaker: “Federal Cross-Border Crimes, Forfeiture and Evolving Forfeiture Policy”, Federation of Bar Associations, Lake Placid, NY (2016)



  • Distinguished Service Award, U.S. Department of Justice, Asset Forfeiture Program (2011)
  • The Eagle Award, National Crime Victims’ Rights, U.S. Department of Justice (2008)


Office Information


30 S. Pearl StreetSuite P-110 Albany, NY 12207


  • 518-407-5661

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Capezza, Thomas A., Urizar, Nancy L. “Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation Strategies, and Bankruptcy Considered in the Context of Cloud Agreements.” Cloud 3.0 Drafting and Negotiating Cloud Computing Agreements. American Bar Association Publishing, 2019, Chapter 8, pp. 147-161
  • Author: “New York State Rules Reaches Beyond the State’s Borders in Requiring Corporate Boards to Implement Cybersecurity Protections”, American Bar Association, The Business Lawyer, Vol. 73 (Winter 2017-18)
  • Author: “The Langham Act and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: When Private Pharmaceutical Litigation Compliments FDA Regulatory Enforcement”, American Bar Association White-Collar Crime Newsletter (Winter 2017)
  • Author: “Attention Banks, Insurance Companies and Other Financial Services Institutions: Be Prepared for New Cybersecurity Rules”, Carter Conboy Client Advisory (2016)
  • Author: “Federal Focus to Elevate on Aggressive Affirmative Civil Enforcement”, Carter Conboy Client Advisory (2016)
  • Author: “Civil Forfeitures and the Double Jeopardy Clause: The Question of Multiple Punishments”, 11 J. Suff. ACAD. L 55 (1996)

Representative Cases

  • United States v. David Norris, 08 CR 343 (USDC NDNY)
  • United States v. Ronald Persaud, et al, 05 CR 368 (USDC NDNY)
  • United States v. Medisca, Inc., 11 CR 476 (USDC NDNY)
  • United States v. Hussein Amr, CR 03-2131 (USDC Eastern District of Michigan)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Henry Benjamin Schmidt, C-1-97-599 (USDC Southern District of Ohio)
  • United States v. John Napoli, 95 CR 993 (USDC EDNY)
  • United States v. State of New York, et al., 77 CV 343 (USDC NDNY)

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