Donald R. Pugliese concentrates his practice on all matters of environmental law, including litigation and compliance. He currently functions as the lead trial attorney for the Firm’s New York City asbestos docket, and regularly negotiates large-sum settlements with multiple plaintiffs’ firms.

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  • Served as pro bono counsel for three Muslim Uighur detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; along with other members of the McDermott team, obtained releases for the detainees proving that the detainees were non-combatants


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Certified Family Law and Family Practice Mediator, Community Mediation Center of Suffolk County, New York, under the auspices of the New York State Uniform Court System


Touro Law Center, JD, Alexander Hamilton Inns of Court, 1998
Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus, BA, cum laude, 1992

New York

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US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York

Donald R. Pugliese

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