- J.D., summa cum laude
Seton Hall University, 1996
Graduated second in class
of over four hundred students
Member, Seton Hall Law Review
- B.A., cum laude Lehigh University, 1991
Captain, Varsity Football team 1990
Member, Varsity Football team 1987-1990
earned four varsity letters
Member, Chi Psi Fraternity
- Complex Litigation
- Insurance coverage disputes
- Corporate and commercial transactions,
disputes and litigation
- Hospital and Healthcare matters
- Government affairs
- Pharmaceutical and products
- Environmental remediation and
Craig Domalewski rejoined the firm after serving as Senior Counsel to Governor Chris Christie from January 2010 through December 2011. As Senior Counsel to Governor Christie, Mr. Domalewski provided advice and counsel to Governor Christie and Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, who then served as Chief Counsel to the Governor, on a wide array of legislative, legal, regulatory, and policy initiatives.
Shortly after leaving the Governor’s Office, Mr. Domalewski was selected by NJBIZ to its "Power 100" list of the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey business in 2012. NJBIZ is the leading publication covering New Jersey's business community.
Prior to serving in the Christie Administration, Mr. Domalewski was a partner with the firm, where he represented pharmaceutical, manufacturing and private companies in complex civil litigation, including product liability, environmental and insurance coverage matters, and commercial transactions. He also counseled hospitals and physicians in connection with various commercial disputes and transactions, and provided guidance on regulatory and compliance issues.
Mr. Domalewski has resumed his practice in these areas and has drawn upon his experience in the Governor’s Office to expand his practice to include representation of clients on select economic development and government affairs matters.
Examples of his past and current practice experience include:
- Representing policyholders in complex insurance coverage matters. Mr. Domalewski has successfully prosecuted multiple cases where the claims for coverage exceeded $100 million. Mr. Domalewski handled every major aspect of the litigation up through and including trial and appellate review and negotiated dozens of insurance policy buy out and coverage in place agreements.
- Representing policyholders in insurance coverage bad faith litigation. For example, Mr. Domalewski served as lead counsel on behalf of a major New Jersey hospital in a suit filed by an insurance company in federal court against the hospital alleging breach of insurance policy and asserting claims of bad faith arising from a $30 million verdict against the hospital and other defendants in a wrongful birth case. The case was dismissed with prejudice shortly after a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss was filed without payment by the hospital.
- Litigating complex commercial disputes, including claims based on breach of contract, tortious interference, misappropriation and breach of fiduciary duty claims and matters before the chancery court in cases seeking injunctive and equitable relief. By way of one example, Mr. Domalewski is currently representing a client in complex litigation concerning real estate development and contractual disputes involving claims in excess of $100 million.
- Structuring, negotiating, and closing significant commercial transactions, including professional service agreements between hospitals and physician practice groups, asset purchase agreements for the purchase and sale of medical, dental, podiatry, and other businesses, and buy-out agreements between business partners. Mr. Domalewski is currently representing a client in connection with a $200 million development of a residential mixed use project.
- Providing advice to hospitals and other health care providers on fraud and abuse issues in transactions, including compliance with the Stark Law, the Anti-kickback Statute, HIPAA, and state law.
- Representing companies in major product liability suits. For example, Mr. Domalewski served as lead counsel in a suit filed by a plaintiff claiming permanent injury and seeking a million dollars in damages allegedly arising from the use of a pharmaceutical company’s product. The case was dismissed when the firm’s investigation developed evidence proving that the plaintiff’s claims pre-existed her alleged use of the defendant’s product.
- Representing companies in environmental disputes and litigation concerning claims under federal and state law for remediation, cost recovery and natural resource damages.
Mr. Domalewski is presently serving as the Chairman of the Task Force on the Closure of State Developmental Centers. The Task Force, which was established by legislation, is responsible for performing a comprehensive evaluation of all the State's developmental centers and for providing recommendations for closing the centers.
Mr. Domalewski served as a member of the Authorities sub-committee for Governor Christie’s Transition Team in 2009. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.