Angelo A. Stio III

Angelo A. Stio III

Partner

Princeton, NJ
Phone: 609.951.4125    Fax: 609.452.1147

New York, NY
Phone: 212.808.2700    Fax: 212.286.9806

stioa@pepperlaw.com

Some of Mr. Stio’s representative engagements include:

Data Privacy and Security

  • representing a publicly traded health care provider against claims of negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and violation of state law arising from the loss of a laptop
  • counseling a university on a security incident involving unauthorized access to student financial and medical records
  • counseling a mortgage loan servicer with respect to a matter involving the alleged misappropriation of customer data
  • assisting a life insurance company in addressing a data breach related to stolen client files
  • representing a national drug store chain charged with violating the privacy rights of customers in connection with information provided on sales receipts
  • defending a business in a putative class action alleging violations of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • representing an e-commerce entity in a putative class action alleging unauthorized charges for Internet purchases in violations of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA) and the improper interception of debit card information in violation of the Electronic Communications and Privacy Act (ECPA).

Class Actions and Commercial Disputes

  • defending a national bank in a class action challenging the bank’s consumer lending practices and alleging violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and the New Jersey Truth In Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act
  • defending a pharmaceutical company and its board members against breach of fiduciary duty and Oppressed Minority Shareholder Act claims
  • defending a national bank in a class action asserting claims based on violations of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) and Regulation E
  • defending a state chartered bank in a class action asserting claims based on violations of the Truth In Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
  • defending a national retailer in a class action challenging a food marketing campaign and alleging violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and the New Jersey Truth In Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act
  • defending an automobile finance company in a class action based on alleged violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • defending a pharmaceutical company in a breach of manufacturing and supply agreement involving Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • defending a mortgage company in a class action alleging predatory lending violations
  • defending an international sports league against RICO, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims asserted by a former owner
  • representing a title insurance underwriter in an injunction action against a closing agent that misappropriated escrow funds
  • defending a company in a class action alleging violations of the New Jersey Shareholder Protection Act and seeking to enjoin a public exchange offer that a majority shareholder made to minority shareholders
  • defending a national bank in three class actions challenging gift card fees and marketing disclosures in violation of state unfair and deceptive trade practice act laws
  • defending a publicly traded company in a shareholder class action challenging a cash out merger
  • defending credit card processing company in a putative class action asserting claims under the New York Consumer Protection Law
  • defending a publicly traded technology company in a matter asserting antitrust and New Jersey Franchise Practices Act claims.

Pro Bono

Mr. Stio is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and is actively engaged in pro bono representations. As part of his pro bono work, Mr. Stio recently obtained a favorable settlement in Disability Rights of New Jersey, Inc. v. State of New Jersey, Civil No. 05-4723 (AET), where he pursued claims alleging the state was violating the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999) and was violating the due process rights of institutionalized individuals. Mr. Stio also obtained a preliminary injunction that precluded a college and its president from violating the First Amendment rights of three student newspaper reporters, Coppola v. Larson, 2006 WL 2129471 (D.N.J. 2006), and appeared before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of two individuals seeking political asylum, Li v. Attorney General of U.S., 140 Fed. Appx. 361 (3d Cir. 2005) and Miah v. Ashcroft, 346 F.3d 434 (3d Cir. 2003).

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Seton Hall University Law School, articles editor, Legislative Law Journal; author, “State Government: The Laboratory for Health Care Reform”
  • M.P.A., Seton Hall University, 1991
  • B.S., Seton Hall University, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Clerkships

  • Hon. Robert Muir, Jr.: Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Morristown, NJ, 1997-98

Practice Areas