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Joseph A. Marutollo

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Adjunct Professor of Law



  • First-Year Legal Writing, Fordham University School of Law, 2019-present
  • Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law, Brooklyn Law School, 2018-present
  • Adjunct Professor, LIM College, 2014-2019


  • Principal Deputy Chief of the Civil Division, Chief of Immigration Litigation, and Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, 2015 - present
         Awards:  The Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, issued by the Department of Justice's Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (2019); Pace Law School's Rising Star Award (2019)
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department, 2010-2015
         Awards:  Legal Rookie of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding performance, promise, and dedication to the Law Department (2011); Special Federal Litigation Division Chief Award for exceptional performance (2012)


  • Pace University School of Law, JD 2010 cum laude
         Pace Law Review, Executive Articles Editor
         Dean's List Recipient
         Winner of Pace Law School's Grand Moot Competition
         Selected to represent Pace Law School at the National Moot Court Competition 
  • Fordham University, BA 2007 summa cum laude
         Phi Beta Kappa
         Dean's List, 2003-2007
         Recipient of Dean's Merit Award



  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. District Courts, SDNY and EDNY
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Memberships & Activities

  • Federal Bar Council, American Inn of Court, 2011-present
         Member of the Board of Editors, Federal Bar Council Quarterly Publication, 2017-present
  • Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Archdiocese of New York, 2010-present
  • New York City Bar Association, Government Ethics Committee, 2011-2013

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-175
New York, NY 10023