Former Law Office of Vincent DiCarlo

As of September 1, 2008,Vincent DiCarlo
is no longer engaged in the private practice of law.
This site is no longer maintained, may no longer be accurate,
and is provided for historical purposes.  See disclaimer below.



Vincent DiCarlo is an A-V rated lawyer who has represented clients in a wide variety of civil proceedings before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and panels of arbitrators, with special emphasis on investor complaints, investment disputes, securities compliance, business litigation, and securities fraud.


Vincent DiCarloVincent DiCarlo, after his graduation from Hamilton College and Cornell Law School, was appointed in 1978 as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. DiCarlo investigated, indicted, and tried a wide variety of cases including fraud, official corruption, and arson.

In 1982, Mr. DiCarlo joined the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., where he served until 1986. While there, he investigated and litigated complex matters involving violations of the federal securities laws including stock manipulation, faulty accounting, false disclosure, and insider trading. Mr. DiCarlo also advised the Commission concerning the federal securities laws as they relate to registration of securities, disclosure, financial reporting, underwriting, trading, and financial projections. Mr. DiCarlo conducted the Commission's investigation into the estimates of construction costs disclosed by the Washington Public Power Supply System in connection with the largest municipal bond default in history.

In 1988, Mr. DiCarlo joined the predecessor of the law firm Bartel Eng & Schroder as a litigation associate. He became a shareholder of the firm in 1992. In 1994 he started his own practice. Since 1988, Mr. DiCarlo's practice has included all kinds of business and commercial litigation in both state and federal court. He has represented clients in matters involving securities fraud, commercial leasing, real estate partnerships, construction law, wrongful termination, partnership disputes, fights for corporate control, Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement, broker-dealer regulation, insurance practices, civil rights, antitrust violations, equipment leases, securities compliance, tax law, libel, personal injury, interference with economic advantage, accountant's liability, professional malpractice, enforcement of judgments, and breach of contract.

Mr. DiCarlo has taught continuing legal education courses and published professional articles on the law of evidence, effective and economical pretrial discovery, spoliation of evidence, federal jurisdiction,  arbitrations, and how to select, prepare, attack, and defend expert witnesses. He was selected by as its featured authority on litigation and wrote its summary of the law of evidence. He also lectures business groups on how not to get sued, how to control the high cost of litigation once it starts, and the effective use of arbitration clauses in employee and vendor contracts. He has been awarded an A-V rating by the Martindale Hubble legal directory, reflecting its highest rating for both ability and ethics. He is a member of the California and New York federal and state bars.

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DISCLAIMER: I have entered government service and, as of September 1, 2008, am no longer engaged in the private practice of law.  Therefore, this site is no longer being maintained,  may not be accurate, and should not be relied upon.  It is not now and was not ever intended as legal advice.  It is being provided for historical purposes, and for the benefit of those lawyers who are capable of independently verifying the information and judging the opinions in it, and then reaching their own conclusions.  You are strongly advised to consult qualified legal counsel before adopting any of the ideas or suggestions in this material, which may or may not be applicable in your jurisdiction or to your specific situation, and may no longer be accurate or prudent in any case.  The opinions and statements at this site were solely my own.  They were not and are not those of, nor were they nor are they made on behalf of, any agency of government or anyone else.

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