Mr. Gonnelli is a partner at The Sultzer Law Group, P.C. Throughout his career, Mr. Gonnelli has served as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous high-profile class action cases throughout the country, resulting in multi-million-dollar recoveries to consumers, employees, and investors.
Mr. Gonnelli concentrates his practice on consumer fraud class actions, wage and hour litigation, and transactional/commercial litigation. Some of his representative cases include Guttentag v. Ruby Tuesday ($3 million recovery for employees in FLSA wage suit); In re NutraQuest, Inc., No. 06-202 (D.N.J.) (consumer fraud case against national diet supplement company); Wanzo v. Nextel Commc’ns, Inc., No. GIC 791626 (Cal. Sup. Ct.) (consumer case challenging change in “nights and weekends” plan); Rice v. Lafarge North America, No. 268974 (Md. Cir. Ct.) (merger case resulting in a benefit of $388 million); and In re Fox Entm’t Group, Inc. S’holders Litig., No. 1033-N (Del. Ch. 2005) (benefit to shareholders of $450 million).
While attending Cornell Law School, Mr. Gonnelli served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and was a member of the Atlantic Regional Championship moot court team in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (1997). At Rutgers University, Mr. Gonnelli lettered in football and fencing and served as Student Government President.
Prior to joining The Sultzer Law Group, Mr. Gonnelli was a partner at a national plaintiff class action law firm where he served as the chairman of its Wage Theft Practice Group. Before attending Law School, Mr. Gonnelli was a Financial Writer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he wrote educational materials on international trade and monetary policy.