• Biography
  • Prior Experience
  • Representative Matters
  • Recognition and Involvement

Biography

Greg, Counsel with Calcagni & Kanefsky, focuses his practice on internal investigations and criminal and regulatory defense.  Greg has extensive experience navigating complex government investigations, trying cases to juries, and handling complicated appeals.

 

Prior Experience

Before joining Calcagni & Kanefsky, Greg served in the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.  As an Assistant Prosecutor, Greg was assigned to the Gangs and Narcotics Task Force, where he was responsible for investigating and prosecuting Hudson County’s highest-level criminal targets, including narcotic distribution networks, street gangs, and firearm traffickers.  Greg also served in the Trial Division and Special Victim’s Unit, where he prosecuted more than 300 cases and regularly tried felony matters before juries.  Additionally, while serving in the Appellate Unit, Greg briefed and argued all manner of appeals.

Greg began his legal career as the judicial law clerk for The Honorable Severiano Lisboa, III, Judge of the Superior Court, Family Division,  Hudson County.

Representative Matters

Criminal and Regulatory Defense

  • Successfully obtained complete dismissal of criminal assault charges for Major League Baseball player.
  • Successfully obtained complete dismissal of criminal drug charges for National Football League player.
  • Successfully obtained complete dismissal of healthcare fraud charges for South Jersey physician.
  • Successfully obtained complete dismissal of criminal charges against prominent North Jersey family-practice physician accused of sexually assaulting a patient.
  • Successfully obtained complete dismissal of first-degree attempted murder charges brought by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.  Case dismissed on day of trial.
  • Successfully obtained complete dismissal of weapons charge brought by the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
  • Successfully obtained complete dismissal of criminal licensing charge for former law enforcement officer.
  • Obtained non-custodial resolution for attorney charged with first-degree crimes related to multi-million dollar money laundering and racketeering conspiracy.
  • Defending multiple patients charged with healthcare fraud by the New Jersey Attorney General and Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.
  • Defending target of a multi-district, drug-trafficking prosecution brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Litigation

  • Defending major university in employment discrimination lawsuit alleging discriminatory and retaliatory conduct.
  • Representing former employees of a global generic drug manufacturer in a Department of Justice antitrust investigation and related multidistrict litigation.
  • Successfully represented a senior corporate executive in employment discrimination and whistleblower claims, securing six-figure settlement.
  • Represented individuals and their funding company in a complex federal civil lawsuit regarding a $47 million real estate transaction.
  • Successfully obtained multi-million dollar settlement for real estate developer in a business dispute days before trial.

Internal Investigations and Legal Compliance

  • Served as special counsel to a major city, conducting an internal investigation into allegations of misconduct by officials in various city departments.
  • Served as special counsel to a major city, conducting an internal investigation into allegations of dysfunction and discrimination in the city’s public defender’s office.

Healthcare Law and Licensing

  • Successfully defended prominent dental practitioner and university faculty member before the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and State Board of Dentistry involving patient-care allegations.  Investigation closed with no further enforcement action.
  • Defending busy North Jersey medical practice in sprawling healthcare fraud investigation by Medicare.

 

 

Recognition and Involvement

Prior to law school, Greg was a right-handed pitcher for the New York Mets.  Greg pitched for three minor-league teams in the Mets farm system and was awarded the Kingsport Mets Pitcher of the Year Award in 2006.  Greg is proud to be the first professional baseball player of Tibetan descent.

Greg is an active member of Machik, a nonprofit organization focused on education and social innovation in Tibet.  Greg has served as a program facilitator and panelist for the Machik Weekend Mentorship Program.  He currently mentors two underprivileged Tibetan youth.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
  • Articles Editor, Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A.

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York