Nancy A. Del PizzoPartner
Nancy Del Pizzo is a member of Rivkin Radler’s Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property; and Privacy, Data & Cyber Law Practice Groups. She resolves commercial disputes, including intellectual property matters such as trademark, trade dress, copyright and patent infringement, restrictive covenants and domain name disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition, false advertising, defamation and trade libel.
Nancy’s experience also includes counseling on discrete business issues (from avoidance of litigation to litigation preparation, commencement and trial). She also advises clients regarding data breaches, including handling post-breach notifications, and advises clients on website accessibility, terms and conditions and privacy policies. Her practice also includes drafting complex agreements, licensing and confidentiality agreements and assignments as well as prosecuting trademark and copyright applications.
Nancy is co-chair of the Internet/Privacy Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Section. She also is the past co-chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee, a position she held from 2016 –2018.
Nancy frequently writes and speaks on various topics, including IP issues and diversity and inclusion, and serves on the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine’s Editorial Board. She is also chair of the District IIA Ethics Committee (Bergen County). Nancy is a former chair, legislative coordinator and trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Section, where she also held various other officer positions. Nancy was the featured profile in the New Jersey Law Journal’s “The Bar Report,” February 27, 2012.
Nancy has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating in Intellectual Property, Litigation and Civil Practice. She was named to the 2017-2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers list, a distinction reserved for only 5% of attorneys. Nancy also was selected to be a “Rising Star,” 2011-2015, by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine. In addition, she is a Master in the John C. Lifland Inn of Court, an IP-focused Inn, and received the 2007 New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association President’s Award for “Outstanding and Committed Service” for her pro bono work.
Nancy began her legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Barbara Byrd Wecker, J.A.D. (ret.). She is a magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where she served as managing editor of the Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law and evening vice president on the Executive Board of the Student Bar Association. During law school, she also interned for the Hon. William J. Martini, U.S.D.J.
For nearly two decades prior to becoming an attorney, Nancy operated a sole proprietorship, providing writing, editing and consulting services for organizations of various sizes, including Fortune 500 companies. She published hundreds of articles in consumer and trade magazines and newspapers, focusing on health, medicine and fitness, with a particular emphasis on eye care and eyewear.
The New Jersey Law Journal named Rivkin Radler’s Intellectual Property Practice Group the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year (Midsize) for 2018.
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American Bar Association
Co-Chair – IP Litigation Section Internet and Privacy Subcommittee
New Jersey Bar Association
Co-Chair – IP Special Committee; Legislative Coordinator – LGBT Rights Section
Seton Hall University School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
William Paterson University, B.A.
The University of Florida, A.A.