GAETAN J. ALFANO is a partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP. He is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee and a member of the Employment and Labor Practice Group.
The 2016 Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Mr. Alfano brings extensive experience to his practice. Specializing in commercial litigation, employment and labor matters, he has tried hundreds of cases to verdict in both state and federal court and has significant trial and appellate experience. He has represented clients in commercial and employment disputes, insurance insolvency, and receivership matters, as well as complex white collar criminal defense cases. Mr. Alfano has also litigated numerous cases involving business disputes among law firms and attorneys, including dissolutions, separations, client retention and transition, and fee disputes. He regularly defends attorneys in professional liability and disciplinary matters. Most recently, Mr. Alfano was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization dedicated to recognizing the finest criminal and civil trial lawyers in the United States and Canada. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Alfano also served as Assistant District Attorney, during which time he tried cases on a near-daily basis.
Mr. Alfano has amassed a significant record of results for his clients during his 30+ years practicing law. Recent matters include:
Consistently recognized by his peers and the legal industry, Mr. Alfano has received numerous awards and honors. Specifically:
Frequently called upon for his expertise, Mr. Alfano has spoken nationally and locally on employment law issues, and is also a published author.
Involved in community service, Mr. Alfano has held a number of offices with the Justinian Society and Foundation. He recently served on the Board of Directors of the Global Philadelphia Association, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent, The Philadelphia Bar Foundation, and the Public Interest Law Center in Philadelphia.
Mr. Alfano graduated from Villanova School of Law and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Villanova University.Speaking Engagements
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Non-Disclosure Laws and the Gender Pay Gap," Business Insurance U.S. Women to Watch Awards & Leadership Conference, (New York, NY), December 15, 2017
"Considerations When Starting Your Own Practice,” Philadelphia Bar Association CLE, (Philadelphia, PA), June 15, 2017
"Hot Topics on the Horizon in the Courts," Judges and Journalists: Accuracy and Access, (Philadelphia, PA) November 14, 2016
Portrait Presentation of Honorable Annette M. Rizzo, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, June 14, 2016
"A 360º View of a Jury Trial in Philadelphia," Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, June 7, 2016
Portrait Presentation of the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, May 20, 2016
James E. Beasley School of Law Commencement, Honors Program, Temple University, May 19, 2016
Supervision to Aid Re-entry Program, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, March 16, 2016
Naturalization Ceremony, Honorable L. Felipe Restrepo Presiding, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, January 21, 2016
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Memorial Breakfast, The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Inc., January 18, 2016
Naturalization Ceremony, Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe Presiding, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, December 15, 2015
"Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin," PBI's 10th Constitutional Law Enclave (Philadelphia, PA), October 19, 2015
Naturalization Ceremony, Honorable John R. Padova Presiding, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, September 17, 2015
Portrait Presentation of the Honorable Berle M. Schiller, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, June 12, 2015
"Trial of a Federal Court Case," Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE (Philadelphia, PA), July 23, 2014
Naturalization Ceremony, Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno Presiding, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, July 1, 2014
"New Commonwealth Court Rules for Insurance Insolvency," PBI 17th Annual Insurance Institute (Philadelphia, PA), May 8, 2013
"Risk With a Twist," Willis Seminar (Pittsburgh, PA), December 9, 2009
"Innocence (homicide/arson case): Demonstration of Direct and Cross of an Expert; Ineffective Counsel; Recanting Witness," PACDL's For the Experienced: The Ultimate Criminal Law CLE (Philadelphia, PA), November 9, 2007
"Diversity Best Practices: What You Can Learn from Corporate Diversity Efforts," Philadelphia Bar Association's Chancellor's Forum CLE (Philadelphia, PA), April 30, 2007
"Insolvency Issues: The Lessons of Legion," Nineteenth International Reinsurance Congress (Bermuda), October 20, 2005
"Tort Law Update," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, August 19, 2004
"Tort Law Update," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 14, 2000
"Tort Law Update," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, August 18, 2000
"Asset Recovery in the NHL Case: The Receiver Strikes Back," Ninth Annual Legal Seminar, NOLGA, July 20, 2000