Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca is a different type of law firm. We are neither a mega-firm with 200 plus attorneys nor a small firm with limited expertise. We are 18 lawyers, who together have over 300 years experience going to court to right wrongs. We specialize in representing individuals and businesses that have been victims of antitrust violations, faulty products, civil rights violations, and securities fraud. We have a proven track record of winning in court and in Congress on issues of broad significance.
We have won reimbursement for tens of thousands of people who were swindled by Enron, WorldCom, and Prudential. We were one of the first law firms to take on big tobacco in the early 1990s by exposing the intent of the Joe Camel ad campaign – and we did not quit until Joe Camel was sent packing and our kids were safe from his propaganda. We have gone to court for U.S. car dealerships that have been cheated by price-fixing among Japanese auto parts makers. We helped survivors of the Holocaust in Hungary to reclaim some of their valuables that were stolen from them by the Nazis during World War II.
These and other cases represent the ethics of our firm and of our individual lawyers. One of our attorneys was counsel to Nelson Mandela, another took charge of making sure that over 2,500 family members, victims, and injured survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York received assistance. Another CGL attorney spent years as a public defender in Florida, and many are involved in their communities whether it is reading to elementary school children in underserved school districts or assisting senior citizens in Washington, DC.
Each lawyer at CGL brings a background of integrity and passion for the work we do. Together, we form a law firm that contributes to our community and gets results for our clients.
05/01/2013 The Circuit Court in Portsmouth, Virginia, struck down as unconstitutional the new tolls that were to be a central part of the financing arrangements for a $2.1 billion project to build a new tunnel under the Elizabeth River connecting Norfolk and Portsmouth. Robert Cynkar is a key member of the legal team that brought the case on behalf of businesses and individuals who would be paying the tolls. The Court concluded that the new tolls were effectively taxes, and were unconstitutional because they were not imposed by the Virginia General Assembly, but by the Virginia Department of Transportation and a private company formed for the project.
10/22/2012 Pamela Gilbert and Victoria Romanenko Sims co-authored a chapter in the just-released handbook "Private Enforcement of the Antitrust Law in the United States," edited by Albert A. Foer and Randy M. Stutz. The handbook provides a comprehensive, step-by-step examination of the private enforcement process, as illuminated by many of the country's leading practitioners, experts and scholars. Gilbert and Romanenko's chapter, "Proposals for Reform," discusses nine proposals to modify the private enforcement scheme of the antitrust laws and their current status in antitrust debates.
10/20/2012 Pamela Gilbert is featured in a new documentary film released by the Alliance for Justice. The film, Unequal Justice: the Relentless Rise of the 1% Court, chronicles a 40-year campaign by corporate special interests to put the thumb of big business on the scales of justice.