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Dean J. DiPilato


Dean J. DiPilato joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2017 as a partner. He concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, as well as financial litigation, intellectual property matters, construction litigation, and healthcare law.  Dean has represented privately and publicly held corporations in a wide variety of civil litigation in state and federal court, including matters involving contract disputes, construction issues (defect and negligence claims), securities class actions and investigations, healthcare litigation, computer software litigation (licensing agreement and copyright disputes), and patent and trademark litigation.  Dean lives in Syracuse with his wife Amy and son Major, and is passionately involved in many community activities for children with autism.

  • Served as Law Clerk to Judge Steven D. Merryday, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Practiced law at Clifford Chance in New York City; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Boston; and Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston
  • Former Assistant General Counsel to Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s leading provider of dialysis products and services
  • Frequent lecturer to professional organizations on topics related to electronically stored information and electronic discovery
  • Teaches course on electronic discovery as adjunct professor at the Syracuse University College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • Juris Doctor, Columbia University School of Law, 1998, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • New York State Bar
  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York


Dean J. DiPilato Joins Mackenzie Hughes LLP as Partner

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Dean J. DiPilato has joined Mackenzie Hughes LLP as a partner and will concentrate his legal practice in general commercial litigation (including construction and environmental matters), healthcare litigation, financial litigation, and intellectual property matters. With 18 years of experience as a litigator, DiPilato has worked at large law firms in Boston and…

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