Overview

Ronald Campione is a principal in Bressler’s Business Litigation practice representing businesses of all sizes in litigation, complex negotiation, transactions and counseling.  Ron has represented business clients with legal issues, and assisted them with preventing legal issues, for more than 20 years.  He has extensive experience in the courtroom, before regulatory boards, pre-trial litigation practice, transactional work and negotiations.  He has been, and continues to be, lead counsel for clients in state and federal courts at trial and appellate levels.  With this experience, Ron has helped clients in many circumstances, including:

  • Consultation and development of strategies to avoid formal disputes
  • Advice on best practices that may cure problems before they happen
  • Transactional matters, including dealership buy-sells
  • Lawsuits for damages, injunctive relief and/or declaratory judgment
  • Class and mass actions
  • Administrative and regulatory actions
  • Corporate investigations
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Appeals in state and federal courts

In addition to his career in the civilian legal profession, Ron serves in the United States Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate.  

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2019
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services Award, 2014, 2019
  • Joint Commendation Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2)
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award (3)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Unit Award
  • Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Medal (2)
  • Select Marine Corps Reserve Medal (2)
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (2) (Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Freedom Sentinel)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • Navy Marine-Corps Overseas Deployment Ribbon (2)
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2 Deployment Devices and Silver Hourglass for over 20 years service)

Experience

Experience

  • Successfully defended a software manufacturer in an infringement case before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court
  • Represented an international product distributor in a matter alleging trademark infringement
  • Defended dozens of businesses in the largest automobile dealer class action filed in New Jersey, alleging violations of New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, and successfully obtained dismissal for several clients
  • Defended businesses in consumer class action obtaining partial dismissal of the Complaint
  • Successfully barred an expert witness from testifying in a products liability matter resulting in an entry of summary judgment for an international manufacturer of materials handling equipment

Ronald’s published decisions include:

  • M2 Software, Inc. v. M2 Communications, Inc.,450 F.3d 1378 (Fed. Cir.) (affirming TTAB decision finding no likelihood of confusion between Trademarks under the DuPont factors focusing on different channels of trade of registrants) cert. denied 127 S.Ct. 1363 (2006)
  • Bosland v. Warnock Dodge, et al., 197 N.J. 543 (2009)(affirming dismissal of unjust enrichment claim against defendants but finding that CFA claim could proceed without prior demand of a consumer for refund)

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Speaking Engagements & Events

Associations & Organizations

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Vice Chair of Franchise Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Class Action Subcommittee, Co-chairman
    • Veterans Pro Bono Program
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A., 1991
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Course, 2003
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Advanced Course, 2005
  • U.S. Naval Justice School, 2005
  • Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, 2011
  • Marine Corps Command and Staff College, 2013

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
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