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cmalafi@cmmllp.com
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(631) 738-9100 ext. 338

Christine Malafi is a partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP and a member of the firm’s executive management team in addition to its corporate, litigation, and municipal law groups.

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Christine was senior corporate counsel to Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., where she handled corporate governance, acquisitions, routine and complex transactions, employment issues, and other business matters, both nationally and internationally.

In January 2004, she was appointed Suffolk County Attorney, as the first woman and youngest person ever appointed to the position. In that position for eight years, Christine was the chief legal officer of the County, supervising a legal team of over sixty-five attorneys in the Suffolk County Department of Law. During her eight-year tenure, she focused on obtaining jury verdicts in favor of the County, making fewer settlements, streamlining contract procedures, enforcing anti-discrimination laws, and protecting children from harm.

Prior to becoming Suffolk County Attorney, Christine was a partner with Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles & Kaufman, LLP, a large defense firm, where her practice focused on insurance coverage and contract analyses, appeals, insurance fraud issues, general liability litigation, municipal work, and environmental defense work.

Christine has taught both undergraduate and law school classes on litigation, legal research, and writing at Long Island University, C.W. Post and at Touro Law Center. She has also lectured extensively on municipal issues, insurance coverage issues, and claim handling. She has been appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Gail Prudenti to the New York State Pro Bono Scholars Task Force, and additionally, she was a speaker and member of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s New York State Task Force to Expand Access to Legal Services in New York, the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law, and was a presenter at the Chief Judge’s Convocation on Independence and the Government Lawyer in Albany, NY.

Ms. Malafi received her Juris Doctor from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, magna cum laude. She served as the Managing Editor of the Touro Law Review.

Education
Dowling, B.A.
Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Admissions
New York and Connecticut State Bars
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Recognitions
2014 – Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business Award, LIBN
2014 – Suffolk County Historical Society, “Women in the Law: Historic Firsts in Suffolk County” honoree
2014 – Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services
2010 – Paul S. Miller “With Liberty & Justice for All” Award Winner, Touro Law School
2009 – Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business Award, LIBN
2009 – Public Service Award, Touro Law Center Alumni Association
2008 – EAC Marcie Mazzolla Children’s Advocate of the Year Award to the County Attorney’s Office
2006 – Named one of Long Island Business News’ 40 Rising Stars under 40.
2005 – Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association tribute: “Women Change America”

Boards/Associations
Member of the New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations
Arbitrator-Suffolk County District Court, Small Claims Part 1995-2000
Board Member of Natasha’s Justice Project
Member of the New York State Pro Bono Scholars Task Force
Board of Governors of Touro Law School