Adjunct Professor of Law
Assistant Dean Peter Ausili spent over 25 years as a law clerk to the late Senior United States District Judge Leonard D. Wexler, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In that capacity, he assisted Judge Wexler in managing the Alfonse M. D’Amato United States Courthouse in Central Islip, the second largest federal courthouse in the nation. He also assisted Judge Wexler in handling thousands of pretrial matters and hundreds of trials in civil and criminal actions. He worked with Judge Wexler on some of Long Island’s major federal cases of the past quarter century, including high-profile criminal cases involving senior officials of Symbol Technologies, former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke, and former Town of Oyster Bay Planning Commissioner Frederick Ippolito.
Dean Ausili was a litigation associate at two prestigious New York City law firms: Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler. His practice included primarily commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense matters.
Dean Ausili is a member of the Eastern District of New York’s Litigation Advisory Committee. He is a former director of the Suffolk County Bar Association (SCBA) and former chairperson of the SCBA’s Federal Courts and Labor & Employment Law committees, as well as a member and/or officer of other legal, professional, and community organizations. He has written and lectured widely on federal practice and procedure and various other topics.
Dean Ausili graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law, where he served as Notes and Comments Editor of the law review. He has served as a member of the Law Center’s adjunct faculty since 2009, teaching Evidence, Civil Procedure, and Pretrial Litigation.
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