Cristina R. Yannucci


Cristina Yannucci is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a co-chair of the Professional Liability Practice. Her practice focuses on litigation in the fields of professional liability and municipal liability. The professional liability practice encompasses claims against attorneys, accountants, appraisers, real estate agents and brokers, title companies, real estate managers, insurance agents and brokers, and directors and officers. Many of the attorney malpractice claims arise from underlying complex real estate transactions, commercial litigation, international law, the Uniform Commercial Code and corporate governance. Ms. Yannucci’s practice is venued in both the state and federal courts, including many professional liability matters arising in the context of adversary proceedings commenced in the bankruptcy courts. Additionally, Ms. Yannucci handles appellate matters at both the state and federal levels. Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Yannucci developed her legal expertise as a partner in a large litigation firm, and was a criminal defense attorney with the Nassau County Legal Aid Society.

Professional Presentations

Practising Law Institute (PLI):

  • The Ethics Game Show: A Review of Ethical Issues, Faculty, Summer 2017
  • The Ethics Game Show: A Review of Ethical Issues, Faculty, Summer 2016
  • The Ethics Game Show: A Review of Ethical Issues 2014, Faculty, Summer 2014
  • Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in Law Practice 2013, Co-Chair, Summer 2013
  • Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2012, Faculty, Winter 2012-2013
  • Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2011, Faculty, Winter 2011

Association for Conflict Resolution (Greater New York Chapter):

  • Mediation & Insurance: How Mediation is Used by Insurance Professionals and Counsel to Resolve Insurance-related Disputes, Faculty, June 2017

New York State Bar Association: Law Practice Management Committee:

  • Live Webcast - Client Intake: What You Need to Know, Feb. 2015


  • State Bar Admissions
    • New York
  • State Appellate Courts
    • New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


New York State Courts

(Appellate Division, Second Department)

United States District Court

Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


  • New York City Bar Association – Ethics Committee (2013-2017)
  • CLM


Hofstra University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1996

  • Hofstra Law Review, Articles Editor

Boston College

Bachelor of Arts, 1993

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