Nace Naumoski has built a solid reputation for staunchly defending his clients and providing them with honest assessments about their legal matters. Nace focuses on insurance coverage, cyber security and data privacy, and complex civil and criminal litigation.
His broad variety of experience includes representing several Fortune 500 companies, as well as major insurers, in product liability and premises liability matters. Nace has been entrusted with high-profile civil and criminal matters that have received both domestic and global media coverage from top media outlets, including The Washington Post, Law360 and Forbes.
Many of Nace’s recent cases have concerned disputes over COVID-19 business interruptions, first party property damages, and construction defects. He also has significant experience dealing with government investigations and internal audits.
Clients reach out to Nace to fix problems because of his ability to view litigation from their perspective, along with his forthright approach to their legal challenges. Nace is known for telling clients what they need to know rather than what they prefer to hear.
Nace was born in a small village in Macedonia and now lives on a farm in Pennsylvania. His personal background enables him to view matters from a unique vantage point.
Before joining Stewart Smith, Nace was an associate with McCarter & English, LLP, where he effectively handled product liability, premises liability, personal injury defense, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation cases.
Nace earned his B.S. at Seton Hall University and his J.D. at Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review.
Jachimowicz v. Argonaut Ins. Co. (Southern District of New York, 2020): Obtained defense jury verdict after week-long trial on behalf of client in Brooklyn federal court in a first party property damage case.
U.S. Framing, Inc. v. Colony Ins. Co. (New Jersey Law Division, 2020): Obtained dismissal of coverage claims against client for underlying bodily injury claim based on exclusion in policy for injury to the employee of an insured.
Colony Ins. Co. v. Troensa Construction, Inc. (District of New Jersey, 2018): Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer that it was not required to defend and indemnify a subcontractor in an underlying claim alleging construction defects at a new residential condominium development based on an endorsement in the policy limiting coverage to remodeling.
Adeniji v. Colony Ins. Co. (New Jersey Law Division, 2018): Obtained dismissal of coverage claims against client based on New Jersey law that alleged claimants do not have a direct right of action against an alleged tortfeasor’s insurance carrier prior to obtaining a judgement and the judgment being returned unexecuted.
Mandelbaum v. Arseneault, (New Jersey Appellate Division 2017): New Jersey Appellate Division upheld trial court’s dismissal of abuse of process claim against client.
Arnold Transportation Services, Inc. v. Framaur Associates, LLC, (District of New Jersey, 2015): Obtained dismissal of unjust enrichment claim against client where Plaintiff alleged that client had breached an express contract.
United States v. Auernheimer, 2012 WL 5389142 (Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014): Argued in the trial court that New Jersey was not the proper venue for client’s criminal trial alleging violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act because no fact alleged in the superseding indictment against him, if ultimately proven, took place in New Jersey. Client’s conviction was ultimately reversed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals because New Jersey was not a proper venue.
Del Vecchio v. Randall, et al., (New Jersey Law Division, 2011): Obtained temporary restraining order on behalf of client, a Republican candidate for state office, blocking county clerk from mailing out ballots until issue of ballot positioning was resolved.
Member of the Open Space Review Board in West Brandywine Township, PA (2020)
New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2010, 2014 -2021
Avvo rated 10/10.
Barrister, Brennan-Vanderbilt Inns of Court, (2006 – 2009)
“The Future Is Now: The Internet of Things,” Litigation Management Magazine, Fall 2015
The Changing Landscape of Cyber Liability Litigation: Data Misuse, Ransomware, Class Actions Following Spokeo, and More, ACI 15th Advanced Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance, Chicago, IL, March 31, 2017.
Ransomware Litigation: Data Breach Notification Issues, Key Jurisdictional Differences, and Cyber Coverage Issues, ACI 2nd National Forum on Data Breach & Privacy Litigation and Enforcement, New York, NY, September 29, 2016.
Cyber and Data Risk Insurance: Practical Guidance on Ways of Evaluating It and Reasons for Buying It, ACI 19th Advanced Global Legal and Compliance Forum on Cyber Security & Data Privacy and Protection, Chicago, IL, June 23, 2016.
Fairy Tales or Non-Fiction: Expert Witness Testimony, CLM 2016 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, April 7, 2016.
Class Actions: Data Privacy & Security Breach Case Law Trends, ACI Data Breach & Privacy Litigation and Enforcement, Philadelphia, PA, March 17, 2016.
Emerging Issues in Food Industry Liabilities & Insurance Coverage, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, NJ, February 18, 2016.
The Internet of Things: Security, Privacy, and the Related Technology to Collect Data, ACI 17th Advanced Global Legal and Compliance Forum on Cyber Security & Data Privacy and Protection, Houston, TX, October 6, 2015.
It Isn’t Really Stealing, Is It?, Criminal Law and Intellectual Property Symposium, Rutgers Business Law Review, Newark, NJ, April 9, 2013.
Nace’s interests outside of the firm include hockey, backpacking, and filmmaking. Nace has produced three feature films starring multiple Emmy and Academy Award winners and nominees.