Attorney Peter J. Moschetti of Saratoga Springs was confirmed by the state Senate as the sixth member of the New York State Gaming Commission, which regulates all aspects of gaming and gambling activity in the state, including the development of casinos in Upstate New York.
Moschetti is a founding member of the firm of Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany. The firm has an office in Saratoga Springs.
He served as a prosecutor in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office from 1984 to 1987. Since then, Moschetti has focused on the trial of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including products liability and medical malpractice actions.
He represents individuals and corporations in both state and federal courts and has been appointed as a special prosecutor in a number of high-profile criminal cases in the region “The Gaming Commission readily welcomes Peter to the team. His vast legal experience and important work within and beyond the courtroom are excellent assets that will further help the commission bring effective regulation to all gaming in the state,” said commission Chairman Mark D. Gearan said.
Moschetti said he is “honored to take on this important role on behalf of the people of the state of New York … look forward to joining my colleagues on the commission to ensure that the integrity and transparency of the racing and gaming industries in New York is upheld.”
Moschetti has been named one of the top 25 lawyers in the Hudson Valley by New York Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2007 and has received the highest possible rating by Martindale Hubbell for both legal ability and ethical standards.
He has lectured for continuing legal education in the areas of civil and criminal law and has taught at Albany Law School.
Moschetti graduated with honors from both the University of New Haven in Connecticut in 1981 and Albany Law School in 1984. He joins Gearan and members John A. Crotty, John Poklemba, Barry Sample and Todd Snyder on the commission.
Photo Courtesy Anderson, Moschetti and Tiffany