Giovanna D'Orazio graduated summa cum laude from Albany Law School. Upon graduating law school, Giovanna was an Appellate Court Attorney at the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department in Albany, New York. Just prior to joining D'Orazio Peterson LLP, Giovanna spent four years as an associate in the Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation Group at Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP in Albany. Giovanna also was a summer associate at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel in New York City during law school. Giovanna is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, magna cum laude and with Highest Honors in her major.
Giovanna has experience litigating, among other things, commercial, general civil, employment, land use and personal injury matters in New York State and federal courts. Giovanna also has experience litigating Article 78 proceedings in New York State court.
Giovanna is the author of Taking Private Property to Build an Urban Sports Arena: A Valid Exercise of Eminent Domain Powers?, 69 Alb. L. Rev. 1135 (2006), which has been cited as authority on the law of eminent domain in New York.