Alumnus Secures Record Settlement

Joe Caruso ’13 recently graduated from both the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a Juris Doctor as well as Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) with a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management. As a certified legal intern with Pitt Law’s securities arbitration clinic, Caruso secured the largest settlement in clinic history, $79,920.34, in a matter involving a $2.5 million dollar Ponzi scheme and the fraudulent sale of publicly traded stock.

Caruso also recently received acknowledgement from Gov.┬áTom Wolf in the form of a signed certificate of recognition for his “outstanding contributions” to the CMU capstone partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Caruso joined four other Heinz College students to work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health under the oversight of RAND Corp. to develop a data-driven strategy to expand first responder access to the heroin antidote naloxone. He was recently mentioned in WHIRL magazine’s happening section for an event I hosted as Heinz Finance Club President at Carnegie Mellon University.