In-House at Large Public Companies

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Company
Chief Legal Officer
Number of In-House Attorneys
Number of In-House Attorneys in N.J.
Most Frequently Used Law Firms
Alcatel-Lucent
Murray Hill
Telecommunications

 
Timothy Keller, general counsel
225
40
DND
Public Service
Enterprise Group Inc.
Newark
Energy

 
J.A. 'Lon'
Bouknight Jr.,
executive v.p./general counsel
 
38
38
Connell Foley, Roseland (litigation); Covington & Burling, Washington, DC (litigation, regulatory); Cravath, Swaine & Moore, NYC (corporate); Jenner & Block, Chicago (litigation); Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, DC (regulatory); Wolff & Samson, West Orange (environmental, commercial)
Wyndham Worldwide Corp.
Parsippany
Hospitality
 
Scott McLester, executive v.p./general
counsel/
corporate secretary/chief compliance
officer
 
80
37
DND
The Hertz Corp.
Park Ridge
Vehicle rentals
 
J. Jeffrey
Zimmerman,
executive v.p./general counsel/secretary
 
28
20
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, Atlanta (employment); Jenner & Block, Chicago (corporate and litigation)
Pearson Education Inc.
Upper Saddle River
Educational publishing
 
Robert Dancy, sr. v.p./general counsel
 
29
18
Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, NYC (copyright); Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, NYC (antitrust); Kilpatrick Stockton, NYC (advertising, IP, patent, trademark); Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, NYC (corporate, general, litigation); Price Meese Shulman & D’Arminio, Woodcliff Lake (litigation)
Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Madison
Clinical testing
 
Michael
Prevoznik, sr. v.p./general counsel
 
27
18
Ober Kaler, Baltimore (abuse, fraud); O'Melveny & Myers, Washington, DC (antitrust); Shearman & Sterling, NYC (M&A, securities); Sidley Austin, Washington, DC (litigation)
CIT Group Inc.
Livingston
Bank holding company
 
Robert Ingato, executive v.p./general counsel/secretary
 
48
17
Hahn & Hessen, NYC (workout/bankruptcy); Sidley Austin, NYC (corporate transactions, litigation, tax, workout/bankruptcy); Sullivan & Cromwell, NYC (corporate/SEC); Vedder Price, Chicago and NYC (new business, portfolio management, workout/bankruptcy)
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Newark
Health insurance
Linda Willett,
sr. v.p./general
counsel/secretary
 
15
15
Becker Meisel, Livingston (bankruptcy, litigation); Connell Foley, Cherry Hill (litigation); DLA Piper, Florham Park (litigation); Epstein Becker & Green, Newark (employment, litigation); Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park (litigation); McCarter & English, Newark (employment, litigation); Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia (employment); Sedgwick, Newark (litigation); White & Williams, Philadelphia (corporate)
Panasonic Corp. of
North America
Secaucus
Electronic consumer products

 
Robert S. Marin, v.p./general
counsel/secretary
 
11
11
DND
Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
Ewing
Consumer products

 
Patrick de May-
nadier,  executive v.p./general counsel/corporate secretary
 
10
10
DLA Piper, Philadelphia (antitrust litigation); Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia, Princeton Rose and Washington, DC (securities); Proskauer, Boston and NYC (corporate, advertising, patent litigation)
Avaya Inc.
Basking Ridge
Business, communication solutions
 
Pamela Craven, chief administrative officer
34
8
Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield (commercial law); Banner & Witcoff, Washington, DC (IP Law); Ropes & Gray, Boston (corporate); Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto, CA (business, corporate); Sidley & Austin, NYC (M&A), Crowell & Moring, NYC (IP); Hogan Lovells, NYC (regulatory)
Burlington Coat Factory
Warehouse Corp.
Burlington
Retail clothing sales
 
Paul Tang,
executive v.p./general counsel
9
8
Edwards Wildman Palmer, Providence, RI (litigation); Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago (securities, corporate); Phillips Nizer, NYC (litigation); Putney Twombly Hall & Hirson, NYC (employment); Spector Gadon & Rosen, Philadelphia (litigation)
Hovnanian Enterprises Inc.
Red Bank
Real estate, engineering,
mortgage banking
 
Michael
Discafani, v.p./corporate
counsel/secretary
14
8
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, Miami (litigation); Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, Middletown (environmental, leasing); Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Woodbridge (litigation); Jackson Lewis, Morristown (employment); Perkins Coie, Seattle (IP); Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, NYC (litigation, securities)
CommVault Systems Inc.
Oceanport
Information management software
 
Warren
Mondschein, general counsel
7
7
Freeborn & Peters, Chicago (general corporate); Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, Middletown (general corporate, trademark); Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, Irvine, CA (IP); Mayer Brown, Chicago (general corporate); Perkins Coie, Seattle (IP, trademark)
Schindler Elevator Corp.
Morristown
Elevators, escalators
 
 
John Karnash, v.p./general counsel
7
7
Drinker Biddle & Reath, Philadelphia (corporate); Epstein Becker Green, Newark (labor/employment); Porzio Bromberg & Newman, Morristown (employment, asbestos); Sonageri & Fallon, Hackensack (product liability, commercial)
Sealed Air Corp.
Elmwood Park
Packing technologies
 
Norman Finch Jr., v.p./general counsel/secretary
 
19
7
Alston & Bird, Charlotte, NC (patent); Baker & McKenzie, Washington, DC (international); Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, Chicago (immigration); Hughes Hubbard & Reed, NYC and Washington, DC (export); Jackson Lewis, nationwide (labor/employment); K&L Gates, Charlotte, NC (employee benefits); Mayer Brown, NYC (antitrust); Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, NYC (transactions); Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, NYC (litigation, transactions, SEC)
Simon Property Group
Roseland
Developer/manager of outlet shopping centers
 
Darryl Gugig, deputy general counsel/assistant secretary
7
7
DND
Covance Inc.
Princeton
Drug development services, laboratory testing
 
James Lovett, sr. v.p./general
counsel/secretary
8
6
DND
Mack-Cali Realty Corp.
Edison
Real estate investment trust
 
Roger Thomas, executive v.p./general counsel/secretary
 
7
6
Connell Foley, Jersey City (land use planning, real estate); Greenberg Traurig, NYC (corporate); Kluger Healy, Florham Park (labor and employee relations); Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman & Siegel, Roseland (real estate); Scarinci Hollenbeck, Lyndhurst (environmental); Seyfarth Shaw, NYC (employee benefits, real estate, securities, tax)
Par Pharmaceutical
Cos. Inc.
Woodcliff Lake
Pharmaceuticals
 
Barry Gilman,         general counsel/corporate
secretary
6
6
Arent Fox, Washington, DC (litigation, regulatory and patent counseling); Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC (litigation); K&L Gates, NYC (corporate, litigation); Latham & Watkins, NYC (litigation, patent counseling); Ogletree Deakins, Morristown (employment); Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, NYC (corporate); Ropes & Gray, Boston, NYC (corporate); Ulmer & Berne, Cincinnati (product liability); White & Case, Washington, DC (antitrust); Williams & Connolly, Washington, DC (litigation)
Hewlett-Packard
Financial Services Co.
Berkeley Heights
Technology leasing and financial services
 
Brian Slattery, v.p./general
counsel/secretary
 
21
5
Day Pitney, Parsippany (corporate, labor); Gibbons, Newark (bankruptcy); Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark (bankruptcy, general litigation)
Suburban Propane L.P.
Whippany
Energy products
 
Paul Abel, v.p./general counsel/secretary
 
5
5
DLA Piper, NYC (compliance); Hiscock & Barclay, NYC (general); Jackson Lewis, Morristown (employment); Proskauer, NYC (corporate, SEC)
Cantel Medical Corp.
Little Falls
Infection-protection and
control products
 
Eric Nodiff, sr. v.p./general counsel
 
4
4
Dornbush Schaeffer Strongin & Venaglia, NYC (corporate, M&A, tax); Faegre Baker Daniels, Minneapolis (ethics, compliance); Fredrickson & Byron, Minneapolis (contracts, labor, litigation); Moses & Singer, NYC (employment); Sorell, Lenna & Schmidt, Hauppauge, NY (patents); Sullivan & Worcester, NYC (securities, real estate)
Curtiss-Wright Corp.
Parsippany
Engineering products, services
 
Michael Denton, v.p./general
counsel/secretary
 
6
4
Covington & Burling, Washington, DC (litigation, insurance coverage); Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC (export control, government contracts, IP, litigation); Jackson Lewis, Morristown (labor counseling); Morrison & Foerster, Beijing, Irvine, CA, Los Angeles and San Francisco (commercial transactions, labor counseling, litigation); Reed Smith, London (M&A); Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, NYC (corporate counseling)
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Parsippany
Tax return preparation, services
 
Steven Barnett, executive v.p./ chief
administrative officer/ general counsel
 
4
4
Quarles & Brady, Washington, DC (litigation, franchise); Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, NYC and Washington, DC (corporate, litigation)
Valley National Bank
Wayne
Banking
 
Lucinda Long, sr. v.p./general counsel
 
4
4
David Briman, Warren (litigation); Day Pitney, Parsippany (banking, corporate); Fox Rothschild, Roseland (employment); Jones & Jones, Hackensack (commercial lending, litigation); Kenneth Rose, Passaic (litigation); Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland (commercial lending, litigation); Mandelbaum, Salsburg, Lazris & Discenza, West Orange (commercial lending, litigation); Ostrowitz & Ostrowitz, Manalapan (litigation); Zeichner Ellman & Krause, NYC (commercial lending, litigation)
OceanFirst Bank
Toms River
Banking
 
Steven Tsimbinos, first sr. v.p./
general counsel
 
3
3
Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell, Washington, DC (bank regulatory, securities); Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, Somerville (lending, litigation); Neal Ruben, Shrewsbury (lending, litigation, real estate); Weiss & Weiss, Fairfield, CT (litigation, real estate); Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, New Brunswick (bank regulatory, general, securities)
Rockwood Holdings Inc.
Princeton
Chemicals
 
Thomas Riordan, sr v.p./law and administration
10
3
Hughes Hubard & Reed, NYC (antitrust, litigation, M&A, trade regulations); Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland (insurance coverage, M&A); Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, NYC (M&A, securities/corporate finance)
Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc.
East Brunswick
Specialty pharmaceuticals
 
Philip Yachmetz, co-president/chief business officer/general counsel
3
3
Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, NYC
(IP); Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown (pharmaceutical compliance); Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, NYC (corporate, financing, SEC, governance)
South Jersey
Industries Inc.
Folsom
Energy-services holding company
 
Gina
Merritt-Epps,
general
counsel/
corporate
secretary
 
3
3
Bracewell & Giuliani, Washington, DC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission training/compliance); Cooper Levenson, Atlantic City (land use, litigation); Cozen O’Connor, Cherry Hill (corporate, employee benefits, financing, regulatory, securities); Drinker Biddle & Reath, Berwyn, PA (employee benefits); Fitzgerald McGroarty, Linwood (environmental, insurance litigation); Fox Rothschild, Atlantic City (bankruptcy); Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, Philadelphia (immigration); Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia (executive benefits); Stevens & Lee, Philadelphia (diversity/anti-harassment training, employee); Sutherland, Washington, DC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission training/compliance); Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Philadelphia (property damage claims, collections)
B&G Foods Inc.
Parsippany
Food sales, manufacturing
 
Scott Lerner, executive v.p./ general counsel/secretary/chief compliance
officer
 
2
2
Dechert, NYC, Philadelphia (general corporate, M&A, securities); K&L Gates, Chicago, (IP); Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, Kennebunk, ME (labor and employment); Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Washington, DC (FDA/USDA)
Hill International Inc.
Marlton
Construction management
 
William Dengler Jr., sr. v.p./general counsel
 
3
2
DND
Phibro Animal
Health Corp.
Teaneck
Animal-health products

 
Thomas Dagger, sr. v.p./general counsel/
corporate
secretary
 
2
2
DND
AMREP Corp.
Princeton
Land development, media services
 
 
Christopher
Vitale, v.p./general counsel/secretary
1
1
DND
 
Enzon Pharmaceuticals
Piscataway
Pharmaceuticals
 
 
Andrew Rackear,  v.p./general counsel/secretary
1
1
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, NYC (securities); Morgan, Lewis & Bockius,
Princeton (commercial transactions)
 
Metalico Inc.
Cranford
Metal recycling, product
fabrication
 
Arnold Graber, executive v.p./general counsel
1
1
Baker Hostetler, Cleveland, Houston (litigation, bankruptcy); Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland (employment, securities)
Middlesex Water
Co.
Iselin
Water, wastewater
services
 
 
Kenneth Quinn, v.p./general
counsel/secretary/treasurer
1
1
Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater (corporate, SEC); Saul Ewing, Newark (general regulatory)
Movado Group Inc.
Paramus
Watches, jewelry

 
Timothy Michno, general counsel/secretary
 
1
1
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, NYC (IP); Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, NYC (corporate)
Palatin Technologies Inc.
Cranbury
Biopharmaceuticals

 
Stephen Slusher, chief legal officer
 
1
1
Thompson Hine, NYC (general corporate, securities)
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust
Bank (U.S.A.) Limited
Hoboken
Trust, banking services
 
Bruce Ortwine, external general counsel/member, board of directors
 
3
1
Epstein, Becker & Green, NYC (employment)
Synchronoss
Technologies Inc.
Bridgewater
Telecommunications
 
Ronald Prague, executive v.p./general counsel/secretary
 
1
1
Gunderson Dettmer, Boston (corporate/securities); Littler Mendelson, Newark (employment); SNR Denton, Short Hills and Washington, DC (IP)
   Source: Corporations
* Ranked by number of attorneys in New Jersey as of Aug. 27, 2013.
   DND: Did not disclose
 

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