Associates Class of 2011

With recession in rear-view mirror, hiring's on an upward path

New Jersey Law Journal

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Hiring by New Jersey law firms is on a steady swing back nearly to prerecession levels, judging by the anecdotal evidence assembled in this, our annual new-associates magazine. 

This year's 290 new additions are a robust 14.6 percent more than last year's 253. The increase was smaller than last year's 24 percent, but only because 2010 was a period of recovery after two years of precipitous decline. From 2007 to 2009, associate hiring was cut by half — from 406 to 204.

With two years of growth, things seem to be back to normal, a sign of firm leaders' confidence in a rebound.

Also telling is that more than half of the new hires, 161, graduated law school within the past two years, and were taken on either directly from school or after a judicial clerkship. The median law-school graduation year is in fact 2009, and the median age of the new associates is 29 — both indications that firms are putting their energies into direct recruiting of youth and building new expertise from the ground up. Last year's uptick also showed a focus on novitiates, as opposed to laterals.

That's a switch, philosophically as well as statistically, from before the recession, when lateral hires were the mode, either individually or as part of group acquisitions or law-firm mergers. Bringing in seasoned, senior lawyers with portable skills meant instant billables, while associate hours were harder to monetize, the rationale went. But in a cautiously recovering economy, lower-billing lawyers may be the way to go, especially when competing with larger, out-of-state firms for business.

Locality still factors into the demographics of the new class. A little less than half of the new associates, 133, hail from New Jersey, compared with 129 last year. Likewise, New Jersey law school graduates comprised just under half — 69 from Seton Hall and 73 from the two Rutgers campuses.

As usual, we didn't ask the new associates to identify their ethnicity or race, but as with 2010, this year's gallery of faces shows a marked diversity, which seems to us a palpable trend. Women continue to be well-represented in the class.

One thing abundantly clear from these biographies is that the new associates bring exceptional education, experience and capabilities to their employers. We at the Law Journal wish them and their firms success.

— Ronald J. Fleury
     Editor in Chief


MEET THE ASSOCIATES


Seth Abrams
Firm: Graham Curtin, Morristown
Born: 1982, Fairfax, Va.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Professional liability defense, general commercial litigation
Career: Kopff, Nardelli & Dopf, associate, 2008-11
Clerkships: Hon. Catherine Langlois, J.S.C., 2007-08
Law School: Univ. of Miami School of Law, 2007; International and Comparative Law Review
College: Syracuse Univ., B.A., 2004, finance and advertising, cum laude
 
Matthew M. Adams
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Newark
Born: 1983, Bakersfield, Calif.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, summer associate, 2009
Clerkships: Hon. Sebastian P. Lombardi, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, magna cum laude
College: Univ. of San Diego, 2005
 
Philip J. Anderson
Firm: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Princeton
Born: 1979
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Coggin, associate, 2008-11; Marks, O'Neill, O'Brien & Courtney, associate, 2006-08
Clerkships: Hon. Paul Innes, J.S.C., 2005-06
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2005; Hunter Moot Court; Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project
College: Catholic Univ. of America, B.A., finance, 2002; Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society; NCAA Division III Football
 
Alison Andolena
Firm: Littler Mendelson, Newark
Born: 1986, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Levinson Axelrod, law clerk, 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2011, cum laude
College: Univ. of Richmond, B.A., political science and sociology, 2008, cum laude
 
Michael H. Ansell
Firm: Ansell Grimm & Aaron
Born: 1985, Long Branch, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Civil litigation and personal injury, labor and employment
Career: Present firm, summer clerk, 2009-10; Hon. Michael Shipp, U.S.M.J., summer intern, 2008
Clerkships: Hon. Lawrence Lawson, A.J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2010
College: Tufts Univ., B.A., political science, peace and justice studies, 2007
Of Note: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex counties, photographer
 
Julianne M. Apostolopoulos
Firm: Proskauer Rose, Newark
Born: 1984, Lakewood, N.J.
Hire Date: November 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Proskauer Rose, summer associate, 2009; N.J. Public Defender’s Office, Adult Division, Essex County, intern, summer 2008
Clerkships: Hon. Laura M. LeWinn, J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2010, cum laude, Fordham Law Review, Law Alumni Constitutional Law Award
College: Saint Joseph’s Univ., B.A., economics and political science, 2007, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Chandra M. Arkema
Firm: Parker McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1977, Pella, Iowa
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, mortgage default services, residential mortgage foreclosure, residential real estate, real estate title litigation
Career: Udren Law Offices, associate, 2007-11; Pachtman Law Offices, associate, 2006-07
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, 2006
College: Univ. of Iowa, B.A., political science, 2000
 
Gregg H. Aronson
Firm: Duane Morris, Newark
Born: 1980
Hire Date: February, 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance litigation
Career: Tressler, associate, 2007-11
Clerkships: Hon. Linda R. Feinberg, J.S.C., 2006-07
Law School: Rutgers Law School, with honors, 2006
College: Univ. of Maryland, B.A., 2002
 
Jonathan D. Ash
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Princeton
Born: 1982, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: DeCotiis FitzPatrick & Cole, associate, 2008-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2007; Eagleton Institute of Politics, Governor’s Executive Fellowship, 2006-07
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, 2004
Of Note: Eagleton Alumni Committee
 
John Atkin
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1984, Princeton, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance
Clerkships: Justice Virginia Long, Supreme Court of N.J., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, magna cum laude, 2010; Rutgers Univ. Law Review, notes editor
College: Rutgers Univ., Rutgers College, B.A., philosophy, 2006
 
Xavier M. Bailliard
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1977, Pau, France
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford, associate, 2003-04; Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, associate, 2005-06; Wolff & Samson, associate, 2007-10
Clerkships: Hon. Joseph A. Dickson, U.S.M.J., 2010-11
Law School: Duke Univ., 2003
College: Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, B.A., political science, 2000, with distinction
 
Heather Joy Baker
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1984, Hackensack, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, summer associate, 2009; Breslin and Breslin, law clerk, 2008-09
Clerkships: Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, N.J. Supreme Court, 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010, cum laude, editor-in-chief & associate editor, Women’s Rights Law Reporter
College: Rutgers Univ., Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, B.M.E., music education (minor: Spanish), 2007, highest academic honors
 
Reka Bala
Firm: Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, Secaucus
Born: 1977, Downers Grove, Ill.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: General litigation, government entity, appellate
Clerkships: Hon. Carmen Messano, J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: City Univ. of New York School of Law, 2010, Law Review, Moot Court, Best Oral Advocate
Advanced Education: Northwestern Univ., Medill School of Journalism, M.A., 2003, focus on print reporting
College: Washington Univ., St. Louis, B.A., int’l studies, Spanish, 1999
Of Note: Prior career as news reporter, 2003-07
 
Melissa R. Barrella
Firm: Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1980, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Environmental, asbestos defense
Career: Fusco & Macaluso, associate, 2011
Clerkships: Hon. Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr., J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2009
College: Pace Univ., B.A., history, 2007, cum laude, Lebanon Valley College, B.S., 2003, business administration with concentration in marketing and international business (minor: French)
Of Note: Ice skating instructor at Howell Ice World, Howell, N.J.
 
Amanda Barrera
Firm: Genova Burns, Newark
Born: 1985, Montclair, Calif.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Employment litigation
Law School: Northwestern Univ. School of Law, 2011
Advanced Education: Northwestern Univ. School of Law, 2011
College: Univ. of San Diego, B.A., history (minor: political science), summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Naomi D. Barrowclough
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1985, Belleville, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer associate, 2009; Hon. William Martini, U.S.D.J., intern, summer 2008; Duke Public Policy Department, research assistant, spring 2007; U.S. Senator Jon Corzine, intern, summer 2005
Clerkships: Hon. Jonathan N. Harris, J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2010; Rutgers Law Review, research editor
College: Duke Univ., B.A., public policy studies and African and African-American studies, 2007, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Thomas R. Basta
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Born: 1979, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis & Lehrer, associate, 2006-11
Clerkships: Hon. Glenn R. Wenzel, J.S.C., 2005-06
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2005, Chancellor’s Scholarship
College: James Madison Univ., B.B.A., marketing, 2001, Sigma Nu, Phi Sigma Pi
Of Note: Chatham Township Board of Adjustment
 
Matthew David Batastini
Firm: Proskauer Rose, Newark
Born: 1981, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, associate, 2006-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2006, magna cum laude
College: Middlebury College, B.A., economics (minor: mathematics), 2003
 
Dev Batta
Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1980, Falls Church, Va.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Patent prosecution
Career: Cooley, associate, 2007-10
Law School: George Washington Univ., 2007
Advanced Education: George Washington Univ., M.S., 2003, computer science, graduate certificate, computer security and information assurance, 2002
College: Univ. of Virginia, B.S., computer science and computer engineering, 2001
Of Note: Prior career as software engineer, Solers, Inc., 2002-04
 
Daniel J. Bauer
Firm: SorinRoyerCooper, East Brunswick
Born: 1968, Denville, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Energy, construction, corporate, finance
Career: Duane Morris, associate, 2007-11; Beveridge and Diamond, associate, 2006-07
Clerkships: Hon. Barry P. Sarkisian, J.S.C., 2005-06
Law School: New York Law School, 2005, cum laude
Advanced Education: Fulbright Scholar to Finland, 1991-92
College: Univ. of Scranton, B.S., accounting, 1991, summa cum laude
Of Note: Ten-year career in management consulting and accounting
 
Aaron M. Bender
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1979, Youngstown, Ohio
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Financial services litigation
Career: Connell Foley, associate, 2007-11; Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, associate, 2005-07
Clerkships: Hon. Maryann Bielamowicz, J.S.C., 2004-05
Law School: Villanova Law School, 2004, magna cum laude
College: Franklin & Marshall, B.A., 2001, cum laude
 
Scott Bernstein
Firm: McCarter English, Newark
Born: 1977, White Plains, N.Y.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, restructuring, commercial litigation
Career: Kasowtiz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, associate, 2003-07; Hunton & Williams, associate, 2007-11
Clerkships: Hon. Robert E. Gerber, U.S.B.J., 2002-03
Law School: New York Univ. School of Law, 2002
College: Univ. of Michigan, B.A., 1999
 
Kristopher J. Berr
Firm: Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield
Born: 1984, Williamstown, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2011, magna cum laude
College: Princeton Univ., B.A., religion, 2007
 
 
Amanda M. Betman
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1978, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Jones Day, New York, NY, associate, 2009-11; McDermott Will & Emery, associate, 2004-09; summer associate, 2003; Brooklyn Law School Legal Services, summers, 2002-03
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2004, magna cum laude; Brooklyn Law Review, notes and comments editor
College: Univ. of Maryland, B.S., family studies, magna cum laude, 2000
 
Donovan Bezer
Firm: Scarinci Hollenbeck, Lyndhurst
Born: 1970
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation, construction, telecommunications, local government, municipal, regulatory
Career: Stryker, Tams & Dill, associate, 2007-11; City of Jersey City, attorney, 2003-07; counsel to various political campaigns, 2002-06
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2002, Computer & Technology Law Journal, managing editor
College: Rutgers Univ.-New Brunswick, B.A., American history (minor: English and political science), 1999
 
Anthony J. Bianco
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1984, Westwood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance services, insurance coverage, and insurance defense
Career: BMW of North America, intern, 2008
Clerkships: Hon. Philip H. Mizzone, Jr., J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010, Rutgers Law Record, staff
College: Rutgers Univ., Rutgers College, B.A., 2006
Of Note: Volunteer at the Bowery Mission in New York City
 
Brian N. Biglin
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1986, Detroit, Mich.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Sills Cummis & Gross, summer associate 2010, summer clerk 2009
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2011, cum laude; Rutgers Law Review, senior articles editor
College: Univ. of Michigan, 2008, A.B., economics
 
Thomas M. Blewitt Jr.
Firm: Connell Foley, Marlton
Born: 1984, Scranton, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Banking law and finance, business litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, U.S.M.J., 2009-11
Law School: Temple Univ. Beasley School of Law, 2009
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.S., marketing, 2006
 
Richard A. Bodnar
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1986, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer associate, summer 2010; Morris County Prosecutor, intern, summer 2009; Maxwell School, Syracuse Univ., political science department, research asst., 2007; Syracuse Univ., philosophy department, teaching asst., spring 2006
Law School: Harvard Law School, 2011, cum laude; Harvard National Security Journal, articles editor
College: Syracuse Univ., B.A., political science, political philosophy and history, 2008, summa cum laude
 
Cicero H. Brabham Jr.
Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1969, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual property, patent prosecution
Career: Lehman Brothers, Inc., vice president, 1994-08; AT&T Bell Labs, technical staff, 1991-94
Clerkships: Hon. Joseph, A. Greenaway, U.S.C.J., extern, 2010
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2011, Rutgers Law Review, information tech. editor, note author
Advanced Education: Stony Brook Univ., M.S., computer science, 1994, W. Burghardt Turner Fellow
College: Stony Brook Univ., B.S., computer science, 1991
 
Nathaniel Bradburd
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1977, Syosset, N.Y.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Cahill Gordon & Reindell, associate, 2007-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2007; Rutgers Law Review, editor
College: Vassar College, B.A., 1999; La Sorbonne, Université de Paris IV, study abroad, 1997-98
 
Suzanne M. Bradley
Firm: Patton Boggs, Newark,
Born: 1986, Buffalo, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: General
Law School: Univ. of Virginia School of Law, 2011
College: Amherst College, B.A., English, cum laude, 2008
 
 
Emily Breslin
Firm: Flaster/Greenberg, Cherry Hill
Born: 1982, Bethlehem, Pa.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno, U.S.D.J., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2010, magna cum laude; Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, managing editor
College: Bryn Mawr College, B.A., political science and Italian, 2004
Of Note: Prior career, Garces Restaurant Group, Philadelphia, Pa., 2005-07
 
Luke P. Breslin
Firm: Jackson Lewis, Morristown
Born: 1982, Teaneck, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Employment law
Career:-Jackson Lewis, summer associate, 2009; McDermott Will & Emery, paralegal, 2005-07
Clerkships: Hon. Robert L. Polifroni, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Boston College, B.A., 2005
Of Note: Global Village volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
 
Timothy Brindley
Firm: Hoagland Longo, New Brunswick
Born: 1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Architects/engineers malpractice, green building, patent law
Law School: Villanova Univ., 2011; Environmental Law Journal, associate editor
College: Penn State, B.S., civil engineering, 2008, Civil Engineering Honor Society
Of Note: Registered patent agent, prior experience as a land surveyor
 
Lia N. Brooks
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1975, Buffalo, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, associate, 2007-11; Davis Polk & Wardwell, associate, 2003-07, summer 2002
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2003, cum laude; Fordham Law Review
College: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y., College of Human Ecology, B.S. policy analysis, 1997
 
Amy C. Buck
Firm: Schenck, Price, Smith & King, Florham Park
Born: 1976, Glen Ridge, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Business, health care, corporate, commercial real estate
Career: Law Office of Amy C. Buck, 2009-11; Kennedy Funding, Inc., associate general counsel, 2006-08; Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, associate, 2004-06; Beattie Padovano, associate, 2002-04
Clerkships: Hon. Marguerite T. Simon, J.S.C., 2001-02
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2001; LLM, health law, expected
College: Villanova Univ., B.S., accountancy, 1998
 
Ann Wright Buckley
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1982, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, Professor Mark Alexander, research assistant, 2009-10; Grassroots Campaigns, Inc., asst. director, 2008, Hogan Lovells, paralegal, 2008
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2011
College: Boston Univ., B.A., history, 2005
 
Cheryl F. Burman
Firm: Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater
Born: 1969, Buffalo, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Executive compensation and employee benefits
Career: McCarter & English, associate, 2007-11; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, associate benefits counsel, 2005-07; Roberts & Holland, associate, 1995-05; Rosenman & Colin, associate, 1994-1995
Law School: Cornell Law School, 1994
Advanced Education: New York Univ. School of Law, L.L.M., in taxation, 1998
College: Tufts Univ., B.A., economics and psychology, 1991
 
David N. Butler
Firm: Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, Madison
Born: 1958, White Plains, N.Y.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Health law, litigation & alternative dispute resolution
Career: Alpert Butler & Weiss, partner, 1993-2010, Greenberg Margolis, associate, 1987-1992
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 1985; Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, business editor
College: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., B.S., economics, 1982
 
Jacob S. Buurma
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1979, Northampton, Mass.
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Environmental law and commercial litigation
Career: Sills Cummis & Gross, associate, 2008-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2008; Rutgers Law Review, editor
College: Johns Hopkins Univ., B.A., political science, 2003
Of Note: Newark Museum Council
 
John J. Cahill
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1971, Boston Mass.
Hire Date: September 2010
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
Advanced Education: Tulane University, Ph.D., chemistry, 1999; Loyola University, M.B.A., 1998
College: Saint Anselm College, B.A., biochemistry, 1994
Of Note: Prior eight-year career designing and bringing to market semiconductor laser diode devices, components and systems
 
Andrew J. Camelotto
Firm: Drinker Biddle, Florham Park
Born: 1985, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Real estate
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2011
College: College of New Jersey, B.A., history, 2008
Of Note: N.J. Law and Education Empowerment Project, VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
 
Steven D. Cantarutti
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1968, Richmond, Calif.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance & reinsurance, commercial litigation, civil litigation defense
Career: Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan, senior associate, 2004-11; Hardin, Kundla, McKeon, Poletto & Polifroni, associate, 2002-04
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2002
College: Univ. of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1992, with honors
 
Matthew Cono Capozzoli
Firm: Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, Madison
Born: 1980, Princeton, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Health law, litigation & alternative dispute resolution
Career: Clark Alpert, associate, 2008-10; Hehl & Hehl, associate, 2006-08
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2006; Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, articles editor; Nathan Baker Mock Trial Competition winner, 2004
Advanced Education: Eagleton Institute of Politics, fellow, 2006
College: Arizona State Univ., Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, B.A., 2002
 
Jessica M. Carroll
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1984, Orange, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance services
Clerkships: Hon. Stephan C. Hansbury, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Dartmouth College, B.A., 2006, sociology and government
Of Note: Participated in U.S. Field Hockey Association national team selection in 2003 and 2004, named All-Ivy and Regional All-American in 2005 for Dartmouth College Varsity Women’s Field Hockey, Dartmouth College alumni interviewer
 
Erin R. Carroll
Firm: Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield
Born: 1974, Wilmington, Del.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Edwin Stern, J.S.C., and Justice Virginia Long, N.J. Supreme Court, 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2010, summa cum laude
Advanced Education: Ph.D., Fordham Univ., American literature, 2008
College: Univ. of Scranton, B.A., English, 1996, cum laude
 
James Carroll
Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1982, Red Bank, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Patent law, intellectual property law
Career: Moser IP Law Group, patent attorney, 2008-11
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2008
College: Wake Forest Univ., B.S., computer science, 2004
Of Note: Prior career — Software engineer with Lockheed-Martin Corporation, 2006-08; software engineer with Apptis, Inc., 2004-06
 
Michael R. Caruso
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1981, Staten Island, N.Y.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, litigation
Career: Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, 2008-11, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Jamie D. Happas, J.S.C., 2007-08; Hon. Andrea Carter, J.S.C., 2007-08
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2007, Top 10 petitioner brief in the James J. Hunter Advanced Moot Court Competition
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, 2003, with honors
 
Matthew D. Cassidy
Firm: Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1984, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Environmental law and mass tort litigation
Career: Sen. Joseph F. Vitale, communications director, 2006-08
Clerkships: Hon. John A. Jorgensen, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010
Advanced Education: Rutgers Univ. School of Law-Newark, 2010
College: Elon Univ., B.S., business, 2006
Of Note: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Habitat for Humanity
 
Corinne Cerrati
Firm: Sedgwick, Newark
Born: 1983, Teaneck, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Asbestos, environmental & toxic tort, complex litigation
Career: Sedgwick, law clerk, 2010-11, paralegal, 2005-10
Law School: Pace Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Catholic Univ. of America, B.A., political science, 2005
 
John S. Chao
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1979, Taipei, Taiwan
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Life science transactions
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: California State Univ., Fullerton, B.A., business entertainment, 2002
 
 
Valerie C. Charles
Firm: LeClairRyan, Newark
Born: 1980, Johnson City, Tenn.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Compliance, investigations and white collar, foreign corrupt practices act
Career: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, associate, 2007-11
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2007; Cordozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, executive editor
College: DePaul Univ., B.A., 2002, summa cum laude
 
Sonya Berenfeld Cole
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1983, Moscow, Russia
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Environmental law, real estate and land use law, civil litigation
Career: Graham Curtin, summer associate, 2008; Dennis M. Cavanaugh, U.S.D.J., extern, 2009; Hon. Peter G. Sheridan, U.S.D.J., extern, 2008-09
Clerkships: Hon. Karen M. Cassidy, A.J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: New York Univ., B.A., journalism and mass communications, 2006, cum laude
 
Emmett S. Collazo
Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown
Born: 1976, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual property, patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and domain name matters
Career: Ansa Assuncao, associate, 2009-11; U.S. Marine Corps, Office of the Judge Advocate, Quantico, Va., criminal defense counsel, 2007-09
Law School: George Mason Univ. School of Law, L.L.M., 2007
College: U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, B.S, chemistry, 1998
Of Note: In Marine Corps, led telecommunications missions across the globe, including in combat zones
 
Krystal D. Conway
Firm: Saiber, Florham Park
Born: 1982, Clifton, N.J.
Hire Date: December 2010
Practice Areas: Business litigation, insurance coverage litigation, reinsurance litigation
Career: Budd Larner, associate, 2007-10
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2007, cum laude
College: Fordham Univ., B.A., 2004, magna cum laude
Of Note: Animal Legal Defense Fund
 
Ryan J. Cooper
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1977, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, associate, 2007-10
Clerkships: Hon. Renée Marie Bumb, U.S.D.J., 2006-07, 2010
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2006, with honors,
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, 2003
Of Note: American Civil Liberties Union-NJ, trustee
 
Scott Cooper
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Born: 1985
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: General
Career: Hunton & Williams, law clerk, 2010-11; Fox Rothschild, summer associate, 2010
Law School: George Washington Univ. School of Law, 2011
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., 2007, B.A., labor studies and employment relations, Charles E. Bowers Study Abroad Scholarship for Labor Relations
 
Fiona E. Cousland
Firm: K&L Gates, Newark
Born: 1983, Melbourne, Australia
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation, labor and employment
Career: Greenberg Traurig, associate, 2010-11; Dechert, summer associate, 2009
Law School: Univ. of Michigan Law School, 2010, cum laude
Advanced Education: Univ. of Michigan Law School, 2010, cum laude
College: Wellesley College, B.A., French and international relations, cum laude
 
Emily Cuneo-DeSmedt
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Atlantic City
Born: 1985, Camden, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment, litigation
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011, cum laude; Journal of Law and Social Change, executive editor
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., English, 2006, magna cum laude, Benjamin Franklin Honors Scholar, Phillip M. Goldstein Shakespearean Prize
Of Note: AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, 2007-08, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, development associate, 2006-07
 
Frank A. Custode
Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown
Born: 1975, Orange, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Employment law, breach of contract, business torts
Career: Littler Mendelson, associate, 2006-11; Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, associate, 2001-06
Clerkships: Hon. Joseph A. Falcone, A.J.S.C., 2000-01
Law School: New York Law School, magna cum laude, 2000; New York Law School Law Review, articles editor
College: Drew Univ., Madison, B.A., 1997, magna cum laude, Pi Sigma Alpha, national political science honor society
 
Jobil P. Cyriac
Firm: Wilson Elser, Florham Park
Born: 1980, Chicago, Ill.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Life, health, disability, ERISA
Career: N.J. Attorney General’s Office, deputy attorney general, 2008-11
Clerkships: Hon. Joseph C. Cassini III, J.S.C., 2006-07
Law School: Notre Dame Law School, B.A., 2006; Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, executive production editor
College: De Paul Univ., B.S., 2003, computer information systems, magna cum laude
 
Katherine A. Czech
Firm: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge
Born: 1984, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: February 2011
Practice Areas: Real estate
Law School: Pepperdine Univ. School of Law, 2010, cum laude
College: George Washington Univ., B.A., journalism, 2006, magna cum laude
Of Note: Prior career as news reporter
 
Christopher J. DeFilippis
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1978, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Estate administration, estate planning, guardianship practice
Career: Witman Stadtmauer, associate, 2007-11; Bell & Gage, associate, Sept. 2005-07
Law School: Albany Law School 2005, cum laude
College: Siena College, B.S., finance, 2002
 
Karolina A. Dehnhard
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1975, Poland
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Family law
Career: Daly & Associates, associate, 2010-11
Clerkships: Hon. Rosemary E. Ramsay, J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: New York Law School, 2009, magna cum laude
Advanced Education: College of St. Elizabeth, Madison, M.S., counseling psychology, 1999
College: College of St. Elizabeth, Madison, B.A., psychology, 2005
Of Note: Former assistant executive director of nonprofit, Community Access Unlimited
 
Robert Delicate
Firm: Harwood Lloyd, Hackensack
Born: 1984, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: February 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance law, litigation, commercial litigation
Career: Wellinghorst & Fronzuto, associate 2009-11, summer associate 2008
Law School: New York Law School, 2009
College: Univ. of Connecticut, B.A., 2006
Of Note: Involved in community outreach programs, including the efforts to rebuild New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina
 
Eduardo DeMarco
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1981, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance, reinsurance
Career: MetLife Legal Affairs Department, law clerk, 2009-10; present firm, summer associate, 2009; Newark Law Department, summer law clerk, 2008; Unilever, trade marketing mgr., 2004-07, Procter & Gamble, business development mgr., 2003-04
Clerkships: Hon. W. Hunt Dumont, P.J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010; Rutgers Law Review, N.J. developments editor
College: Boston Univ., B.S., business administration, 2003
 
Kinjal Desai
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1981, Flushing, N.Y.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Estate planning
Career: Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, associate
Law School: Pace Univ. School of Law, cum laude, 2008
Advanced Education: New York Univ. School of Law, L.L.M. in taxation, 2011
College: Univ. of Michigan, B.A., economics and political science, 2003
Of Note: Previously a business analyst at Euroclear Bank, working in New York, N.Y., and Brussels, Belgium
 
Kathleen J. Devlin
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1968, Passaic, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance coverage
Career: Scarinci Hollenbeck, counsel, 2000-11; Purcell Ries Shannon Mulcahy & O’Neill, associate, 1994-2000
Clerkships: Hon. Robert T. Quackenboss J.S.C., and Hon. Joseph C. Messina, J.S.C., 1993-94
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1993
Advanced Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1993
College: Fairfield Univ., Fairfield, Conn., B.A., political science, 1990, magna cum laude, Alpha Sigma Nu and Pi Sigma Alpha
 
Ryan L. DiClemente
Firm: Saul Ewing, Princeton
Born: 1977, Wilmington, Del.
Hire Date: November 2010
Practice Areas: Litigation, financial services
Career: Reed Smith, associate, 2006-10, summer associate, law clerk, 2005-06; Hon. Michelle Hollar-Gregory, J.S.C., summer intern, 2004
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2006, cum laude, Presidential Merit Scholarship, Raymond del Tufo, Jr. Award
College: Villanova Univ., B.A., English, 1999
 
James T. DiMarco
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1985, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Clerkships: Office of Counsel to N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, 2010-11
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2010; Villanova Environmental Law Journal, special projects editor
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.A., public relations and advertising (minor: business), 2007
 
Kiril Dimov
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1981, Sofia, Bulgaria
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Patent preparation and prosecution
Career: DeMont & Breyer, associate, 2008-11
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2008
College: Univ. of Virginia, B.S., computer science, 2005, with high distinction
 
Joseph DiPiazza
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1980
Hire Date: June, 2010
Practice Areas: Family law
Clerkships: Hon. Bonnie J. Mizdol, J.S.C., 2008-09
Law School: Quinnipiac Univ. School of Law, 2008, cum laude
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., history, 2004, Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar
 
Laura B. Dowgin
Firm: Carroll McNulty & Kull, Basking Ridge
Born: 1984, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance coverage, insurance defense
Career: Carroll McNulty & Kull, summer associate, 2010
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2011, magna cum laude
College: Colgate Univ., B.A., history, 2006
 
Raya L. Doyle
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1980, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, white collar litigation, health care litigation
Career: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, associate, 2008-09; Cahill Gordon & Reindel, associate, 2006-08
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, 2006, co-chair of Moot Court Board, Morris Fellow
College: Boston College, B.A., psychology and sociology, 2002, cum laude
 
Anthony J. Dragone
Firm: Wilson Elser, Florham Park
Born: 1983, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Product liability, general liability
Clerkships: Hon. Darlene J. Pereksta, J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law, 2009; Penn State International Law Review, executive editor
College: Washington Univ. in St. Louis, B.A., economics and Italian, 2006
 
Andrew C. Egan
Firm: Drinker Biddle, Florham Park
Born: 1985, Glen Ridge, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Walter Koprowski Jr., J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, 2010
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science and criminal justice (minor: history), 2007
 
Marlene Eickmeyer
Firm: Beattie Padovano, Montvale
Born: 1976, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Land use, land use litigation, zoning law, zoning variances, real estate tax appeals
Career: Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, associate, 2007-10; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, staff attorney, 2005-07
Clerkships: Hon. Thomas F. Scully, J.S.C., 2004-05
Law School: New York Law School, 2004, cum laude
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.A., 1998
Of Note: Volunteer attorney, Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project
 
Chris Errico
Firm: SNR Denton, Short Hills
Born: 1985, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate, securities, venture technology
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2011
College: Univ. of Scranton, history and philosophy, 2007
 
 
Jason D. Eveland
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1982, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Matrimonial, family
Career: Coughlin Duffy, per diem attorney, civil litigation, 2007-08
Clerkships: Hon. James C. Heimlich, J.S.C., 2008-09
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2007; Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board, 2005-06
Advanced Education: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., M.A., education, 2004, summa cum laude
College: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., B.A., psychology, 2003, summa cum laude
 
Kailee H. Farrell
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Mount Laurel
Born: 1985, Pusan, South Korea
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Career: AIDS Law-Civil Litigation Clinic, certified intern, 2009-10; Hon. Legrome Davis, U.S.D.J., extern, 2009; Dilworth Paxson, summer associate, 2009; Hon. Maurino J. Rossanese, extern, 2008-09; Montgomery Co. District Attorney Office, extern, 2008
Clerkships: Hon. Evan H.C. Crook, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Drexel Univ., Earle Mack School of Law, 2010
College: St. Joseph’s Univ., B.A., 2007, magna cum laude
 
Ryan W. Federer
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1984, Westwood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: General
Career: Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, 2010-
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Loyola Univ. in Maryland, B.B.A., finance, cum laude
 
Rebecca Fink
Firm: Genova Burns & Giantomasi, Newark
Born: 1984, Thibodaux, La.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Labor
Clerkships: Hon. Donald A. Kessler, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, cum laude
College: Louisiana Scholar’s College at Northwestern State Univ. of Louisiana, B.S., psychology, 2007, summa cum laude
 
Laura S. Fisher
Firm: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Roseland
Born: 1981, Princeton, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Family law
Career: Hon. Freda L. Wolfson, U.S.D.J., intern, summer 2008; Blank Rome, summer associate, 2009
Clerkships: Hon. Sallyanne Floria, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2010; Fordham International Law Journal. notes and articles editor
College: Columbia College-Columbia Univ., B.A., history, 2004
Of Note: Prior career in Internet advertising and marketing, including as marketing specialist for U.S. Peace Corps
 
Elizabeth Foster-Fernandez
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1983, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: June 2010
Practice Areas: Family law
Clerkships: Hon. James B. Convery, J.S.C., 2008-09
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2008, cum laude
College: New York Univ., B.A., 2005, magna cum laude
Of Note: Partners for Women and Justice
 
Mindy Pamela Fox
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1985, Long Branch, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Donald J. Volkert Jr., A.J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Fordham Law School, 2010, cum laude
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2007, magna cum laude
 
Joshua J. Franklin
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1978, Chicago, Ill.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial real estate
Career: Drinker Biddle & Reath, associate, 2006-10
Clerkships: Hon. Dickinson Debevoise, U.S.D.J., 2010, 2005-06
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2005
College: James Madison Univ., B.A., 2000, cum laude, honors program
Of Note: Organizing Committee for the United Way of Morris County Commercial Real Estate Luncheon, LEED accredited professional
 
Jo Ann Gambale
Firm: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Woodbridge
Born: 1967, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Tax, trusts & estates
Career: Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, associate, 2002-11; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, associate, 1999-2002; Shaw & O’Brien, associate, 1997-99
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 1994
Advanced Education: Univ. of San Diego School of Law, L.L.M., taxation, 1997
College: New York Univ., B.A., journalism, 1989
 
Lisa Garipian
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1984, Westwood, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Career: Hon. Jack M. Sabatino, J.A.D., extern, fall 2009; Hon. Harriet Farber Klein, J.S.C., intern, summer 2009; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Enforcement Division, intern, spring/summer 2009;
U.S. Attorney’s Office (S.D.Fla.), Asset Forfeiture Division, summer clerk, 2008
Clerkships: Hon. Harriet Farber Klein, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2010, cum laude; Rutgers Law Journal, lead notes and case notes editor, 2009-10, staff editor, 2008-09
College: Fordham University, B.A., international political economy, 2006
 
Stephen M. Geria
Firm: Parker McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1982, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate transactions, taxation, estate planning and administration
Career: Ernst & Young, senior tax associate, 2010-11, tax associate, 2008-10
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2007
Advanced Education: Villanova Univ. School of Law, L.L.M., Taxation, 2009
College: Villanova Univ., B.S., business administration, 2004, magna cum laude
Of Note: Student manager, Villanova Univ. Men’s Basketball, 2000-04
 
Francis Michael Giantomasi
Firm: Genova, Burns & Giantomasi, Newark
Born: 1985, Newark, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Complex commercial litigation
Career: Genova, Burns & Vernoia, summer associate, 2009-09
Clerkships: Hon. Jerome M. St. John, J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Wesleyan Univ., B.A., government, 2007
 
Leah R. Glasofer
Firm: Graham Curtin, Morristown
Born: 1985, Elizabeth, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Professional malpractice defense
Career: Daly Lamastra & Cunningham, house counsel for Chubb & Son, law clerk, 2009-10
Clerkships: Hon. Yolanda Ciccone, A.J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: American Univ., B.A., international service, environmental policy and development, 2007
 
Sandra González
Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown
Born: 1984, Mexico City, Mexico
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Life sciences compliance, regulatory counseling
Career: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, summer associate, 2010; Justice Barry Albin, N.J. Supreme Court, intern, spring 2010; Day Pitney, summer associate, 2009
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2011; Rutgers Race and Law Review, senior editor
College: State Univ. of New York-New Paltz, B.A., political science (minor: Latin American studies), 2008
Of Note: Northern N.J. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, volunteer
 
Ellen Goodman
Firm: Stark & Stark-Princeton
Born: 1981, Princeton, N.J.
Hire Date: February 2011
Practice Areas: Community associations
Career: Edelstein Law, 2010-11; Ward Shoemaker, 2009-10
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, 2009
College: William Smith College, B.A., 2003, Helen Heath Scholar, Laurel Society
Of Note: Corner House Foundation, Board
 
Brett E.J. Gorman
Firm: Parker McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1983, Cape May, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Education law, labor and employment law, municipal law
Career: Jacobs & Barbone, associate, 2010-11
Clerkships: Hon. Frederick J. Schuck, J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2010
Advanced Education: Eagleton Institute of Politics, 2007-08, Henry J. Raimondo Legislative Fellow
College: Rutgers College, B.A., history (minor: political science), 2007
 
Amanda M. Graham
Firm: Trenk, DiPasquale, Webster, Della Fera & Sodono, West Orange
Born: 1985, West Chester, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, commercial litigation, debtor-creditor rights
Clerkships: Hon. Stuart Peim, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Univ. of Miami School of Law, 2010, magna cum laude,
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., international relations and Hispanic studies, 2007
Of Note: Various charity and community service activities, Half-Marathon Running, Soccer
 
Michael Graham
Firm: Proskauer Rose, Newark
Born: 1980, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: November 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Fairview Insurance Agency, business development, 2004-11; John Kerry for President, deputy New York finance director, 2002-03; Friends of Patrick Kennedy, deputy national finance director, 2002
Law School: Fordham Law School, 2011
College: Yale Univ., B.A., political science, 2002
 
Kelly A. Grant
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Mount Laurel
Born: 1984, Mt. Holly, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Career: N.J. Youth Challenge Academy, teacher, 2008-10; Rutgers Law School Professor Meredith Schalick, research assistant, 2009-10
Clerkships: Hon. John L. Call Jr., J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2010
College: Cabrini College, B.A., history and mathematics, 2006, magna cum laude
 
Eric J. Greco
Firm: Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, Morristown
Born: 1984, Hazleton, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Matrimonial law
Career: N.J. Attorney General, Division of Law, Securities Fraud Prosecution Section, volunteer associate, 2011; Hon. Deanne Wilson, J.S.C., intern, 2010; Rutgers Law School, Children’s Justice Clinic, student attorney, 2009
Clerkships: Hon. Leslie-Ann M. Justus, J.S.C., 2011
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2010
College: Temple Univ., B.B.A., international business and marketing, 2007
Of Note: N.J. court mediator
 
Joshua Greeley
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1984, Red Bank, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Toxic tort litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Francis J. Vernoia, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010
College: Bucknell Univ., B.A., political science & psychology, 2006, cum laude
Of Note: Governor’s Executive Fellowship at the Eagleton Institute of Politics
 
Candida J. Griffin
Firm: Scarinci Hollenbeck, Lyndhurst
Born: 1977, Topeka, Kans.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation, appellate practice
Career: Shook, Hardy & Bacon, summer associate, 2008; N.J. Division on Civil Rights, summer associate, 2007
Clerkships: Hon. Ariel Rodriguez, P.J.A.D., 2009-10; present firm, 2007-09
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2009; Rutgers Law Review, research editor and published author
College: State Univ. of New York-Empire State, B.S., accounting, political science, 2002-05
 
David G. Gunther
Firm: Hyland Levin, Marlton
Born: 1982, Haddon Heights, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Environmental regulation, real estate development, general litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Ronald E. Bookbinder, J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, 2009; Journal of Business and Employment Law, associate editor
College: Wheaton College, B.A., 2004
 
Cecylia K. Hahn
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1982, Swidnica, Poland
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Health care law, transactional law
Career: Marie-Ann Greenberg, paralegal, 2004-08; Yablonsky & associates, law clerk, 2008-09
Clerkships: Hon. Peter E. Doyne, A.J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010, cum laude; Moot Court Board, Business Law Journal
College: College of New Jersey, B.S., criminology and justice studies (minor: French), 2007, cum laude
Of Note: Active volunteer for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
 
Nancy E. Halpern
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Princeton
Born: 1957, Washington, D.C.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual property, life sciences
Career: N.J. Dept. of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health, director, 2003-11, asst. director, 1999-02
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, cum laude
Advanced Education: Purdue Univ. School of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1983
College: Duke Univ., Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., anthropology, 1979, magna cum laude
Of Note: Large Animal Medical Associates, practice owner, 1987–99
 
Jason Halpin
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1981, Albany, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Career: Sills Cummis & Gross, law clerk, 2008-09; Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, N.J. Supreme Court, extern, summer 2008
Clerkships: Hon. Katharine S. Hayden, U.S.D.J., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, magna cum laude, Seton Hall Law Review, editor-in-chief
College: Boston University, B.S., Journalism, 2003,
Of Note: Sports on Earth, editorial producer, 2004-07; Major League Soccer, communications intern, 2003-04
 
Cindy G. Hanna
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1986, Paterson, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer associate, 2009, 2010; College of New Jersey, language department, Arabic tutor, 2007-08; Vector Marketing, asst. manager, summer 2007, sales advisor/key staff, summer 2005
Law School: Harvard Univ. Law School, 2011, Harvard Business Law Review, executive editor; Harvard Negotiation Law Review, senior editor; International Law Journal, line editor
College: College of New Jersey, B.A., criminology and justice studies, 2008, cum laude
 
Elizabeth M. Harris
Firm: Duane Morris, Newark
Born: 1977
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, white-collar defense, securities
Career: K& L Gates, associate, 2005-10
Clerkships: Hon. James L. Cott, U.S.M.J., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2005; Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, managing articles editor
Advanced Education: Columbia Univ. Teachers College, M.A., communication and education, 1999
College: Fordham Univ., B.A., communications, 1998
 
Amy E. Hatcher
Firm: Epstein Becker & Green, Newark
Born: 1978, Glen Ridge, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment, litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Travis L. Francis, A.J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Howard Univ. School of Law, 2008
College: Univ. of Maryland at College Park, B.S., early childhood education, 2003
Of Note: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, previously an elementary school teacher
 
Alexandra Hill
Firm: Genova, Burns & Giantomasi, Newark
Born: 1986, Camden, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial real estate, redevelopment & environmental law and corporate political activity
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2011
College: Emory Univ., B.A., political science (minor: music), 2008
 
 
Kali A. Hira
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Mount Laurel
Born: 1981, Mumbai, India
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Wiley Malehorn Sirota & Raynes, associate; Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Appellate Division, intern
Law School: Univ. of Miami School of Law, 2007
Advanced Education: Wadham College, Oxford Univ., Study Abroad Program, British Politics and the European Union, 2002
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., English and political science, 2004, cum laude
 
James F. Hlavenka
Firm: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Newark
Born: 1985, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: FDA/biotechnology
Career: Center for Social Justice, legal intern
Clerkships: Hon. Clarkson Fisher Jr., J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, magna cum laude; certificate in health law
College: Lafayette College, B.A., government & law, psychology, 2007, magna cum laude; Psi Chi National Honors Society
Of Note: Seton Hall Law Alumni Council
 
Sarah C. Hodge
Firm: Podvey, Meanor, Catenacci, Hildner, Cocoziello, & Chattman, Newark
Born: 1981, Fair Haven, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Joseph C. Cassini III, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Univ. of Notre Dame Law School, 2010, recipient of the Peter Lardy Memorial Scholarship, 2009-10
College: College of the Holy Cross, B.A., sociology, 2003, cum laude
Of Note: Prior career in education: teacher for New Orleans public schools through Teach for America
 
Astra N. Holder
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1983, Grenada, West Indies
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy & commercial litigation
Career: M&T Bank, commercial treasury management consultant, 2005-06; Board Source, governance business development manager, 2006-07
Clerkships: Hon. Allison Accurso, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010,
College: Amherst College, B.A., political science, 2005; Univ. College of London, geo-political studies, 2004
 
Cynthia L. M. Holland
Firm: Genova, Burns & Giantomasi, Newark
Born: 1980, Hollywood, Fla.
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Energy, environmental, commercial real estate, and redevelopment
Career: N.J., Department of Law & Public Safety, division of law, deputy attorney general, 2007-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2007, IP concentration
Advanced Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2007, intellectual property concentration
College: Univ. of Georgia, B.A., history, B.S., psychology, 2003, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Sarah K. Hook
Firm: LeClairRyan, Newark
Born: 1981, Fairbanks, Alaska
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Tort defense, premises liability, products liability
Career: Immigrants’ Rights and Int’l Human Rights Clinic, Center for Social Justice, Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, intern, fall 2010; LeClairRyan, summer associate, 2009; Hon. Robert B. Kugler, U.S.D.J., intern, summer 2008; Alaska Attorney General’s Office, intern, 2003-03
Law School:, Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Rutgers College at Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science and philosophy, 2004
 
Bryant Lawrence Horsley Jr.
Firm: Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, Woodbury
Born: 1979, Marlton, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Education, employment, general litigation
Career: N.J. Attorney General’s Office, deputy attorney general, 2008-11; American Real Estate Development, Inc., asst. general counsel, 2007-08
Clerkships: Hon. Lorraine Pullen, J.S.C., 2006-07
Law School: Louisiana State Univ.-Paul Hebert Law Center, B.C.L., 2005
Advanced Education: Rutgers Univ. Graduate School of Education, M.Ed., 2002, life sciences education
College: Stetson Univ., B.S., sports medicine/exercise science, 2001
 
Armando R. Horta
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1984, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Family law
Clerkships: Hon. Bonnie J. Mizdol, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.A., crime, law, and justice, 2007
Of Note: Barry Croland Family Law Inn of Court, N.J. State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
 
Thaddeus J. Hubert IV
Firm: Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1984, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Automobile liability, general liability
Clerkships: Hon. Douglas M. Fasciale, J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Loyola Univ. Chicago School of Law, 2010
College: Connecticut College, B.A., history and government, 2006, cum laude
 
Gerard P. Hudak
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Mount Laurel
Born: 1981, Woodbury, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Career: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, associate, 2007-11, summer associate, 2006
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, with honors, 2007, Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, lead new developments editor
College: Monmouth Univ., West Long Branch, B.A., criminal justice, 2004, summa cum laude, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Lambda Sigma Tau Honor Society
 
Laura Leone Hunt
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1979, Ontario, Canada
Hire Date: February 2011
Practice Areas: Health care
Career: Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens, associate
Law School: Case Western Reserve Univ., cum laude, 2005
Advanced Education: Case Western Reserve Univ., Master of Public Health, 2005
College: Univ. of Louisville, B.A., cum laude, 2001
 
Molly F. Hurley
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1983, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Professional liability
Clerkships: Hon. Heidi Willis Currier, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Tulane Univ., B.S.M., legal studies of business and marketing, cum laude
Of Note: Prior to attending law school worked in marketing for Fortune Magazine’s conference division and, later, at a New York City nonprofit organization called Do Something, Inc.
 
Stacey A. Hyman
Firm: K&L Gates, Newark
Born: 1978, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation, commercial disputes
Career: Drinker Biddle & Reath, associate, 2008-11, summer associate, 2007; Hon. Stanley R. Chesler, U.S.D.J., intern, spring 2007
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2008, cum laude
College: Univ. of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, B.S., accounting, 2000
Of Note: New York State Certified Public Accountant
 
Christina M. Iafe
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1986, Edison, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Taxation
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer associate, 2010; Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, intern, summer 2009; Hutt & Shimanowitz, research assistant, summer 2008; Law Offices of Kenneth S. Grau, paralegal, 2006-08
Law School: Duke Univ. School of Law, 2011; Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, senior staff editor
College: New York Univ., College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., politics, 2008, magna cum laude, (minors: English and Italian), high honors in senior thesis
 
Lori Jablczynski
Firm: Jackson Lewis, Morristown
Born: 1983, Belleville, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Employment law
Clerkships: Hon. Rudy B. Coleman, J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers School of Law-Newark, 2010; Women’s Rights Law Reporter, note author
College: Rutgers College, Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, 2007
 
Joshua S. Jacobs
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1985
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: Orrick Herrington & Sut-cliffe, associate, 2010-11, summer associate, 2008
Law School: Cornell Univ. Law School, 2009; Cornell International Law Journal, senior articles editor
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., industrial and labor relations, 2006, with honors
 
Shevani Jaisingh
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1981, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Sullivan & Cromwell, associate, 2008-11, law clerk, 2007-08, summer associate, 2007
Law School: New York Univ. School of Law, 2008
College: Dartmouth College, B.A., government, 2003
 
Christopher Jerry
Firm: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Woodbridge
Born: 1980, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Cadbury Adams, associate, 2008-11
Law School: Univ. of Iowa, 2008, with distinction
College: Univ. of Chicago, A.B., history, 2002
 
Natalya G. Johnson
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1985, Hackensack, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy & restructuring
Career: Voluntary Lawyers for Justice, Newark Reentry Legal Services, 2010
Law School: Cornell Univ. Law School, 2010
Advanced Education: Univ. College London, Faculty of Laws, 2009 Study Abroad Program
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., 2007, magna cum laude
Of Note: N.J. Law and Education Empowerment Project, running and tennis
 
Terry D. Johnson
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1979, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Blank Rome, associate, 2010; Dechert, associate, 2006-09; Reed Smith, associate, 2005-06
Clerkships: Chief Justice James Zazzali, N.J. Supreme Court, 2004-05
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2004, with honors; Rutgers Law Review, articles editor and author
College: Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, B.S., administration of justice/sociology, 2001, high honors, criminology certificate program, 2001, Golden Key National Honor Society, president
 
Jason Judovin
Firm: Methfessel & Werbel, Edison
Born: 1981, Freehold, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2010
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Jessica R. Mayer, J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2009
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., 2003
Of Note: Before attending law school, drafted bid proposals on behalf of an architecture/engineering firm and a construction management company
 
Allison M. Kane
Firm: Carroll McNulty & Kull, Basking Ridge
Born: 1985, Paterson, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance coverage, insurance defense
Career: Russo & Della Badia, law clerk, 2008-11; Carroll McNulty & Kull, summer associate, 2009 and 2010
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2011
College: Catholic Univ. of America, B.A., politics, 2007, magna cum laude
Of Note: Pequannock Township First Aid Squad, volunteer EMT and executive board

 
Brett D. Katz
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1985, Los Angeles, Calif.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Career: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, summer intern, 2009; IMG, business affairs/legal intern, summer 2008
Clerkships: Hon. Robert P. Contillo, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2010; Fordham International Law Journal, staff member
College: Univ. of Pittsburgh, B.A., communication and rhetoric, 2007, magna cum laude
Of Note: NFL Films, production assistant, summers 2005-07
 
Jonathan H. Katz
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1975, Marlton, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Community associations
Career: Sterns & Weinroth, associate, 2008-11; Stark & Stark, associate, 2005-08
Clerkships: Hon. Philip S. Carchman, J.A.D., 2001-02; Hon. Neil H. Shuster, J.S.C., 2000-01
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2000
College: Rutgers College, B.A., political science, 1997
Of Note: Editorial committee, Community Associations Institute-N.J. Chapter
 
Christina S. Keddie
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1982, Lynchburg, Va.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Dechert, associate, 2007-11, law clerk, summer 2006; North Carolina Family Policy Council, intern, summer 2005; Alliance Defense Fund, Scottsdale, Ariz., Blackstone Fellow, summer 2004
Law School: New York Univ., 2007; Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, senior notes editor
College: Princeton Univ., B.A., history, 2003, magna cum laude; Oxford Univ., U.K., spring 2002
 
Marissa Keddis
Firm: Methfessel & Werbel, Edison
Born: 1984, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2010
Practice Areas: Insurance law, employment law
Clerkships: Hon. Michael R. Casale, J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2009
College: Bryn Mawr College, B.A., 2006
 
James A. Kellar
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1982, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy & restructuring, commercial litigation
Career: Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, 2008-11
Clerkships: Hon. Ross R. Anzaldi, J.S.C., 2007-08
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, magna cum laude, 2007,
College: Rutgers College, B.A., 2004
 
Charles F. Kellett
Firm: Wilson Elser, Florham Park
Born: 1984, Washington, D.C.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Professional liability, general liability
Career: Law Office of Bonny G. Rafel, associate, 2010-11
Clerkships: Hon. William A. Daniel, J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2009
College: Univ. of Michigan, B.A., history, 2006
Of Note: Former Sports Radio Broadcaster for WCBN 88.3 FM in Ann Arbor, Mich.
 
Jenna Z. Kessler
Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown
Born: 1986, Smithtown, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, personal injury, commercial litigation
Career: Present firm, summer associate, 2010; Hon. Joel Schneider, U.S.M.J., intern, summer 2009
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2011; George Washington International Law Review
College: Cornell Univ., School of Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S., 2008
Of Note: Federal Reserve Bank of New York, HR analyst, summer 2007
 
Ruth Kim
Firm: Lum, Drasco & Positan, Roseland
Born: 1978, Bellflower, Calif.
Hire Date: February 2011
Practice Areas: Matrimonial
Career: Skoloff & Wolfe, associate, 2008-11; Donahue, Hagan, Klein, Newsome & O’Donnell, associate, 2007-08
Clerkships: Hon. Richard C. Camp, J.S.C., 2006-07
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2006
College: Univ. of California, Los Angeles, B.A., history, 2000
Of Note: N.J. State Bar Association Family Law Section, Young Lawyer co-chair 2011-12
 
Colin J. Kirby
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1982, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: 8 Rivers Capital, associate, 2011; Morris, Manning & Martin, practicum associate, 2011; Nooch, Inc., general counsel and business development consultant, 2010-11; E-Clean Medical Device Team, financial and legal consultant, 2010-11
Law School: Univ. of Notre Dame Law School, 2010, cum laude; Duke Univ. School of Law, L.L.M., entrepreneurship, 2011
College: Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., political science, international relations, 2004
 
Jonathan D. Klein
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1984, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Career: N.J. Attorney General’s Office, Division of Law, Employment Litigation Section, summer intern, 2009; Hon. Paulette Sapp-Peterson, J.A.D., intern, 2008-09; Justice Virginia Long, N.J. Supreme Court, intern, summer 2008
Clerkships: Justice Virginia Long and Hon. Edwin H. Stern, t/a, N.J. Supreme Court, 2010-11 Term
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2010, Mary Philbrook Award Recipient
Advanced Education: Eagleton Inst. of Politics, fellow, 2008-09
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.A., international relations and Spanish, 2007, cum laude
 
Joshua E. Knapp
Firm: Genova, Burns & Giantomasi, Newark
Born: 1983, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Employment litigation
Law School: American Univ., Washington College of Law, 2009
College: New York Univ., B.A., psychology, 2006
 
 
Scott G. Kobil
Firm: K&L Gates, Newark
Born: 1977, Neptune, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation, commercial disputes
Career: Latham & Watkins, associate, 2005-11; Drinker Biddle & Reath, associate, 2003-05
Law School: Duke Univ. School of Law, 2003
College: Johns Hopkins Univ., B.A., political science and sociology, 2000, Phi Beta Kappa
 
David Kohn
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1984, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Career: Present firm
Law School: Fordham Law School, 2011
College: Columbia Univ., School of Engineering and Applied Science, B.S., electrical engineering, 2008, cum laude
 
Eric J. Konecke
Firm: Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, Madison
Born: 1970, Indianapolis, Ind.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance, litigation & alternative dispute resolution
Career: Cuyler Burk, associate, 2000-10; Purcell, Ries, Shannon, Mulcahy & O’Neill, associate; 1998-2000; Victor Rotolo, associate, 1996-98
Clerkships: Hon. Burton Ironson, J.S.C., Hon. Ross Anzaldi, J.S.C., 1995-96
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1995; Constitutional Law Journal, articles editor
College: Misericordia Univ., B.A., history/pre-law, 1992, magna cum laude
 
Brianna E. Kostecka
Firm: Drinker Biddle, Florham Park
Born: 1985, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Marianne Espinosa, J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, magna cum laude
College: Loyola College in Maryland, communications, 2007, summa cum laude
Of Note: Competitive Irish dancer for 17 years and currently a licensed teacher with the Peter Smith School of Irish Dancing
 
James J. La Rocca
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1982, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Proskauer Rose, associate, 2011; Klein Zelman Rothermel, associate, 2009-11; Jackson Lewis, associate, 2007-09
Law School: Boston Univ. School of Law, 2007; Public Interest Law Journal, executive editor
College: Cornell Univ., School of Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S., 2004, Cornell National Scholar, Dorf Scholar, Promise in Labor & Employment Law
Of Note: Tri-County Scholarship Fund
 
Stefanie Lampf
Firm: Stark & Stark, Princeton
Born: 1984, Edison, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Community associations
Clerkships: Hon. Lisa F. Chrystal, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2010; Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law, Moot Court Honor Society
College: Syracuse Univ., 2006, magna cum laude
 
Caitlin E. Lane
Firm: Lum, Drasco & Positan, Roseland
Born: 1985, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Civil litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Donald J. Volkert Jr., A.J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2010
College: Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 2007, legal studies and communication arts, rhetorical science concentration
Of Note: Young associate, New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
 
Sharon D. Larmore
Firm: Parker, McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1954, Trenton, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: School law
Career: Trenton Board of Education, legal counsel, 1998-2009, assistant legal counsel, 1994-98
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, 1979
College: Rutgers College, Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, 1976, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Kristin A. LaRosa
Firm: Pepper Hamilton, Princeton
Born: 1977, Teaneck, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Ballard Spahr, associate, 2009-11; Jackson Lewis, associate, 2007-09; Ernst & Young, paralegal, 2003-07
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2007
College: New York Univ., B.A., psychology, 1999
Of Note: Partners for Women and Justice, volunteer
 
Abigail Lauer
Firm: Saul Ewing, Newark
Born: 1981, Wichita Falls, Texas
Hire Date: November 2010
Practice Areas: Insurance litigation, commercial litigation
Career: SNR Denton, associate, 2009-10, 2006-08, summer associate, 2005
Clerkships: Hon. Brian M. Cogan, U.S.D.J., 2008-09
Law School: Cornell Law School, 2006, cum laude; Cornell International Law Journal, lead notes editor; Cornell Law Review, editor
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., history, 2002, magna cum laude
Of Note: Federal Bar Counsel, Cornell Univ. Law School Annual Fund, Cornell Young Alumni
 
May Lee
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1972, Nassau, Bahamas
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Real estate
Career: Younkins & Schechter, associate; Wilk Auslander, associate
Clerkships: Hon. Thomas Smith Jr., J.S.C., 2003-04
Law School: Syracuse Univ. School of Law, 2003, Syracuse Law Review, editor
Advanced Education: Syracuse Univ., Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Master of Public Administration, 2003
College: Macalester College, B.A., international relations and sociology, 1994
 
Sonia Lee
Firm: Drinker Biddle, Florham Park
Born: 1986
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2011
College: George Washington Univ., B.A., 2008
 
 
Vivian Lekkas
Firm: Methfessel & Werbel, Edison
Born: 1979, Orange, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2010
Practice Areas: Employment law, education law, public entity law, discrimination law, and civil rights
Career: Levinson Axelrod, summer clerk, 2008
Clerkships: Hon. Andrea G. Carter, J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2009, cum laude
Advanced Education: Best Brief Author and Best Oral Advocate in Appellate Advocacy
College: Rutgers Univ., B.S., finance, 2001
 
Brooks H. Leonard
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1981, Asheville, N.C.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial and tort litigation
Career: New York City Department of Education, teacher, 2005-07
Clerkships: Hon. Mary Catherine Cuff, J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, magna cum laude
Advanced Education: Pace Univ., M.S.T. 2007; Indiana Univ., M.A. 2005
College: Univ. of North Carolina, B.A., biology and Spanish, 2003
 
Joseph B. Lerch
Firm: SorinRoyerCooper, East Brunswick
Born: 1944, Turkestan
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Patents, trademarks, copyrights
Career: Kaplan Gilman, of counsel, 2006-10; Lerner David Littenberg, of counsel, 2005; Darby & Darby, partner, 1976-2004
Law School: Seton Hall, 1975
Advanced Education: Polytechnic Inst. of New York University, M.S.E.E., 1970
College: Polytechnic Inst of New York University, E.E., 1966
Of Note: Electrical engineer at RCA, 1966-71
 
Michael B. Lestino
Firm: Pepper Hamilton, Princeton
Born: 1980, Voorhees, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate and securities
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, associate, 2007-11
Clerkships: Hon. Joseph C. Small, Tax Court of N.J., 2006-07
Law School: Washington and Lee Univ. School of Law, 2006, cum laude; Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, case note writer
College: Univ. of Richmond, B.A., political science, cum laude
 
Liad Levinson
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1984, Cape Town, South Africa
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Complex commercial litigation, insurance/reinsurance, white collar criminal, appellate
Career: Rouse Hendricks German May, associate, 2010-11; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, associate, 2008-10
Law School: Columbia Univ. School of Law, 2008; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Columbia Journal of European Law, managing editor, production editor
College: Univ. College of London, L.L.B., 2008, First Class Honours, Andrews Prize
 
James A. Lewis V
Firm: Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, Secaucus
Born: 1987, Jersey City, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment, litigation
Career: U.S. Attorney’s Office, N.J., summer associate, 2009; Prudential Insurance, summer associate, 2008
Clerkships: Ocean County Superior Court, 2010-11
Law School: Hofstra Univ. School of Law, 2010; Family Court Review, associate research editor
College: Rutgers Univ.-New Brunswick, B.A., journalism and media studies/psychology, 2007, cum laude; Psi Chi, honors fraternity in psychology
 
Jared J. Limbach
Firm: Graham Curtin, Morristown
Born: 1985, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Professional liability, litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Ronald B. Graves, J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Fordham Law School, 2010
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., history, 2007, cum laude
 
Steven J. Link
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Princeton
Born: 1985, Hackensack, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Fox Rothschild, summer associate, 2010; Hon. Rosemary Gambardella, U.S.B.J., intern, 2009, 2010; Hon. Peter Doyne, A.J.S.C., intern, summer 2009
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2011; Rutgers Law Review, articles editor
College: College of New Jersey, B.S., interdisciplinary business, 2008, magna cum laude; Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society; Honors Program
 
Kimberly E. Lomot
Firm: Schenck Price Smith King, Flor-ham Park
Born: 1979, Albany, N.Y.
Hire Date: February 2011
Practice Areas: Banking, real estate, corporate law
Career: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, counsel, 2006-11
Law School: Suffolk Univ. Law School, 2004
College: Babson College, B.S., M.I.S. and pre-law, 2001, cum laude, Deans List
Of Note: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
 
John M. Losinger
Firm: Marcus, Brody, Ford & Kessler, Roseland
Born: 1981, Elmira, N.Y.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, employment law, construction litigation, general liability and personal injury, defense
Career: Eccleston & Wolf, Hanover, Md., 2007-11
Law School: Univ. of Baltimore School of Law, 2007, cum laude
College: Loyola College, Maryland, B.A., writing/political science, 2003
 
Erica B. Lowenthal
Firm: Genova Burns, Newark
Born: 1982, Montclair, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Employment litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Robert Brennan, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010
College: Emory Univ., B.A., political science (minor: Jewish studies), 2007
Of Note: Volunteer with American Cancer Society, started Relay for Life in hometown of Montclair
 
Stephen Lund
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1985, Stony Brook, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Law School: Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel Univ., 2011, summa cum laude
Advanced Education: Cornell Univ., M.E., biomedical engineering, 2008
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., biological and environmental engineering, 2007
 
Kathryn Tondel Lundy
Firm: Phillips Nizer, Hackensack
Born: 1980, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, labor & employment
Career: Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, associate, 2008-11; Ingerman Smith, associate, 2006-08
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2006
College: Washington Univ., B.A., psychology and women’s studies, 2003, Phi Lambda Psi Honorary
Of Note: The Children’s Law Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., spring 2005; The Cooke Center for Children’s Disability Rights, summer 2004
 
George M. Macchia
Firm: Epstein, Becker & Green, Newark
Born: 1964, Jersey City, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: N.J. Attorney General’s Office, Division of Law, deputy attorney general, 2005-11; McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, associate, 1999-2005
Clerkships: Hon. Garrett E. Brown Jr., U.S.D.J., 1998-1999
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1998, cum laude
Advanced Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.B.A., 1992
College: Rutgers College, B.A., political science, 1986
 
Alison MacLaren
Firm: Patton Boggs, Newark
Born: 1983, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas:
Career: Marsh USA, Inc., professional liability insurance broker, 2005-08
Law School: Fordham Univ., 2011
College: Gettysburg College, B.A., psychology, 2005
 
Vincent J. Magyar Jr.
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1976
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Municipal, public finance, business, employment and labor
Career: Blank Rome, associate, 2007-09; Curtin & Heefner, associate, 2009-11, 2005-07, summer associate, 2004; Philadelphia District Attorney, extern, 2003
Law School: Univ. of Illinois-College of Law, Lincoln Scholar, 2005
Advanced Education: Univ. of Wisconsin, sales planning and demand forecasting seminar, 2000
College: Bucknell Univ., B.A., philosophy/political science, 1998, cum laude
 
Keith C. Malcarney
Firm: Brown & Connery, Westmont
Born: 1972, Camden, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Estate planning/administration, tax planning, transactions
Career: Private practice, Safety Harbor, Fla., 2010-11; Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp, senior tax associate, 2005-09; PricewaterhouseCoopers, Capital Markets Group, senior tax associate, 2001-02; Arthur Anderson, Real Estate Group, senior tax associate, 1999-2001; David Berdon & Co., tax staff, 1997-98
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2005, cum laude
College: Georgetown Univ., B.A., government, 1994
 
Jonathan M. Manes
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1981, Vancouver, B.C.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Public interest and constitutional law
Career: American Civil Liberties Union, National Security Project, fellow, 2009-11; Supreme Court of Canada, law clerk, 2008-09; Yale Law School, National Litigation Project (9/11 Clinic), 2006-08
Clerkships: Hon. Justice Morris J. Fish, Supreme Court of Canada, 2008-09
Law School: Yale Law School, 2008; Yale Law Journal, articles/essays editor
Advanced Education: London School of Economics and Political Science, M.Sc., philosophy of the social sciences, 2004
College: Columbia Univ., B.A., philosophy of science, biochemistry, 2003, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Lucas Markowitz
Firm: Proskauer Rose, Newark
Born: 1983, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: November 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment litigation
Career: Ginarte, O’Dwyer, law clerk, 2010-11; N.J. Attorney General’s Office, Securities Fraud Prosecution Division, intern, summer 2009; FTI Consulting, senior consulting, 2005-08
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2011
College: Univ. of Vermont, B.A., economics, 2005, with honors in economics
 
Jonathan L. Marshfield
Firm: Latham & Watkins, Newark
Born: 1979, Scranton, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Saul Ewing, associate, 2007-09, summer associate, 2005
Clerkships: Chief Justice James R. Zazzali, N.J. Supreme Court, 2006-07, Hon. Robert B. Kugler, U.S.D.J., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2006; Rutgers Law Journal, editor, 2005-06, associate editor, 2004-05
Advanced Education: New York Univ. School of Law, L.L.M., 2010
College: Cedarville Univ., B.A., 2002, biblical studies, with honors
 
Marissa Martini
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1982, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: labor and employment
Clerkships: Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto, N.J. Supreme Court, 2010-11
Career: Hon. Dennis M. Cavanaugh, U.S.D.J., intern
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2009; Rutgers Law Review, business editor
College: Villanova Univ., B.A., communication and Spanish, 2004
 
Tanya M. Mascarich
Firm: Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, Madison
Born: 1970, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance, litigation and alternative dispute resolution
Career: Cuyler Burk, associate, 2002-10
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2002
College: Loyola Univ. New Orleans, B.A., English (minor: communications), 1992, magna cum laude,
Of Note: Volunteer attorney with Partners for Women and Justice
 
Marie Lattanzio Mathews
Firm: Wolff & Samson West Orange
Born: 1977, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Weil Gotshal & Manges, associate, 2003-11
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, 2003
College: George Washington Univ., B.A., 1999, magna cum laude
Of Note: Elijah’s Kitchen volunteer, Special Olympics volunteer
 
Calvin Kushnir May
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1978, Farmington, Conn.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Career: N.J. Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice, Appellate Bureau, summer intern 2008; Rutgers Law School-Newark, teaching asst., 2008-09, research asst., summer, fall 2007
Clerkships: Hon. James M. Munley, U.S.D.J. (M.D.Pa.), 2009-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2009
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., biology and society, 2001
Of Note: ClinCon Research, Inc., lead int’l clinical research associate, 2001-06
 
Jessica N. Mazur
Firm: Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1978, Glen Ridge, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Family law
Career: Ansell, Grimm & Aaron, senior associate, 2010-11; Weinstein & Weinstein, partner, 2005-10
Clerkships: Hon. Paul A. Kapalko, J.S.C. 2004-05
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2004
College: Rutgers College, B.A., English, 2001
Of Note: Legal secretary 1999-04, private pilot license
 
Corinne L. McCann
Firm: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge
Born: 1980, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Business litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Garrett E. Brown Jr., U.S.D.J., 2008-11; Hon. Clarkson S. Fisher Jr., J.A.D., 2007-08
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2007, cum laude
College: Rutgers Univ., B.S, marketing, 2007, with honors
 
Patrick McCormick
Firm: Cole Schotz Meisel Forman & Leonard, Hackensack
Born: 1983, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Tax, trusts and estates
Career: Moore Ingram Johnson and Steele, Attorney, 2010-11
Law School: Vanderbilt Univ., 2008
Advanced Education: New York Univ., L.L.M., taxation, 2009
College: Rider Univ., B.A., marketing, 2005, magna cum laude
 
Matthew J. McKennan
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1983, Dallas, Texas
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Health care
Career: Sills Cummis & Gross, law clerk, 2010
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2011, cum laude
Advanced Education: Texas Tech Univ., M.B.A., 2008
College: Texas Tech Univ., B.S., biology, 2006
 
Douglas McQueen
Firm: LeClairRyan, Newark
Born: 1971, Hackensack, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Aviation law, tort defense, community association law
Career: Kreindler & Kreindler, intern, 2009-10
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2010
Advanced Education: Rutgers-E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Master of City and Regional Planning, 2010
College: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., B.S., aeronautical science, 1994, cum laude
Of Note: Prior 15-year career as commercial airline pilot
 
Aileen McTiernan
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1979, California
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Toxic tort litigation
Career: Celgene Corporation, 1999-2005
Clerkships: Hon. Georgia M. Curio, A.J.S.C., 2009-10; Hon. Jack M. Sabatino, J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2009
Advanced Education: Univ. of Pennsylvania, M.S., criminology, 2006
College: Montclair State Univ., B.S., chemistry, 2005
 
Jeffrey N. Medio
Firm: Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield
Born: 1983, Vineland, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, debtor & creditors’ rights
Career: DeWitt Stern Group, Inc., commercial insurance broker, 2005-07
Clerkships: Hon. Gloria Burns, Hon. Kathryn Ferguson, and Hon. Michael Kaplan, U.S.B.J., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2010
College: Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., finance, 2005
Of Note: Franklin & Marshall Football Association, 2011-12 John C. Lifland Inn of Court
 
Mitesh Mehta
Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1977, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets
Career: Howard IP Law Group, associate, 2006-11
Law School: Franklin Pierce Law Center, now Univ. of New Hampshire School of Law, 2006, cum laude; L.L.M., 2006, cum laude
Advanced Education: Drexel Univ., M.S., mechanical engineering, 2000
College: L.D. College of Engineering, India, B.E., mechanical engineering, 1998, first class with distinction
 
Iván A. Méndez, Jr.
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1979, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: New York City Law Department, Labor and Employment Law Division, assistant corporation counsel, 2006-10; Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, associate, 2010-11
Law School: Vermont Law School, 2006, cum laude; Moot Court Advisory Board, Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., psychology, 2002
 
Kristin Menendez
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1984, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Sidley Austin, capital markets paralegal, 2007-08
Law School: Emory Univ. School of Law, 2011, cum laude; Emory Law Journal, managing editor
College: Univ. of Southern California, B.B.A., business administration, 2006, cum laude
 
Robert J. Menendez
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1985, Englewood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: The Port Authority of New York and N.J., Port Commerce Department, fellow, 2011; present firm, summer associate, 2010, Hon. William J. Martini, U.S.D.J., intern, 2009; Scarinci Hollenbeck, intern, 2008; Hudson Country Democratic Organization, staff, 2004, 2006
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2011; Rutgers Race and Law Review, notes and comments editor
College: Univ. of North Carolina, B.A., political science, 2008
 
Paul J. Miller
Firm: Wilson Elser, Florham Park
Born: 1979, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Medical malpractice
Career: Giblin & Combs, associate, 2007-11
Clerkships: Hon. David B. Rand, J.S.C., 2006-07
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2005
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.A., political science, 2001, Volunteer Firefighter, Morristown Fire Bureau
 
Joseph G. Monaghan
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1986, Westwood, N.J.
Hire Date: February 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual property, information technology
Career: Hatchmott Macdonald, technician, summer 2006; ITT, Intern, summers 2007-08; Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, research assistant, summer 2009; Diehl Servilla, intern, summer 2010
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2011, cum laude
College: College of New Jersey, B.S.M.E., 2008, magna cum laude
 
Patrick J. Monaghan Jr.
Firm: Beattie Padovano, Montvale
Born: 1940, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: November 2010
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, intellectual property, entertainment law, trusts and estates, business law, professional malpractice
Career: Monaghan, Monaghan, Lamb & Marchisio, partner, 1995-2010; Monaghan, Rem & Zeller, partner, 1990-95; solo practice, 1981-90, Baar Bennett & Metzs, partner, 1980-81; Gifford Woody Palmer & Serless, partner, 1976-80, associate, 1971-76; Bankers Trust Company, trust officer, 1967-70
Law School: Fordham Univ., 1970
College: Rutgers Univ., St. Francis Univ., B.A., 1966
 
Herbert P. Moore Jr.
Firm: SorinRoyerCooper, East Brunswick
Born: 1975, Red Bank, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate, securities, M&A, business law
Career: Gallagher, Briody & Butler, associate, 2005-11; Recreational Fishing Alliance, Galloway, N.J., in-house counsel, 2002-05
Law School: New York Law School, 2002 Deans List
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science and economics, 1999
Of Note: Pro bono work in support of marine conservation and access for recreational anglers
 
Michael R. Morano
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1983, Orange, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Surety, fidelity, construction, contract and commercial litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Esther Salas, U.S.D.J., 2010-11
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.A., communication, 2007
Of Note: Volunteer baseball instructor
 
Joseph F. Morcos
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1986, Alexandria, Egypt
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate and business law, M&A and joint ventures
Career: Day Pitney, Florham Park, N.J., summer apprentice, 2010; Mercedes-Benz USA, Corporate Legal Department, intern, 2009; Hon. Laura Taylor Swain, U.S.D.J., intern, summer 2009
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2011, cum laude; business/transactional law certif.; Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy, primary notes and comments editor; Moot Court Honor Society
College: Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, B.A., political science, 2008, magna cum laude
 
Patricia C. Morgan
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1982, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Employment litigation
Career: Independent education consultant to homeschooling families, 2005-09
Clerkships: Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, N.J. Supreme Court, 2009-10; Hon. Peter Sheridan, U.S.D.J., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2009, summa cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review
College: Drew Univ., B.A., 2004, magna cum laude
 
Keith E. Morris
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1982, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Environmental, renewable energy and sustainability, and real estate
Career: Ballard Spahr, associate, 2008-11
Law School: New York Law School 2008
Advanced Education: Certificate of Finance and Accounting, Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania, expected 2012
College: Emory Univ., B.A., economics, 2005
 
Edward J. Mullins III
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Born: 1980, Secaucus, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation, white-collar compliance and defense, securities
Career: Reed Smith, associate, 2009-11; Kaye Scholer, associate, 2006-09
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2006
College: Boston College, B.A., communication and political science, 2002
Of Note: Represented numerous clients on a pro bono basis on behalf of Human Rights First, The Legal Aid Society, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and The Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program
 
Kellen Murphy
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1983, San Diego, Calif.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development, attorney, 2010-11
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2010
Advanced Education: Rutgers Univ., School of Management and Labor Relations, M.L.E.R., 2012
College: West Virginia Univ., B.A., 2006
 
Ana J. Murteira
Firm: Trenk, DiPasquale, Webster, Della Fera & Sodono, West Orange
Born: 1983, Lisbon, Portugal
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Land use, regulatory and government affairs
Clerkships: Hon. Alberto Rivas, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010
Advanced Education: Rutgers-Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Master of City and Regional Planning, 2010
College: Macalester College, B.A., geography and environmental studies, 2005, cum laude
 
Kiran K. Nagulapalli
Firm: Saiber, Florham Park
Born: 1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Business litigation, employment and labor litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Deanne M. Wilson, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010
College: Rutgers Univ.-New Brunswick, B.A., sociology and criminal justice, 2007
 
Zain Naqvi
Firm: Stark & Stark, Princeton
Born: 1985, Freehold, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Community associations
Career: New York City Office of Labor Relations, intern; U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, student prosecutor; U.S. Department of Homeland Security, intern; Hon. Donald S. Goldman, J.S.C., intern
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2010; Brooklyn Journal of International Law, associate managing editor
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., 2007
Of Note: Habitat for Humanity, volunteer
 
Nikitas E. Nicolakis
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1978, Bronx, N.Y.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate, intellectual property, patents, technology
Career: Chadbourne & Parke, associate, 2010-11
Law School: New York Law School, 2006; Media Law & Policy Journal, executive board; certificate of mastery, law practice technology
College: Northeastern Univ., B.S., computer science, 2002
Of Note: Software engineer at Sapient, Inc. and IBM
 
Andrew A. Noble
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1974, Toronto, Ontario
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Career: Willkie Farr & Gallagher, associate
Law School: Columbia Univ. Law School, 1999
College: Georgia Institute of Technology, B. E.E., 1996
 
Todd M. Nosher
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1975, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Career: Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, associate, 2008-11; Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, assistant district attorney, 2005-08; U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, extern
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2005
College: Univ. of Michigan, B.S., biology, 1998
 
Heather Novison
Firm: Carroll McNulty & Kull, Basking Ridge
Born: 1986, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance coverage, insurance defense
Career: Carroll McNulty & Kull, summer associate, 2010
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2011, cum laude
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.S., marketing, 2008, cum laude
 
Joseph C. Nuzzo Jr.
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1978, Wayne, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Proskauer Rose, associate, 2007-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2007, cum laude,
College: Princeton Univ., Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, A.B., 2000
Of Note: Camp Sunshine & Camp Snowflake, Inc., recreational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, president of board of trustees
 
Nnamdi J. Nwaneri
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1983, Washington, D.C.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Real estate
Career: Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, visiting staff attorney, 2010-11; Ameriprise Financial, financial advisor, 2005-07
Law School: Howard Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., economics, 2005
Of Note: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
 
Anthony H. Ogazalek Jr.
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Trenton
Born: 1969, Riverside, N.J.
Hire Date: February 2011
Practice Areas: Regulatory and governmental affairs
Career: Barker, Scott & Gelfand, associate, 2007-11; Burlington County Board of Social Services, associate counsel; 2010-present; solo practitioner, 2006-07
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2006
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.S., business administration, 1992
Of Note: Delran Twp. councilman, 1992-97; Delran Twp. Police Department, 1998-2007; Evesham Twp. Police Department, 1997-98; Burlington County Sheriff’s Department, 1996-97
 
Brian P. O’Neill
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1984, West Milford, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Clerkships: Hon. Edward V. Gannon, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, magna cum laude
College: Villanova Univ., B.A., 2006
 
 
Melissa B. Osorio
Firm: Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield
Born: 1982, Los Angeles, Calif.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Estate and trust litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Richard F. Wells, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2010
College: Bryn Mawr College, B.A., English and political science, 2005, cum laude
Of Note: Association of Public Interest Law at Rutgers; Marshall Brennan Fellow, teaching Camden High School students constitutional law, 2009-10
 
Caitlin Mary Owens
Firm: Graham Curtin, Morristown
Born: 1985, Westerly, R.I.
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Professional malpractice defense
Clerkships: Hon. B. Theodore Bozonelis, A.J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Bentley Univ., B.A., marketing (minor: sociology), 2007, cum laude
Of Note: Volunteer for SCARC, Inc. and Friend2Friend
 
Christopher R. Paldino
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1977, Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Civil litigation, personal injury, products liability
Career: Present firm, counsel; Budd Larner, shareholder, 2002-10
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2002, cum laude
College: Boston Univ., B.A., political science (minor: psychology), 1999, magna cum laude
 
Daniel L. Pascoe
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1976, Christchurch, New Zealand
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance and reinsurance
Career: Becker Meisel, associate, 2004-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2004
College: Univ. of Southern California, B.A., political science, 1998
 
Kiran Patel
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1980, San Francisco, Calif.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation, financial industry group
Career: U.S. Attorney’s Office (D. Md.), special assistant U.S. attorney, 2010-11; Morrison & Foerster, associate, 2007-08
Clerkships: Hon. Jaime Pieras Jr., U.S.D.J., 2008-10
Law School: U.C.L.A. School of Law, 2007; Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, production editor
College: Vassar College, B.A., international studies, 2002, with honors
 
Aaron L. Peskin
Firm: Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, Cherry Hill
Born: 1980, Springfield, Mass.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation, complex commercial litigation
Career: Drinker Biddle & Reath, associate, 2007-11, summer associate, 2006
Law School: Univ. of Virginia School of Law, 2007
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., European history, 2001, cum laude
Of Note: Campaign for Working Families, Advisory Board, Volunteer Tax Preparer, Rodeph Shalom-Ambassador
 
Catherine I.R. Pontoriero
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1985, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Clerkships: Hon. Clarkson S. Fisher Jr., J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010; Seton Hall Circuit Review, managing editor; Immigrant Workers’ Rights Clinic; Rodino Society, co-president
College: Georgetown Univ., B.A., government (minors: Italian and theology), 2007, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Samuel I. Portnoy
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1980, Neptune, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Career: Davis Polk & Wardwell, associate, 2007-11; New York Mets, in-house counsel, 2009
Clerkships: Hon. Peter W. Hall, U.S.C.J., 2006-07
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, summa cum laude, 2006; Brooklyn Law Review, notes and comments editor; Moot Court Honor Society
College: Univ. of Vermont, B.A., English, 2003
 
Katherine Potter
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1982, Westwood, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation, toxic tort, asbestos, product liability, environmental
Career: Wilson Elser, associate, 2008-11
Clerkships: Hon. Edward A. Jerejian, J.S.C., 2007-08
Law School: Syracuse College of Law, 2007, Order of the Barristers
College: Amherst College, B.A., law, jurisprudence and social thought, Spanish, 2004
 
Jason Pozner
Firm: Saiber, Florham Park
Born: 1980, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Business litigation, insurance coverage litigation, reinsurance litigation
Career: Coughlin Duffy, associate, 2007-10
Clerkships: Hon. Victor Ashrafi, J.S.C., 2006-07
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2006, cum laude
College: George Washington Univ., Elliott School of International Affairs, B.A., international affairs, 2002
 
Leslie Prentice
Firm: Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, Hackensack
Born: 1986, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Present firm, summer associate, summer 2010; Stephen H. Schechner law offices, clerk, fall 2009; Rutgers Constitutional Litigation Clinic, clinical student, fall 2009; N.J. Law and Education Empowerment Project, volunteer
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2011; Women’s Rights Law Reporter, senior submissions editor
College: Duke Univ., B.A., English (minor: philosophy), 2007, certificate in policy journalism and media studies
 
Brett M. Pugach
Firm: Genova, Burns & Giantomasi, Newark
Born: 1986, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Labor law, corporate political activity
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2011, cum laude
College: Syracuse Univ., B.A., political science, policy studies, 2007, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
 
 
Anthony H. Rapa
Firm: Wilson Elser, Florham Park
Born: 1984, Yonkers, N.Y.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, professional liability, construction, general liability
Career: Foster & Mazzie, associate, 2010-11
Clerkships: Hon. Thomas J. LaConte, J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Syracuse Univ., 2009, cum laude, Executive Director, Moot Court Honor Society
College: Fordham Univ., B.A., political science, 2006, Pi Sigma Alpha National political science Honor Society
Of Note: Justice Robert L. Clifford Inn of Court
 
Brian Raphel
Firm: Dechert, Princeton
Born: 1986, Teaneck, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Mass tort and products liability
Career: Hon. Harry Carroll, J.S.C., intern, summer 2009; Beliza Design, Ann Arbor, Mich., project coordinator, summer 2008; Tufts Univ., tour guide, summers 2006 and 2007
Law School: Univ. of Michigan Law School, 2011, cum laude
College: Tufts Univ., B.A., political science and drama, 2008, cum laude
Of Note: Theater, tennis
 
Marisa A. Rauchway
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1982, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Sills, Cummis & Gross, associate, 2008-11, summer associate, 2007
Law School: Boston Univ. Law School, 2008
College: Princeton Univ., B.A., history, 2004, cum laude
 
Sean Reid
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Princeton
Born: 1977, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate, securities, technology and venture finance
Career: Sichenzia Ross Freidman Ference, associate, 2007-11; Deliotte & Touche, Assurance and Advisory Services Group, senior accountant, 1999-2003
Law School: New York Law School, 2006
Advanced Education: Fordham Univ. School of Law, L.L.M., banking, corporate and finance law, 2007
College: Fairfield Univ., B.S., accounting, 1999
Of Note: Certified public accountant, state of New York
 
Gregory S. Ricciardi
Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown
Born: 1982, Merrick, N.Y.
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Real estate
Career: Pepper Hamilton, associate, 2007-11, summer associate, 2006; City of Ithaca, Office of the City Attorney, intern, summer 2005; Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency, policy analyst, 2004-05
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2007, magna cum laude; Legislative Bureau Legal Journal, staff
College: Cornell Univ., College of Architecture, Art and Planning, B.S., urban studies, 2003
Of Note: March of Dimes and American Heart Association, volunteer
 
John S. Rigden
Firm: Parker McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1984, Orlando, Fla.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, insurance defense
Clerkships: Hon. Bruce E. Kasold, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2009-11
Law School: Barry Univ. School of Law, 2009, magna cum laude
College: Florida State Univ., B.A., music, 2006, cum laude
Of Note: Pro bono legal services to veterans
 
Bryan Roberts
Firm: Stark & Stark, Princeton
Born: 1981, Worcester, Mass.
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Personal injury
Career: Ansa Assuncao, associate, 2008-11; Begley, Carlin & Mandio, associate, 2007-08
Law School: Pennsylvania State Univ. Dickinson School of Law, 2007
College: Middlebury College, B.A., 2003
Of Note: American Bulldog Rescue, volunteer; Upper Makefield Business Association
 
Heather Robinson
Firm: Herrick, Feinstein, Princeton
Born: 1976, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Dechert, 2006-10, associate
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2006
Advanced Education: Univ. of Pennsylvania, MBE, 2006, Cornell Univ., MAT, 2000
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., 1999
Of Note: Prior career — Teacher, biological sciences
 
Phillip M. Rofsky
Firm: Genova, Burns & Giantomasi, Newark
Born: 1985, Freehold, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Labor law
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., labor and employment relations, 2007
Of Note: The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, volunteer
 
Melissa M. Ruvolo
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Born: 1981, Elizabeth, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation, family law, appeals
Career: Donahue, Hagan, Klein, Newsome, O’Donnell & Weisberg, associate, 2007-11
Clerkships: Hon. Francine I. Axelrad, J.A.D., 2006-07
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2006, with honors
College: College of New Jersey, B.A., 2003
Of Note: Rutgers-Camden Domestic Violence Project and Community Dispute Resolution Committee
 
Patrick A. J. Ryan
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1985, Orange, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Complex commercial litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Thomas M. Moore, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.A., liberal studies (minor: English), 2007, summa cum laude
 
James F. Saksa
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Princeton
Born: 1983, Plymouth, Mass.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2011, cum laude, Cali award for best exam in constitutional law I
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., philosophy, politics and economics, 2008, cum laude, Friars senior Society
Of Note: Univ. of Pennsylvania Men’s Rugby-Alumni advisor and assistant coach., Penn Secondary School Commission — admissions interviewer
 
Amee Sampat
Firm: Wilson Elser, Florham Park
Born: 1979, Springfield, Mass.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment, litigation
Career: Workers’ Rights Law Center of New York, staff attorney, 2010-11; Ernst and Young, senior consultant, 2006-09; Dewey & LeBoeuf, summer associate, 2005
Law School: Fordham Law School, 2010; Fordham International Law Journal; South Asian Law Students Association, vice president
College: New York Univ., B.A., economics and sociology, 2002, cum laude; study abroad in South Africa
Of Note: N.J. Law and Education Empowerment Project, volunteer
 
John A. Sarto
Firm: Saiber, Florham Park
Born: 1980, Suffern, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Business litigation, employment and labor litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Michael A. Toto, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010
College: Villanova Univ., B.S., accounting, 2002
Of Note: Worked at a public accounting firm prior to joining Saiber
 
Laura A. Schaff
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1979, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, insurance defense
Career: N.J. Attorney General’s Office, Division of Law, Tort Litigation Sec., deputy attorney general, 2007-11
Clerkships: Hon. Frank M. Ciuffani, J.S.C., 2006-07
Law School: Syracuse Univ., College of Law, 2006; Corporate Counsel Certificate
College: Rutgers Univ., Douglass College, B.A., journalism/mass media and communication, 2001, with honors
Of Note: Prior career in broadcast and television journalism; professional solo concert violinist, 1982-96
 
Joseph Schramm
Firm: Duane Morris, Cherry Hill
Born: 1982
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial, securities, antitrust and IP litigation
Career: Fox Rothschild, associate, 2008-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, cum laude, 2008
College: College of New Jersey, B.S., chemistry, 2005, magna cum laude
 
Brian P. Scibetta
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1981, Wayne, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Shearman & Sterling, associate, 2008-10
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2008, magna cum laude
College: Rutgers Univ., B.S., finance, 2003
 
Rachel A. Segall
Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown
Born: 1986, Freehold, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and financial restructuring
Career: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, summer associate, 2010; Hon. Freda L. Wolfson, U.S.D.J., intern, summer 2009
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2011; Journal of Conflict Resolution, articles editor; The Cardozo Jurist, executive editor
College: Emory Univ., Goizueta Business School, B.B.A., organization and management, 2008, high distinction
 
Caitlin T. Shadek
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1983, Englewood, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: White & Case, associate, 2009-10, summer associate, 2007
Clerkships: Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, N.J. Supreme Court, 2008-09
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2008, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review
College: Colgate Univ., B.A., psychology, 2005, cum laude
 
Nitin Sharma
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1981, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Present firm, summer associate, 2009; Cooper Health Systems, general counsel’s office, extern, 2009
Clerkships: Hon. Edwin H. Stern, N.J. Supreme Court, t/a, 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2010, cum laude; Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy, editor in chief and published writer
College: Western Carolina Univ., B.S., emergency medical care, 2005
 
Beshoy M. Sharoupim
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1984, Newark, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical patent litigation
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2011, cum laude, health law concentration
College: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers Univ., Doctor of Pharmacy, 2008, summa cum laude
Of Note: CVS pharmacist, 2008-11
 
Matthew Siccardi
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1975, Bloomingdale, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate securities, life science transactional
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, associate, 2008-11; Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Inc., manager, 2001-08
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2008
Advanced Education: Temple Univ., M.S., quality assurance/regulatory affairs, 2004
College: College of New Jersey, B.S., biology, 1997
 
Laura A. Siclari
Firm: McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, Florham Park
Born: 1979, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Environmental law, disability and education law, litigation
Career: Budd Larner, associate, 2007-11; Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, associate, 2005-07
Clerkships: Hon. Theodore A. Winard, J.S.C., 2004-05
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2004; Women’s Rights Law Reporter, production editor
College: College of New Jersey, B.S., law & justice, psychology (minor: philosophy), 2001, cum laude
 
Victoria Silva
Firm: Harwood Lloyd, Hackensack
Born: 1984, North Bergen, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, banking and commercial transactions
Career: Blank Rome, New York, New York, associate, 2010-11, summer associate 2008
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2009
College: New York Univ., B.S. 2006, cum laude
 
Peter D. Sleman
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1984, Faiyum, Egypt
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual property, patents
Career: McCarter & English, associate 2010-11; Darby & Darby, associate 2008-10;
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2008
College: Rutgers School of Engineering, B.S., biomedical engineering, 2005, with high honors
 
Peter Slocum
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1985, Hackensack, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer associate, summer 2009; Hon. Frederick P. DeVesa, J.S.C., intern, summer 2008; Hon. Thomas L. Weisenbeck, J.S.C., intern, summer 2008
Clerkships: Justice Barry Albin, N.J. Supreme Court, 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review, business editor
College: Rutgers Univ., B.S., accounting, 2007, magna cum laude
Of Note: Seton Hall Mock Trial Board coach
 
Joanna K. Slusarz
Firm: Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, Hackensack
Born: 1985, Nowa Deba, Poland
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Real estate
Career: Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, summer associate, 2010; BMW of North America, law clerk, 2009; Porzio Bromberg & Newman, paralegal, 2008; Stevens Hinds & White, intern, 2007
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2011; Rutgers Law Review
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., criminal justice and psychology, 2008, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Maura C. Smith
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1981, Secaucus, N.J.
Hire Date: February 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance, reinsurance
Career: Cravath Swaine & Moore, associate, 2007-11; summer associate, 2005
Clerkships: Hon. Michael M. Baylson, U.S.D.J., 2006-07
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, magna cum laude and, 2006; Univ. of Pennsylvania Law Review, senior editor
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., political science, 2003
 
Sarah N. Smullin
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1980, Boston, Mass.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Paul J. Vichness, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Fordham Law School, 2010, cum laude
College: Barnard College, B.A., political science, 2002
 
Tracy A. Snow
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1983, Bethlehem, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Taxation
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer associate, 2010; Hon. Joseph Bianco, U.S.D.J., intern, summer 2009
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2011; George Washington Law Review, articles editor, 2008-11
College: College of William and Mary, B.A., government & int’l studies, 2005, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Of Note: Prior career as special education teacher — KIPP Academy, 2007-08; Ranson Middle School, 2005-07
 
Leonard G. Sprishen
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1983, Minsk, Belarus
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Solo practitioner, 2008-10; Duff & Phelps, senior associate, 2007-08; ALCOA, Inc., associate, 2006-07
Law School: Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2007; Fulbright Fellowship, Moscow Univ., 2005; Pittsburgh Tax Review, articles editor
Advanced Education: Villanova Univ. School of Law, L.L.M, Taxation, 2010
College: College of New Jersey, B.S., 2004, with honors; Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society for Economics
 
Anastasia S. Stathopoulos
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1983, Nyack, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Career: Winston & Strawn, summer associate, 2009; Lanier Law Firm, summer associate, 2008, paralegal, 2006-07; Cravath, Swaine & Moore, legal asst., 2005-06
Clerkships: Hon. Dorothea O'C. Wefing, P.J.A.D, t/a, N.J. Supreme Court, 2010-11
Law School: New York Univ. School of Law, 2010; Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, notes editor
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., sociology, concentration in law and society, 2005, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Jillian T. Stein
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1982, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Criminal
Career: Critchley, Kinum & Vazquez, summer associate, 2009, law Clerk, fall 2009; Hon. Susan D. Wigenton, U.S.D.J., intern, summer 2008; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, legal asst. 2005-07
Clerkships: Hon. Marie P. Simonelli, J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review, senior articles editor and published author
College: Univ. of Michigan, B.A. English and French, 2004; Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne, Paris, spring 2003
 
Mark J. Stevenosky Jr.
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1984, Pottsville, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Career: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2006-08; Loginov & associates, Concord, N.H., 2009-10
Law School: Univ. of New Hampshire School of Law, cum laude
College: Bucknell Univ., B.S., physics, 2006
 
Pantea Farhi Stevenson
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1982, Tehran, Iran
Hire Date: February 2011
Practice Areas: Business and finance
Career: Jones Day, associate, 2008-11, summer associate, 2007
Law School: Case Western Reserve Univ. School of Law, 2008, cum laude; Georgetown Univ. Law Center, Washington, D.C., Visiting Student, 2007-08
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.S. biology (minor: neuroscience), 2004
Of Note: Kaplan Test Preparation and Admissions, Kaplan instructor, 2004-05, Pennsylvania State Univ., teaching assistant, 2003-04
 
Christopher H. Strate
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1977, Washington D.C.
Hire Date: February 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Career: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, associate, 2004-11
Law School: George Mason Univ. School of Law, 2005 cum laude; Civil Rights Law Journal
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science, B.S., materials science and engineering, 2000
Of Note: Process engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor, 2000-02
 
Lisa Strauss
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1984, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Business and finance
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2011, with honors
College: Northwestern Univ., B.A., economics (minor: political science), 2006
 
 
David Szeker
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1982, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate, real estate
Career: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson, associate, 2008-09
Law School: Univ. of Michigan Law School, 2007
College: New York Univ., B.S., finance and international business, 2005, magna cum laude
 
Gregory S. Tabakman
Firm: Saiber, Florham Park
Born: 1985, Hackensack, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Business litigation, employment and labor law
Clerkships: Justice Virginia Long, N.J. Supreme Court, 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010
College: Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., political science, 2007
 
Nicole E. Taplin
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1975, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Real property and environmental
Career: Solo practitioner, 2006-11; Greenberg Traurig, associate, 2003-06
Law School: Univ. of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, 2003; Univ. of Miami Law Review, writing and research editor; Moot Court Board
College: Emory Univ., B.A., economics and philosophy, 1997
 
Upneet Singh Teji
Firm: Harwood Lloyd, Hackensack
Born: 1982, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Hire Date: May 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, corporate law, real estate transactions, commercial and business law
Career: Joseph A. Manfredi & associates, 2009-11; Schenck, Price, Smith & King, 2007-09
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2007
College: Loyola Univ., B.B.A., business administration, 2004
 
Kristi L. Terranova
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1981, Pompton Plains, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2010
Practice Areas: Family law
Clerkships: Hon. Philip H. Mizzone Jr., J.S.C., 2006-07
Law School: Widener Univ., 2006
College: Gettysburg College, B.A., political science and philosophy, 2003
Of Note: Partners for Women and Justice
 
Alisa H. Thatcher
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1972, Glendale, Calif.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Family and matrimonial
Career: The Systems Group, marketing/planning coordinator, 2005-10
Clerkships: Hon. James J. Guida, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., history, 2005, high honors
Of Note: Court-appointed special advocate, Hudson County, 2008-10
 
Daniel Thiel
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer associate, 2010; Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, intern, summer 2009; Delaware County Public Defender’s Office, intern, summer 2007
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011
College: Villanova Univ., B.A., psychology, 2008, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Brett Theisen
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1983, St. Cloud, Minn.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Financial restructuring and creditors’ rights
Clerkships: Hon. Donald H. Steckroth, U.S.B.J., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, assoc. articles editor, symposium co-chair
College: Dartmouth College, B.A., government, 2005; Tuck School of Business, Business Bridge Program, summer 2004
Of Note: Sportstars, Inc., Football Division, Intern, 2008-10; UBS Investment Bank, Analyst Training Program, equities trading assistant, 2005-07
 
Lorraine C. Thoms
Firm: Saiber, Florham Park
Born: 1962, River Vale, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Trusts and estates
Career: Solo practitioner, 2008-10
Law School: Pace Univ. School of Law, 2003
College: Ramapo College, B.A., 1984
Of Note: Started her career as a professional photographer
 
Seth R. Tipton
Firm: Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, Phillipsburg
Born: 1985, Boonton, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Ariel A. Rodriguez, P.J.A.D., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010, cum laude
College: Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, B.A., 2007
 
Nancy Todaro
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1986, Red Bank, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Franchise, commercial litigation
Career: Day Pitney, summer apprentice, 2010; Hon. Marjorie Rendell, U.S.C.J., extern, spring 2010
Law School: Villanova Law School, 2011, magna cum laude,
College: College of New Jersey, B.A., economics, 2008, magna cum laude
 
Marlin G. Townes III
Firm: Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, & Fader, Rochelle Park
Born: 1983, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Labor and employment, education, and litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Brian R. Martinotti, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2005, political science
 
Ashwath Trasi
Firm: Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1983, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Environmental, asbestos, toxic tort
Clerkships: Hon. Nicholas J. Stroumtsos, J.S.C., 2009-11, Hon. Jamie D. Happas, P.J.S.C., 2011, Hon. Lorraine Pullen, J.S.C., 2011
Law School: Pace Univ. School of Law, 2009
College: Haverford College, B.A.,history (minor: economics), 2006
Of Note: Eagle Scout, 2001
 
Megan Halverson Trexler
Firm: Graham Curtin, Morristown
Born: 1979, Carroll, Iowa
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Professional liability defense, employment law
Career: Greenberg Dauber Epstein & Tucker, associate, 2008-11
Clerkships: Hon. Michael Paul Wright, J.S.C., 2007-08
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2007
College: Rutgers College, Rutgers Univ., B.A., art history and English, 2002
 
Max B. Twine
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1982, Tokyo, Japan
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Product liability
Career: San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, government team intern, summer 2010; Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, senior community liaison/communications associate, 2006-07; Bauman Foundation, executive assistant, 2005-06
Law School: Univ. of Virginia School of Law, 2011
College: Tufts Univ., B.A., 2004
 
Nikoleta G. Tzaferos
Firm: Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, Cherry Hill
Born: 1985, Camden, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Bernard E. DeLury Jr., J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: George Washington Univ., B.A., international affairs, 2007, magna cum laude, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Of Note: Trained mediator, mediated various claims in small claims court in Atlantic City, N.J., during clerkship
 
Matthew E. Uretsky
Firm: SorinRoyerCooper, East Brunswick
Born: 1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate
Clerkships: Hon. Linda Wallock Miller, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, 2010-11
Law School: Emory Univ. School of Law, 2010
Advanced Education: Emory Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Dartmouth College, A.B., psychology, 2007
 
Amanda L. Van Hoose
Firm: SorinRoyerCooper, East Brunswick
Born: 1985, Royal Oak, Mich.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Hon. Thomas P. Olivieri, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Univ. of Michigan, B.A., political science, 2007
 
Dana M. Van Leuven
Firm: Courter, Kobert & Cohen, Hackettstown
Born: 1981, Port Jervis, N.Y.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Family law, domestic violence, municipal court matters
Career: Heymann & Fletchers, associate, 2009-11
Clerkships: Hon. Ronald Lee Reisner, J.S.C., 2007-08
Law School: Hofstra Univ. 2007
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., American Studies and sociology, 2003
Of Note: Jersey Battered Women’s Services legal clinic, volunteer, and pro bono attorney for clinic’s Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project
 
Eric Van
Firm: Flaster/Greenberg, Cherry Hill
Born: 1980, Toronto, Ontario
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, financial restructuring and risk management
Career: Gordon Silver, Las Vegas, Nev., 2006-11; United National Insurance Company, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., 2005-06
Law School: Temple Univ., Beasley School of Law, 2006; Temple Law Review, staff; Beta Gamma Sigma
Advanced Education: Temple Univ., Fox School of Business & Management, M.B.A., 2006
College: Princeton Univ., B.A., history, 2002
 
Tara K. Walsh
Firm: Ansell Grimm & Aaron, Ocean
Born: 1985, Long Branch, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Criminal defense
Career: Present firm, summer associate, 2008 and 2009
Clerkships: Hon. Thomas F. Scully, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: New York Law School, 2010
College: Syracuse Univ., B.A., political science and public relations, 2007, magna cum laude
 
Fleming L. Ware
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1983, Lynchburg, Va.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2010, cum laude
Advanced Education: Villanova Univ. School of Law, L.L.M. taxation, 2010
College: Univ. of Richmond, B.A., economics, 2006, cum laude
 
Jewel McGowan Watson
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1983, Georgetown, Guyana
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer associate, 2008, 2009; Hon. Patty Shwartz, U.S.M.J., intern, spring 2008; N.J. Institute for Social Justice, intern, fall 2008
Clerkships: Justice Helen E. Hoens, N.J. Supreme Court, 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010, Moot Court Board
College: Syracuse Univ., B.A., political science/policy studies, 2005, magna cum laude
Of Note: Prior career, special assistant to commissioner of N.Y.C. Administration for Children’s Services, 2006-07
 
Michael L. Watson
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1982, San Francisco, Calif.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer associate, 2010; Prison Legal Assistance Project, student attorney, summer 2009; Milberg, paralegal, 2006-08
Law School: Harvard Univ. Law School, 2011
Advanced Education: New York Univ. SCPS, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 2008, TEFL Worldwide Prague, Certificate, Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, 2005
College: Univ. of Dallas, B.A., drama, 2004, summa cum laude
 
Jeremy G. Weiss
Firm: Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, Madison
Born: 1968, Edison, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Health law, litigation and alternative dispute resolution
Career: Clark E. Alpert Law Office, 2004-10
Law School: Duke Univ. School of Law, 1993
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., American civilization, 1990
 
Emily Weisslitz
Firm: Wilson Elser, Florham Park
Born: 1982, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: General liability
Career: N.J. Attorney General’s Office, deputy attorney general, 2008-11
Law School: Yeshiva Univ., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2007
College: Univ. of Chicago, B.A., 2004
 
Rebecka J. Whitmarsh
Firm: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge
Born: 1978, Gouverneur, N.Y.
Hire Date: January 2011
Practice Areas: Employment law, labor law
Career: Wolkstein, Von Ellen & Brown, associate, 2009-11; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, associate, 2008-09
Clerkships: Hon. Glenn Berman, J.S.C., 2007-08
Law School: Case Western Reserve School of Law, 2007, magna cum laude
Advanced Education: Univ. at Buffalo, 2002, M.B.A., with distinction
College: Clarkson Univ., B.S., business administration, 2000, with distinction
 
Nora Wolf
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1985, Neptune, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Products liability, mass torts and toxic torts
Clerkships: Justice Virginia Long, N.J. Supreme Court, 2010-11
Law School: Wake Forest Univ. School of Law, 2010; Intellectual Property Law Journal, articles editor; Moot Court, Scholastic Honors List
College: College of William & Mary, B.A., history, 2007, cum laude
 
Brian S. Wolfson
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1984, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Business litigation
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, paralegal, 2006-07
Clerkships: Hon. Frank M. Ciuffani, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2010
College: Columbia Univ., B.A., American history, 2006
 
Lauren M. Adornetto Woods
Firm: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Princeton
Born: 1983
Hire Date: April 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Golden, Rothschild, Spagnola, Lundell, Boylan & Garubo, associate, 2009-11; Pepper Hamilton, summer associate, 2007; Szaferman, Lakind Blumstein & Blader, summer associate, 2005, 2006
Clerkships: Hon. Linda Feinberg, A.J.S.C., 2008-09
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2008; Rutgers Race and the Law Review, managing editor; Moot Court Board
College: Univ. of Maryland, B.A., government and politics, 2005; College Park
 
Joseph Raymond Zapata, Jr.
Firm: Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater
Born: 1969, Staten Island, N.Y.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, debtor and creditor
Career: Fox Rothschild, associate, 2007-11
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1998
College: Canisius College, B.A., psychology, 1994
Of Note: Trustee, Fast Break Basketball Association

 

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