Associates Class of 2012

Hiring shows N.J. firms on track with renewed growth

New Jersey Law Journal

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We're no longer talking recession. New Jersey firms are back to full staffing of associates, many of the firms meeting or exceeding pre-2008 levels.

The Law Journal's annual yearbook of new-associates this year shows 324 new additions, an 11.7 increase over last year's 290. The healthy hike continues an upward trend that began in 2010, which was the first year of recovery after a precipitous two-year decline. From 2007 to 2009, associate hiring had been cut by half — from 406 to 204.

With very few exceptions, youth continues to be the order of the day. The median age of the new associates is 29, just like last year's group. Likewise, the vast majority graduated from law school within the past two years. Lateral hires, who in the last decade had made up a plurality of new associates, no longer are taking center stage.

The new associates are still largely local, with 158 New Jersey law school graduates — 89 from Seton Hall and 69 from the two Rutgers campuses — comprising just under half this year's group. That percentage is comparable to recent years.

New Jersey was listed as the place of birth for 145, or 44.8 percent. Another 65, or 20 percent, hail from New York.

Notably, though, there were 25 born in foreign countries, the largest number ever recorded in this survey.

As for gender, 130 women made up 40.1 percent of the group. And though we don't ask the new associates to identify their ethnicity or race, the diversity of this year's class is evident.

No two members of the group are alike, but they have in common that they bring rich educational backgrounds and strong skill sets with them. We wish them and their firms all success.

— Ronald J. Fleury

Editor in Chief

 


MEET THE ASSOCIATES


Andrés Acebo
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1986, Hoboken, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: White collar defense and internal investigations
Clerkships: Jonathan Harris, J.A.D., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011; Rutgers Race and the Law Review, managing symposium editor; association of Latin-American Law Students, president; Hispanic National Bar association’s Law Student Division, vice president of communications
College: Brown Univ., A.B., 2008
Steven Adreacchi
Firm: Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield
Born: 1983, Englewood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Automotive, commercial transactions, and general litigation
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2012, cum laude
Advanced Degree: Hawaii Pacific Univ., M.A., communications
College: Drew Univ., B.A., classical studies
Of Note: Clear Channel Radio, News Broadcaster, 2008-09
Catherine M. Aiello
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, insurance coverage
Career: Kirsten Scheurer Branigan Law Office, assoc., 2011-12, per diem attorney, 2009-11, Scarpone & Vargo, assoc., 2009-11
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2009; Women’s Rights Law Reporter, staff member and editor
College: Pace Univ. Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, B.A., English, 1985, summa cum laude
Of Note: Prior career as senior executive in insurance brokerage industry; managed communications and marketing for several of the industry’s leading global brokers
 
Irma Akansu
Firm: Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, Newark
Born: 1986, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: General litigation, transportation litigation
Clerkships: Michael A. Guadagno, J.A.D., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011; Pro Bono Certification
College: New York Univ., B.A. English & psychology, 2008, magna cum laude
Of Note: N.Y.C. Human Resources Administration, Office of Legal Affairs, Commercial Law Division, 2010; N.Y. Public Service Corps Fellow
Lauren E. Allu
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1977, Pompton Plains, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Real estate, redevelopment and land use
Career: Rohn & Carpenter, assoc., 2008-11; K. Hovnanian, legal counsel, 2007; Connell Foley, assoc., 2005-07, Courter Kobert & Cohen, assoc., 2004-05; Porzio Bromberg & Newman, assoc., 2002-04
Law School: Fordham Univ., 2002, Fordham Law Review
College: Lehigh Univ., B.S., political science, 1999, with honors
 
Adam Alster
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1972
Hire Date: July 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance coverage and commercial litigation
Career: Day Pitney, senior counsel, 2005-11; McCarter & English, assoc., 2003-05; White and Williams, assoc., 2000-03; Methfessel & Werbel, assoc., 1999-2000, N.Y.C. Law Dept., Corporate Counsel, attorney, 1998-1999
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 1998
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., 1993
 
Michael Amalfe
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1986, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012, magna cum laude, Seton Hall Law Review, Interscholastic Moot Court Board; research asst. to Prof. Timothy P. Glynn, summer 2010,
College: Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., business administration, 2008
Of Note: Big Brothers, Big Sisters program-mentor
 
Christopher C. Archer
Firm: Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield
Born: 1983, Rome, Ga.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Law School: Temple Univ. Beasley School of Law, 2012, magna cum laude, Executive Editor, Temple Law Review, 2011-12
College: Tufts Univ., B.A., Political Science, 2006
 
 
Adam C. Arnold
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1981, Pompton Plains, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2012
Practice Areas: Real property & environmental
Career: Day Pitney, assoc., 2011-12, Sedita, Campisano & Campisano, assoc., 2008-2011
Law School: Seton Hall, 2008
College: Univ. of St. Andrews, M.A., 2003
 
Guillermo Carlo Artiles
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1985, North Bergen, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Labor & employment, commercial litigation
Career: Office of the Governor, Governor’s Executive Fellow, Intergovernmental Affairs Group, 2011
Clerkships: Esther Salas, U.S.D.J., 2013-14
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2012
Advanced Degree: Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers Univ. 2012
College: Hamilton College 2007, B.A., government, Hispanic studies
Of Note: Hispanic Bar association, Hamilton Alumni Recruiting Team, N.J. LEEP Mentor
Stephen M. Bacigalupo II
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1979, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: Education, school law
Career: Parker McCay, assoc., 2009-11; Manning, Caliendo & Thomson, 2005-09
Clerkships: Paul F. Chaiet, J.S.C., 2004-05
Law School: Seton Hall, 2004
College: Adelphi Univ., B.A., 2001, political science (minor: economic analysis), summa cum laude, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Pi Sigma Alpha
Of Note: Member, Knights of Columbus Member, Hope Academy Charter School Foundation
Christian R. Baillie
Firm: Methfessel & Werbel, Edison
Born: 1986, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance defense, fraud
Clerkships: Paul A. Kapalko, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, magna cum laude, 2011
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., summa cum laude, 2008
 
Matthew A. Baker
Firm: Connell Foley, Cherry Hill
Born: 1982, Woodbury, N.J.
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Healthcare law, ERISA
Career: Wardell, Craig, Annin & Baxter, 2011-12
Clerkships: Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2010
College: Rutgers Univ., B.S., 2006, with high honors
Nicholas I. Bamman
Firm: Bressler, Amery & Ross, Florham Park
Born: 1983, Manhattan, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Insurance Litigation
Clerkships: Joseph E. Irenas, U.S.D.J., 2011-12
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2011, cum laude
College: Northwestern Univ., B.A., political science and international studies (minor: Spanish), 2006
Of Note: English teacher
Whitney S. Baron
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1982, New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, banking and finance litigation, secured creditor litigation
Career: Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, assoc., 2007-09, Greenberg Traurig, assoc., 2009-12
Law School: Columbia Law School, 2007
College: The Johns Hopkins Univ., B.A. Psychological and Brain Sciences 2004, Phi Beta Kappa, with general honors
Megan E. Bedell
Firm: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge
Born: 1985, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial real estate, land use
Clerkships: Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr., P.J.A.D.
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, magna cum laude,
College: Univ. of Georgia, B.A., Political Science , 2007, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Mariel L. Belanger
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1984, San Jose, Calif.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Clerkships: Katharine S. Hayden, U.S.D.J., the District Court for the District of N.J., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, magna cum laude, 2011,
College: The George Washington Univ., B.A., magna cum laude, 2006
Gary Berdeen
Firm: Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, West Orange
Born: 1972
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation and insurance coverage, bad faith litigation
Career: assoc of Morison Holden & Prough, 2003-11, assoc of Hunton & Williams, 2001-03
Law School: Syracuse Univ. College of Law, Syracuse, NY, magna cum laude, 2001
College: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., B.S., cum laude, 1997
Justin P. Berutich
Firm: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Princeton
Born: 1982, New Jersey
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, assoc., 2010-12, O’Donnell, McCord, assoc., 2009-10
Law School: New York Law School, magna cum laude, 2008; New York Law School Review, case comment editor; Phi Alpha Delta
Advanced Degree: New York Univ. of Law, LL.M., taxation 2009
College: Florida Atlantic Univ., B.A., Chemistry, magna cum laude, 2005
Of Note: Warren County Chamber of Commerce Member sitting on the Committee on Public Policy
Marc D. Bianchi
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1983, Ithaca, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Business & commercial litigation
Clerkships: Thomas Olivieri, J.S.C., 2011-12; Mark Baber, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School:, Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2010, Chancellor Scholar, Columbian Foundation Scholar, Luigi Franzese Memorial Award recipient, Appellate Advocacy Best Brief Award, summer 2008, Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, symposium editor
College: College of the Holy Cross, B.A., History, 2006, Atlantic Hockey Association, All-Academic Team
Christopher L. Birkheimer
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1976, Anaheim, Calif.
Hire Date: July, 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, products liability, banking and finance litigation
Career: Florio & Kenny, assoc., 2009-12
Clerkships: Francine A. Schott, 2008-09
Law School: Seton Hall, 2008
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., Government, 2004
Of Note: United States Navy, Intelligence Specialist, 1996-2000
Douglas Blacker
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1984, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Merrill Lynch, Analyst, 2007-09
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2012
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.S., Finance, Minor, Business Law, 2007
Lawrence Bluestone
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1983, Johannesburg, South Africa
Hire Date: July 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial & business litigation, franchise and distribution
Career: Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster, assoc., 2010-12; Clifford Chance, assoc., 2008-09
Clerkships: George W. Miller, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2009-10; William H. Walls, U.S.D.J., intern, 2006
Law School: Cardozo School of Law, 2008, summa cum laude, Cardozo Law Review, senior articles editor; Dean’s Distinguished Scholar
College: Tufts Univ., B.A., political science and philosophy, 2005, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Tornike (Toka) Bolkvadze
Firm: SorinRand, East Brunswick
Born: 1979, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Hire Date: July, 2012
Practice Areas: General corporate, venture capital, securities
Career: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, assoc., 2010-12, The Triana Group, in-house counsel, 2009-10, Sullivan & Cromwell, assoc., 2007-09
Law School: Columbia Law School, class of 2007 Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, notes editor
College: Tbilisi State Univ., Rep of Georgia, 2001, LL.B., international law, summa cum laude
Kelly Bradshaw
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Newark
Born: 1988, Lowell, Mass.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Clerkships: Joel A. Pisano, U.S.D.J., 2013-14
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012; Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, associate editor; Family Law Clinic; research asst. to Prof. Timothy Glynn; Presidential Scholar.
College: Univ. of Connecticut, B.S., marketing (minor: resource economics), 2008; Irving and Justine Fellows Scholar.
Of Note: N.J. Law and Education Empowerment Project, volunteer mentor
Robert J. Brener
Firm: LeClairRyan, Newark
Born: 1966, Boston, Mass.
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Business litigation, class action litigation, employment counseling, training & audits, employment litigation, products liability
Career: Edwards Wildman Palmer, New York, NY and Madison, N.J., 1996-12, Gibbons, 1992-1996
Clerkships: Harry A. Margolis, Presiding Judge, Chancery Division, Essex County 1992-1993
Law School: , American Univ. Law School, 1992
College: B.A., Political Science, Northwestern Univ., 1988
Justin H. Brown
Firm: Flaster/Greenberg, Cherry Hill
Born: 1980, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: February, 2012
Practice Areas: Business and corporate law, taxations, trusts & estates
Career: Stradely Ronon Stevens & Young, assoc., 2008-12; Nancy M. Rice Law Office, assoc.; 2005-08
Law School: American Univ., Washington College of Law, 2005, cum laude; American Univ. Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law, note and comment editor
Advanced Degree: Villanova Univ. School of Law, L.L.M, taxation, December 2012 (anticipated)
College: Washington Univ., St. Louis, B.A., 2002; College Honors, Golden Key International Honor Society
Jessica M. Burstein
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1986, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation
Clerkships: Paul J. Vichness, 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011, editor, chief, Women’s Rights Law Reporter, semi-finalist, David Cohn Appellate Advocacy Competition
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., journalism, 2008, magna cum laude
Brian E. Caine
Firm: Parker McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1972, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Mortgage Foreclosure, Bankruptcy
Career: assoc at Deily, Mooney & Glastetter,.
Clerkships: Bill Mathesius, Superior Court of N.J., Mercer County.
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2000
College: Univ. of Pittsburgh, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1995
Of Note: Mr. Caine enjoys playing tennis and golf and also enjoys attending local sporting events
Michael R. Calantone
Firm: Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo, Hackensack
Born: 1984, Passaic, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Labor and employment on behalf of management; lawyers’ professional liability
Career: DeYoe, Heissenbuttel & Buglione, January 2010-May 2012
Law School: Catholic Univ. of America Law School, 2009
College: George Washington Univ., B.A., Political Science 2006
Cristina Caratzola
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1987, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Boston College Law School, 2012, International and Comparative Law Review, articles editor
College: Boston Univ., 2009, B.A., Psychology and Art History, magna cum laude
Of Note: Member, New York Junior League
Brendan W. Carroll
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1984, Huntington, N.Y.
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Professional Liability, Commercial Litigation
Career: Coughlin Duffy, assoc., 2010-12
Clerkships: B. Theodore Bozonelis, A.J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall, cum laude, 2009, Inducted into the , national honor society
College: Lafayette College, B.A., English and Government & Law, 2006
Michael Caruso
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney, & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1985, Somerville, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Construction, Fidelity, & Surety
Career: Carbro Constructors Corp. May 2008- August 2009. Supervisor of Field operations & Project Estimator
Law School: Widener Univ. School Of Law, Harrisburg, 2012, Trial Advocacy Honors Society.
College: Drew Univ., Philosophy, 2008
Of Note: Java for G.I.’s- Organized Community initiative to send fresh Coffee from local roaster overseas to active duty service men and womenm., Wills For Heroes, Relay for Life
Adriana C. Castellanos
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1986, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Products liability and torts litigation
Career: Kings County District Attorney, Legal Intern, June 2010-August 2010, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Legal Intern, June 2009, August 2009
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2011, Journal of Law and Social Change, associate editor
College: Univ. of Florida, B.A., cum laude, 2007, Phi Beta Kappa, Anderson Scholar
Of Note: Pro-bono: SCARC and Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project
Christina L. Causey
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1987, Houston, Texas
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer assoc., summer 2011, WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, Housing Unit Student Advocate, summer 2010, Texas A&M Univ., Teaching Asst. to Dr. Lori Taylor and Dr. Joanna Lahey, 2008-09
Law School: Harvard Law School, 2012, Journal of Law & Gender, technical editor
College: Texas A&M Univ., College Station, B.A., history, 2009, summa cum laude, minor, economics
Elaine R. Cedrone
Firm: Lum, Drasco & Positan, Roseland
Born: 1981, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Civil litigation, labor and employment
Clerkships: Judge Walter Koprowski, Jr., 2011-12
Law School: The George Washington Univ. Law School, 2011
College: New York Univ.-College of Arts & Science, B.A., 2004, journalism (minor: cinema studies), magna cum laude
Jillian A. Centanni
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1981, Elizabeth, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Clerkships: Gibbons, apprentice, intellectual property 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2010; Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy, articles editor, staff editor; Giles S. Rich Moot Court Competition
Advanced Degree: Illinois Inst. of Technology, Stuart School of Business, M.B.A., management science and financial markets, 2007, Merit Scholarship for Academic Merit, 2006, 2007
College: Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.S.E., chemical engineering, 2005; Epeians Leadership Honors Society, 2002
Ernesto Cerimele
Firm: Schwartz Simon, Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1985, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Employment, education, and general litigation
Career: Shamy, Shipers, & Lonski, assoc., 2011-12; Township of North Brunswick, municipal prosecutor, 2011-12; Township of East Brunswick, municipal prosecutor, 2011-12
Law School: Tulane Law School, 2010
College: Drexel Univ., B.A., corporate communications, 2007, magna cum laude
Of Note: Pro bono as law clerk for Gilbert Bukenya, the Vice President of Uganda
Justin G. Chan
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1982, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate, technology, intellectual property
Career: K&L Gates, assoc., 2008-12, summer assoc., summer 2006, summer 2007, McGuireWoods, summer assoc., summer 2007, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, and Friedman, paralegal, 2004-05
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2008
College: Johns Hopkins Univ., B.A., International Studies, 2004, The Legg Mason Scholarship
Lisa Chapland
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1972, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: December 2011
Practice Areas: Municipal law, administrative law, government contracts, election law, family law, litigation
Career: Massar & Kurs, counsel, 2011; Genova, Burns & Giantomasi, assoc., 2007-11
Law School: Seton Hall, 2007
College: Douglass College, B.A., journalism and mass media, political science, 1994
Of Note: Prior career as political consultant for federal, state and local candidates; Women’s Political Caucus of N.J., board member; Seton Hall Appellate Advocacy Program, judge; proficient in American Sign Language
David Chase
Firm: Stone & Magnanini, Short Hills
Born: 1981, Montclair, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Complex commercial litigation and false claims act litigation
Clerkships: Jack M. Sabatino, J.A.D., 2011-12
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2011, cum laude
Advanced Degree: American Univ., Master of Public Policy, 2006
College: The College of William and Mary, B.A., government and public policy, 2003
Natalie Chedid
Firm: Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1984, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Public Entity Litigation, Labor & Employment, Civil Rights Litigation
Career: Howrey, Washington DC, Pro Bono Attorney, 2011, District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General, Public Interest Fellow, 2010-11, Archdiocesan Legal Network, Washington DC, Public Interest Fellow, 2010
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2010
College: Rutgers Univ., 2006, with high honors
Robert D. Chesler
Firm: Anderson Kill & Olick, Newark
Born: 1951, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Recovery, Environmental Law
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, assoc., 1983-2012
Law School: Harvard Law School, 1982, cum laude
Advanced Degree: Princeton Univ., Ph.D., 1978, Princeton Univ., M.A.
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., summa cum laude
Of Note: Taught history at State Univ. of New York at Purchase., Taught Legal Methods at Harvard Univ., Teachers insurance law at Rutgers Law School
Charles H. Chevalier
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1971, Toms River, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property
Career: Fitzpatrick, Cella Harper & Scinto, assoc., October 2004, March 2012
Law School: Seton Hall, cum laude, 2004
College: Swarthmore College, B.A., Biochemistry, 1993
Laurence P. Chirch
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1978, Port Jefferson, N.Y.
Hire Date: November 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance defense, insurance coverage, product liability
Career: Purcell, Mulcahy, O’Neill & Hawkins, assoc., 2007-11, Montfort, Healy, McGuire and Salley, assoc., 2006-07
Clerkships: Peter A. Buchsbaum, J.S.C., 2005-06
Law School: American Univ., Washington College of Law, 2005
Advanced Degree: American Univ., School of International Service, M.A., International Affairs, 2006
College: Cornell Univ., College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., government, 2001
Harry H. Clayton IV
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1982, Rumson, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2012
Practice Areas: Real Property & Environmental
Career: Day Pitney, assoc., 2007, August 2012
Law School: College of William & Mary, 2007
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2004, Political Science, Philosophy, Economics
John J. Coats
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1980, Spartanburg, S.C.
Hire Date: April, 2012
Practice Areas: Real Estate Tax Appeals
Career: Waters, McPherson, McNeill, assoc., 2007-12
Clerkships: Judge Peter F. Bariso, Jr., A.J.S.C., Hudson County, 2006-07
Law School: Seton Hall, 2006
College: Wake Forest Univ., B.A., Political Science, 2003
Michael Coco
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Princeton
Born: 1980, Rochester, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Health Law
Career: Staff Nurse at Jersey City Medical Center, Emergency Department, 2006-11
Clerkships: Justice Virginia Long, Supreme Court of N.J., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011, magna cum laude; Rutgers Law Review; highest academic average
Advanced Degree: Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of N.J., B.S.N, 2006
College: York College of Pennsylvania, B.S., biology, with honors
Of Note: Rutgers Law Minority Student Program, facilitator, 2009, 2010
Jordan T. Cohen
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1983, Villanova, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Healthcare Law
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011; Health Law Concentration; Seton Hall Legislative Journal, articles editor
College: Cornell Univ., 2005, philosophy, cum laude
Of Note: Volunteer work at the Hoboken Shelter
Melissa Wesner Collins
Firm: Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, West Orange
Born: 1968, Glen Ridge, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions
Career: assoc of Lowenstein Sandler, 2004-10
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, with honors, 2004
College: Southern Methodist Univ., B.A., 1990
Of Note: Trustee, Verona Foundation for Educational Excellence, Member, Verona Planning Board, Member, Immaculate Conception Church Fundraising Committee
Laura Conroy
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1980, Abington, Pa.
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Financial Services Litigation
Career: Lavin, O’Neil, Ricci, Cedrone & DiSipio, Philadelphia, PA, assoc., 2007-12
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2007, Arthur J. Kania Award for Professional Ethics
College: Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. Business Administration 2002
Rebecca L. Cossin
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1982, Fairbanks, Alaska
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate, real estate
Career: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, assoc., 2009-12
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2009, cum laude
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., Communication, 2004, magna cum laude
Michael Crowley
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1983, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Law School: Univ. of Notre Dame, 2012, International Law Society
College: Univ. of Notre Dame, B.A., political science, 2005
Of Note: Prior career, New York Life Investments, sales consultant, 2007-09, service assoc., 2005-07
Michael C. Cruse
Firm: Proskauer Rose, Newark
Born: 1975, Minneapolis, Minn.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Immigration
Career: Levitt Needleman, 2005-06, 2010-11, Karam Law, assoc., 2002-04, 2007-09, Hodgson Russ, assoc., 2006-07
Law School: Hamline Univ., 2001
College: Univ. of Arizona, B.A., psychology, 1997
Kristen A. Curatolo
Firm: Marks & Klein, Red Bank
Born: 1986, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: August 2011
Practice Areas: Business, franchise and estate law
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011, with honors; Rutgers Law Journal, research editor and published note author; Rutgers Civil Practice Clinic, Award for Clinical Excellence, Trusts and Estates
College: The College of N.J., B.A., Engligh, 2008, with honors; Law & Society, interdisciplinary concentration; Sigma Tau Delta
Of Note: Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, education and research
Ingrid E. da Costa
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1979, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Labor and employment law
Career: Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo, assoc., 2011-12, Duane Morris, assoc., 2007-11, Krovatin Klingeman, assoc., 2005-07
Clerkships: James J. Petrella, P.J.A.D., 2004-05
Law School: Seton Hall, 2004, cum laude
College: Ramapo College of N.J., B.S., accounting, 2001, summa cum laude
Shirley Dai
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1983, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, financial reorganization & creditors’ rights
Clerkships: Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz, U.S.B.J. (N.D.N.Y.), 2010-12
Law School: Univ. of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2010; Journal of International and Foreign Affairs, chief articles editor
College: State Univ. of New York at Albany, B.A., English (minors: business administration and Chinese studies), 2006, summa cum laude
Of Note: Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, participant
Natalie F. Dallavalle
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1984, Freehold, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, Commercial & Business Litigation
Career: Stark & Stark assoc, Commercial Litigation Department, 2010-12
Clerkships: Thomas W. Cavanagh, Jr. P.J.Ch., Chancery Division, General Equity Part, 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall, 2009
College: The College of N.J., B.A., political science and English (minor: women and gender studies), 2006, cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Tau Deltay
Of Note: Minding Our Business, Inc., advisory board member
Philip Danziger
Firm: Carroll McNulty & Kull, Basking Ridge
Born: 1986, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Disputes, Insurance Coverage and Defense, Products Liability
Clerkships: Brian R. Martinotti, J.S.C., mass tort assignment, 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A. 2008
Rahil Darbar
Firm: Schenck Price Smith & King, Florham Park
Born: 1985, Mumbai, India
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Defense, Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability
Career: August 2010-April 2012: assoc., Barry, McTiernan & Wedinger, May 2009-July 2009: summer assoc., Lowenstein Sandler
Law School: Seton Hall, 2010
College: Lehigh Univ., B.A., Psychology & History, 2007, magna cum laude
Of Note: Treasurer, South Asian Bar association of N.J., SABA-NJ
Christopher A. DeAngelo
Firm: Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, Princeton
Born: 1986, Trenton, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, personal injury
Career: Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, June-August 2010, Legal Intern
Clerkships: F. Patrick McManimon, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, cum laude, Chancellor Scholar
College: Haverford College, B.A., History, 2008
Michael H. Dell
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1985, Point Pleasant, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Employment litigation
Clerkships: Dennis M. Cavanaugh of the U.S. District Court for the District of, N.J.
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, cum laude, 2011, Sports & Entertainment Law Journal
College: Syracuse Univ., B.A., 2007
Elissa L. Denniston
Firm: Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, Newark
Born: 1986, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: October, 2012
Practice Areas: General litigation
Clerkships: Joseph C. Cassini, III, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Univ. of Notre Dame Law School, 2011, cum laude
College: Binghamton Univ., 2008, history and philosophy, politics, law, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Robert M. DiPisa
Firm: Connell Foley, Jersey City
Born: 1983, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: February, 2012
Practice Areas: Real estate & land use, corporate & business law, insurance coverage, commercial litigation
Career: Saiber, assoc., 2010- 2012
Clerkships: First Deputy General Counsel of the Port Authority of NY and N.J., 2007, 2010
Law School: Seton Hall, 2010
College: Fordham Univ., Gabelli School of Business, B.S., Business Administration, Concentration, Finance, 2006
Marjan F. Disler
Firm: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Woodbridge
Born: 1983, Tehran, Iran
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Environmental law, commercial law
Career: Farer Fersko, assoc., Environmental & Brownfields Practice Group, January 2010, December 2011
Clerkships: David F. Bauman, N.J. Superior Court, Monmouth County, 2008-09
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, May 2008, CALI Awards for Excellence, Legal Writing and Comparative Mass Media Law
College: Univ. of Washington: B.A., English and political science, 2005, with honors
Christopher D. Dize
Firm: Keefe Bartels, Red Bank
Born: 1979, Salisbury, Md.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Personal injury, product liability, consumer fraud, intellectual property, privacy, appellate practice
Clerkships: Douglas M. Fasciale, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, with honors; Seton Hall Circuit Review; N.J. LEEP student mentor; research asst. to Prof. Linda Fisher; Mock Trial Team
College: Salisbury Univ., B.A., English, 2007, summa cum laude
Of Note: Chesapeake Bay commercial fisherman
Kerry Donovan
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1985, Sea Girt, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas:
Clerkships: Judge Joel Pisano, U.S.D.J., August 2013
Law School: Notre Dame Law School, cum laude, 2012
College: Univ. of Notre Dame, B.A., 2008
Kate Dougherty
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1985, Portland, Ore.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer assoc., summer 2011, Durham County Guardian ad Litem Program, Advocate and Student Director, 2009-12, Lawyers Without Borders, intern and project coordinator, 2007-09
Law School: Duke Univ. School of Law, 2012, Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, executive editor
College: Trinity College, B.A., Religion, 2007
Of Note: Citizen Schools, Coach for Middle School Mock Trial, Street Law, Volunteer at Juvenile Detention Center
Rebecca A. Du Boff
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1980, Hackensack, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance and Reinsurance
Career: Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser, assoc., 2007-12
Law School: Albany Law School, 2006, assoc Editor, Albany Law Review
College: Union College, B.A., Political Science, 2002, cum laude
Aaron T. Duff
Firm: Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater
Born: 1979, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: November 2011
Practice Areas: General litigation
Career: Geraghty Suarez, assoc., 2009-11
Clerkships: Thomas P. Olivieri, P.J. Ch. 2008-09
Law School: Seton Hall, 2008, cum laude,
College: Rollins College, B.A., economics (minor: business administration), Omicron Delta Epsilon National Economics Honor Society
Kevin J. Duffy
Firm: Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, West Orange
Born: 1985, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and municipal law
Career: See “Clerkships.”
Clerkships: Maurice J. Gallipoli, A.J.S.C., Superior Court of N.J., Hudson County, and Jane Grall, J.A.D., Appellate Division
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2010
College: Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, B.S., 2007
Of Note: Volunteer mentor with icouldbe, a program focused on at-risk students from low-income communities
Kenneth Dzikowski
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1986, Seoul, Korea
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Products liability
Clerkships: Yolanda Ciccone, A.J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, Asian-Pacific American Law Student association, member, Corporate Law Society, member
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science (minor: history), 2008
Samuel L. Eads
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1982, Provo, Utah
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate, technology
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2011, Journal of Constitutional Law, associate editor
College: Univ. of Utah, B.S., B.A., biology, behavioral science and health (minors: chemistry and Russian), 2007,
Of Note: U.S. Army Reserves, 2000-10; deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, attached to the 48th Infantry Brigade
Mallary R. Egelberg
Firm: DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, Warren
Born: 1986, Englewood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Municipal and land use law
Clerkships: Denise A. Cobham, Superior Court of N.J., Law Division.
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011
College: Northeastern Univ., 2008, B.A., International Affairs, magna cum laude
Saul A. Ehrenpreis
Firm: Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, Hackensack
Born: 1982, Manhasset, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy & corporate restructuring and litigation
Career: Under Armour, Legal Intern, 2010-11
Clerkships: Judge Stuart R. Berger, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, August 2011-August 2012
Law School: Univ. of Maryland School of Law, 2011, cum laude
Advanced Degree: Florida Atlantic Univ., M.B.A., 2006
College: Univ. of Florida, B.S.B.A., Finance, 2004, cum laude
Katheryn Eisenmann
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1985, Marlton, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Labor & Employment
Clerkships: Evan H.C. Crook, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., history, B.A., communication, 2008, magna cum laude
Christopher M. Emrich
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1983, Mt. Holly, N.J.
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Career: Borger Jones Matez & Keeley-Cain, Cherry Hill, N.J., assoc Attorney, March 2011– February 2012, The Law Offices of Mark E. Cedrone, Philadelphia, PA, assoc Attorney, October 2010-January 2011
Clerkships: Superior Court of N.J., Family Part, Trenton, N.J., Lawrence P. De Bello, J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2009
College: Rowan Univ., B.A., American Studies, magna cum laude, 2006; secondary education teacher certification
Joseph D. Fanning
Firm: Sedgwick, Newark
Born: 1981, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Products Liability, Personal Injury Defense
Career: assoc at Drinker Biddle & Reath, Florham Park, N.J., from October 2009 to October 2011
Clerkships: Dorothea O’C. Wefing, P.J.A.D., 2008-09
Law School: Seton Hall Law, 2008, Seton Hall Law Review
College: Boston College, Class of 2003, B.A., philosophy and economics, College of Arts & Sciences honors program
Megan K. Feehan
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1983, Baltimore, Md.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Family Law
Clerkships: Gwendolyn Blue, 2009-10
Law School: The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel Univ., cum laude, 2009
College: Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., Government, magna cum laude, 2006
Of Note: N.J. Academy for Justice, member
Joseph M. Feeney
Firm: Brown & Connery, Woodbury
Born: 1969, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: July, 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights
Career: Litigation Counsel BNB Bank, National association, 2007-12, The Law Offices of S. Daniel Hutchison, Woodbury, N.J., 2002-06, General Counsel to Marlin Imports, Inc., Carlos Falchi Inc., 1998-2002, Jacobs & Barbone, Atlantic City, N.J., 1995-1998
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 1995
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., Accounting, 1991
Of Note: PKS Kids, Pallister Killians Syndrome Awareness, Global Genes Project
Elyse J. Feldman
Firm: Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater
Born: 1987, Somerville, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, cum laude, June 2012, Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Cardozo Labor and Employment Law Clinic
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., with distinction, hotel administration, concentration, law, 2009; Ye Hosts Honorary Society, top 10 percent
Lauren Fenton-Valdivia
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1986, New Jersey
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial
Career: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, summer assoc., June 2010-August 2010.
Clerkships: Thomas M. Moore, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., Political Science, 2008, cum laude, Henry Rutgers Scholar, Honors distinction on thesis, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota
Of Note: N.J.Leep mentor, Student Mentor at Seton Hall Law, recreation soccer coach
Joseph A. Ferino
Firm: SorinRand, East Brunswick
Born: 1974, Edison, N.J.
Hire Date: November, 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate finance and securities
Career: Drinker Biddle & Reath, assoc 2008-11, Jones Day, 2006-08
Law School: Indiana Univ. Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, 2006, cum laude, Federal Communications Law Journal
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., English, 1997
Angel D. Fernandez
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1980
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, assoc., February 2011, July 2012, Sullivan & Cromwell, assoc., 2006-11
Law School: Hofstra Univ. School of Law, magna cum laude, 2006
College: Trinity College, B.A., Economics, 2003
Aaron Feuer
Firm: Proskauer, Newark
Born: 1972, Phoenix, Ariz.
Hire Date: September 2012
Law School: Fordham Law School, 2012, cum laude, , 2010-11, 2011-12
Advanced Degree: Rabbinical Ordination, Mir Yeshiva, from Rabbi Y. Berkowitz, 2006
College: Swarthmore College, B.A., 1994
Of Note: Rabbi, Director of Advanced Studies, Maimonides Leaders Fellowship, 2006-08
Matthew D. Fielding
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1985, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Business, corporate law
Clerkships: Edward M. Coleman, Presiding Judge, N.J. Superior Court, Somerset County Civil Division, 2011-12
Law School: Washington and Lee Univ. School of Law, 2011, Washington and Lee Law Review
College: College of the Holy Cross, B.A., economics and political science, cum laude, 2008
Brandon M. Fierro
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1984, White Plains, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012, magna cum laude, Seton Hall Law Review, comments editor; research asst. to Prof. Rachel Gosdil
College: Syracuse Univ., B.A. economics and broadcast journalism, 2006
Of Note: World Wrestling Entertainment, asst. director and stage manager, 2007-09; N.J. Law and Empowerment Project, mentor
James Figliozzi
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1985, Huntington, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Aviation, Insurance Defense, Product Liability & Tort Law
Clerkships: Judge William P. Greene, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Law School: American Univ. Washington College of Law, 2010, Administrative Law Review
College: Georgetown Univ., B.A., History, 2007, magna cum laude
Joseph A. Fischetti
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1984, Elizabeth, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Katharine S. Hayden, Senior U.S.D.J., 2011-12; Stuart Rabner, chief justice, N.J. Supreme Court, 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall, 2010, magna cum laude, Seton Hall Law Review, executive editor; research asst. to Prof. Timothy Glynn
College: The George Washington Univ., B.A., history and political science, 2005, cum laude
Alexander G. Fisher
Firm: Mauro, Savo, Camerino, Grant & Schalk, Somerville
Born: 1985, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Employment, Land Use, Zoning, Municipal Government
Career: Keane & Marlowe-Law Clerk 2009-10 and 2011
Clerkships: Law Clerk to Fred H. Kumpf, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2010, Articles Editor-Rutgers Law Review
College: Grinnell College, B.A. political science, 2007
Of Note: Extensive volunteer work at animal shelters
Carrie S. Ford
Firm: Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, Newark
Born: 1981, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation
Career: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, assoc., 2009–12
Clerkships: Mary Eva Colalillo, J.S.C., 2008-09
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2008
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., history, highest honors
Rajesh V. Fotedar
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1975, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hire Date: November 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property
Career: assoc., Chapin I.P. Law
Law School: Case Western Reserve Univ. School of Law, 2005
College: Ohio State Univ., B.S. Computer Science, B.A. English, 2000
James H. Foxen
Firm: Methfessel & Werbel, Edison
Born: 1985, Englewood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: General Liability Defense, Insurance Defense
Clerkships: Law Clerk to Alvaro L. Iglesias, J.S.C. Hudson County Family Division. 2011-12.
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011, cum laude
College: La Salle Univ., Class of 2008, B.S. Criminal Justice & Philosophy. cum laude
Of Note: Big Brothers Big Sisters Program

Kimberly A. Franko

Firm: Carroll McNulty & Kull, Basking Ridge
Born: 1987, Somerville, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage, Insurance Defense
Career: Carroll McNulty & Kull, summer assoc., May 2011-August 2011
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012, magna cum laude, Top 10%
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.A., Political Science, 2009, magna cum laude
John M. Frega
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney, & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1985, Point Pleasant, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Construction, surety
Clerkships: Arnold B. Goldman, J.S.C., 2011-12.
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, cum laude.
Advanced Degree: Stevens Institute of Technology, M.S., 2007, construction management.
College: Stevens Institute of Technology, B.E., Civil Engineering, with High Honor, member Tau Beta Pi, engineering, and Chi Epsilon, civil engineering, national honor societies.
Of Note: Former patent examiner at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
David Fritch
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1970, Staten Island, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Life sciences, product liability, drug, medical device litigation
Career: N.J. Dept. of Law & Public Safety, Div, of Criminal JusticeCorruption Bureau, deputy attorney general, 2008-12; Dechert, assoc., 2006-08
Clerkships: Stanley R. Chesler, U.S.D.J., 2005-06
Law School: Villanova Law School, 2005, summa cum laude,
Advanced Degree: Univ. of Colorado, M.S., telecommunications, 1997; Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., M.A., economics, 1993
College: Boston Univ., B.S., business administration, 1990
Sara Fusco
Firm: McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1986, Somers Point, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation
Clerkships: Dennis M. Cavanaugh, U.S.D.J.,2011-August 2012
Law School: Rutgers-Camden
College: Univ. of Southern California, B.A., English, 2008
Rachel J. Gallagher
Firm: Blank Rome, Princeton
Born: 1984
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Allison E. Accurso, J.S.C., temporarily assigned to N.J. Superior Court, Appellate Division.
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011
College: Lafayette College, B.A., Equality and Justice, 2006, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha
Of Note: Board of Directors, Rutgers Univ. School of Law-Camden Alumni association, Rutgers Univ. School of Law-Camden Recent Graduate Council
Dana E. Gambro
Firm: Carroll McNulty & Kull, Basking Ridge
Born: 1985, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage, Insurance Defense
Career: Smith & Fawer, New Orleans, LA-2011-12: Law Clerk, Orleans Public Defenders, New Orleans, LA-May 2012-June 2012: Law Clerk
Law School: Tulane Univ. Law School, 2012
College: Lafayette College, B.A., anthropology & sociology and art, magna cum laude, 2007
Ryan T. Gannon
Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Roseland
Born: 1983, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice
Career: Giblin & Combs, attorney, 2009-11
Clerkships: Ralph L. DeLuccia, Jr., J.S.C., 2008-09
Law School: Seton Hall, cum laude, 2008
College: Univ. of Maryland, B.A., 2005
Heather L. Garleb
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Newark
Born: 1985, Red Bud, Ill.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: General Litigation
Clerkships: Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr., J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Villanova Univ., 2011
College: The College of N.J., B.A., history, 2008, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
Melissa S. Geller
Firm: Duane Morris, Newark
Born: 1980
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Trial Practice Group-White collar, antitrust and commercial litigation
Career: Dewey & LeBoeuf, assoc., a-antitrust & white collar, 2008-12
Law School: Univ. of Michigan Law School, 2008 cum laude
College: Syracuse Univ., Newhouse School of Public Communications: journalism, arts & sciences, history, minor: theatre, B.A., 2003, cum laude
Diana M. Giampiccolo
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1987, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Healthcare
Law School: Seton Hall, May 2012, cum laude, concentration, Health Law
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.A., English, May 2009, magna cum laude, certificate from the Univ. Honors Program
Kathryn M. Gilbertson Shabel
Firm: Parker McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1962
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Mortgage Foreclosure
Career: assoc with Phelan, Hallinan & Schmieg,.
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 1988
College: Gregorian Court Univ., B.A., History and Political Science, 1985
Of Note: Ms. Gilbertson Shabel is involved with the Moorestown Friends Parent Counsel and has chaired the MFS Camp Fair for the last several years. She is lso involved, the Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue
David J. Gittines
Firm: Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo, Hackensack
Born: 1971, Concord, Mass.
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Professional liability, lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, real estate and title agents, directors and officers, liability insurance
Career: McManimon & Scotland,-assoc., 2008-12; Scarinci Hollenback-assoc., 2007-08; Browosky & Browksy, assoc., 2006-08; Barnaba & Marconi, assoc., 2005-06.
Law School: Seton Hall
College: Univ. of Maryland, College Park, B.A.
Of Note: Scout leader and youth sports coach, Shrewsbury, N.J
Colleen Karoll Giusto
Firm: Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park
Born: 1984, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Labor & Employment
Career: Kelley, Drye & Warren, assoc., January 2010 through June 2012.
Law School: Seton Hall, 2009, cum laude; Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, senior comments editor
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.A., 2006, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Of Note: Member of N.J. Women Lawyers’ association
Brigitte M. Gladis
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1983
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Marie P. Simonelli, J.A.D., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, summa cum laude
Advanced Degree: Univ. of Pennsylvania, M.A., political science, 2007
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science and art history, 2005, with high honors
Michael R. Glanzman
Firm: Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park
Born: 1982, Huntington, N.Y.
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation
Career: Abraham Fruchter & Twersky, Attorney, June 2011-August 2011, Ruprecht, Hart, Weeks & Ricciardulli, assoc., August 2011-May 2012
Clerkships: Judicial Intern, Supreme Court of N.J., Helen E. Hoens, 2008 [this was not post graduate]
Law School: Seton Hall, 2010
College: James Madison Univ., B.A., 2004
Anubhav Gogna
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1979
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Career: Groom Law Group, Chtd., assoc., 2010-12, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, assoc., 2008-10
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2006, with honors
Advanced Degree: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, LL.M., with distinction, 2008, Certificate of Specialization, employee benefits law
College: New York Univ., B.A., 2001
Of Note: Global Indian Chamber of Commerce, Asian American Legal Defense Fund
Brian R. Goldberg
Firm: SorinRand, East Brunswick
Born: 1984, Trenton, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Business and finance, securities law compliance, business formation, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, public and private equity transactions, debt transactions and corporate governance.
Career: assoc at a boutique securities law firm.
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011.
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.A. Criminal Justice, 2007, , Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honors Society
Richard E. Golden
Firm: Parker McCay, Lawrenceville
Born: 1969, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: School Law
Career: Counsel to the Superintendent of Camden Community Services
Law School: Univ. of Michigan School of Law, 1994
College: Princeton Univ., 1991
Darren Goodman
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1984, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Clerkships: Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice, N.J. Supreme Court, 2011-12
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011, Univ. of Pennsylvania Law Review, assoc Editor
College: Rutgers, The State Univ. of N.J., B.A., History and Political Science, 2006, magna cum laude
Of Note: Prudential Financial Inc. Senior Claims Examiner, 2006-08
Lisa Gora
Firm: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge
Born: 1985, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Business law, healthcare
Law School: New York Law School, 2012
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., cum laude, 2007, Phi Beta Kappa
Of Note: Polish Girl Scout Organization, “ZHP”, National Skalny Scholarship Recipient, 2005, Pulaski Scholarship Award Recipient, 2011, New York County Lawyers association
Peter C. Gourdine
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1973, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Franchise Litigation
Career: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, NBA, senior manager, Broadcasting
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2008
College: Brown Univ., A.B., 1995
Of Note: I spent 12 years working for the National Basketball association, their broadcasting department
Eric J. Greco
Firm: Constangy, Brooks & Smith, Princeton
Born: 1984, Hazleton, Pa.
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, Employment Litigation Prevention and Defense
Clerkships: Leslie-Ann M. Justus, J.S.C., 2010-12
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2010
College: Temple Univ. B.B.A., 2007
Of Note: Alumni Executive Board, Sigma Pi Fraternity, Board of Directors, Middle Earth, Wills for Heroes, Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project, Judge, Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition
Alaina A. Gregorio
Firm: LaVan Law, Moorestown
Born: 1985
Hire Date: 2012
Practice Areas: Business: transactional and litigation, labor and employment, environmental law, and ERISA
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011
College: LaSalle Univ., B.A., Ppsychology (minor: education), 2007, cum laude
Mallory A. Griffin
Firm: DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, Warren
Born: 1986, Hackensack, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Clerkships: Law Clerk to Donald A. Kessler, J.S.C. Superior Court of N.J.-Family Division
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, cum laude
College: Univ. of Delaware, 2008, B.A., political science
Allana Michelle Grinshteyn
Firm: Proskauer, Newark
Born: 1983, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Law School: Hofstra Univ. School of Law, 2012, Editor-in-Chief, Hofstra Law Review, Volume 40, Staff Member, Hofstra Law Review, Volume 39
College: Drew Univ., B.A., economics, 2005, magna cum laude
Of Note: Customer Complaint Analyst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Legal and Compliance Division, 2006-09
Jennifer Grissom
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1976, Lake Geneva, Wisc.
Hire Date: October 31, 2011
Practice Areas: Labor & Employment
Career: Console Law Offices, Philadelphia, assoc., 2006-10
Clerkships: Ellen L. Koblitz, J.S.C., 2005-06.
Law School: Univ. of Wisconsin Law School, cum laude, 2005
College: Smith College, Northampton, MA. B.A., government affairs with international relations certificate, cum laude, 1999; Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland, study abroad 1997-98
Of Note: Lambda Legal, New York, NY., public information coordinator, 1999-2002
Philip J. Gross
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1980, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, financial reorganization & creditors’ rights
Career: Kaye Scholer, assoc., 2008-11
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2008, Fordham Urban Law Journal, notes & articles editor
College: Yeshiva College, B.A., Computer Science, 2002, summa cum laude, Block Memorial Award for Excellence, Computer Science, Yeshiva Univ. Belkin Academic Scholarship, New York State Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Sylvia-Rebecca Gutiérrez
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1981
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Products liability and torts litigation
Career: Deloitte, senior international tax consultant, 2009-11
Clerkships: Carmen Messano, P.J.A.D., 2011–12
Law School: Univ. of Miami School of Law, LL.M., cum laude, 2009; Univ. of Miami Law Review, editor; Law Dean’s Scholarship, South Miami Kendall Bar Association Law School Student Scholarship, Dean’s Fellow
College: Boston College, A.B., 2003
Of Note: HNBA –YLD, Regional Representative, N.J
Yalda M. Haery
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Born: 1987
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012; Distinguished Scholar; BMI Moot Court Competition in New York City, first place brief; research asst. to Prof. Robert Martin and to Prof. Jodi Hudson; student director of 2012 Gibbons Moot Court Competition.
College: B.S., Cornell Univ., industrial and labor relations, 2009
Of Note: Active Member of Charity “Walk the Walk.” Dancer in “Bernstein’s Mass” at Cornell University, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, April 2009.
John D. Haggerty
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1985, Princeton, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Litigation
Clerkships: Joel A. Pisano, U.S. District Court, District of N.J., 2011-12
Law School: The George Washington Univ. Law School, with honors, 2011, Thurgood Marshall Scholar, assoc., The George Washington Law Review
College: Villanova Univ., B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, 2008
John P. Harrington
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1964, Detroit, Mich.
Hire Date: April, 2012
Practice Areas: Employment, Labor, Litigation, Defense
Career: Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, assoc., 1997-2012;
Barry & McMoran assoc., 1995-97
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 1995
College: Trinity College, Hartford, B.A. Economics-1986
Evan S. Harris
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1981, Boston, Mass.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Products Liability
Career: Saiber, assoc., 2010-11
Clerkships: Harriet F. Klein, J.S.C., Superior Court of N.J., Chancery Division, General Equity, 2009, 2010
Law School: Seton Hall, 2009
College: Boston Univ., B.A., Political Science, 2003
David Harrison
Firm: Stone & Magnanini, Short Hills
Born: 1980, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Complex commercial litigation, False Claims Act litigation.
Career: Bernstein Liebhard, assoc., 2007-12
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2007
College: Syracuse Univ., B.A., political science, 2004
Jonathan D. Henry
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1982, Belleville, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance and Business Litigation
Career: LeClair Ryan, Litigation assoc., 2009-12
Clerkships: Jane Grall, J.A.D., 2008-09
Law School: Seton Hall, 2008, magna cum laude; Interscholastic Moot Court Board,
College: New York Univ., B.A., classical civilizations, minors: history and politis, 2004, cum laude
Nicole R. Henry
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1986, Marlton, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Workers’ Compensation
Law School: The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel Univ., 2011
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., cum laude, 2008
Of Note: Burlington County Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA, volunteer
Melissa L. Hirsch
Firm: Connell Foley, Cherry Hill
Born: 1984, Pompton Plains, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Healthcare, ERISA
Clerkships: Ms. Hirsch clerked for Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina, A.J.S.C., Assignment Judge for Superior Court of N.J., Camden Vicinage, for the 2011-12 court term.
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011; Journal of Law and Religion
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, 2007
Tamarra Holmes
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Princeton
Born: 1981, Chicago, Ill.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: N.J. Attorney Generals Office, Consumer Fraud Prosecution Intern, Newark, N.J., July 2010 to August 2010
Law School: , Rutgers School of Law, Newark, 2012
College: B.S., Univ. of Tennessee, Human Science, 2002
Of Note: Military Service:, United States Air Force, Discharge, Rank of Captain, July 1998, August 2009
Charles F. Holmgren
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1974, Sunnyvale, Calif.
Hire Date: July 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Attorney, Zarwin Baum, June 2011, July 2012, Attorney, Wilbraham Lawler & Buba, Oct. 2009, June 2011, Law Clerk, Wilbraham Lawler & Buba, Jan. 2008, Oct. 2009., Law Clerk, Smith Magram Berenato & Michaud, June 2006, Jan. 2008.
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2009
Advanced Degree: Univ. of Virginia, M.A., English, American studies, 2003
College: Univ. of California, B.A., History, 1997
Genevieve Horvath
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1985, Perth Amboy, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Land use, environmental law, real estate
Law School: Villanova Univ., 2012, magna cum laude; Villanova Law Review, associate editor; Federal Tax Clinic, student attorney; Women’s Law Caucus, executive board; Environmental & Energy Law Society, member
College: Cornell Univ., College of Arts & Sciences, A.B., History, 2007, Cornell Tradition Fellowship Recipient
Of Note: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Financial Services Paralegal, 2007-09
Irene Hsieh
Firm: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Woodbridge
Born: 1986, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis: summer assoc., summer 2011, N.J. Institute for Social Justice: Legal Intern, summer 2010
Law School: Columbia Law School, May 2012
College: Rutgers College, Rutgers Univ.: B.A. English and Political Science, May 2008, summa cum laude
Jason M. Hyndman
Firm: Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, Secaucus
Born: 1984, Plainfield, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance defense
Clerkships: Peter F. Bariso Jr., A.J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011, Moot Court Board; Rutgers Law Record, Managing Editor, American Board of Trial Advocates, North Jersey Chapter, 2009-10 Scholarship
Advanced Degree: Eagleton Institute of Politics, Graduate Fellow, 2011
College: Livingston College, Rutgers Univ., B.A.: Economics, Livingston Honors Program
Jeff S. Ignatowitz
Firm: Stark & Stark, Lawrenceville
Born: 1974, Edison, N.J.
Hire Date: August 2012
Practice Areas: Community associations
Career: May 2005 through August 2012 Deputy Attorney General, the Department of Law & Public Safety, Division of Law-Treasury.
Law School: Seton Hall, 2004
College: Rutgers Univ., Rutgers College, 1998, . B.A. Administration of Justice, B.S. Political Science
Elizabeth A. Irwin
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1986, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Litigation
Clerkships: Ariel A. Rodríguez, Acting Presiding Judge for Administration, Superior Court of N.J., Appellate Division, 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011
College: College of Holy Cross, B.A., History, 2008
Harry S. Jackson III
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Atlantic City
Born: 1988, Bridgeton, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2012; Rutgers Academic Achievement Award-“Best Student Note, Comment, or Scholarly Paper,” Rutgers Law Review-Research Editor, Winner of Nathan Baker Mock Trial Competition, Moot Court Board, Merit Scholarship
College: B.A., Economics, Wagner College, 2009, magna cum laude, President’s Scholarship for Academics, Leadership and Department Honors, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society
Matthew Jacobs
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Princeton
Born: 1979, Princeton, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate, Health Law
Career: Stark & Stark, assoc., 2008-12, Mason, Griffin & Pierson assoc., 2006-08
Clerkships: F. Patrick McManimon, Superior Court, N.J., September 2005- August 2006
Law School: Seton Hall, 2005
College: B.A., Villanova Univ., 2001
Of Note: Board of Directors, President of the Board of Directors, Advancing Opportunities, Inc
Shevani Jaisingh
Firm: Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park
Born: 1981, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, assoc., 2011-12, Sullivan & Cromwell, assoc., 2008-11
Law School: New York Univ. School of Law, 2008; Journal of Law and Liberty, articles editor
College: Dartmouth College, B.A., 2003
Lindsay J. Jarusiewicz
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1983, Red Bank, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor Law
Clerkships: Rudy B. Coleman, J.A.D., Superior Court of N.J., Appellate Division, 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011, Moot Court Board, Conflict Resolution Law Journal, articles editor
Advanced Degree: Long Island Univ., M.S. Ed., 2008
College: New York Univ., B.A., journalism & mass communications, 2005, cum laude; New York Univ. Trustee Scholarship for Academic Merit
Manali Joglekar
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1981, Mumbai, India
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate, Tech Group, Intellectual Property
Career: Nissenbaum Law Group, assoc., 2011-12; TR Patents, technical writer, 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011, Rutgers Conflict Resolution Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, Rutgers Race and the Law Review, production editor, Rutgers Intellectual Property Law Society, vice president
Advanced Degree: Rutgers Univ., M.S., electrical & computer engineering, 2006
College: Univ. of Mumbai, B.S., Computer Engineering, 2002
Lori A. Johnson
Firm: Winne Banta Hetherington Basralian & Kahn,Hackensack
Born: 1974, Boonton, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate and business, real estate, commercial litigation
Career: Schiffman, Abraham, Kaufman & Ritter, assoc., 2004-12
Clerkships: Murry D. Brochin, JAD, 1999-2000; James H. Coleman, N.J. Supreme Court Justice, intern, 1998-99
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 1999; Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, managing notes & comments editor, assoc. editor, published author
College: Howard Univ., B.A., summa cum laude, 1996, Phi Beta Kappa
Of Note: N.J. Supreme Court Character Committee, appointed
Robert L. Johnson
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1976, Waco, Texas
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: The N.J. Governor’s Counsel, Asst. Counsel, 2010, 2012, Gibbons, assoc., 2007, 2010
Law School: Seton Hall, 2007
College: Rice Univ., B.A., Sociology and Political Science, 1999
Of Note: Professional Basketball Player, France 2001-02, Mexico, and preseason NBA Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors-1999
Alkida Kacani
Firm: Epstein Becker & Green, Newark
Born: 1985, Albania
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Employment and Labor Law
Career: Hardin, Kundla, McKeon & Politto, 2011-11, assoc.; Nicholas J. Palma, 2005-10, law clerk
Clerkships: Francine A. Schott, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall, 2010
College: Rutgers-State Univ. of N.J., B.A., political science and philosophy, 2007, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Alexandra M. Kachala
Firm: Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, Princeton
Born: 1985
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Family Law
Clerkships: Maria M. Korvick, 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, January 2011-April 2011
Law School: St. Thomas Univ. School of Law, Miami, FL, 2011. fall 2008 & 2009 and spring 2011.
College: Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, N.J., B.A., French and Comparative Literature, 2007
Of Note: Trilingual, English, Ukrainian and French
Adam B. Kaplan
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1977, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Product liability, premises liability, commercial litigation
Career: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, assoc., 2004-12, Carpenter, Bennett & Morrissey, assoc., 2002-04
Law School: Pennsylvania State Univ., Dickinson School of Law, 2002, Dickinson Law Review, Wagner National Labor and Employment, Law Moot Court Competition, Certificate, Dispute Resolution and, Advocacy
College: Ohio Univ., B.B.A., Marketing and Business Law, 1999
Of Note: Lecturer, N.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Corey D. Kaplan
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1985, Succasunna, N.J.
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate and Development Transactions, Environmental and Land Use Regulation
Career: Account assoc., Cushman & Wakefield, 2010-11, assoc., Garippa, Lotz & Giannuario, 2011-12
Law School: William & Mary Law School, 2010, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, judicial intern for Judge Douglas M. Cavanaugh of the U.S. District Court for the District of, N.J.
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., 2007
Dayna Katz
Firm: DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, Warren
Born: 1984, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Labor & employment, commercial transactions, corporate
Career: Manfredi & Pellechio, assoc., May to August, 2012; Ruderman & Glickman, contract attorney, 2011-12; Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, asst. paralegal, 2006-08
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011
College: Rutgers Univ., Douglass College, Received B.A., Labor Studies & Employment Relations, 2006
Roktim (Rocky) Kaushik
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1973, Calcutta, India
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Product Liability
Clerkships: Judge Susan L. Reisner, 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011, Rutgers Law Review
College: Rutgers Univ., B.S., Biochemistry, 1996
Of Note: Actuarial Consultant, Rutgers Federal Tax Law Clinic, student attorney, Research Asst. to Prof. James Paul, Judicial Extern, Judge Claire Cecchi
Ian Kennedy
Firm: Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, Newark
Born: 1984, Hanover, N.H.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: General Litigation, Mass Tort, Transportation Law
Clerkships: Carmen Messano, Deputy P.J.A.D., N.J. Superior Court, Appellate Division, 2011-12
Law School: Boston College Law School, 2011, magna cum laude,
College: Union College, B.A., political science, 2007, magna cum laude
Mary Joan Kennedy
Firm: Saiber, Florham Park
Born: 1972, Paterson, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Estate planning, estate administration and elder law
Career: Schenck, Price, Smith & King, assoc., 2003-10; N.J., Dept. of Law and Public Safety, Division of Law, clerk, 2001-02; Riker Danzig, Scherer Hyland & Perretti, paralegal, 1997-2001
Clerkships: Lorraine C. Parker, J.A.D., 2002-03
Law School: Seton Hall, 2002; Faculty Scholar
Advanced Degree: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., paralegal certificate, with honors
College: Providence College, B.A., psychology (minor: business studies), 1994
Thomas M. Kenny
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1983, Montclair, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Detica, senior analyst, 2006-08, National Education Writers association, membership and marketing coordinator, 2005-06
Law School: Univ. of Notre Dame Law School, 2011, Notre Dame Law Review
College: Georgetown Univ., B.A., history and government, 2005, cum laude
Christopher K. Kim
Firm: Graham Curtin, Morristown
Born: 1982, Phoenix, Ariz.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Seton Hall, 2010, cum laude
College: Columbia Univ., B.A., Economics, 2004
David Kim
Firm: FordHarrison, Short Hills
Born: 1978, Phoenix, Ariz.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Employment law, litigation, transportation, wage and hour
Career: McCarter & English, assoc., 2006-11; Jackson Lewis, assoc., 2011
Law School: Seton Hall, 2006, cum laude
College: Univ. of Chicago, B.A., economics, 2001
Gregg M. Kligman
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Born: 1981, Mineola, N.Y.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Labor and Employment
Career: A national law firm, the Labor and Employment Department, Staff attorney and legal intern for the Arena Football League
Law School: , New York Law School, 2006
College: B.S., Cornell Univ., 2003
Nicole Knox
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Newark
Born: 1980, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy
Clerkships: Legal Intern, United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Winter 2011, Judicial Intern, Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., Winter 2011, Legal Intern, Massachusetts Department of Revenue-Litigation Bureau, summer 2010
Law School: Northeastern Univ. School of Law 2012
Advanced Degree: Clark Atlanta Univ., M.B.A., 2012
College: Univ. of WI-Parkside, B.S., Marketing, 2002
Michael P. Kochka
Firm: Mandelbaum Salsburg Lazris & Discenza, West Orange
Born: 1979, Wayne, N.J.
Hire Date: August 20, 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Career: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein, New York, NY, 2011-12, Maldjian & Fallon, Rumson, N.J., 2009-11, Volpe and Koenig Philadelphia, Pa, 2007-09
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2007
Advanced Degree: Rutgers Business School, M.B.A., 2007
College: Felician College, B.A., Computer Science and Mathematics, 2002, summa cum laude
Of Note: Team Miles for Melanoma-Melanoma Research Foundation
Lauren E. Koster
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Princeton
Born: 1984, Old Bridge, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, Family Law
Career: assoc., Tonneman, Vuotto & Enis, 2010-12
Clerkships: Judicial Law Clerk for Joseph P. Testa, J.S.C. of the N.J. Superior Court, 2009-10
Law School: , Drexel Univ. Earle Mack School of Law, 2009
College: Rowan Univ., 2006, B.A., law & justice, psychology, magna cum laude
Of Note: American Cancer Society, volunteer
Julie A. Kot
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Products Liability, Toxic Tort and Mass Tort
Career: McCarter & English, assoc., 2007-11, summer assoc., 2006
Law School: Seton Hall, 2007, cum laude
College: College of Saint Elizabeth, B.A.,1997, summa cum laude
Steven A. Kroll
Firm: Connell Foley Roseland
Born: 1982, Fair Lawn, N.J.
Hire Date: November 2011
Practice Areas: Professional Liability
Career: Vaslas Lepowsky Hauss & Danke, assoc., 2010-11
Clerkships: Estela M. De La Cruz, J.S.C., Superior Court of N.J., Bergen County, Civil Division, Sept. 2009- Aug. 2010
Law School: Rutgers−Newark, cum laude, 2009, 2009
College: Montclair State Univ., B.A., History, magna cum laude, 2006
Of Note: DRI Professional Liability, Subcommittee on Legal Developments for Eastern Region
Michael C. Ksiazek
Firm: Stark & Stark, Lawrenceville
Born: 1979, Turnersville, N.J.
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
Career: Goldfein & Joseph, 2007-12, Frost & Zeff, 2005-07, Hoffman & Hoffman, 2004-05
Law School: Suffolk Univ. Law School, 2004, cum laude, Law Review
College: Bloomsburg Univ., B.A. History, 2001
Michael C. Landis
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1981, Houston, Texas
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Litigation
Clerkships: Ronald B. Graves, Superior Court of N.J., Appellate Division, 2011-12
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2011, cum laude; Fordham International Law Journal, notes & articles editor; Stein Scholar for Public Interest
Advanced Degree: Fordham Univ., M.A., international political economy and development, 2011, cum laude
College: Colorado College, B.A., comparative literature and Spanish, 2004, Of Note: Peace Corps Volunteer, Honduras, 2005, 2007
Michael LaTempa
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1984, Bronx, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2011, Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal
College: Univ. of Pittsburgh, B.S., biology, minor: chemistry, 2006
Eric S. Latzer
Firm: Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, Hackensack
Born: 1985, Englewood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Marianne Espinosa, J.A.D., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review, comments editor, Interscholastic Moot Court Board
College: The College of New Jersey, 2008, B.A., journalism (minor: criminology), 2008, cum laude
Of Note: Volunteer at Liberty Humane Society, Jersey City
Amanda D. Laufer
Firm: Patton Boggs, Newark
Born: 1986, Morristown, N.J.
Hire Date: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, dispute resolution
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review; Interscholastic Moot Court Board; Family Law Clinic, student attorney
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., American studies, 2009; Ivy League Championship Title, Cornell Women’s Division I Lacrosse Team 2006
Janet O. Lee
Firm: Jackson Lewis, Morristown
Born: 1980, Glendale, Calif.
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Employment Law
Career: Martin Clearwater & Bell, assoc., Sept 2006-April 2012
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2006
College: Stevens Institute of Technology, B.S., chemical biology, 2002, with honors
May Lee
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1972, Nassau, Bahamas
Hire Date: October, 2011
Practice Areas: Real Estate
Career: Wilk Auslander, assoc., 2010-11, Younkins & Schecter, assoc., 2005-10
Clerkships: Thomas Smith Jr., J.S.C., 2003-04
Law School: Syracuse Univ. School of Law, 2003, Syracuse Law Review, Editor
Advanced Degree: Syracuse Univ., Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, M.P.A. public administration, 2003
College: Macalester College, B.A., International Relations and Sociology
Henry (Mackie) LeFevre-Snee
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1977, Fairfax, Va.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Education, Litigation
Clerkships: Kenneth J. Grispin, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2010; research asst. to Prof. George Thomas III
College: Ithaca College, Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies,1999; President’s Scholarship,
Of Note: Formerly a professional musician. Active yoga practitioner and long-distance runner, currently training for 2012 NYC Marathon
Michael Lengel
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1977, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Trial & Insurance defense
Career: Mayfield, Turner, O’Mara, Donnelly & McBride Attorney, 2009-11, Wilson Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, Attorney, 2007-09, Mintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers, Attorney, 2005-07
Clerkships: Marc M. Baldwin, P.J.S.C., 2004-05
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2004, Pro Bono Publico Award
College: College of Charleston, B.S. Business Administration, 1999
Andrew H. Lesnever
Firm: Carroll McNulty & Kull, Basking Ridge
Born: 1985, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage, Insurance Defense
Career: Law Clerk to General Counsel for North Jersey Media Group Inc., May 2010-July 2011
Clerkships: Robert J. Brennan, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.A. Communications 2008
Erika Levin
Firm: Stone & Magnanini, Short Hills
Born: 1978, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, International and domestic arbitration
Career: Rutgers School of Law, Camden, Adjunct Prof., 2004, Current, Clifford Chance, assoc., 2006-08, Saiber, assoc., 2004-06
Clerkships: Dennis J. Braithwaite, J.A.D., 2003-04
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2003
Advanced Degree: Eagleton Institute of Politics, Raimondo Fellowship, 2003
College: Rutgers College, B.A., Political Science, 2000, with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Undergraduate Associate Certificate, 2000
Liad Levinson
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1984, Cape Town, South Africa
Hire Date: July 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, Appellate, Class Action, White Collar Criminal Defense
Career: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti, assoc., 2011-12, Rouse Hendricks German May, assoc., 2010-11, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, assoc., 2008-10,
Law School: Columbia Univ., 2008; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Columbia Journal of European Law, managing, production and development editor
College: Univ. College London, LL.B., 2008, ith first class honors, Andrews Prize, Queen Mary’s Scholarship
Guyan Liang
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1963, Harbin, China
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Patent Law
Career: Sanofi-aventis Pharmaceuticals, lead research investigator, June 1998, March 2012
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012
Advanced Degree: Univ. Of Georgia, Ph.D., chemistry, 1994
College: Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China, B.A., 1986, chemistry
Jason L. Libou
Firm: Winne, Banta, Hetherington, Basralian & Kahn, Hackensack
Born: 1986, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation
Clerkships: Harry G. Carroll, Chancery Division, General Equity, Bergen County
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2012, Fordham Urban Law Journal, editor-in-chief
College: B.S., Finance, Univ. of Maryland: College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business, 2008
Juliya Litichevskaya
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown

Born: 1985, Odessa, Ukraine
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Tax, Estate Planning & Administration
Clerkships: Edith J. Payne, N.J. App. Div., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011, Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, managing editor
College: Yale Univ., B.A., economics, Russian, with distinction, 2007
Of Note: Excellent Russian. Enjoys travel, yoga and volleyball
Oren Livne
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1974, Israel
Hire Date: August 20, 2012
Practice Areas: Business and finance
Law School: New York Univ., 2012
Advanced Degree: Leonard N. Stern School of Business, M.B.A., 2012
College: Rutgers Univ., B.S., biochemical engineering, 1996; first in class with highest honors
Of Note: Expert Advisor. PIIPA, assisting the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, drafting the Implementing Rules and Regulations and protocols for the Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009, 2010-11
Daniel Loew
Firm: Scott H. Marcus & assocs, Turnersville
Born: 1982, N.J.
Hire Date: January 5, 2012
Practice Areas: Trust and Estate Litigation, Corporate Formation and Transactional Issues, Residential and Commercial Construction Disputes
Career: Update Legal-Contract Attorney 2011, Freedman and Lorry-Attorney 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers-Camden
Advanced Degree: Rutgers School of Business-Camden, MBA-Study, Management, South Africa
College: Rutgers Univ., BA History- Study abroad-Australia
Drew Calder Long
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1979, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hire Date: April, 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance coverage, reinsurance
Career: McCormick & Priore, assoc., 2008-12, Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg, assoc., 2007-08, Blank Rome, contract attorney, 2006-07
Law School: Pennsylvania State Univ. Dickinson School of Law, 2006, President, Trial Moot Court Board,
College: Trinity College, Hartford, CT, B.A., political science, political theory, (minor: legal studies), 2001, with honors
Of Note: French Bulldog Rescue Network, volunteer
Erika M. Lopes-McLeman
Firm: Patton Boggs, Newark
Born: 1984, Mumbai, India
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Clerkships: Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, N.J. Supreme Court, 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, cum laude; Seton Hall Circuit Review, Senior Articles Editor, Interscholastic Moot Court Board
Advanced Degree: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Business Bridge Program, 2004
College: Trinity College, B.A. with honors, Political Science, Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
Of Note: Seton Hall Law School Alumni Council
Amber J. Loughran
Firm: Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1980, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Education Law
Career: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Asst. Prosecutor, 2008-12
Clerkships: Betty J. Lester-Essex County
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2007
College: Rutgers Univ.-, B.S. Business Management
Of Note: Essex County Bar association-Young Lawyers Section-Director of Public Relations
Caitlin W. Lundquist
Firm: Methfessel & Werbel, Edison
Born: 1984, Woodbury, N.J.
Hire Date: April, 2012
Practice Areas: employment law, education law, public entity law, discrimination, and civil rights
Career: Fogarty & Hara, Esqs., assoc., 2010-12
Clerkships: Ronald B. Graves of the N.J. Superior Court, Appellate Division.
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2009
College: Colgate Univ., BA, Political Science and Classical Studies, 2006
Alona Magidova
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1964, Kharkov, Ukraine
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Divorce and Family Related issues such as but not limited to custody, support, enforcement proceedings, and appeals
Career: Mandelbaum, Salsburg, assoc., 2000-12, Ulrichesen, Amarel and Eory, assoc., 1995-2000
Law School: New York Law School, 1992
College: Hofstra Univ., B.S. political science
Joshua C. Malino
Firm: Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park
Born: 1973, Queens, N.Y.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property & Technology, Intellectual Property Litigation
Career: assoc., Flaster Greenberg, 2010-11, assoc., Morgan & Finnegan, 2008-09, Senior project engineer, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, 2000-08, 2009-10, Project engineer, Babcock & Wilcox Services, 1996-1999
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2008
College: Univ. of Virginia, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1995
Of Note: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Victoria N. Manoushagian
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1979, Englewood, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate and Business Law, Banking Law and Finance
Career: Goldman, Sachs & Co., assoc., Dewey & LeBoeuf, assoc
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2007
College: Providence College, B.S., Management and Finance, 2001, magna cum laude
Alexandra Marghella
Firm: Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo, Hackensack
Born: 1983, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Labor and employment law, professional liability
Clerkships: Brian R. Martinotti, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011
Advanced Degree: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2011; Equal Justice Clinic, student attorney
College: Georgetown Univ., B.A., government, 2007
Of Note: Prior career and public affirs and government relations
Jonathan L. Marshfield
Firm: Saul Ewing, Princeton
Born: 1979, Scranton, Pa.
Hire Date: July 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: Latham & Watkins
Clerkships: Chief Justice James R. Zazzali, N.J. Supreme Court, 2006-07, Judge Robert B. Kugler, U.S.D.J. District of N.J., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, with high honors, 2006
Advanced Degree: New York Univ., LL.M., 2010
College: Cedarville Univ., B.A. with Honors, 2002
Nichole E. Martiak
Firm: SorinRand, East Brunswick
Born: 1979, Marlton, N.J.
Hire Date: February, 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Patents
Career: Hoffmann & Baron, assoc., June 2006-January 2012
Law School: Seton Hall, 2005
Advanced Degree: Johns Hopkins, M.S., biotechnology, 2011
College: Virginia Tech, B.S., Biology, 2001
David S. Matlin
Firm: SorinRand, East Brunswick
Born: 1957, Rotterdam, Holland
Hire Date: March 2011
Practice Areas: Corporate Finance and Securities
Career: Buchanan Ingersoll, Partner 1997-2001, Hale and Dorr, now WilmerHale, Partner 2001-04, Morgan, Lewis & Bochius, Partner 2004-06
Law School: The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, 1981, Honors: John Marshall Law Review
College: Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL, BA 1981, Seton Hall Univ., South Orange, N.J., B.S.N., Honors: magna cum laude
Fonda J. Mazzillo
Firm: Graham Curtin, Morristown
Born: 1986, Manhattan, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Professional liability, employment law
Clerkships: Rachelle Harz, J.S.C. 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011; Family Law Clinic; Juvenile Justice Clinic
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.A., English (minor: criminal justice), 2007, summa cum laude
Of Note: Spearheaded Miles of Smiles & Kisses and Wags Program at the Jardine Cerebral Palsy Academy, a pet therapy program for children afflicted with cerebral palsy, 2000-07
Sara Ward Mazzolla
Firm: Bressler, Amery & Ross, Florham Park
Born: 1979, Belleville, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Law
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012; Kevin B. Kelly Distinguished Competitor Award; Juvenile Justice Clinic, Public Defender Unit; Externship with Judge Edwin H. Stern on temporary assignment to N.J. Supreme Court, 2011
College: Drew Univ., B.A., political science & French, 2002
Of Note: U.S. Figure Skating Team member; competed in Grand Prix circuit, Olympic Trials, World Junior Competition, and medaled twice nationally, including winning the National Novice Pairs title
Brian S. McCarthy
Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Roseland
Born: 1975, Dover, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Casualty, automobile liability, premises liability, defense, fraud
Career: Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., Senior Sales Representative, 2003-12, State of N.J. Judiciary-AOC, information technology analyst, 2001-03
Law School: Seton Hall, 2009
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., 1997
Alexandra C. McElwee
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1985, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage
Clerkships: assoc Justice Helen E. Hoens, 2011-12
Law School: Univ. of Virginia School of Law, 2011
College: Columbia Univ., B.A., Economics, 2008, all semesters
Of Note: Legal Services of N.J., Research Analyst
Christopher N. McGann
Firm: Skoloff & Wolfe, Livingston
Born: 1985, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Family, matrimonial
Clerkships: Judge Margaret Goodzeit, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011
College: The Univ. of Maryland-College Park, Government & Politics, 2008
Brian McGovern
Firm: Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield
Born: 1987, Marlton, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2012
College: Temple Univ., 2009, B.A. Political Science
Of Note: Political Consultant, Political Analyst for Television and Radio, Musician
Daniel J. McGrady
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1986, Paterson, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance and Reinsurance
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, Seton Hall Law Review
College: The College of William and Mary, B.A., history, 2007, magna cum laude
Aran T. McNerney
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1981, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Products Liability
Clerkships: Michael A. Hammer, U.S. Magistrate, 2011-12, Patty Shwartz, U.S. Magistrate, 2009-11
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2009, cum laude, Journal of Law and Policy, associate managing editor
College: Boston Univ., B.A., history, magna cum laude, B.S., print journalism, magna cum laude, 2003
Courtney L. McRae-Alston
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1968, Washington, D.C.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Labor & Employment
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2012, cum laude; judicial Extern to Justice Barry T. Albin and Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet (D. Del.)
Advanced Degree: Rutgers Univ., School of Management and Labor Relations, M.A. candidate, 2012
College: Douglas College, Rutgers Univ., B.A., labor studies and employment relations, 2007
Of Note: United States Navy, 1985-2005
Meghan McSkimming
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1987, Seoul, South Korea
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Capital Markets, Public Companies
Career: Student attorney, The Center for Social Justice Equal Justice Clinic, Spring 2012, summer Apprentice, Day Pitney, summer 2011, Judicial extern for U.S. Circuit Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. summer 2010
Law School: Seton Hall, magna cum laude, 2012, Distinguished Scholar, Seton Hall Law Review, articles editor
College: Fordham Univ., B.A., international political economy and philosophy, magna cum laude, cursu honorum, 2009
Kim V. Mercado-Washington
Firm: Peckar & Abramson, River Edge
Born: 1977, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: December 2011
Practice Areas: Labor & Employment
Career: Coughlin Duffy, assoc., 2006-11; Lum, Drasco & Positan, assoc., 2004-06
Clerkships: Harvey Weissbard, JAD, Ret., 2003-04
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2003
College: Rutgers Univ., 1999, B.S., administration of justice; James Dickson Carr Scholar
Maryam M. Meseha
Firm: Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1986, Jersey City, N.J.
Hire Date: February, 2012
Practice Areas: Environmental Litigation
Career: Law Clerk at Smith Buss & Jacobs, Yonkers, NY, 2009-12
Law School: Pace Univ., May 2011, cum laude, Environmental Law Journal
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.S., Diplomacy & International Relations, May 2008, magna cum laude
Of Note: Director of Coptic Community Services, Tutor, Sunday School teacher, Youth leader
Oleg A. Mestechkin
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1973, Kiev, Ukraine
Hire Date: 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property
Career: Cantor Fitzgerald, Software Engineer, 2000-08, Cantor Fitzgerald, Scientific Advisor, 2008-10, Cantor Fitzgerald, IP Attorney, 2010-12
Law School: Yerevan Univ. of Law and Economy, 1995
Advanced Degree: Fordham Univ. School of Law, LL.M., 2008
College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, B.S., Criminal Justice, 2003
Brittany E. Miano
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1981, Denison, Texas
Hire Date: April, 2012
Practice Areas: Taxation, estate planning
Career: Waters, McPherson, McNeill assoc., 2007-12
Clerkships: Lawrence Smith, J.S.C., 2006, Peter Doyne, J.S.C., and Robert Contillo, JSC, 2007
Law School: Albany Law School of Union Univ., 2006, cum laude
College: Michigan State Univ., B.A., political theory and constitutional democracy, 2003
Melissa L. Mignogna
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1980, Willingboro, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Family Law
Career: Adinolfi and Goldstein, 2008- 12; Michael Stein Law Offices, 2007-08
Clerkships: John L. Call, Jr., J.S.C., 2006-07
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, 2006
College: Rutgers Univ., Camden, N.J., B.S., finance, 2003
Of Note: CASA of Burlington and Mercer Counties, Fundraising Committee, Forkin Family Inns of Court, N.J. Academy for Justice
Andrew W. Miller
Firm: DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, Warren
Born: 1983, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Environmental, Insurance
Career: Graham Curtin, assoc., 2012
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., Psychology, 2006
Jenna Miller
Firm: Skoloff & Wolfe, Livingston
Born: 1985, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Family Law
Career: Britcher, Leone, and Roth, legal intern, 2007-08, Laufer, Dalena, Cadicina, Jensen & Boyd, legal, intern, 2009
Clerkships: Catherine I. Enright, 2011-12; Thomas L. Weisenbeck, Assignment, Judge, legal intern, 2010
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2011, cum laude
College: Emory Univ., B.A., history (minor: Spanish and Jewish studies), 2007
Matthew C. Mills
Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown
Born: 1986, Edison, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
Career: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown, N.J., summer assoc., June-August 2010, June-August 2011
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012, cum laude; Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, comments editor and published author
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.S., business administration, 2009, magna cum laude; Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Legal Studies Honor Society
Jenifer B. Minsky
Firm: Peckar & Abramson, River Edge
Born: 1970, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: November, 2011
Practice Areas: Construction, risk management, litigation
Career: Zetlin & DeChiara, assoc. then principal, 2002-11; N.Y.C. Office of the Corporation Counsel, deputy asst. borough chief, 1998-2002,
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 1998, cum laude; Journal of Law and Policy, articles editor
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.A., communications, 1992
Of Note: Previously worked as an Asst. Buyer for Liz Claiborne, Inc. and Caldor, Inc
Charles W. Mondora
Firm: Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, Newark
Born: 1982
Hire Date: February, 2012
Practice Areas: General litigation, commercial & business litigation, insurance, reinsurance, professional liability, transportation law
Career: James B. Sharp & assocs, assoc., 2010-12
Clerkships: Alvaro L. Iglesias, J.S.C., Hudson, Vicinage, Law Division, Civil Part, Law clerk, 2008-09
Law School: Hofstra Univ. School of Law, 2008, Hofstra Law Review
College: Boston College, economics, 2005; Honors, Arts & Sciences
Jennifer Lynn Moran
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1971, Staten Island, N.Y.
Hire Date: May, 2011
Practice Areas: Public Contracting, Land Use, Litigation
Career: Paralegal at Courter, Kobert & Cohen, August 1996-May 2011
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011
College: Stockton State College, B.S. Environmental Studies
Patricia C. Morgan
Firm: Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park
Born: 1982
Hire Date: 2012
Practice Areas: Labor & Employment
Career: Day Pitney, 2011-12
Clerkships: Peter G. Sheridan, District Court of N.J., 2010-11; Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, Supreme Court of N.J., 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall, summa cum laude, 2009, Comment editor, Law Review,
College: Drew Univ., B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
Of Note: Seton Hall School of Law Alumni Council, 2010-present, Coptic Lawyers association, 2011-present
Michael J. Morris
Firm: Bressler, Amery & Ross, Florham Park
Born: 1986, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Litigation, Workers’ Compensation
Law School: , magna cum laude, Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2012
College: Georgetown Univ., A.B., government and English, cum laude, 2008
Steven Morris
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1987, Tarrytown, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer assoc., summer 2011, Travis L. Francis, Assignment Judge, Superior Court of N.J., Judicial Intern, summer 2010, Seton Hall Univ. School of Law Prof. Timothy Glynn, Research Asst., summer 2010, Governor’s Office of Constituent Relations, Paid Intern, summer 2008 & 2007
Law School: New York Univ. School of Law, 2012, cum laude
College: The College of N.J., B.A., Political Science, 2009, summa cum laude
Demitrios T. Moustakis
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1987
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer assoc., summer 2011; research asst. to Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School Profs. Michael Wachter and William Bratton, summer 2010
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, 2012
College: New York Univ., B.A., economics, 2009, magna cum laude
Of Note: Involved in pro bono programs in law school including Prisoner Education and Advocacy Project, Homeless Advocacy Project and Urban Ventures Project
Jessica Mullery
Firm: Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1985, Elizabeth, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Environmental & Toxic Tort
Clerkships: Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Jr., J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2010
College: Rutgers College, 2007, magna cum laude
Conor F. Murphy
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1977, Glen Ridge, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Health Law
Career: Connell Foley, assoc., corporate law and transactions, June 2007 to March 2012, Budd Larner, assoc., corporate law and transactions, 2005-07
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2005, Dean’s Merit Scholar
Advanced Degree: Univ. of Bologna, Italy, 2004, coursework: international bankruptcy and civil law
College: Colgate Univ., B.A., psychology, 2000
Patrick J. Murphy III
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1981, Red Bank, N.J.
Hire Date: January, 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation
Clerkships: Law Clerk to Garrett E. Brown, Jr., then-Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of N.J., August 2008, December 31, 2011.
Law School: Seton Hall
College: Washington and Lee Univ., B.A., History, 2003
Arthur M. Neiss
Firm: Beattie Padovano, Montvale
Born: 1952, Newark, N.J.
Hire Date: December 2011, of counsel
Practice Areas: General practice, including civil litigation, dispute resolution, transactions, appellate
Career: Stein, McGuire, Pantages & Gigl, 2009-11; Dennis Oury Law Offices, 2005-09; Diktas Neiss Schandler Gillen, 2000-05; Greene & Zinner, 1996-2000; Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow, 1988-95; Mannarino Bader Bloom Fischer & Woll, 1986-88; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, 1985-86
Law School: Fordham Univ., 1985
Advanced Degree: New School for Social Research, M.A., 1980
College: Univ. of Bridgeport, B.A., psychology, 1974
Daniel G. Nelson
Firm: Bressler, Amery & Ross, Florham Park
Born: 1975, Mount Kisco, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Securities Law
Law School: , Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2012
College: B.A., Middlebury College, history, 1998
Of Note: Served as an Infantry Officer, the United States Army and managed a derivatives confirmation department at a major Wall Street Bank
Benjamin D. Novak
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1985, Toms River, N.J.
Hire Date: April 9, 2012
Practice Areas: Business & finance, emerging business & technology
Law School: William & Mary School of Law, 2010; William & Mary Business Law Review, editor-in-chief and founder; William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal; Business Law Society, president and founder; Co-counsel Program, volunteer; Alumni Ambassador
College: The College of N.J., B.S., business administration (minors: law, politics and philosophy; photography), 2007, summa cum laudeOutstanding Scholar and Bloustein Distinguished Scholar; Order of Omega, president
Danielle M. Novak
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1985, Lakewood, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Environmental Law, Real Estate and Land Use, Construction Law
Career: Ocean County Engineering Department, Senior Engineer, 2011-12, Asst. Engineer, 2007-11, Midstate Abstract Company, title searcher and abstractor, 2002-06
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011
College: The College of N.J., Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering, 2007
Of Note: Licensed Professional Engineer, the State of N.J
Christopher D. O’Leary
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1982, Flushing, N.Y.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Reinsurance
Career: Thacher Proffitt & Wood, assoc., 2008-09, Wade Clark Mulcahy, assoc., 2009-12
Law School: Boston College Law School, 2008
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, 2004.
Of Note: New York Rugby Club
Eleonore Ofosu-Antwi
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1985, Ghana
Hire Date: October, 2012
Clerkships: Law Clerk to Susan D. Wigenton, U.S.D.J., 2010-12, Law Clerk to Edwin H. Stern, P.J.A.D., 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall, 2009
College: Colgate Univ., B.A., Political Science and African Studies, 2006
Of Note: Mentor, N.J.LEEP
Sean M. O’Loughlin
Firm: McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, Florham Park
Born: 1984, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012, magna cum laude
College: Loyola Univ. Maryland, B.S., Biology and Psychology, 2006
Lisa M. Only
Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Cherry Hill
Born: 1980, Woodbury, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Asbestos
Career: Margolis Edelstein, assoc., 2011-12, Law Office of Robert J. Borge, assoc., 2010-11
Clerkships: Jean B. McMaster, Superior Court of N.J., Law Division, Civil Part, 2009-10
Law School: Stetson Univ. College of Law, 2009
Advanced Degree: Stetson Univ. School of Business, M.B.A., 2009
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., 2004
Of Note: Cathedral Kitchen-Board Member
Katelyn O’Reilly
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1982, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Federal Litigation
Clerkships: Dennis M. Cavanaugh, U.S.D.J., 2010-11; Joseph A. Dickson, U.S.M.J., 2011-2012
Law School: Temple Univ. Beasley School of Law, cum laude, 2010, Temple Law Review, Articles Editor
College: Univ. of Notre Dame, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2004
Joseph A. Palumbo
Firm: Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1978, Rahway, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Municipal litigation, civil rights violations, discrimination and harassment claims, and employment law.
Clerkships: Christine M. Nugent, Tax Court of N.J., 2011-12
Law School: New York Law School, 2011, magna cum laude
College: Syracuse Univ., finance and economics, 2000
Of Note: Prior career as manager for BCK Construction, Inc., 2004-08, and financial specialist with Wachovia Bank, 2001-04
Xiaohong (Sharon) Pan
Firm: Budd Larner, Short Hills
Born: 1968, Shanghai, China
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Law
Career: Sr. Scientist II, Pfizer-Wyeth, July 2002-April 2010
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, Intellectual Property Concentration
Advanced Degree: Univ. of Maryland, Ph.D. 2002, pharmaceutics, West Virginia Univ., M.S. 1997, pharmacokinetics
College: Zhejiang Univ., China, B.S. 1990, Pharmacy
Michael J. Paragano
Firm: Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, Princeton
Born: 1986, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Personal Injury
Clerkships: Donald W. DeLeo, Surrogate of Hudson County, Deputy Clerk of Superior Court, August 2011- August 2012
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, cum laude
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., criminal justice and sociology, 2008 , with honors
William Pardue
Firm: Skoloff & Wolfe, Livingston
Born: 1981, Danville, Va.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Tax
Career: Law Clerk for Patrick DeAlmeida, P.J.T.C., January 2008-August 2009, McCarter & English, October 2009-August 2012
Clerkships: Patrick DeAlmeida, P.J.T.C., Janaury 2008-August 2009
Law School: Univ. of Miami School of Law, 2007-cum laude
College: Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004, B.S. Business Administration, BA Psychology
Of Note: Board Member of the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alumni Club’s New York Chapter
Seth R. Parker
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Born: 1981, Jersey City, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, Family Law
Career: Associated with a Bergen County firm handling various domestic relations matters
Clerkships: Law Clerk to Maureen B. Mantineo, the Presiding Judge for the Family Division, Hudson County, N.J.
Law School: , Suffolk Univ. School of Law, 2006
College: B.A., Brandeis Univ., 2003
Christina A. Parlapiano
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Shareholder and Securities Litigation
Law School: Seton Hall, cum laude, 2008, Distinguished Public Interest Scholars Program
College: Univ. of Scranton, B.S., summa cum laude, 2005, Undergraduate Student Paper Award, Presidential Honors Recognition, Frank O’Hara Award
Jean Paige Patterson
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1985, Brunswick, Maine
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Product Liability
Clerkships: Deanne M. Wilson, 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, cum laude, Dean’s Scholarship, Best Oral Advocate
College: The College of N.J., B.S., Criminology, 2008, cum laude
Of Note: Impact Litigation Clinic, Student Attorney, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., Judicial Extern to Deanne M. Wilson
Jonathan D. Pavlovcak
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1973, Levittown, Pa.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance defense, insurance coverage, complex litigation
Career: Drinker Biddle & Reath, assoc., 2008-12, U.S. Army, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (chief, Legal Assistance Division, 2007-08; chief, Criminal Law Division, 2005-07; prosecuting attorney, 2001-03); U.S. Army Trial Defense Services, 2003-05
Law School: Beasley School of Law, Temple Univ., 1999, cum laude; Environmental Law & Technology Journal, articles editor, treasurer
College: Drexel Univ., B.S., civil engineering, 1996, magna cum laude
Portia Dolores Pedro
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1979, Chicago, Ill.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Gibbons Fellowship
Career: Debevoise & Plimpton, assoc.,
2011-12, 2009-10
Clerkships: Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., U.S.C.J., 2010-11
Law School: Harvard Law School, 2009, Harvard Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal, Black Law Students Association
College: Univ. of California, Los Angeles, B.A., international development studies, 2006
Brianne Perlman
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1984, Alexandria, Va.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate
Law School: Northwestern Univ. School of Law, 2012, cum laude
College: Northwestern Univ., B.S. communication studies (minor: sociology), 2006, cum laude
Of Note: Fortress Investment Group, Liquid Markets Hedge Fund Paralegal, 2008-09, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Corporate Legal Asst., 2006-08
Suzanne Elizabeth Peters
Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown
Born: 1987, Newton, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Employment Law & Education Law
Law School: Washington and Lee Univ. School of Law, Lexington, VA, magna cum laude, 2012,
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, B.A., magna cum laude, English and Urban Education, 2009
Of Note: Co-Law Liason, Washington and Lee Univ. School of Law Northern N.J. Alumni Chapter
Timothy Petty
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1986, Hackettstown, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Litigation
Clerkships: Dorothea O’C. Wefing, Temporarily Assigned, Supreme Court of N.J., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, magna cum laude, 2011, Chancellor Scholar, Submissions Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
College: The College of N.J., B.S., magna cum laude, Criminology and Justice Studies, 2008, , all semesters
Nicholas F. Pompelio
Firm: DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, Warren
Born: 1981, Denville, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2011
Practice Areas: Personal injury, commercial litigation, business transactions
Career: Pompelio, Foreman & Gray, 2009-11
Clerkships: Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C., 2008-09
Law School: New England School of Law, 2008
College: Saint Joseph’s Univ., B.S., Finance, 2009
Of Note: N.J. Crime Victim’s Law Center
Adriane E. Price
Firm: J Clark & assocs, Montclair
Born: 1984, Belleville, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Business law & litigation
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2012, Rutgers Conflict Resolution Law Journal, editor-in-chief
College: Columbia Univ., B.A., Philosophy, 2009, cum laude
Justin T. Quinn
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1981, Hackensack, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Litigation
Career: Gibbons, assoc., 2010-11
Clerkships: Esther Salas, U.S.D.J., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2010, best brief, appellate advocacy
College: Caldwell College, B.A., magna cum laude, Criminal Justice, 2004, All-American Scholar Athlete, International Mission on Diplomacy Award, National, 2000-04, Criminal Justice Department Award, Caldwell College Nekel Book Award
Richard J. Ramones
Firm: Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield
Born: 1986, Belleville, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Petroleum Industry Practices, Environmental Litigation
Clerkships: Richard F. Wells, Superior Court of N.J., Civil Division, Camden Vicinage.
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011, cum laude
College: Rutgers College, B.A. History with honors, B.A. Criminal Justice, 2008, .
Of Note: Before attending law school, Rich taught reading comprehension and verbal communication for children with learning disabilities
Jason J. Ranjo
Firm: Patton Boggs, Newark
Born: 1981, Camden, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Barry T. Albin, Supreme Court of N.J., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011
College: La Salle Univ., B.A., economics, 2004
Of Note: United States Army, Officer, 2004-08
Kevin Reich
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1977, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Business & commercial litigation
Career: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, assoc., 2006-12
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2006, Georgetown Law Journal
College: Princeton Univ., A.B., economics, magna cum laude, 2000
David K. Reid
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation
Career: Thompson Wigdor, New York NY-assoc
Law School: Temple Univ. Beasley School of Law, cum laude, 2010, Temple Law Review, judicial intern for Judge Robert B. Kugler, U.S.D.J.
College: Georgetown Univ., B.S., 2007
Theodore T. Reilly
Firm: Graham Curtin, Morristown
Born: 1984, Voorhees, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Defense
Career: Phelan, Hallinan & Schmeig, Legal Asst., 2007-08
Clerkships: Judge John Malone, Presiding Judge Chanc. Gen. Equity Union County. 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, Moot Court and Work with the Center for Social Justice Clinic.
College: Univ. of Delaware, BA, Psychology and History, 2006.
Of Note: Helping Hand Behavioral Health, Caseworker with Adult Schizophrenics 2006-07
Eric D. Reiser
Firm: Saiber, Florham Park
Born: 1985, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation & Bankruptcy
Clerkships: Margaret M. McVeigh, 2010-11; Michael B. Kaplan, U.S.B.J., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2010 ;Entertainment Law Club & Intellectual Property Society, Rutgers Law Record, Law Journal, articles and notes editor, IP committee member
College: Univ. of Michigan, B.A., political science (minor: global media studies), 2007; Delta Sigma Phi
Joanna Rich
Firm: FordHarrison, Short Hills
Born: 1983, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Employment Law
Career: Connell Foley, 2009-12
Clerkships: Mary Catherine Cuff, J.A.D., 2008-09
Law School: Wake Forest Univ. School of Law, 2008; Intellectual Property Law Journal, articles editor
College: Bucknell Univ., BA 2005, History, European & Intellectual
Of Note: Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court, Pupil, 2010 to present, Rebuilding Together Jersey City, volunteer, 2011 to present
Todd C. Richheimer
Firm: SNR Denton, Short Hills
Born: 1979, Merrick, N.Y.
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, commercial, energy, construction and infrastructure, and environmental
Career: Porzio Bromberg & Newman assoc., Litigation Practice Group, 2008-12
Law School: Washington Univ. School of Law, St. Louis, MO, 2008, Recipient of Scholars, Law Scholarship, Voice of 2012: Commencement Speaker
College: Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA, B.B.A., Finance, with distinction, 2002
Of Note: Raised over $100,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Team, Training, while training for various triathlons and marathons
David J. Ritter, Jr.
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1985, Plainfield, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2011
Practice Areas: Trusts and estates, business transactions and business law, financial services, tax
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2011
Advanced Degree: Rutgers-Newark, 2011
College: The College of New Jersey, B.A., history, 2007
Kelly I. Robreno
Firm: McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1984, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation and Insurance Services
Career: Blank Rome, assoc., 2009-10
Clerkships: Jose L. Linares, U.S.D.J., District of N.J., 2010-12
Law School: American Univ., Washington College of Law, 2009, Editor, American Univ. International Law Review, Moot Court Honor Society
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, 2006, Order of Omega Honor Society
Lindsay M. Rodman
Firm: LeClairRyan, Newark
Born: 1982, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: General Corporate Services
Career: LeClairRyan, Newark, N.J., January 2012-Present
Law School: , magna cum laude, Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2011, received award for Outstanding Contribution to the Equal Justice Clinic, .
College: Villanova Univ., B.S., business administration, marketing (minor: sociology), 2003
Of Note: Volunteer for NY Cares, prior career, music industry
Rafael E. Rosario Jr.
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1983, Bronx, N.Y.
Hire Date: July 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, Newark, N.J., law clerk, 2009-10, Prudential Financial, Inc., Newark, N.J., attorney, law fellow, 2010
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2009, Computer Law & Technology Journal
College: Fordham Univ., B.A., philosophy, Phi Sigma Tau, 2005
Edward F. Roslak
Firm: Saul Ewing, Newark
Born: 1980, Staten Island, N.Y.
Hire Date: May, 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Employment Litigation
Career: The Prudential Insurance Company of America — Corporate Counsel, Prudential Law Department Fellowship Program, Jan. 2010-Feb. 2012, d’Arcambal & Ousley, assoc., March 2012-May 2012
Clerkships: None.
Law School: Seton Hall, cum laude, Class of 2009
College: Binghamton Univ., January 2004-B.A., German Language
Michael L. Ross
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1984, Princeton, N.J.
Hire Date: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, Paraprofessional, October 2007, August 2009, Honda of America Manufacturing, Business Co-Op, 2006
Law School: Northwestern Univ. School of Law, 2012
College: Ohio State Univ., Bachelors of Science, Business Administration, Operations Management, 2007, Three-time member of the
Jordan I. Rothman
Firm: Patton Boggs, Newark
Born: 1987, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2012. Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, administrative editor
Advanced Degree: Brandeis Univ., M.A., American history.
College: Brandeis Univ., B.A., history and politics (minors: economics and Latin American studies), magna cum laude
Of Note: Prior internships with Teach For America and Americorps. Member of the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program
Danielle A. Rubin
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1987, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2012, Rutgers Law Review, N.J. Developments, Editor
College: Univ. of Maryland, B.A., government and politics, 2009
Benjamin I. Rubinstein
Firm: K&L Gates, Newark
Born: 1983, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Disputes
Career: Stroock & Stroock, & Lavan, Litigation assoc., 2008-March 2012
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2008, cum laude
College: Tufts Univ., B.A., Political Science and Peace and Justice Studies, 2005, magna cum laude, Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honors
Of Note: Young Friends of Tufts Advancement, board member, JNFuture, Jewish National Fund
Scott M. Russ
Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1965, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance defense, civil litigation, products liability, professional liability, construction accidents
Law School: Washington Univ. School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1990
College: Indiana Univ. at Bloomington, B.A., 1987
Rajeh A. Saadeh
Firm: Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater
Born: 1985, Newark, N.J.
Hire Date: February, 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, family law
Clerkships: Hany A. Mawla, J.S.C. 2010-11
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2010
Advanced Degree: Wharton School of the Univ. of Pennsylvania, Certificate, business & public policy, 2010
College: Rutgers College, B.A., Middle Eastern studies & political science, 2007
Of Note: Volunteer at Wafa House
Matthew S. Sachs
Firm: K&L Gates, Newark
Born: 1986, Rochester, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Disputes
Career: K&L Gates, Research Asst., Spring 2011, Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, summer Law Clerk, summer 2010
Clerkships: Stephen Skillman, Superior Court of N.J., Appellate Division, 2011-12 court term
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, cum laude
College: Univ. of Michigan, B.A., Psychology, 2008
Sarah A. Sakson
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1986, Trenton, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Business Disputes
Clerkships: Virginia Long, assoc. justice, N.J. Supreme Court, 2011-12
Law School: Boston Univ. School of Law, 2011, American Journal of Law & Medicine, symposium editor
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., 2008
Ryan E. San George
Firm: Saiber, Florham Park
Born: 1985, Englewood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Business Litigation And Employment & Labor Law
Career: Law Clerk To Harriet Farber Klein, J.S.C., Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Essex Vicinage
Clerkships: Harriet Farber Klein, J.S.C., Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Essex Vicinage
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, cum laude, Seton Hall Law Review
College: Univ. Of Connecticut, B.A. political science and history, 2008, magna cum laude
Louis Sarok
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1977, Budapest, Hungary
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Clifford Chance US, assoc., Mergers and Acquisitions, 2005-12, Riker Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, summer assoc., 2004, Port Authority of New York & N.J. Law Department, summer Law Intern, Office of N.J. Solicitor, 2003, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Management Consultant-Financial Services and Banking Group, 2000-01
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2005, Fordham Urban Law Journal, associate articles editor
College: Bucknell Univ., B.A., Economics and German, 1999
Alexander X. Saunders
Firm: Peckar & Abramson, River Edge
Born: 1976, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hire Date: April 9, 2012
Practice Areas: Construction Law, Labor Law, Commercial Litigation
Clerkships: Law clerk for Richard Facemire, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, West Virginia, from August, 2004 to May, 2005.
Law School: George Washington Law School, 2004
College: Univ. of South Florida, B.A., 2000
Matthew J. Schiller
Firm: K&L Gates, Newark
Born: 1978, Hartford, Conn.
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Real estate, land use
Career: Porzio Bromberg & Newman, 2010-12; Zeichner Ellman & Krause, 2010; Day Pitney, 2007-09; Saul Ewing, x2005-07
Clerkships: Victor Ashrafi, J.S.C., 2004-05
Law School: Washington Univ., St. Louis, 2004, Journal of Law and Policy, associate managing editor
College: Trinity College, B.A., Political Science with Honors, 2001, Cities Program, honors program
Of Note: Board of Consultors-N.J. Bar association, Real Property Trusts and Estates Section
Ari D. Schneider
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1982, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: December 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Essex County Prosecutors Office, Asst. Prosecutor, 2008-11
Clerkships: Melvin L. Gelade, J.S.C., August 2007-August 2008
Law School: Quinnipiac Univ. School of Law, 2007
College: Syracuse Univ., B.S., Political Science 2004, Athletic Honor Roll, 2002-04
Matthew S. Schoen
Firm: Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1975, East Patchogue, N.Y.
Hire Date: Feb. 2012
Practice Areas: Title 59, Employment law
Career: Douglas & London, assoc., 2010, Ginarte, O’Dwyer, Gonzalez, Gallardo & Winograd, assoc., 2010-12
Clerkships: Jamie D. Happas, J.S.C., 2009
Law School: Seton Hall, 2008
College: Stevens Institute of Technology, B.E. Civil Engineering, 1997
Of Note: Prior Career: US EPA, Environmental Engineer, 1997-2005
Joseph Schramm, III
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Princeton
Born: 1982, Willingboro, N.J.
Hire Date: 1, 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: assoc., Duane Morris, 2011, 2012, assoc., Fox Rothschild, 2008, 2011, Law School: , cum laude, Rutgers Univ. School of Law, Camden, 2008
College: B.S., magna cum laude, Chemistry, The College of N.J., 2005
Andrew L. Schwartz
Firm: Schenck Price Smith & King, Florham Park
Born: 1982, Princeton, N.J.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: School Law, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation
Career: Hoboken High School, Teacher of Mathematics 2005–07, Law Office of Robert M. Schwartz, assoc., 2011-12
Clerkships: Alvaro L. Iglesias, J.S.C., 2010–11
Law School: Vermont Law School, 2010
College: Indiana Univ., B.S., secondary mathematics education, 2005.
Of Note: Snowboarding, mountaineering, basketball, tennis, pickle ball, running
Cheyne R. Scott
Firm: Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, Secaucus
Born: 1984, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation & Governmental Law
Clerkships: Sheila A. Venable, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, cum laude, 2011, First Year Moot Court Competition Quarterfinalist: 3rd Best Advocate, Member of 2009 Moot Court Criminal Procedure National Team, San Diego, CA, Cooley 2010 Australia & New Zealand Study Abroad Program Participant
College: Michigan State Univ., B.A., Political Science Pre-Law, August 2006
Allison L. Segal
Firm: DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, Warren
Born: 1986, Cherry Hill, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, tax appeals
Clerkships: Margaret Mary McVeigh, J.S.C., 2012.
Law School: Widener Univ., 2011.; Widener Law Review, articles editor; Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Society, Competition Chair
College: Drew Univ., BA, philosophy, 2008, cum laude, Drew Recognition Award-4 years, Sherman Plato Young Scholar Award, Thomas D. Sayles Jr. Student Award
 
Andrew Segna
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1987, San Diego, Calif.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Tax
Law School: Harvard Law School, 2012, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, line editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology Digest, executive editor
College: Columbia Univ., B.A., history, 2009, magna cum laude
Stephanie A. Sgambati
Firm: Duane Morris, Newark
Born: 1983
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial, securities, antitrust and products liability Litigation
Career: Reproductive Medicine Assocs. of N.J.-Clinical Research Coordinator May 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2012, Women’s Rights Law Reporter, notes and comments editor, Moot Court Board Co-Chair 2011-12
Advanced Degree: Simmons College, M.A., gender and cultural studies, 2007
College: Barnard College, Columbia Univ., B.A., psychology (minor: art history), 2005, magna cum laude
Arjun Shah
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1987, Englewood, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation
Law School: Emory Univ. School of Law, 2012, Emory International Law Review, Managing Editor
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., biological science and political science, cum laude, 2009
Of Note: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Registered Patent Agent
Boris Shapiro
Firm: Methfessel & Werbel, Edison
Born: 1984, Slatkiy Stol, Ukraine
Hire Date: April, 2012
Practice Areas: Public entity defense, employment law, special education, and civil rights
Career: Plumber, paper boy, duck hunter, boxer, met Mike Tyson.
Clerkships: N.J. Office of Administrative Law, 2009-11
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2009, cum laude, Hunter Moot Court: Top 10 advocate, Journal of Law and Public Policy, Articles Editor
College: Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, BA, political science, 2006, Gentleman and Scholar Award.
Of Note: Making the world a better place
Matthew C. Sheehan
Firm: Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, Hackensack
Born: 1984, Melbourne, Australia
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation & Bankruptcy
Career: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Practice Asst., 2007-09, 2011-12
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2012
College: Boston College, B.A., political science, 2007
Of Note: Habitat for Humanity & Phoenix of New Orleans, Gulf Coast Disaster Relief
Michael Shortt
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1979, Nyack, N.Y.
Hire Date: November 2011
Practice Areas:
Career: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, assoc., October 2008, November 2011, City of New York, Administration for Children’s Services, Child Protective Specialist, February 2002, August 2005
Law School: Seton Hall, 2008
College: Fordham Univ., Fordham College, 2001, B.A., Sociology
Eric G. Siegel
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter
Born: 1982, Los Angeles, Calif.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Services and Litigation
Clerkships: Thomas F. Brogan, P.J.Cv., Presiding Civil Judge, Civil Division, Passaic Vicinage, Superior Court of, N.J.
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, Wilmington, 2011
College: Drew Univ., College of Liberal Arts, B.A., Political Science 2004
Evan Silagi
Firm: Braff, Harris & Sukoneck, Livingston
Born: 1986, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: July 2012
Practice Areas: Complex commercial litigation, Insurance law
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2011, cum laude
College: Rutgers College, 2008
Damon W. Silver
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1985, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Sills Cummis & Gross, summer assoc., 2011, Legal Services, Legal Intern, June-August 2010, Legal Aid Society, Investigator, June-August 2009
Law School: New York Univ., 2012
College: Duke Univ., B.A., History, 2008, with distinction
Of Note: Teacher of English as a Second Language-Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2008-09; SAT Tutor-Queens and New York, NY, Summers of 2007 & 2008; Habitat for Humanities-Newark, N.J., summer 2008
Douglas M. Silvestro
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1982, Trenton, N.J.
Hire Date: June 2011
Practice Areas: School Law, Special Education, Public Contracting
Career: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, assoc., 2008-11
Clerkships: N.J. Office of Administrative Law, 2007-08
Law School: Seton Hall, 2007
College: Drew Univ., B.A., English, 2004
Autumn M. Simpson
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1982, Erie, Pa.
Hire Date: June, 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Law Office of Mary Alice Coleman, Law Clerk, 2010-11, Sacramento District Attorney’s Office, Certified Legal Intern, summer 2010 and Spring 2011, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California, Civil Law Clerk, summer 2009 and Spring 2010
Law School: Univ. of California, Davis, May 2011, top 10%
College: Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., criminal pre-law and psychology, 2005, magna cum laude
Of Note: Habitat for Humanity
Rashmee Sinha
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1981, Harlem, N.Y.
Hire Date: December 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance defense, insurance coverage, employment & labor law, administrative law, government contracts
Career: Frank & assocs, Senior assoc., 2011, Frank & assocs, assoc., 2009-11
Clerkships: Ronald Hedges, judicial intern, 2005-06
Law School: Seton Hall, 2007
College: Boston Univ., B.A., economics & international relations, 2003
Of Note: Volunteer Attorney, Nassau-Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc
Samar Siyam
Firm: Chasan, Leyner & Lamparello, Secaucus
Born: 1984, Secaucus, N.J.
Hire Date: March, 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance coverage and defense litigation.
Clerkships: Esther Suarez, J.S.C.-February 2010-August 2011
Law School: Pace Univ. School of Law, 2009
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, Middle Eastern studies, 2006
Scott M. Smedresman
Firm: SorinRand, East Brunswick
Born: 1982, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: May, 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Technology and Privacy
Career: Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, assoc., January 2008-May 2012
Law School: Fordham Law, 2007, Moot Court,
College: New York Univ., B.A., 2004, Politics
Bianca A. Smith
Firm: Stark & Stark, Lawrenceville
Born: 1984, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Hire Date: August, 2012
Practice Areas: Business & Corporate
Clerkships: Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, Judicial Law Clerk to Robert O. Baldi, August 2011-August 2012, Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, Judicial Law Clerk to Wallace H. Bateman, Jr., May 2011-August 2011
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, 2010, Moot Court Honor Society,
College: Univ. of Pittsburgh, B.A., cum laude, English, 2007
Michael Collins Smith

Firm: McCarter & English Newark
Born: 1979, Salt Lake City, Utah
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012, magna cum laude, Distinguished Scholar, Seton Hall Law Review
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.S., business administration, 2001, magna cum laude, B.A., Spanish studies, 2002, magna cum laude
Of Note: Asst. Principal Cellist, South Orange Symphony, Paralegal, Real Estate Agent, Customer Service Manager, Research Asst
Clara Y. Son
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1977, Seoul, South Korea
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Consumer finance, creditors’ rights, products liability and torts litigation
Career: Spector & Ehrenworth, assoc., 2010-12; Coughlin Duffy assoc., 2008-10
Clerkships: Margaret Mary McVeigh, J.S.C., 2007-08
Law School: Seton Hall, 2007, cum laude; Seton Hall Legislative Journal; Immigration & Human Rights Clinic; Income Tax Assistance Program
College: Binghamton Univ., B.A., 1999
Of Note: N.J. Supreme Court Committee for the Special Civil Part, part of 2010-12 term
Christopher P. Soper
Firm: Pepper Hamilton, Princeton
Born: 1978, Urbana Champaign, Ill.
Hire Date: May 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, construction litigation
Career: Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall Furman, assoc., 2006-12
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2007, Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, assoc. editor
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, 2002
Of Note: Co-founder, Safe Harbor Climbers’ Coalition
Lindsay M. Sorin
Firm: SorinRand, East Brunswick

Born: 1985, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate and employment
Career: Littler Mendelson, assoc., Labor and Employment, 2010-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2010, magna cum laude, Member of the Seton Hall Law Review
College: Hamilton College 2007, Government, magna cum laude, Department Honors
Of Note: Hamilton College Elihu Root Society
Kate A. Sozio
Firm: Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield
Born: 1984, Camden, N.J.
Hire Date: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property
Career: Music & Media Licensing Coordinator at MTV Networks from 2007-09, Entertainment Marketing Coordinator at POC Media from 2006-07
Law School: Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel Univ., 2012, cum laude
College: Drexel Univ., Bachelor of Science, Music Business, 2006, magna cum laude
Of Note: Spent several years singing professionally
Stephen Steinlight
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Born: 1975, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: April 2012
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Liddle & Robinson, assoc.; Epstein Becker & Green, assoc.; Sills Cummis & Gross, assoc.
Clerkships: Frank M. Donato, J.S.C., 2001-02
Law School: , Rutgers Univ. School of Law, 2001; Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, associate editor
College: B.A., magna cum laude, Government and with Distinction, All Subjects, Cornell Univ., 1998
Lauren E. Steller
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1985, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Services and Litigation
Clerkships: John C. Kennedy, J.A.D., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, Concentration, Health Law
College: Boston College 2008, B.A., political science with a minor, philosophy, magna cum laude
Andrew D. Stillufsen
Firm: Berkowitz, Lichtstein, Kuritsky, Giasullo & Gross, Roseland
Born: 1970, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: Sept. 2012
Practice Areas: Complex litigation, including commercial, employment and personal injury matters.
Career: Kaye Scholer, 2003-12
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2003, cum laude
College: Rutgers Univ., Rutgers College, 1993, B.A., Political Science and History
Of Note: Managed family-owned seafood restaurant, Pt. Pleasant N.J.
Matthew D. Stockwell
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1980, Manhasset, N.Y.
Hire Date: August 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, Construction Law & Litigation
Career: Callahan & Fusco, assoc., 2005-12, Law Clerk, 2004-05
Law School: Seton Hall, 2005
College: Rowan Univ., B.A., Law & Justice, 2002; Golden Key Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
John Stoelker
Firm: Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, West Orange
Born: 1985, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: July 2012
Practice Areas: bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and debtors’ and creditors’ rights.
Career: Stern, Lavinthal & Frankenberg, assoc.
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011
College: Catholic Univ., Washington, D.C., B.A., magna cum laude, 2008
Matthew R. Straus
Firm: Sedgwick, Newark
Born: 1972, Syosset, N.Y.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Toxic Tort and Complex Litigation
Career: Malaby & Bradley, assoc., 2008-12, Weiner Lesniak, assoc., 2006-08, L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, assoc., 2003-06, Office of the Dsitrict Attorney, Nassau County, Asst. DA, 2000-03
Law School: New York Law School, 1999, cum laude, Harry Gotimer Admiralty Law Award
College: Skidmore College, 1994, English Literature
Of Note: Licensed US Coast Guard Captain up to 100 Gross Tonnage, Certified Sailing Instructor
Christian Stueben
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1986, Englewood, N.J.
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Business & Commercial Litigation
Clerkships: Kenneth S. Levy, N.J. Superior Court, Chancery Division, General Equity, 2011-12
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, magna cum laude, 2011, Fordham Law Review, Notes & Articles Editor, 2010-11, & Member, 2009-11, Mary Daly Scholar, Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award Recipient
College: Bucknell Univ., B.S., Business Administration, 2008
Daniel Sun
Firm: SNR Denton, Short Hills
Born: 1982, Shanghai, China
Hire Date: December 2011
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property and Technology, IP Litigation, Patent, Strategic IP Planning
Career: Wolff & Samson, West Orange, N.J., assoc., June 2010-December 2011, Jack Schwartz & assocs PLLC, New York, NY, assoc., January 2008, May 2010
Law School: Fordham Univ., School of Law, May 2008
College: Rutgers Univ., College of Engineering, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Minor, Economics, May 2004, Eta Kappa Nu, School of Engineering Merit Scholarship Recipient
Edward Tobin
Firm: Methfessel & Werbel, Edison
Born: 1973, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: 2012
Practice Areas: litigation, including subrogation, mass tort, professional malpractice, and products liability
Career: Clausen Miller, senior assoc., 2006-12, Smith Abbot, assoc., 2002-04, Thurm & Heller, assoc., 1999, 2002
Law School: Emory Univ. School of Law, 1998
College: Johns Hopkins Univ., BA, 1995
Nicole C. Tracy
Firm: Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1985, Newton, N.J.
Hire Date: February 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, business transactional, employment law
Law School: Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Law, Class of 2010. Received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence, Advanced Legal Writing, Title IX Seminar, and Gender & Law Seminar.
College: The College of N.J., class of 2007, B.A., English and Sociology, cum laude
Kathy Trawinski
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1987, Ridgewood, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Consumer finance, real estate
Law School: Seton Hall, 2012, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review, assoc editor; Interscholastic Moot Court Board; Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic, student attorney; Student Bar Association, senator; Litigation Society, secretary
College: Univ. of Virginia, B.A., English, 2009
Of Note: American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
Stan Tso
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1961, Ellenville, N.Y.
Hire Date: March 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate, technology, intellectual property & patents
Career: Myers Wolin, assoc., 2009-12; Weinick & Assocs., 2008-09, Kooperman, Kooperman & Tso, 2006-08
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2006; Rutgers Business Law Journal, staff editor; Federal Tax Clinic, student attorney, teaching assoc. and research asst. for Kimberly M. Guadagno
Advanced Degree: Duke Univ., Fuqua School of Business, M.B.A., 1988
College: Cornell Univ., B.S.E.E., 1983
Of Note: Prior career as design engineer in telecommunications and automatic test equipment industries
Harry L. Uniman
Firm: Carroll McNulty & Kull, Basking Ridge
Born: 1985, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage, Insurance Defense
Clerkships: Diane Pincus, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011
College: Muhlenberg College, BA, Media and Communications, 2011, cum laude
Nicholas W. Urciuoli
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1984, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Insurance Coverage
Clerkships: Law clerk for Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr., P.J.A.D., Superior Court of N.J., Appellate Division during the 2011-12 term
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2011
College: Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.A., English 2008, summa cum laude
Of Note: Everybody Wins mentor, reading to an at-risk student an hour a week
Kristin L. Van Arsdale
Firm: Brown & Connery, Westmont
Born: 1983, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Hire Date: January, 2012
Practice Areas: Labor & employment litigation
Career: Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, assoc., November, 2011-December, 2011
Career: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit-Appellate, Mediation Program Extern, summer, 2010
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2011, Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, associate editor
College: Villanova Univ., B.A., communications 2005, Lamba Pi Eta Honors Society
Justin Van Dyke
Firm: Budd Larner Short Hills
Born: 1982, Princeton, N.J.
Hire Date: December, 2011
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Law Office of Mark J. Molz, 2009-11
Clerkships: Charlie A. Little, J.S.C. 2008-09
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2008
College: Rollins College, B.A., History, 2004
Of Note: Philadelphia Marathon, Baltimore Marathon, National Brain Tumor Society volunteer
Lindsay A. Van Houten
Firm: Bressler, Amery & Ross, Florham Park
Born: 1987, New Brunswick, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Real Estate Law
Law School: , with honors, Emory Univ. School of Law, 2012, Order of Barristers
College: Georgetown Univ., B.A., government, 2009, cum laude
Kyle E. Vellutato
Firm: Methfessel & Werbel, Edison
Born: 1984, Marlton, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Liability Defense
Clerkships: William Nugent, J.A.D., Sept. 2011-Aug 2012
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011
College: Princeton Univ., B.A., History, 2007
Of Note: Volunteer: Princeton Alumni Schools Committee
Peter Visalli
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1975, Marlton, N.J.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate and Securities
Career: Anslow & Jaclin, 2010-11; Duane Morris, 2009-10; Wolf Block, 2006-09
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2005
Advanced Degree: Sellinger School of Business, Loyola Univ. of Maryland-MBA, with concentration, Information Systems, 2000
College: Loyola Univ. of Maryland-BBA, with concentration, marketing, 1998
Keara Waldron
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1985, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, summer assoc., summer 2010, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark Immigration Services, Legal intern, summer 2009
Clerkships: Dennis Cavanaugh, U.S. District Court, District of N.J., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall, 2011, cum laude
College: Univ. of Notre Dame, B.A., Political Science and American Studies, 2007
Daryl Wander
Firm: Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, Newark
Born: 1986, Evesham, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: General Litigation, Rail, Bus and other Transportation Litigation, Commercial and Business Litigation
Clerkships: Francine I. Axelrod, P.J.A.D., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers-Camden, 2011, cum laude, Rutgers Law Journal
College: Rutgers College, Rutgers Univ., B.A., 2008, art history and economics, cum laude
Dean H. Wang
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1980, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Hire Date: July, 2012
Practice Areas: Health Law
Career: K & L Gates, assoc., Oct. 2010, July 2012, Fox Rothschild, assoc., Sept. 2007-Oct. 2010
Law School: Washington Univ. School of Law, 2007
Advanced Degree: Washington Univ. Olin School of Business, M.B.A., 2007
College: Univ. of Michigan, B.S., Biology and Political Science, 2003
Jason T. Watson
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1978, Georgetown, Guyana
Hire Date: December 2011
Practice Areas: Employment Law, Litigation
Career: Port Authority of New York and N.J., Trial Attorney, 2010-11, Budd Larner assoc., 2008-10
Clerkships: Katharine S. Hayden, U.S.D.J., 2007-08
Law School: Seton Hall, 2007
College: Brooklyn College-CUNY, B.A., 2003
Of Note: Member, Seton Hall Law School Alumni Council, Member, The John C. Lifland American Inn of Court, Mentor, The N.J. Law and Education Empowerment Project, N.J. LEEP
Jenny Weisenbeck
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Morristown
Born: 1983, Summit, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Labor & Employment
Clerkships: Law clerk to Mary Catherine Cuff, J.A.D., the Superior Court of N.J., Appellate Division, 2011-12.
Law School: Boston Univ. School of Law, 2011
College: Dickinson College, B.A., Anthropology, 2006, magna cum laude
Melissa Falk Wernick
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1985, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation
Career: Sills Cummis & Gross, Commercial Litigation assoc., 2010-12
Law School: Boston Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Rutgers College, B.A., History and Political Science, 2007, summa cum laude
Earl P. White
Firm: Proskauer Rose, Newark
Born: 1983, Livingston, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2008
Practice Areas: Labor
Career: Attorney
Clerkships: None.
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2008
College: Rutgers Univ., philosophy, economics, 2005
Sean-Patrick Wilson
Firm: Jackson Lewis, Morristown
Born: 1981, New York, N.Y.
Hire Date: July 2012
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation and Management Counseling
Career: Latham & Watkins, Litigation assoc., 2006-12
Law School: UCLA School of Law, Class of 2006, Editor-in-Chief, UCLA Entertainment Law Review
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., English and History, Class of 2003, Henry Rutgers Scholar Marriott Fellowship
Michael Wrobel
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1977, Scranton, Pa.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate, Tech Group, Intellectual Property & Patents
Career: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, assoc., 2011-12
Law School: Univ. of Maryland School of Law, 2010, cum laude, Journal of Health Care Law and Policy, staff editor; post-graduate legal research and clinical law fellow, 2010-11
Advanced Degree: Temple Univ., M.B.A., 2006; Drexel Univ., M.S., information systems, 2001
College: Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.S., computer science, 1998, magna cum laude
Of Note: Prior career, software industry
Benjamin Yaster
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1984
Hire Date: October 2012
Practice Areas: Gibbons Fellowship
Career: Vera Institute of Justice, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellow, Nonprofit Law, August 2008, August 2009
Clerkships: Reena Raggi, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2011-12, Stefan R. Underhill, United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 2009-11
Law School: New York Univ. School of Law, magna cum laude, 2008, Notes Editor, New York Univ. Law Review
College: Brown Univ., B.A., Philosophy, magna cum laude, 2005, Phi Beta Kappa
Deepa J. Zavatsky
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1981, Castro Valley, Calif.
Hire Date: June 2012
Practice Areas: Financial Services Litigation
Career: 2012, Reed Smith, 2011-Law School Admissions Council, Asst. General Counsel, 2005-Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, assoc Attorney, 2004-Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, summer assoc., 2003-Office of the San Francisco Public Defender-Legal Intern
Law School: NYU School of Law, 2005
College: Univ. of California, Berkeley, Political Science and Mass Communications, B.A. 2002
Kun Zhao
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1977, Shanghai, China
Hire Date: October 2011
Practice Areas: Complex Litigation, Chinese Direct Investment, the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization
Career: Kevin Kerveng Tung, Senior assoc., 2005-11, Shanghai Runhe Law Firm, assoc., 2000-02
Law School: Willamette Univ. College of Law, 2005, , High Paper Honors, High Paper Award
College: East China Univ. of Politics & Law, Bachelor of Law, 2000
Andrew S. Zimmerman
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1981, Annapolis, Md.
Hire Date: January 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, Insurance Coverage
Career: K&L Gates, Insurance Coverage and Commercial Litigation assoc., 2009-12, Robertson, Freilich, Bruno & Cohen, Commercial Litigation assoc., 2006-09, Gaccione, Pomaco & Malanga, Law Clerk, summer 2004
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2006, Rutgers Law Review, Member
College: Rutgers, The State Univ. of N.J., B.A., Political Science, 2003, minors, Philosophy and History,
Brian R. Zurich
Firm: Pepper Hamilton, Princeton
Born: 1982, Princeton, N.J.
Hire Date: September 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation
Career: Landman, Corsi, Ballaine & Ford, assoc., 2011-12
Clerkships: Earl S. Hines, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2009-11
Law School: Rutgers-Newark, 2009, high honors, recipient of the Russell N. Fairbanks Scholarship
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.A., Political Science, 2005, cum laude

 

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