Associates Class of 2013

All vital signs seem strong for lawyer recruitment

New Jersey Law Journal

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Things just keep looking up for associate hiring at New Jersey’s larger firms. Since 2010, there’s been a steady rise in staffing rates, and it continued this year. Though we’re not quite at pre-recession levels, we’re getting there.

The 333 new associates in this, the Law Journal’s 2013 yearbook, are a 2.7 percent increase over last year’s total of 324. It’s not nearly the 11.7 percent spike experienced in 2012, but it’s healthy enough, building on the recovery that began in 2010 following two years of decline.

If the present trends continue, in just a couple of years New Jersey firms will be at the plateau of 400 last reached in 2007.

Evident from this bunch of arrivals is that a clerkship or prior experience is becoming the new normal. Of the 333 hires, 142, or 42.6 percent, had clerked for judges or government agencies. And 117, or 35 percent, had worked at law jobs (exclusive of summer clerkships) prior to their current employment. Even allowing for some overlap between those groups, together they account for more than half of associates class.

However, youth still predominates. The median age of the new associates remains 29, just as it’s been for the past two years.

The new associates continue to be local in origin. Just under half (154) were born in New Jersey, another 58 in New York and 21 in Pennsylvania.

And just under half are New Jersey law school graduates: 81 from Rutgers and 79 from Seton Hall for a total 160.

Women made up a slightly higher proportion of new hires than last year. There were 138, which was 41.4 percent of the total. In 2012, 130 women accounted for 40.1 percent of the class.

As usual, we did not ask the associates who provided their biographical information to identify their ethnicity or race, but the photo gallery does show a marked diversity.

Perusing this yearbook is a good way to look into the future of New Jersey’s legal community, which looks very bright indeed.

Ronald J. Fleury
Editor in Chief

 

MEET THE ASSOCIATES


 


 

 

Alireza Abedin
Firm: Schenck Price Smith & King, Florham Park
Born: 1977 Tehran, Iran
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Banking and finance, corporate, commercial real estate, commercial litigation
Career: United American Energy Corp. network administrator, 2001-05; Brown Brothers & Harriman Systems Administrator 2000-01
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2009; Rutgers Law Review, symposium editor
College: Montclair State Univ., B.A., jurisprudence and political science, 2009; magna cum laude

 


 

 

Daniel A. Abelson
Firm: Capehart Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1985 Port Jefferson, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Career: Anastasia Law, 2013, assoc., 2012-13; NTE Energy, St. Augustine, Fla., assoc., 2011-12
Law School: Univ. of New Hampshire School of Law, 2011
Advanced Education: Univ. of College Cork, Ireland e-law summer Institute, 2009, trademark law between European Union and U.S.
College: State Univ. of New York, Albany, B.A., political science, 2008

 


 

 

Jessica Agarwal
Firm: Littler Mendelson, Newark
Born: 1985 Denville, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: City of Chicago Department of Law, Law Fellow, October 2012-April 2012
Law School: Washington Univ. in St. Louis School of Law, 2012
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., government, 2007

 


 

 

Juliann M. Alicino
Firm: Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1987 Summit, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: General liability, automobile liability
Clerkships: Jamie D. Happas, P.J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: New York Law School, 2012
College: Univ. of Delaware, History, 2009

 


 

 

Alexis M. Aloi
Firm: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Princeton
Born: 1985 Meadowbrook, PA
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation and long term care
Career: Naulty, Scaricamazza & McDevitt, assoc., 2011-13; Kent & McBride, law clerk, 2010
Clerkships: Kyran Connor,  2010-11
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2010; Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, advisory board member
College: Loyola Univ. Maryland, B.A., psychology, 2007, summa cum laude
Of Note: Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers of Arts, volunteer attorney,  2011-present

 


 

 

Kate Ambrosi
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1987 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Real property and environmental law
Clerkships: Susan L. Reisner, J.A.D.,  2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, summa cum laude, 2012, Seton Hall Law Review, assoc. editor,
College: Boston Univ., B.S.A., business administration and management, 2009

 


 

 

Sal M. Anderton
Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown
Born: 1972 Orange, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate, tort law and personal injury
Career: Tobia & Sorger, Harrison, N.J., Of Counsel, 2006-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, Newark, N.J., 1998
College: Montclair State Univ., B.S., political science & philosophy, 1995
Of Note: Legislative Director with Porzio Governmental Affairs, lobbying subsidiary of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, 2006-present; adjunct professor of Law and Political Science at Montclair State Univ., 2006-present

 


 

 

Avery Bruno Armas
Firm: Bressler, Amery & Ross, Florham Park
Born: 1983 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Tax, trusts and estates
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2013; Rutgers Law Review, development editor; Legal Research and Writing Teacher assoc.
Advanced Education: New York Univ., M.A., Childhood Education and English Education, 2008
College: Bucknell Univ., B.A., English and art history, 2005
Of Note: First Grade Teacher at Dare Elementary School in Yorktown, Va., 2008-10; taught English in Poland

 


 

 

Matthew I.W. Baker
Firm: Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster, Newark
Born: 1984 Washington DC,
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Complex commercial litigation
Clerkships: U.S. Department of Justice, U.S.Attorney’s Office for District of Columbia, 2010-12
Law School: George Washington School of Law, 2013
Advanced Education: George Washington Univ., Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, M.P.P., 2013
College: Yale Univ., B.A., political science, 2006

 


 

 

Megan Knowlton Balne
Firm: Hyland Levin, Marlton
Born: 1984 Willingboro, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate, commercial litigation, zoning and land use
Clerkships: Jerome B. Simandle, U.S.D.J.,  2011-13;  Ronald E. Bookbinder, A.J.S.C.,  2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2010, magna cum laude; Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, editor in chief; legal research and writing assistant; Academic Success Fellow
College: Ramapo College B.A., summa cum laude, 2007, Alpha Psi Omega Institute of American History.
Of Note: In law school, participated in Domestic Violence clinic representing victims of domestic violence

 


 

 

Zoha Barkeshli
Firm: Drinker Biddle & Reath, Florham Park
Born: 1984
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Products liability and mass tort
Clerkships: Carol E. Higbee P.J.S.C.
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2011 magna cum laude
Advanced Education: Rutgers Law School-Camden, 2011 magna cum laude
College: Univ. of Liverpool, L.L.B. 2007 with honors

 


 

 

John D. Barry
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1983 Staten Island, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Health law
Career: Sills Cummis & Gross, law clerk, 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2013, cum laude, ABA Health Law Award for Excellence
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., psychology, 2005

 


 

 

Daniel C. Belostock
Firm: Drinker Biddle & Reath, Princeton
Born: 1983 Hackensack, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate and securities
Career: Schulte Roth & Zabel, assoc., 2011-13
Law School: Harvard Law School, 2011
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A. 2005, with honors

 


 

 

Michael D. Benak
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1986 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Tax, employee benefits and private clients
Clerkships: Joseph M. Andresini, N.J. Tax Court, 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.S., Finance, 2009, cum laude

 


 

 

Jennifer M. Bennett
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter Morristown
Born: 1986 Summit, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Insurance services and litigation
Clerkships: Marie P. Simonelli, J.A.D., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, cum laude, Presidential Scholar, recognized for commitment to pro bono services
College: College of New Jersey, B.A., Spanish and political science, 2009, Sigma Delta Pi
Of Note: Participation in various 5K races benefitting charities, particularly Susan G. Komen Race for Cure.

 


 

 

Jeffrey M. Beyer
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1976 New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Insurance
Career: Beyer Farms, Inc., General Counsel, 2010-13
Law School: Cornell Univ. Law School, 2001, cum laude
College: Dartmouth College, A.B., history, 1998

 


 

 

Christopher L. Birkheimer
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1976 Anaheim, Calif.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Products liability
Career: Sills Cummis & Gross assoc., July 2012-July 2013; Florio & Kenny, assoc., March 2010-July 2012
Clerkships: Francine A. Schott, J.S.C., J.S.C., Chancery Division, 2008-09
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2008
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., government, 2004
Of Note: Served on active duty as an Intelligence Specialist in U.S. Navy from 1996-2000

 


 

 

Mayling C. Blanco
Firm: Edwards Wildman Palmer, Morristown
Born: 1978 Havana, Cuba
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation, commercial litigation
Career: Lite DePalma Greenberg, June 2007-July 2013
Clerkships: Mathias E. Rodriguez, J.S.C., 2006-07
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, in 2006
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., philosophy, 2000
Of Note: Serves on Seton Hall Alumni Council and also sits on Dean’s Diversity Council. Prior to law school, was a Teach For America Corps member and taught three years in Paterson, N.J.

 


 

 

Christopher B. Block
Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Roseland
Born: 1970 Princeton, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2012
Practice Areas: General liability, premises liability, product liability, dram shop/liquor liability, employment law
Career: Gordon & Rees, Weiner Lesniak
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, 1996
College: Univ. of Pittsburgh, B.S., 1993

 


 

 

Robert Boatti
Firm: Sedgwick, Newark
Born: 1956 Astoria Queens, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Asbestos, complex litigation, environmental, toxic tort
Clerkships: Garrett E. Brown, Jr., U.S.D.C., District of N.J., 1985-86
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 1985
Advanced Education: M.A. 1982 Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
College: Columbia Univ., B.A., 1977
Of Note: Assistant Director of Admissions, Columbia College, Columbia Univ., 1978-82

 


 

 

Daniel E. Bonilla
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1983 Queens, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Construction law
Clerkships: Douglas M. Fasciale, J.A.D.;  2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, cum laude
College: Univ. of Louisville B.A., Economics, 2005

 


 

 

John A. Boppert
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1964 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Education law, labor and employment law, litigation
Career: Ruderman & Glickman, assoc., 2007-13; Oxfeld Cohen, assoc., 2004-07
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2003
College: School of Visual Arts, BFA, 1990
Of Note: Prior career as Magazine Art Director, Illustrator

 


 

 

Daina C. Borteck
Firm: Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, Denville
Born: 1977 Royal Oak, Mich.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Matrimonial
Career: Patton Boggs, assoc. 2006-13; Latham & Watkins, assoc. 2005-06
Clerkships: John W. Bissell, U.S.D.J., 2004-05
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2004, cum laude, Moot Court Honor Society
Advanced Education: Univ. of Surrey Roehampton; M.A. International Service, 2000; Alec Dickson Scholarship
College: Univ. of Michigan; B.A. Political Science, 1999

 


 

 

Cristin M. Boyle
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1979 Ridgewood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Governmental affairs
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2013, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, assoc. editor
College: New York Univ., B.A., Fine Arts, Drama, Tisch School of Arts, 2002; B.A., English and American Literature, College of Arts and Sciences, cum laude, 2002

 


 

 

Deborah Jacquin Bracaglia
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1954 Montclair, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Education
Career: Eric Bernstein & Assocs., of counsel, 2004-13; Wiley, Malehorn, Sirota & Raynes, of counsel, 2002-03 and 1980-83
Clerkships: Wilfred P. Diana,  J.S.C., 1979-80
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 1979, cum laude
College: Rutgers College, B.A., math, 1976, Pi Mu Epsilon
Of Note: Elected member of Bernards Township Board of Education for 12 years-1991-1994 and 1996-2005; President of Board, 1999-2005

 


 

 

Ronni M. Bright
Firm: Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, Paramus
Born: 1982 Toms River, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Career: Goldsmith Ctorides & Rodriguez, assoc., 2011-13; Hendrickson & Edelstein, 2010-11
Clerkships: Craig L. Wellerson, J.S.C.
Law School: Pennsylvania State Univ., Dickinson School of Law, 2009
College: Montclair State Univ., B.A., justice studies, 2004
Of Note: Garden State Bar Association, Chair, Nominations Committee

 


 

 

Kristina Rak Brown
Firm: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Woodbridge
Born: 1972 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate law
Career: McCarter & English, assoc., 2003-04; 2007-13; Wolff & Samson, assoc., 2001-03; GKB Consulting, Inc., co-founder & vice president, 2000-01; Lowenstein Sandler, assoc., 1997-2000
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 1997; Rutgers Computer & Technology Journal, notes and comments editor; legal research and writing instructor
College: Rutgers Univ., Rutgers College, B.A. magna cum laude, Political Science/French, 1994; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Sigma Alpha; Phi Sigma Iota

 


 

 

Matthew J. Burdalski
Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Cherry Hill
Born: 1983
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance fraud and Special Investigation Unit litigation
Career: Carpenter, McCadden & Lane, ssoc., 2010-12
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, cum laude, 2010
College: West Chester Univ., B.S., 2006, cum laude

 


 

 

Deirdre Burke
Firm: Forman Holt Eliades & Youngman, Paramus
Born: 1984 Suffern, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Trustee representation, individual business and consumer representation in Chapters 7, 13 and 11.
Career: Forman Holt, law clerk, 2011-12
Law School: St. John’s Univ. School of Law, 2012; American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, executive research editor, 2011-12
College: Fordham Univ., B.S., biology, 2006

 


 

 

Donald F. Burke
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1987
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Trial and insurance defense, insurance coverage
Clerkships: Carmen Messano, P.J.A.D., 2012-13; Karen M. Cassidy, A.J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall Law School 2011
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., religion 2008; summa cum laude

 


 

 

Rudolph J. Burshnic II
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter Morristown
Born: 1987 Hillsborough, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Construction, fidelity and surety
Clerkships: Yolanda Ciccone, A.J.S.C.;  2012-13
Law School: Washington and Lee Univ. School of Law, 2012, cum laude; Washington and Lee Law Review, managing editor
College: Univ. of Maryland, College Park, B.A., government & politics, 2009, cum laude

 


 

 

Adam Busler
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Atlantic City
Born: 1986
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: RainKing Software, Manager, Lead Generation, 2009-10
Law School: Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel Univ., magna cum laude, 2013
College: Dickinson College, B.A., economics, 2009
Of Note: Teaching Fellow at South Philadelphia High School, 2011-12

 


 

 

Jacob Sagner Buurma
Firm: Dentons US, Short Hills
Born: 1979
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation, project development
Career: Sills Cummis & Gross, assoc., 2008-11; Day Pitney, assoc., 2011; Sills Cummis & Gross, assoc., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2008; Rutgers Law Review, editor
College: Johns Hopkins Univ., B.A. political science, 2003
Of Note: Member, Newark Museum Board of Trustees; Member, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Arts Education Committee

 


 

 

Ross A. Carbone
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Atlantic City
Born: 1983
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate, gaming
Career: UBS Investment Bank, analyst, sales assistant, 2006-09; PricewaterhouseCoopers, assoc., 2005-06
Law School: Rutgers Law School
College: Middlebury College, B.A., 2005

 


 

 

Megan E. Carr
Firm: Mantell, Prince & Reynolds, Murray Hill
Born: 1986 Westwood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Estate planning and administration, tax and business planning
Clerkships: Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr., P.J.A.D., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012
College: Rutgers College, B.A. journalism, political science, 2008, cum laude

 


 

 

Shannon Carroll
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1983 Teaneck, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Health law, litigation
Career: Garfunkel Wild, assoc. 2011-13; Epstein Law Firm, assoc. 2009-11
Clerkships: Peter E. Doyne, A.J.S.C.  2008-09
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2008
College: College of New Jersey, B.A., cum laude, 2005

 


 

 

Caitlin Petry Cascino
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1988 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Clerkships: Mary Catherine Cuff, P.J.A.D., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, cum laude
College: Villanova Univ. B.S., summa cum laude, Business Administration, 2009

 


 

 

Joseph D. Castellucci, Jr.
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1975 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Education law, special education and litigation
Career: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., assoc., 2010-12
Clerkships: N.J. Office of Administrative Law,  2007-08
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2007
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.S., Education, 1997, cum laude
Of Note: Former High School English Teacher, Mentored At-Risk Students

 


 

 

Edvie Marie Castro
Firm: Carlin & Ward, Florham Park
Born: 1986 Pequannock, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Eminent domain, labor and employment law, business and commercial law
Clerkships: Donald J. Volkert, Jr., A.J.S.C.,  2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012
Advanced Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 2012; Seton Hall Univ., M.A., 2008, English, cum laude
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.A., 2007, English, cum laude
Of Note: Juvenile Justice Clinic, Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, September 2011-December 2011

 


 

 

Michael D. Celentano
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter Morristown
Born: 1987 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Insurance services and litigation
Clerkships: Randal C. Chiocca, J.S.C.,  2012-13
Law School: New England Law Boston, 2012; New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, lead article editor; CALI Excellence for Future Award.
College: Drew Univ., B.A., 2009

 


 

 

Geewon Cha
Firm: Wilson Elser, Florham Park
Born: 1986 Seoul, South Korea
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: General liability, product liability, professional liability
Clerkships: Joseph A. Portelli, J.S.C.  2012-13
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2012
College: Univ. of Notre Dame, B.A., 2008

 


 

 

Rasika Chakravarthy
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1984 Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Products liability and torts litigation
Career: Krupnick & Krupnick, 2011-13; Office of Data Protection Ombudsman, Finland, June-July 2009
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2011; Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, editor in chief; International Women’s Human Rights Clinic
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, in economics, psychology and South Asia Studies, 2006; distinction in South Asia Studies; study abroad: London School of Economics and Political Science 2005

 


 

 

Risa M. Chalfin
Firm: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge
Born: 1986 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, assoc., 2012-13
Clerkships: Glenn Berman, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, June 2011, Brooklyn Law School Silver Public Service Award
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, B.A. in Economics and Sociology, May 2008; Friars Senior Society

 


 

 

Kashif T. Chand
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1981 Elizabeth, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Mortgage banking, consumer finance, complex commercial litigation, environmental and toxic tort litigation, intellectual property, employment law
Career: Patton Boggs Sept. 2008-February 2013
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2008, cum laude
College: Rutgers Univ.-B.A. Chemistry
Of Note: Chemical Analyst

 


 

 

Gaurav Chaudhari
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1983 New Jersey
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Shearman & Sterling assoc., 2008-13
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, 2008
Advanced Education: Wharton School at Univ. of Pennsylvania Certificate in Business & Public Policy, 2008
College: Rutgers Univ., Rutgers College B.S., 2005; High Honors;  Pi Sigma Alpha; National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Of Note: Treasurer, South Asian Bar Association of New York; Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

 


 

 

Laurence Cheng
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1985 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Patent litigation and prosecution
Career: General Electric, mechanical engineer, 2006; Loring Engineers, mechanical engineer, 2007-09
Law School: Boston College, 2012, with a semester in Kings College London
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.S., mechanical engineering, 2007

 


 

 

Elena Chkolnikova
Firm: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Newark
Born: 1968 Ukraine,
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, assoc., 2005-13
Clerkships: Howard H. Kestin, J.A.D., 2004-05
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2004, Moot Court Competition; Bankruptcy Journal, editor
College: Rutgers Univ., May 2000, M.A. Language Education
Of Note: Pro bono political asylum cases

 


 

 

Patricia Choi
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1985
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate and business law
Law School: Univ. of North Carolina School of Law, 2013, with honors
College: Boston Univ., B.A., 2007, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Donald S. Chu
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1984 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate, investment management
Law School: State Univ. of New York at Buffalo Law School, 2010
College: Rutgers-State Univ. of New Jersey, B.A., political science, 2007

 


 

 

Kathleen E. Clark
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1980 Portsmouth, Va.
Date Joined Firm: November, 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Weil, Gotshal & Manges, assoc., 2007-12
Law School: Northwestern Univ. School of Law, 2007; Journal of International Human Rights, assoc. editor
College: Trinity College, B.A., History, 2002; honors; Senior Achievement Award; President’s Fellow for History
Of Note: assoc.s Advisory Board, Lawyers Alliance for N.Y.

 


 

 

Michael J. Clark
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1974
Date Joined Firm: February, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, financial services litigation
Career: Shapiro & DeNardo, assoc., 2008-13
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, 2005
College: Richard Stockton College; 1997
Of Note: Pre-legal career also includes several years of business managerial experience.

 


 

 

Harry H. Clayton IV
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Morristown
Born: 1982
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Environmental, real estate
Law School: William & Mary School of Law,  2007
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2004

 


 

 

Olivia F. Cleaver
Firm: Connell Foley, Cherry Hill
Born: 1977 Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Health law, ERISA, litigation
Career: Reilly, Janiczek & McDevitt,-assoc. 2010-13; Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, assoc. 2007-10; Clerkships: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, attorney advisor/law clerk 2005-07
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2005
College: Rutgers College, B.A., political science, 1999, Phi Sigma Alpha
Of Note: Volunteer Judge, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Northeast Regional in N.Y.C

 


 

 

Sonya Berenfeld Cole
Firm: Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, Newark
Born: 1983 Moscow, Russia
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: General
Clerkships: Karen M. Cassidy, A.J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2010
College: New York Univ.. B.A., journalism and mass communications, 2006 cum laude

 


 

 

Matthew S. Coleman
Firm: Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, Denville
Born: 1981 Secaucus, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Family and matrimonial law
Career: Karen Kirchoff Saminski Law Office, assoc., 2010-13
Clerkships: Maureen Mantineo, P.J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2009
College: New York Univ., B.A., journalism, 2003
Of Note: Domestic Violence Advocacy Project at Rutgers Univ.; Volunteer Lawyer for Justice

 


 

 

Naomi B. Collier
Firm: Berkowitz, Lichtstein, Kuritsky, Giasullo & Gross, Roseland
Born: 1976 Garnerville, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship, elder law
Career: Martin M. Shenkman, assoc., 2007-13.; Naomi Becker Collier, Principal, 2009-13; Law Office of Janet B. Lurie, assoc., 2001-07
Clerkships: Lois Lipton, J.S.C.
Law School: North Carolina Central School of Law, J.D., 2001.
College: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, North Carolina, BA, political science, concentration in law and political philosophy (minor: sociology), 1998, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Melissa Wesner Collins
Firm: Tompkins McGuire Wachenfeld & Barry, Newark
Born: 1968 Glen Ridge, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Civil litigation, professional liability and insurance coverage
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, assoc., 2004-10; Trenk DiPasquale, assoc., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2004, with honors
College: Southern Methodist Univ., B.A. Political Science
Of Note: Member, Township of Verona Planning Board; Trustee and Events Chairperson, Verona Foundation for Educational Excellence

 


 

 

Graig P. Corveleyn
Firm: Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, West Orange
Born: 1978 East Stroudsburg, PA
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, commercial litigation
Career: Sterns & Weinroth, 2004-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2004, with honors.
College: Marist College, B.A., 2001, magna cum laude
Of Note: Board Member, Tim Keyes Consort; www.timkeyesconsort.org; Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout-Pack 71, Hopewell-Secretary and Recruiting Coordinator

 


 

 

David Cramer
Firm: Tompkins McGuire Wachenfeld & Barry, Newark
Born: 1986 Newark, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2011
Practice Areas: General civil litigation
Clerkships: Regina Caulfield, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2011, magna cum laude
College: Drew Univ., B.A., 2008, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Marissa A. Crespo
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Lawrenceville
Born: 1987 Illinois
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate
Law School: Columbia Law School, 2013
College: Villanova Univ., B.A., magna cum laude, 2010
Of Note: SAG-AFTRA, legal intern, January-April, 2013

 


 

 

Gianna Cricco-Lizza
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1986 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Clerkships: Mary Cooper, U.S.D.J., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, Chancellor Scholar, Daniel J. Moore Memorial Scholar, Seton Hall Law Review, symposium editor
College: Columbia Univ., B.A., English, 2008

 


 

 

Justin D. Csik
Firm: Stark & Stark, Princeton
Born: 1982 Burlington, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate law and franchise law
Career: Agfeed Industries, Inc., Corporate Attorney, 2011-12; Covenant Group of China Inc., General Counsel,  2009-11; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Corp. assoc., 2008-09
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2008, Rutgers Law Journal, Hunter Moot Court Competition, Best Brief
College: Villanova Univ.; B.S., Accounting & Economics,  2005, magna cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma

 


 

 

Kristen A. Curatolo
Firm: Drinker Biddle & Reath, Florham Park
Born: 1986
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Private client practice group
Clerkships: Noel Hillman, U.S.D.J., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2011
College: College of New Jersey, B.A., English, 2008, with honors

 


 

 

Jacqueline Curko
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Born: 1981 Boston, Mass.
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Kaufman, Dolowich, Voluck & Gonzo Senior assoc. 2011-13; Cruser, Mitchell & Sanchez assoc. 2007-11; Gold, Albanese & Barletti clerk/assoc. 2004-07.
Law School: New England School of Law 2006
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.S., 2003, summa cum laude

 


 

 

Robert W. Cusick
Firm: Parker McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1967 Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, mortgage foreclosure, real estate, including REO practice.
Career: Drexel Univ.; adjunct professor, 2011-Present; Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg, 2010-12. Prosecutor, Waterford Township 2008-10. Fidelity Nation Title Insurance Company; Vice President, General Counsel
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, 1997, Certificate in Intensive Trial Advocacy Program
College: Temple Univ. B.A., history  (minor: classics), 1994, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Greg D’Alessandro
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1984 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial real estate
Career: Garippa, Lotz & Giannuario
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2010
College: Virginia Wesleyan College, B.A., Psychology, 2007

 


 

 

Eric M. Dante
Firm: LeClairRyan, Newark
Born: 1982 Dover, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: General corporate services
Career: Prudential Financial, group life underwriting specialist, 2007-13; Prudential Financial, group long term care underwriter, 2007; Freedman, Solomon & Company, CPAs, staff accountant/client relations manager, 2006-07
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, cum laude
College: Kean Univ., B.A., history, 2006, magna cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta

 


 

 

Philip W. Danziger
Firm: Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, Hackensack
Born: 1986 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Carroll, McNulty & Kull; assoc. 2012-13
Clerkships: Brian R. Martinotti, J.S.C.
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2011
College: Rutgers College 2008

 


 

 

Steven J. Daroci
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Princeton
Born: 1987
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Fordham Univ. Law School, 2013
College: Georgetown Univ., B.S., 2010, magna cum laude
Of Note: Students of Georgetown, Inc., Barista & Manager, 2007-10

 


 

 

Craig Dashiell
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1985 Queens, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Real House Inc., case manager, 2008-10
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2013, cum laude; Rutgers Law Review, articles editor; Rutgers Minority Student Program
College: Saint Joseph’s Univ., B.S., sociology (minor: philosophy), 2008

 


 

 

Cara L. DeCataldo
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1984 Denver, Colo.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Life science and health industry group; products liability
Career: Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis; assoc.; 2009-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2009, cum laude
College: Univ. of Richmond, B.A., history and political science, 2006, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Leigh A. DeCotiis
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Newark
Born: 1986 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Clerkships: Dennis M. Cavanaugh, U.S. District Court;  2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2013
College: George Washington Univ., B.A., religion, 2008

 


 

 

Thomas J. DeFelice, III
Firm: Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, Newark
Born: 1986 Trenton, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Civil litigation
Clerkships: Sebastian P. Lombardi, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, cum laude
Advanced Education: Monmouth Univ.; MBA, 2009
College: Boston College, B.A., economics, 2008

 


 

 

Anthony De Leo
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1988 Staten Island, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, financial reorganization and creditors’ rights
Law School: New York Univ. School of Law, 2013
Of Note: Epilepsy Foundation of N.J., Camp Nova

 


 

 

Charles J. Dennen
Firm: Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield
Born: 1986 Camden, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Petroleum marketing group
Career: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Legal Assistant, June 2008-July 2009
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2013, cum laude, First Year Legal Writing Award, Reed Smith Clinical Excellence Award
College: Rutgers Univ.-New Brunswick, B.A. Political Science, 2008

 


 

 

Kinjal Desai
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1981
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Trusts and estates
Career: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, assoc.; Reed Smith, assoc.
Law School: Pace Univ. School of Law, cum laude, 2008, Merit Scholar, Federal Judicial Honors Program, extern in Chambers of George Yanthis
Advanced Education: New York Univ. School of Law, LL.M., taxation, 2011
College: Univ. of Michigan, B.A., economics and political science, 2003

 


 

 

Sanmathi Sanu Dev
Firm: Capehart Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1986 Louisville, Ky.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: School law, labor and employment
Career: Levin Legal Group, 2012-13
Clerkships: Ronald E. Bookbinder, A.J.S.C.  2011-12
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2011; Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Safety, managing research editor
College: Boston Univ., B.A., economics and international relations, 2008, with honors

 


 

 

Jessica C. Diamond
Firm: Lum, Drasco & Positan, Roseland
Born: 1987 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Family and matrimonial law; litigation
Clerkships: Michael R. Casale, J.S.C.,  2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, Seton Hall Circuit Review, senior comments editor, 2011-12, Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice Family Law Clinic, Student Advocate, Seton Hall Law Center for Conflict Management, Student Advocate
College: Northwestern Univ.; B.A. in communication studies and English; 2009; departmental honors

 


 

 

Nicholas A. Dibble
Firm: Capehart Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1984 New Britain, Conn.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Clerkships: Benjamin C. Telsey, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2010
College: Haverford College, B.A., 2007

 


 

 

Michael Dillon
Firm: Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, Cherry Hill
Born: 1986 Kingston, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Environmental law and  litigation
Clerkships: U.S.D.J. Gene E.K. Pratter, E.D.P.a., 2011-12
Law School: Temple Univ., James E. Beasley School of Law, 2012, magna cum laude; Burton Award for Legal Achievement
College: Temple Univ., B.A., English and history, 2008, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 


 

 

Peter A. DiMatteo
Firm: Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster, Newark
Born: 1988 Belleville, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Business law and commercial transactions
Career: Law clerk to Lucinda Long, Senior VP and GC of Valley National Bank. 2012-13; Woods & Lonergan, Legal Assistant 2011-12; Randall & Stein, law clerk, 2008-11
Clerkships: Thomas V. Manahan, Morris  J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2013; Rutgers Business Law Review, assoc. editor, Street Law Tutor
College: Rutgers, B.S., Finance, 2010, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Meghan M. Dougherty
Firm: Bressler, Amery & Ross, Florham Park
Born: 1983 Summit, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Law School: Boston College Law School, , 2013
Advanced Education: Boston College, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences; Master of Arts, Theology, 2006
College: Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., English, theology, 2005, cum laude

 


 

 

Brooks Evan Doyne
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter Morristown
Born: 1985 Ridgewood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Health law, transactional
Clerkships: Robert L. Polifroni, P.J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden 2012
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., history (minor: sociology), 2007

 


 

 

Joshua A. Druck
Firm: Graham Curtin, Morristown
Born: 1984 Englewood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Insurance coverage; commercial litigation
Career: Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden, assoc., 2011-13
Law School: Duke Univ. School of Law, 2010
College: Johns Hopkins Univ., B.A. political science, 2006

 


 

 

Reid H. Eder
Firm: Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1987 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2012
Advanced Education: Rutgers Law School
College: Rider Univ., B.A., history, 2009

 


 

 

Scott J. Endlein
Firm: Capehart Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1986 Stratford, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: December, 2012
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, cum laude, 2011
College: Franklin and Marshall College, magna cum laude, 2008

 


 

 

David M. Estes
Firm: Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, Roseland
Born: 1976 Buffalo, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Class action, product liability, healthcare, and personal injury litigation
Clerkships: Victor Ashrafi, J.A.D., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2011, magna cum laude
College: Nyack College, B.A., cum laude

 


 

 

Adam Faiella
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1988 Marlboro, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: General
Law School: Duke Univ. School of Law, 2013.
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.S., finance, 2010, with distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Of Note: Volunteer fundraising for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

 


 

 

David Falk
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1984 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate
Clerkships: Anne M. Patterson, N.J. Supreme Court,  2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2012, magna cum laude
College: Lehigh Univ., B.S., finance, 2007
Of Note: Prior to law school I worked as a financial analyst at Huron Consulting Group in New York City from September 2007 to August 2009

 


 

 

Sarah Lynn Fehm
Firm: McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, Florham Park
Born: 1985 Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Civil litigation, commercial litigation
Clerkships: Lisa Chrystal, J.S.C.
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2012, 2011, 2012 Recipient of Manatt, Phelps Scholarship, 2012 Recipient of Pro Bono Service Award
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A. history, 2007

 


 

 

Douglas Ferguson
Firm: Scott H. Marcus & Assocs., Turnersville
Born: 1986
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: Scott H. Marcus & Assocs,  law clerk, 2012-13
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law 2012
College: Rider Univ., B.A., political science, 2009, cum laude

 


 

 

Melissa M. Ferrara
Firm: Parker McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1982 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment, education, municipal and government
Career: N.J. School Boards Association, labor relations consultant, 2007-08; labor relations analyst, 2005-07.
Clerkships: Georgia M. Curio, J.S.C. , 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, cum laude, 2012; Seton Hall Law Review, comment editor and author
Advanced Education: Rutgers Univ. M.A., labor and employment relations, 2005
College: American Univ. B.A., 2004, cum laude

 


 

 

Jennifer L. Ferraro
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter Morristown
Born: 1983 Jacksonville, Fla.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation and insurance services
Career: Mindshare, a national advertising and media strategy agency, assoc. 2007-09, asst. media buyer 2006-07
Clerkships: Philip H. Mizzone, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Maurice A. Deane School of Law Hofstra Univ. 2012, cum laude; Journal of International and Business Law, solicitations editor and author
College: New York Univ., B.A. Psychology, 2006, cum laude

 


 

 

Eric M. Finkelstein
Firm: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge
Born: 1980 Pittsburgh, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial real estate
Career: Paris Ackerman & Schmierer, assoc. 2012-13; Leonard P. Kiczek Law Offices, 2010-11; Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, assoc., 2007-09
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2007; Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, Managing Articles Editor
College: Boston Univ., B.A., English (minor: political science), 2002
Of Note: Avid mountaineer with successful summit climbs in New Zealand, Peru, Ecuador and U.S.

 


 

 

John F. Finnegan III
Firm: Saiber, Florham Park
Born: 1985 Newton, Mass.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Business litigation
Career: Valley National Bank, law clerk, 2010-11
Clerkships: Michael A. Hammer, U.S.M.J. 2012-13; Dorothea O’C. Wefing, P.J.A.D.,  2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, cum laude, 2011; Seton Hall Law Review, senior editor and member
College: Boston College, B.A., 2007, cum laude

 


 

 

Christian J. Fisher
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Atlantic City
Born: 1985
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate, gaming
Career: Kent & McBride, assoc.; Zane Management, law clerk & NFL agent advisor; Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for Arts, legal services coordinator; Lockheed Martin Corporation, financial analyst
Law School: Temple Univ. James E. Beasley School of Law 2011 magna cum laude
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.S., finance, (minor: international business), 2008

 


 

 

Joseph P. Fiteni
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1982 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, environmental and toxic tort, insurance coverage
Career: Mendes & Mount, assoc., 2007-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2007
College: Gettysburg College, B.A., political science, 2004

 


 

 

Michael Fitzpatrick
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1988 Morristown, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Products liability and torts litigation
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2013, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review, comments editor
College: Boston College, B.A., 2010, economics

 


 

 

Christopher Fontenelli
Firm: Patton Boggs, Newark
Born: 1986
Date Joined Firm: October, 2015
Practice Areas: General
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2013; Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, member; Seton Hall Interscholastic Moot Court Board, member; Raymond Del Tufo, Jr. Constitutional Law Award
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.S., political science (minors: legal studies, business and history), 2013, cum laude; Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society
Of Note: Volunteer at McGuire Air Force Base, Fort Dix Army Base, and Lakehurst Naval Base

 


 

 

Louis C. Formisano
Firm: McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, Florham Park
Born: 1985 West Orange, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Environmental, employment
Career: McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, fellowship position, 2012-13; Startup Importing Business, research assistant, 2011-12
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2011
College: Pennsylvania Univ., B.A., history, 2008

 


 

 

Thomas Forrester, Jr.
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1987 Washington, D.C.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Professional liability
Clerkships: Jamie S. Perri, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School 2012
College: Boston College, B.A., economics and political science, 2009

 


 

 

Joshua Franklin
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Morristown
Born: 1978
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate
Career: Dickinson R. Debevoise, law clerk,
Law School: Rutgers Law School 2005
College: James Madison Univ., B.A., 2000, cum laude
Of Note: Active member of United Way of Morris Country Real Estate group and sits on organization committee for program’s annual luncheon.

 


 

 

Nancy Freedman
Firm: Tompkins McGuire Wachenfeld & Barry, Newark
Born: 1963 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2012
Practice Areas: Workers compensation
Career: Leitner Tort and DeFazio assoc.; 2002-12
Law School: Quinnipiac School of Law, 1988
College: Univ. of Massachusetts, B.A., political science, 1985
Of Note: Master, Inn of Court Justice James Coleman; Workers Compensation

 


 

 

Eric A. Friedman
Firm: Aboyoun & Heller, Pine Brook
Born: 1983 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Taxation, acquisitions and corporate matters
Career: Deloitte Tax, Senior Tax Consultant, 2012-13; Ernst and Young, Federal Tax Staff Accountant, 2007-08
Clerkships: Vito L. Bianco, N.J. Tax Court,  2011-12
Law School: Roger Williams Univ. School of Law, 2011
Advanced Education: Univ. of Connecticut, M.S., accounting, 2006
College: Univ. of Connecticut, B.S., business administration, accounting, 2006

 


 

 

Matthew Frisch
Firm: Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield
Born: 1986 Randolph, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: General
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2013
College: Colgate Univ., B.A., political science (minor: philosophy), 2009

 


 

 

Rebecca Garibotto
Firm: Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park
Born: 1987 Edison, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Marianne Espinosa, J.A.D., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review, Interscholastic Moot Court Board
College: Haverford College, B.A., English, 2009
Of Note: Selected Participant, Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, Spring 2009

 


 

 

Heather L. Garleb
Firm: Ansell Grimm & Aaron, Ocean
Born: 1985 Red Bud, Ill.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, assoc., 2012-13; Tashjy Law Firm, assoc., 2013
Clerkships: Anthony J. Mellaci Jr., J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2011; Villanova Environmental Law Journal, author and managing editor of student works; Peer Mentor Property, Academic Success Program; teaching asst. to Prof. Christine Mooney, legal writing
College: College of New Jersey, B.A., history, 2008, Phi Alpha Theta

 


 

 

Brian S. Gatens
Firm: Wilson Elser, Florham Park
Born: 1985 Hackensack, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: Professional liability, general liability and casualty, medical malpractice
Clerkships: Frederic S. Kessler, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2011; Rutgers Law Review, business editor; Moot Court Board
College: Montclair State Univ., B.A., 2006, summa cum laude
Of Note: Pro bono legal service with Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund; appointed member of Paramus, N.J., Environmental Commission; Volunteer EMT and Firefighter

 


 

 

Katherine A. Gilfillan
Firm: Schenck Price Smith & King, Florham Park
Born: 1968 Sayre, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Education, school law; special education; labor and employment
Career: Weiner Lesniak 2010-13; Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso 2007-10; Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, 2000-04
Law School: Suffolk Univ. Law School, 1997, cum laude, Association of Trial Lawyers Trial Team, 1995, 1996
College: St. Anselm College, Psychology, 1990

 


 

 

Rachel F. Gillen
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1984 Morristown, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy
Law School: William & Mary School of Law, 2013, Member, William and Mary Moot Court Team, Graduate Research Fellow, Founding Member, Health Law Association
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., industrial and labor relations, 2006
Of Note: Certified Compensation Professional- World at Work Society of Certified Professionals

 


 

 

Andrew Gimigliano
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter Morristown
Born: 1974 Syracuse, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Appellate practice, litigation
Clerkships: Jaynee LaVecchia, N.J.  Supreme Court
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2012, magna cum laude
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.A., history, 1997

 


 

 

Michele L. Gipp
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1985 Miller Place, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Health law
Career: Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, corporate/health law attorney, 2011-13
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law 2010
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.A., political science/psychology, 2006, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 


 

 

Amanda Goceljak
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1984 Flemington, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Business and finance
Career: Latham and Watkins, Hong Kong, assoc., 2010-12
Law School: Columbia Univ. School of Law, 2010; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Journal of Asian Law, editor in chief, 2009-10, articles editor 2008-09
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., Asian studies, government and history, 2007, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 


 

 

Elysa Brooke Goldberg
Firm: Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park
Born: 1979 Edison, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Intellectual property and technology, life sciences and medical technology
Career: Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; patent attorney/senior staff attorney; 2012-13; Cooper & Dunham; assoc., 2010-11
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2010, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, assoc. editor
Advanced Education: Cornell Univ., Ph.D,  biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, 2007
College: Vassar College, B.A., biology, 2001

 


 

 

Gail Goldfarb
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1953 Bronx, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: Taxation and estate planning
Career: WolfBlock/Cozen O’Connor, New York, New York, 2006-12, assoc., in Private Client Services Group
Law School: New York Law School summa cum laude, 2003
College: Queens College, City Univ. of New York, B.A., 1974
Of Note: Pro Bono counsel with Kids in Needs of Defense KIND and Community Service Society; Adjunct Professor, New York Law School, teaching estate planning

 


 

 

Lisa L. Goldman
Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Cherry Hill
Born: 1980
Date Joined Firm: December, 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance fraud and Special Investigation Unit litigation
Career: Dessen, Mosses & Rossitto, assoc.; Ramunno & Rammuno, assoc.; BARBRI Bar Review, director of legal education
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, 2007
College: Pennsylvania State Univ. B.A., 2001

 


 

 

Michael Goldstein
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1988 Washington, D.C.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate law
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2013, cum laude
College: Univ. of Maryland-College Park; B.S., finance and marketing, 2010

 


 

 

Allison B. Gotfried
Firm: Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster, Newark
Born: 1986 Morristown, N.J..
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor law
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2013; Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender, executive editor
College: Barnard College, B.A., political science, 2008, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Declan Gourley
Firm: Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, Paramus
Born: 1983 Westwood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2014
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Career: Law Offices of Barbara Comerford, assoc., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2010
College: Rutgers Univ.; Criminal Justice, 2006

 


 

 

Desiree Grace
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1988 Princeton, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Product liability; antitrust
Clerkships: Stuart Rabner, N.J. Supreme Court,  2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review, managing editor; Interscholastic Moot Court Board
College: Univ. of Maryland, 2009,  B.A., criminal justice (minor: philosophy), cum laude; Volunteer, Liberty Humane Society

 


 

 

C.J. Griffin
Firm: Pashman Stein, Hackensack
Born: 1977 Topeka, Kan.
Date Joined Firm: November, 2012
Practice Areas: Employment
Career: Scarinci Hollenbeck, assoc., 2010-12
Clerkships: Arial A. Rodriguez, P.J.A.D., 2009-10
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2009; Rutgers Law Review
College: SUNY-Empire State, BS 2005
Of Note: Vice Chair of LGBT Section of N.J. SBA

 


 

 

Zubin Haghi
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1981 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, financial services litigation
Career: Castle Hill Developers, Project Manager, 2004-08; Clarendon Insurance Group, Treasury Financial Analyst, 2003-04
Clerkships: Kenneth S. Levy, P.J.Ch., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2011
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., applied economics and management, 2003

 


 

 

Ashley J. Hale
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1982 Framingham, Mass.
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: New York City Law Department, Labor and Employment Law Division, senior counsel, 2010-13; assistant Corporation Counsel, Manhattan Trial Unit, 2007-10
Law School: Temple Univ. Beasley School of Law, 2007; Temple International & Comparative Law Journal
College: Villanova Univ., B.A., 2004, summa cum laude,

 


 

 

M. Brian Hall
Firm: Hoffman-DiMuzio, Woodbury
Born: 1982 Camden, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation, social security, employment law
Clerkships: Anne McDonnell, P.J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2012, magna cum laude
Advanced Education: Rutgers School of Business-Camden, M.B.A., 2012
College: Hawaii Pacific Univ., B.S. in business administration, 2008, cum laude; assoc. degree in Korean
Of Note: Young Lawyer Trustee for Gloucester County Bar Association; U.S. Army, Korean Linguist and Intelligence Analyst, 2003-08

 


 

 

John D. Hamill
Firm: Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, Matawan
Born: 1986 Jersey City, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Immigration
Clerkships: Mary Catherine Cuff, P.J.A.D., 2011-12
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2011,
Advanced Education: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2011,
College: Columbia Univ., B.A., political science, 2008, cum laude

 


 

 

Michelle A. Han
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1974 Sellersville, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Career: Merck & Co.; assoc. principal scientist, 2000-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, June 2012, cum laude
Advanced Education: Rutgers Univ.; M.S., chemical engineering 2006
College: Lehigh Univ., B.S., chemical engineering, 1997, B.S., biochemistry, 1996

 


 

 

Amy M. Handler
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1983 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: February, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, products liability
Career: Hughes Hubbard & Reed, staff attorney, 2012-13; Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, litigation paralegal, 2005-08
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2011
College: Colgate Univ., B.A., sociology and anthropology, 2005

 


 

 

Mark S. Hanna
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1978 Smithtown, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation: insurance coverage, personal injury defense, labor/employment defense, professional malpractice defense, commercial
Career: Asst. Hudson County prosecutor; 2004-08.; Chasan, Leyner & Lamparello, assoc., 2008-12
Clerkships: Paul M. DePascale, J.S.C., 2003-04
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2003
College: Lehigh Univ., B.A., 2000, Political Science, with honors
Of Note: District VI Ethics Committee

 


 

 

Bridget Harris
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1985 Dundee, Scotland
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Tax
Law School: New York Univ. School of Law, 2013; Journal of Law and Business, notes editor
Advanced Education: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Completed Coursework in School of Social Work, 2007-09
College: College of William and Mary, B.A., Chinese and linguistics, 2007

 


 

 

Matthew B. Heimann
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1981 Clifton, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Creditors’ rights, bankruptcy
Career: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, assoc., 2009-13
Clerkships: Michael B. Kaplan, U.S.B.J. 2008-09
Law School: Seton Hall Law School 2008, magna cum laude
College: Rutgers Univ.-Rutgers College, B.A., criminal justice and sociology, 2003
Of Note: Judge, Seton Hall Law Appellate Advocacy Program; Barrister, Bankruptcy Inn of Court; Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

 


 

 

Katherine A. Hellander
Firm: Capehart Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1987 Camden, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Clerkships: Nan S. Famular, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Roger Williams Univ. School of Law, 2012
College: Lehigh Univ., B.A., 2009, magna cum laude, 2009, Alpha Pi Sigma

 


 

 

Brian D. Hill
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1983 Wilmington, Del.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Law School: Univ. of Maryland, cum laude
Advanced Education: Columbia Univ., M.A., philosophical foundations of physics, 2008
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.S., physics, 2005

 


 

 

Tyler J. Hill
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1987
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Law School: Univ. of North Carolina School of Law, 2013; North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, staff; Moot Court, International Law Appellate Advocacy team
College: Northwestern Univ., B.A., political science and philosophy, 2009

 


 

 

Edward Hilzenrath
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1969 Summit, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Health law
Career: Caxton assoc.s, 1004-12; Deutsche Bank, 2000-04; Credit Suisse, 1996-2000; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, 1994-96
Law School: Harvard Law School, 1994, cum laude
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., finance, 1991, summa cum laude
Of Note: Finance professional for 17 years before returning to practice of law

 


 

 

Timothy E. Horn
Firm: Brown & Connery, Westmont
Born: 1986 Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Labor and employment, commercial litigation
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2012, cum laude
Advanced Education: Villanova Univ. School of Law, LL.M., taxation, expected 2016
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., psychology, 2009
Of Note: South Jersey Legal Services Pro Bono Project-Representing Minor Child in Claim for Supplemental Security Income Payments 2013

 


 

 

Abbey M. Horwitz
Firm: Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater
Born: 1978 Belleville, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Trust and estates
Career: Holm & O’Hara; assoc., 2006-12
Law School: New York Law School, 2006, Carbonell Fellowship in Law and Policy
College: Washington Univ. in St. Louis, B.A., Social Thought & Analysis, 2000
Of Note: Prior to attending law school, worked in human resources at Holtzbrinck Publishers, now Macmillan Publishers in N.Y.

 


 

 

Marisa Nicole Hourdajian
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1987 Teaneck, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Employment and labor law
Clerkships: Lisa Perez-Friscia, J.S.C.  2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, magna cum laude, 2012; Seton Hall Legislative Journal, symposium editor;
Seton Hall Law Success Scholarship; ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Labor & Employment Law
College: College of New Jersey, B.A., philosophy, 2009, honors in philosophy

 


 

 

Christopher M. Howard
Firm: Parker McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1984 Voorhees, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, mortgage foreclosure
Career: Powers Kirn, 2011-13
Clerkships: Louise DiRenzo Donaldson, J.S.C.,  2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2010
College: York College of Pennsylvania B.S., business administration, 2007
Of Note: Camden County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association

 


 

 

Leo J. Hurley, Jr.
Firm: Connell Foley, Jersey City
Born: 1977 Bayonne, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: General
Career: Archer & Greiner, assoc., 2010-13; asst. Hudson County prosecutor, 2004-10
Clerkships: Edward T. O’Connor, Jr., J.S.C.  2003-04
Law School: Notre Dame Law School, 2003, Moot Court
College: Georgetown Univ., B.A., history and government, 2000
Of Note: Trustee, Hudson County Bar Association 2006-12; Treasurer, Hudson County Bar Association, 2012-present.; Hudson County Bar Association Committee on Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments, 2010-Present

 


 

 

Adam G. Husik
Firm: LeClairRyan, Newark
Born: 1977 Woodbury, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Environmental and business litigation
Career: Hardin, Kundla, McKeon & Poletto, assoc., 2005-12
Clerkships: Ramona A. Santiago, J.S.C., 2004-05
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2004
College: Hampshire College, B.A., psychology and cultural studies, 2004
Of Note: Prior experience includes web development and general IT consulting

 


 

 

Jacquie T. Huynh-Linenberg
Firm: Parker McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1982 Rochester, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Public finance
Career: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Philadelphia, assoc., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2012, cum laude; Advanced Civil Practice Clinic, certified legal intern, 2011-12
Advanced Education: Pennsylvania State Univ. M.B.A., New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, 2007
College: Drexel Univ., B.S., business administration, 2004, magna cum laude
Of Note: Prior career as operations manager for McKesson Health Solutions, formerly Portico Systems and as strategic planner for Aetna Inc.

 


 

 

Mark laconelli Jr.
Firm: Scott H. Marcus & Assocs., Turnersville
Born: 1980 Washington Twp. N.J.,
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial law
Career: Sen. Stephen Sweeney, legislative aide, 2002-08; Gloucester County Clerk, confidential aide, 2008-09
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden; Human Rights Advocacy & Litigation Clinic, Hunter Moot Court
Advanced Education: Rutgers-The Graduate School, M.P.A., Public Administration
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science

 


 

 

John E. Icklan
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1982 Montclair, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Clerkships: William J. Martini, U.S.D.J.,  2011-13; John C. Kennedy, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2009; Computer & Technology Journal, articles editor
College: George Washington Univ., B.A., psychology, 2004

 


 

 

Syrion A. Jack
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1982 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, employment law
Career: Lowenstein Sandler, 2007-11; Mashel Law, 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2007
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A. geography & political science, 2004, high honors

 


 

 

Alix James
Firm: Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster, Newark
Born: 1984 Atlanta, Ga.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate political activity law, commercial real estate and redevelopment law
Career: Ology Media, cofounder and  chief editor and product manager, 2008-10; Eliot Spitzer 2010, Deputy National Finance Director, 2007-08
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2013, Mark J. Lopez Civil Liberties Scholar, Assisting Counsel for Dean John Farmer on 2011 N.J. Congressional Redistricting Commission
College: Vanderbilt Univ., B.A., history, magna cum laude, 2007

 


 

 

Salil Jani
Firm: Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater
Born: 1981 Summit, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Business law, securities, mergers and acquisitions
Career: Clifford Chance, assoc., 2006-11; Creekside Capital, President, 2011-13
Law School: Fordham Law School, 2006, cum laude
Advanced Education: Fordham Law School, 2006, cum laude
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.S. finance, 2003, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Kate Janukowicz
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1984 Goshen, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Career: Walder, Hayden & Brogan, P.A. assoc., 2011-12
Clerkships: Katharine S. Hayden, U.S.D.J., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2011; Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, articles editor & symposium board member; Seton Hall Center for Social Justice Pro Bono Certification, Juvenile Justice Clinic
College: New York Univ. B.A., psychology, 2006, cum laude

 


 

 

James B. Johnston
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1960 Orange, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Employment law, commercial law, education law, municipal law, civil rights defense, criminal law
Career: Seton Hall Law School, Adjunct Professor 2001-Present.; Caruso Smith Picini, of counsel, 2012-13; Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Lieutenant of Detectives 1990-2011
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 1996, Distinguished Service Award
Advanced Education: Seton Hall Univ.; M.A., education, Kappa Delta Pi.
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.S. Business Administration, 1982

 


 

 

Joseph G. Jones
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1981 San Francisco, Calif.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property-Patent Law
Career: IBM, Patent Agent 2008-09; IBM, Software Engineer 2004-08
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2012
College: Boston Univ., B.S., computer systems engineering, 2004, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Martin R. Kafafian
Firm: Beattie Padovano, Montvale
Born: 1982 Vernon, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: February, 2013
Practice Areas: Shareholder disputes, close corporations and limited liability companies, commercial litigation, environmental law
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2012, cum laude; Rutgers Law Review, research editor
College: Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A., music, 2007

 


 

 

John P. Kahn
Firm: Duane Morris, Cherry Hill
Born: 1972 Newark, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation focusing on healthcare fraud and abuse claims; mortgage fraud claims; securities fraud claims; class action claims; and claims arising under employment and healthcare plans.
Career: Archer & Greiner, 2005-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School
College: Lafayette College, B.A., government and law, 1995
Of Note: Prior to law school, Kahn was a Series 7 General Securities Representative and Registered Investment Advisor.

 


 

 

Paul C. Kalac
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1971 Red Bank, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: Education law, special education and labor and negotiations
Career: Kalac & Barger, Founding Partner; 2011-12; Parker McCay PA, Counsel; 2002-11
Law School: Quinnipiac College School of Law, 1999
College: Boston College, B.A., 1994

 


 

 

Jamie Kapalko
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1987 Long Branch, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate
Law School: Harvard Law School, 2013, magna cum laude; Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, online content editor; ACLU, HLS, Treasurer 2011, 2012, Child Advocacy Clinic 2012, 1L Reading Group, Marriage
College: Villanova Univ. B.A., English, concentration in writing and rhetoric, 2008, summa cum laude

 


 

 

Jordan B. Kaplan
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Born: 1988 Roseland, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, cum laude, 2013
College: Lafayette College, B.A., economics and business, 2010, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Michael A. Kaplan
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1981 Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Appellate, construction law and litigation, health care litigation, investigations and compliance, life sciences, white collar criminal defense
Clerkships: Chief  U.S.D.J. Gary L. Sharpe, N.D.N.Y.  2011-13
Law School: Syracuse Univ. College of Law, 2011 summa cum laude; Syracuse Law Review, articles editor;  Moot Court Honor Society, executive director; Order of Barristers
College: Temple Univ. B.A., political science, 2009, summa cum laude

 


 

 

Pamela R. Kaplan
Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown
Born: 1988 Oakhurst, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2013; Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender, articles editor
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., English and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, 2010, magna cum laude; Goldin Prize for Excellence in Advanced Hebrew Studies

 


 

 

Samantha A. Karni
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1976 Chicago, Ill.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial real estate
Career: Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein, assoc., 2012-13; A.Y. Strauss, counsel, 2011-12; Innodata Isogen, project manager, 2009-11; Dreier, assoc., 2005-09; Debevoise & Plimpton, assoc., 2003-05; D’Ancona & Pflaum, assoc., 2001-02
Law School: Northwestern Univ. School of Law, 2001
Advanced Education: Northwestern Univ. School of Law, 2001
College: Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1998

 


 

 

Gene K. Kaskiw
Firm: LeClairRyan, Newark
Born: 1987 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: Aviation tort defense, products liability, premises liability
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2012
College: Columbia Univ., B.A., English, 2009

 


 

 

Iryna Kastsiuk
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1978 Volovysk, Belarus
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Products liability
Clerkships: Carol E. Higbee P.J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2012, magna cum laude, Judicial extern, U.S. District Court, District of N.J., Nathan C. Staller Law Scholarship Foundation Award 2009, 2010
College: Montclair State Univ., B.A., 2006; W. Peterson Intercollegiate Moot Court Competition, winner.

 


 

 

Kenneth M. Kaup
Firm: Chasan, Leyner & Lamparello, Secaucus
Born: 1982 Belleville, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Career: Sean M. Dillon, assoc., 2010-13; Baumman, Lynes & Viscomi, law clerk, 2009-10
Law School: St. Thomas Univ. School of Law, 2009
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., sports management, 2004
Of Note: Broward County Domestic Violence Division; Hackensack Homeless Shelter, St. John’s Lutheran Church

 


 

 

Mark N. Keddis
Firm: Tompkins McGuire Wachenfeld & Barry, Newark
Born: 1986 Red Bank, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: General civil litigation
Clerkships: Dennis F. Carey, III, P.J.Cv., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, cum laude, 2012
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., psychology, certificate of criminology, 2008; Psi Chi- International Honor Society in Psychology

 


 

 

John R. Kelly
Firm: Wilson Elser, Florham Park
Born: 1983 Summit, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: December, 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, general liability, life, health disability and ERISA
Clerkships: Dennis F. Carey, J.S.C.;  Michael E. Hubner, J.S.C.;  Denise A. Cobham, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2011
College: College of Holy Cross, B.A., 2006

 


 

 

Laurie A. Kelly
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1978 Palos Heights, Ill.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Criminal
Clerkships: Anne M. Patterson, N.J. Supreme Court,  2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Circuit Review, managing editor; Seton Hall Center for Social Justice, Juvenile Justice Clinic, student attorney
College: Univ. of Notre Dame B.B.A., business management, 2000
Of Note: Prior career in technology risk: Protiviti Inc, assoc. director, 2002-08; Arthur Andersen, technology risk consultant, 2000-02

 


 

 

Dorothy J. Kenney
Firm: Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, Denville
Born: 1978 Springfield, Mo.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Matrimonial and family law, domestic violence
Clerkships: Ernest M. Caposela, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2012, Phi Alpha Delta, Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, notes & comment editor
College: Montclair State Univ., B.A., jurisprudence and political science (minor: business administration), 2009, summa cum laude
Of Note: Essex County Family Justice Center, volunteer

 


 

 

Ninamarie B. Keri
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1972 Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate/transactional
Career: Genevieve Roche Law Office, of counsel, 2010-13; Lowenstein Sandler, assoc., 2008-09; Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, assoc., 2001-04
Law School: Brooklyn Law School 2001
College: St. John’s Univ.; B.S, accounting, 1994
Of Note: Licensed CPA, New York

 


 

 

Sam E. Khan
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1977 Toronto, Ontario
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Sullivan & Cromwell, New York; assoc., 2009-13
Law School: Harvard Law School, 2009
College: Univ. of Texas at Austin, B.A. philosophy, history and Arabic language and literature, 2005, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 


 

 

Meredith E. Kieser
Firm: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Woodbridge
Born: 1983 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Clerkships: Frank M. Ciuffani, Presiding  of J.S.C., Chancery Division, Middlesex , 2011-12
Law School: Fordham Law School, 2011
Advanced Education: Fairleigh Dickinson, M.S. in Accounting, 2012
College: Columbia College, B.A., 2006

 


 

 

J. John Kim
Firm: Pashman Stein, Hackensack
Born: 1979 Seoul, South Korea
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman 2008-13; Chadbourne & Parke 2004-08
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2004
College: Boston Univ., B.A., international relations 2001, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Michael Klauder
Firm: Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, Hackensack
Born: 1988 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2013, cum laude, 1L Writing Award
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, 2010, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Zachary N. Klein
Firm: Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park
Born: 1984 Summit, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Margaret M. Hayden, J.A.D., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School
College: Tufts Univ., B.A., political science, 2006, cum laude

 


 

 

Alyson L. Knipe
Firm: Capehart Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1974 West Long Branch, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Albany Law School of Union Univ., 1999
College: Union College, B.A., 1996, cum laude
Of Note: USTA League Tennis; Bordentown Township Zoning Bd of Adjustment Vice Chairperson 2011-13

 


 

 

Nicole Kobis
Firm: Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield
Born: 1985 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Divorce and family law
Career: Tommy Hilfiger, USA, international marketing coordinator 2007-09
Clerkships: Katherine R. Dupuis, P.J.F.P. J.S.C. Union   2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2012
College: American Univ., B.A., public communication (minor: marketing), 2007, cum laude

 


 

 

Wade D. Koenecke
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1985 Harrisburg, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Administrative law/government contracts, real estate
Clerkships: Joseph L. Yannotti, J.A.D., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden 2012, magna cum laude; Rutgers Law Review
College: Susquehanna Univ., B.S., business administration, finance emphasis 2008; summa cum laude

 


 

 

Perri Koll
Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Roseland
Born: 1987
Date Joined Firm: August, 2012
Practice Areas: Professional liability; employment law; general liability; product liability; premises liability; auto liability; commercial litigation
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2012
College: Univ. of Maryland B.A., 2009
Of Note: Union County Inns of Court

 


 

 

Daniela Krinshpun
Firm: Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park
Born: 1985 Fort Lee, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Financial institutions, lending, real estate, corporate, securities
Career: White & Case, New York, 2010-13; Pro Bono Fellow, Sanctuary for Families Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, New York, 2009-10
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2009, magna cum laude
College: Barnard College of Columbia Univ., B.A., 2006, summa cum laude
Of Note: Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association; Member, New York State Bar Association

 


 

 

Christian LaForgia
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1979 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Career: U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, patent examiner, 2002-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2012
College: New Jersey Institute of Technology, B.S. computer engineering, 2002
Of Note: Patent Examiner

 


 

 

Jennifer M. Lahm
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, Newark
Born: 1987 Suffern, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial practice, municipalities
Clerkships: Brian R. Martinotti, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Touro Law Center, 2012, Touro Law Review, research editor, author
College: Ithaca College, B.S., 2009, cum laude
Of Note: Co-author, Social Media in Litigation: An Overview of Discovery of Social Media, presented by co-author, Brian R. Martinotti, J.S.C., at New Jersey Annual Bar Convention 2012, Atlantic City, N.J.

 


 

 

Philip W. Lamparello
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1983 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: November, 2012
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Career: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter assoc., 2010-12
Clerkships: Roberto A. Rivera-Soto, N.J. Supreme Court, 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2009
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., 2006
Of Note: Mentor, N.J. LEEP Law and Education Empowerment Project, 2010-Present

 


 

 

David Leach
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1982 Cleveland, Ohio
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Career: Design Engineer at Dynamix Engineering, Ltd. from 2008-09.; Project Engineer at Wharton Smith, Inc. 2007; Research Assistant at Ohio State Univ. from 2006-08.
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012
College: Ohio State Univ., B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2008.
Of Note: Marine Corps Combat Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom

 


 

 

Matthew Robert Leaper
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1980 Beatrice, Neb.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Career: Johnson Controls, Inc.; Business Development Manager, Northwest Region, Energy Solutions Team; 2007-10; HDR, Inc.; Solutions Specialist/Project Coordinator; 2003-07
Law School: Earle Mack Law School, Drexel Univ., 2013, magna cum laude
Advanced Education: Univ. of Nebraska at Lincoln, M.S., architectural engineering, 2004
College: Univ. of Nebraska, B.S., architectural engineering, 2003
Of Note: LEED Accredited Professional; avid painter, swimmer and yogi

 


 

 

May Lee
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1972 Nassau, Bahamas
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate
Career: Brach Eichler; assoc., 2011-13; Younkins & Schecter; assoc., 2005-10
Clerkships: Thomas Smith, Jr.; Burlington  J.S.C., 2003-04
Law School: Syracuse Univ. College of Law, 2003; Syracuse Law Review
Advanced Education: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse Univ., M.P.A., 2003, public administration
College: Macalester College, B.A., international relations and sociology, 1994

 


 

 

Michael B. Lestino
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1980
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate
Law School: Washington and Lee Univ. School of Law 2006 cum laude; Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, case note writer
College: Univ. of Richmond, B.A., political science, 2003, cum laude

 


 

 

Albert Mitchell Levi
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1986 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Creditors’ rights and real estate litigation
Career: K&L Gates
Law School: New York Univ. School of Law, 2011; casebook editor; Moot Court Board
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., 2008, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Of Note: Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen Volunteer

 


 

 

Eleanor J. Lipsky
Firm: Pashman Stein, Hackensack
Born: 1988 Westwood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Boston Univ. School of Law, 2013; Public Interest Law Journal, editor
College: Duke Univ., B.A., art history, 2010, cum laude

 


 

 

Steven Llanes
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1980 Hoboken, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: KPMG, Manager, Corporate Communications, 2008-10; U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, policy analyst and spokesperson, 2004-07
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2013; Seton Hall Legislative Journal, articles editor
Advanced Education: Harvard Univ., JFK School of Government MPP, 2004 Masters in Public Policy
College: Saint Peter’s Univ. B.A., communications and political science, 2002 summa cum laude
Of Note: Prior career in public policy and relations

 


 

 

Christine A. Lozier
Firm: Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, Newark
Born: 1986 Cape May Court House, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation
Clerkships: Paulette M. Sapp-Peterson, P.J.A.D., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2012
Advanced Education: Rutgers School of Business, Camden, M.B.A., Business Administration, 2012
College: Rutgers College, Rutgers Univ., B.A., psychology and criminal justice, 2008

 


 

 

James Mackinson
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter Morristown
Born: 1986 Princeton, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Clerkships: Peter F. Bariso, A.J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2012
Advanced Education: Rutgers School of Law- Newark, 2012.
College: College of Holy Cross, B.A., history, 2008

 


 

 

Cameron W. MacLeod
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1984 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Land use solutions
Career: Neal Unger law offices, assoc.  2013; Lawrence Litwin law offices, assoc., 2012-13; Somerset County Prosecutor, legal assistant, 2012-13
Law School: Case Western Reserve Univ. School of Law 2012; Journal of International Law, notes editor; Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Service Award
College: College of Wooster, B.A., political science and philosophy, 2007, cum laude
Of Note: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, governance programs 2007-09

 


 

 

Timothy E. Magee
Firm: Pashman Stein, Hackensack
Born: 1978 Edison, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: Barclays, Vice President, 2010-13; Sullivan & Cromwell, assoc., 2006-10
Law School: Columbia, 2006, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
College: New York Univ., B.A., metropolitan studies, 2000

 


 

 

Eric Magnelli
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1975 Suffern, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment, litigation
Career: Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, assoc., 2007 -13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2007
Advanced Education: Seton Hall Univ., Masters Diplomacy and International Relations, 2007
College: Dominican College, B.A., social science and history, 2003, with honors, Alpha Chi
Of Note: U.S. Marine Corps, 1994-1998

 


 

 

Amiel Y. Mandel
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1983 Manhattan, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate
Career: Duval & Stachenfeld, assoc., 2010-11; Levy Holm Pellegrino & Drath, assoc., 2011-13
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2010; Moot Court Honor Society
Advanced Education: Cardozo,
College: Yeshiva Univ., B.A., economics, 2007

 


 

 

David J. Marck
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1981 Rockaway, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: General litigation
Career: Castano Quiqley, law clerk,  2010-11
Clerkships: Robert Gardner, J.S.C., 2011-12 ; Michael A. Shipp, U.S.D.J., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2011, cum laude; Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, assoc. editor, author
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., history, 2007

 


 

 

Brian J. Markowitz
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1973 Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Construction, construction litigation, complex commercial litigation, real estate litigation, contested mortgage forclosures
Career: Duane Morris, assoc., 2008-13; Thelen, assoc., 2004-08; asst. New York City corporation counsel, 2001-04
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2001,
College: State Univ. of New York, College at Oneonta, B.A., political science, 1995

 


 

 

Brian P. Matthews
Firm: LeClairRyan, Newark
Born: 1984 Boston, Mass.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Ronald B. Graves, J.A.D. 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2012
College: College of Holy Cross, B.A., biology, 2007

 


 

 

John P.J. Mattiace
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1985 Teaneck, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Kroll Heineman Carton, assoc., 2011-13.
Clerkships: Patricia Del Bueno Cleary, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2010; Seton Hall Law Circuit Review, assoc. editor
College: Fordham Univ., B.A., history, 2007, cum laude

 


 

 

Harrison J. McAvoy
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter Morristown
Born: 1985
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark 2013, cum laude
College: Lehigh Univ., B.S., finance, 2008

 


 

 

Brian B. McEvoy
Firm: Graham Curtin, Morristown
Born: 1978 Morristown, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, assoc., 2008-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark 2008
Advanced Education: Rutgers School of Law, Newark, 2008
College: Univ. of Notre Dame, B.A., economics, 2000
Of Note: Officer, U.S. Army 2000-05

 


 

 

Van L. McPherson, III
Firm: Parker McCay, Atlantic City
Born: 1986 Pamona, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Municipal and government
Career: Conn PIRG (subsid. of U.S. Public Interest Research Group), state board chairman, chief operating officer
Clerkships: James l. Jackson, J.S.C.,  2012-13
Law School: St. John’s Univ. School of Law, 2011; St. John’s Journal of International Comparative Law Symposium, editor; New York International Law Review, symposium editor
College: Univ. of Connecticut, B.A., political science, 2008

 


 

 

Michael C. McQueeny
Firm: Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster, Newark
Born: 1986 Westwood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Complex commercial litigation
Clerkships: Patricia K. Costello, A.J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2013; Prof. Doris Brogan, Research Assistant 2011-12 Villanova Law Inn of Court
College: Syracuse Univ., B.A., political science (minor: writing), 2008; Phi Kappa Alpha

 


 

 

Vincent J. Mehnert
Firm: Tompkins McGuire Wachenfeld & Barry, Newark
Born: 1984 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation: insurance coverage, products liability defense, professional malpractice defense and defense of personal injury claims.
Career: Patton Boggs, assoc.; 2010-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2010; Rutgers Law Journal, editor
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., 2007,  highest honors; Pi Sigma Alpha

 


 

 

Alexander S. Meiseles
Firm: Drinker Biddle & Reath, Florham Park
Born: 1986 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Corporate and securities
Law School: Columbia Law School, 2012
College: Univ. of Maryland, College Park, B.A., economics and government & politics, 2009 magna cum laude

 


 

 

Mystyc Star Metrik
Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Princeton
Born: 1988 Hamilton, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Business and finance
Law School: Cornell Law School, cum laude, May 2013.
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.A., psychology, 2010, summa cum laude; Benjamin Franklin Scholar; Psi Chi psychology honor society
Of Note: Law Meets Student Advisory Board, alumni chair

 


 

 

Mario T. Milano
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1981 Laurel Springs, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Patent prosecution and patent litigation, particularly in fields of medical devices and other mechanical arts
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2013
College: Rowan Univ., B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2010, cum laude
Of Note: Volunteer at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

 


 

 

Casey Milianta
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1987 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Real estate; corporate
Law School: Boston Univ. School of Law, 2012
College: Univ. of Miami, B.S., communication, majors: political science and public relations,  minor: marketing, 2008, magna cum laude
Of Note: Involved with Alzheimer’s Association’s New York Chapter

 


 

 

Matthew S. Miller
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1983 Macon, Ga.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation; franchise and distribution law
Career: Officer, Merchant Marine and U.S. Naval Reserve
Clerkships: Helen E. Hoens, Supreme Court of N.J.
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2012; Fordham International Law Journal, notes and articles editor; Federal Litigation Clinic
College: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, B.S., 2006

 


 

 

Ashley T. Mollenthiel
Firm: Capehart Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1985 Mineola, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Career: Margolis Edelstein, assoc., 2011-13; Celentano, Stadtmauer, & Walentowicz, assoc.,  2011
Clerkships: Francis J. Orlando, Assignment  Civil Division, 2010-11
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2010
College: Cornell Univ., B.A., minor in law and society, 2007

 


 

 

Evan J. Molloy
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1983 Westfield, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Financial services-related litigation, commercial litigation, insurance defense
Career: -Tompkins, McGuire, Wachenfeld & Barry, 2009-13
Clerkships: Frank M. Ciuffani, P.J.Ch., J.S.C. of N.J., Middlesex  2008-09
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2008
College: Pennsylvania State Univ., B.S. marketing, 2005

 


 

 

Vincent J. Montalto
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1981 Pompton Plains, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Products liability
Career: Drinker, Biddle & Reath assoc., September 2008-June 2013
Clerkships: Rudy B. Coleman, J.A.D., 2007-08
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2007; Women’s Rights Law Reporter, senior submissions editor; Moot Court Board, Myron Harkavy Prize Winner: Most Promise as a Trial Lawyer, Nathan Baker Mock Trial Competition Winner in 2006 and 2007
College: Univ. of Pennsylvania B.A., history, 2003, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Julie F. Montgomery
Firm: Brown & Connery, Woodbury
Born: 1979 Hartford, Conn.
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation
Career: Deeb Blum Murphy Frishberg & Markovich,; assoc.; 2012-13
Clerkships: Judith H. Wizmur, U.S.B.J., 2011-12
Law School: Emory Univ. School of Law, 2010, honors; Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, managing editor
College: New York Univ., B.A., psychology and English literature, 2002; honors program in psychology

 


 

 

Zachary N. Moor
Firm: Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, Cherry Hill
Born: 1985 Boston, Mass.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Environmental law and  litigation
Career: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III, Assistant Regional Counsel, Office of Regional Counsel, 2011-13
Law School: Boston Univ. School of Law, May 2011, with honors; pro bono pledge
College: Johns Hopkins Univ., B.A., political science, 2008, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa

 


 

 

Danielle Moriber
Firm: Stone & Magnanini, Short Hills
Born: 1984 Miami Beach, Fla.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation, false claims act, intellectual property
Clerkships: Jose L. Linares, U.S.D.J.,  2011-13
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2010
College: Barnard College of Columbia Univ., B.A., American studies, 2007, cum laude
Of Note: Previously a law clerk for two members of U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; co-founder of Cardozo Advocates for Kids

 


 

 

Brian Robert Morrison
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1986 Red Bank, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial, creditors’ rights and real estate litigation
Clerkships: Jaynee LaVecchia, N.J. Supreme Court,  2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2012; Rutgers Law Journal, notes and comments editor; Rutgers Business Law Association, Founder & President, Civil Practice Clinic
College: Georgetown Univ., B.S., finance, 2008

 


 

 

Gregory Mortenson
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1983 Summit, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: EverGreen Copyrights, director of marketing & new media, 2007-10
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2013, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review, editor in chief 
College: Georgetown Univ., B.S., marketing, 2006

 


 

 

Gregory E. Mulroy
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1955
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Trusts and estates, elder law
Law School: New York Law School, 1999
College: Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Ind., B.A., classical languages, 1976

 


 

 

David M. Murdza
Firm: Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, Newark
Born: 1983 Trenton, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: General
Career: Ernst & Young, Senior Auditor, December 2005-January 2008; Accume Partners, Senior Auditor, January 2008-September 2010
Clerkships: Susan L. Claypoole, J.S.C.,  2012-13
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2012; Urban Law Journal, member
College: Rider Univ., B.S., accounting, finance, 2005, magna cum laude
Of Note: Former financial services auditor and anti-money laundering specialist

 


 

 

Patrick T. Murray
Firm: Peckar & Abramson, River Edge
Born: 1988 Mount Kisco, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Construction
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2013
College: Fordham Univ., B.A., communications & media studies, 2010

 


 

 

Jason D. Navarino
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1982 Passaic, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Tax
Career: Debevoise & Plimpton, assoc., 2008-13
Clerkships: Barry T. Albin, N.J. Supreme Court, 2007-08
Law School: Yale Law School, 2007, Yale Law Journal, senior editor
Advanced Education: New York Univ., LL.M., tax, 2013
College: Princeton Univ., A.B., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2004, summa cum laude

 


 

 

Douglas M. Nelson
Firm: Capehart Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1986 Langhorne, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Trusts andestates
Clerkships: Karen L. Suter, P.J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, magna cum laude, 2011
College: Univ. of Delaware, B.A., 2008

 


 

 

Mika B. Nelson
Firm: Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, Matawan
Born: 1981 Summit, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Immigration
Career: Anadigics Inc., employment manager, 2005-10
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012,
Advanced Education: Rutgers Univ., M.H.R.M., 2009, summa cum laude
College: Rutgers Univ., B.S., 2005, summa cum laude

 


 

 

David Oberkofler
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1985 Princeton, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Insurance coverage, product liability, trial and insurance defense,labor and employment
Law School: New England Law Boston 2012, cum laude
College: Rutgers College, Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, 2006

 


 

 

Scott C. Oberlander
Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Cherry Hill
Born: 1986 Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Professional liability, legal malpractice
Clerkships: Paulette Sapp-Peterson, J.A.D.
Law School: Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011
College: Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A., 2008

 


 

 

Michelle M. O’Brien
Firm: Graham Curtin, Morristown
Born: 1986 Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Professional liability defense
Career: Purcell, Mulcahy, Hawkins, Flanagan & Lawless, law clerk/junior assoc. 2006-12
Clerkships: Heidi Willis Currier, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012
College: King’s College, B.A.., political science and Spanish, 2008, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Casey O’Connor
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1986 Summit, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2013, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review, comments editor; research assistant for Prof. John Cornwell, 2011
College: Rutgers-State Univ. of New Jersey; B.A., history and political science (minor: music), 2005, summa cum laude
Of Note: Saxophone instructor

 


 

 

Ryan O’Connor
Firm: Wilson Elser, Florham Park
Born: 1986 Denville, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, financial services, commercial litigation
Clerkships: Thomas F. Brogan, P.J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2012
College: Univ. of Notre Dame, B.A., political science and Spanish, 2009, cum laude
Of Note: Eagle Scout

 


 

 

Julia Ard O‘Halloran
Firm: Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster, Newark
Born: 1987 Morristown, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Employment law and litigation
Law School: Univ. of Virginia School of Law May 2013, Virginia Environmental Law Journal, managing editor, Child Advocacy Clinic
College: Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A., public policy, 2009, with honors; Alpha Phi Omega

 


 

 

Caroline Oks
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1987 Simsbury, Conn.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Clerkships: John C. Kennedy, J.A.D.,  2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012; Seton Hall Legislative Journal, senior notes editor
College: Univ. of Connecticut, B.A., anthropology and political science, 2009; New England Scholar
Of Note: N.J. LEEP Mentor

 


 

 

Joseph J. Oliver
Firm: Forman Holt Eliades & Youngman, Paramus
Born: 1975 Richmond, Va.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Litigation, debtor representation, financial services
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012
College: Univ. of Richmond, B.A., international studies, 1997

 


 

 

Patrick B. O’Reilly
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1976 Keene, N.H.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Administrative and regulatory law; government affairs
Career: Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J., senior advisor to chairman, 2011-13; N.J. Transit, director of operations coordination and policy in Office of Executive Director and manager of lease negotiation and compliance in Real Estate Dept., 2004-08; N.J. Governor’s Office, senior advisor to chief of staff, 2002-04
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2008, cum laude
College: Drew Univ., B.A., history and political science, 1999

 


 

 

Joseph A. Pace
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1984 Dallas, Texas
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Gibbons Fellow
Career: ACLU of Nation’s Capital Volunteer Attorney, 2011-11; Sanford, Wittels & Heisler, assoc., 2010-11; Coburn & Coffman, assoc., 2010
Clerkships: Laura Taylor Swain, U.S.D.J. (S.D.N.Y.), 2011-13
Law School: Yale Law School, 2010; Yale Law Review, editor
Advanced Education: American Univ. of Cairo Center for Arabic Study Abroad Fellow, 2006-07
College: Harvard College B.A., social studies, 2006, magna cum laude; John Harvard Scholar

 


 

 

Jessica L. Palmer
Firm: Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater
Born: 1985 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: Connell Foley, 2010-13
Clerkships: Robert P. Contillo, P.J.S.C., 2009-10
Law School: American Univ., Washington College of Law, 2009; International Law Review; Marshall, Brennan Fellow; Don Monroe Casto Constitutional Law Award
College: McGill Univ., B.A., international development and English, 2006, with honors

 


 

 

Jeffrey A. Palumbo
Firm: Gibbons, Newark
Born: 1980 Red Bank, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Business and commercial litigation
Clerkships: Mary Catherine Cuff, P.J.A.D., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, Seton Hall Circuit Review, senior articles editor
College: Florida State Univ., B.A., criminology, 2002

 


 

 

Peter J. Park
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1987 Alexandria, Va.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Intellectual property with focus on patent prosecution and litigation
Law School: Univ. of New Hampshire School of Law, 2013, cum laude
College: Univ. of Virginia, B.S., electrical engineering, 2009

 


 

 

Kathryn Shirilla Pearson
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1982 Royal Oak, Mich.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Manhattan School of Music, orchestra manager, 2007-09, orchestra personnel coordinator 2006-07; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, artistic coordinator, 2005-06
Clerkships: Joel Schneider, U.S.M.J., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012; Seton Hall Law Review, assoc. editor
College: Univ. of Rochester B.A., political science, 2005, cum laude; Eastman School of Music, B.M., applied music, 2005

 


 

 

Michael John Pisko
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1988 Paterson, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2013, cum laude, Edmund L. Jones Memorial Scholar
College: Georgetown Univ., B.A., government and history, 2010

 


 

 

Michael K. Plumb
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1976 Randolph, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Environmental
Career: Carter Ledyard & Milburn, assoc., 2008-13
Law School: Columbia Law School, 2008; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Advanced Education: Loyola Marymount Univ., M.S., civil engineering, 2003
College: Univ. of Notre Dame, B.S., environmental geosciences, 2000,
Of Note: Served as an officer in U.S. Air Force. Volunteer work for Riverkeeper and New Yorkers for Parks.

 


 

 

Alycia I. Pollice-Beyrouty
Firm: Capehart Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1986 Princeton, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Clerkships: Michael J. Kassel, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2012; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; participated in a pro, bono project for two 2 semesters assisting former offenders with outstanding civil issues post, incarceration.
College: Temple Univ., B.S. political science and criminal justice, 2009, summa cum laude

 


 

 

Robert N. Pollock
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1976 Stamford, Conn.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, financial services litigation
Career: Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, 2002-13
Law School: Emory Univ. School of Law, 2002
College: Emory Univ., B.A., 1998

 


 

 

Jill Pomeroy
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter Morristown
Born: 1987 Summit, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation and insurance services
Clerkships: Jerome St. John, J.A.D.,  2012-13
Law School: Notre Dame, 2012, cum laude
College: Bucknell Univ., B.A., 2009, cum laude

 


 

 

David D. Postolski
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1973 Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Patent prosecution and counseling, trademark, copyright and advertising, life sciences and health care, commercial litigation
Career: Cantor Fitzgerald, intellectual property analyst, assoc., 2007- 12
Law School: Nova Southeastern Univ. Shepard Broad Law Center, 2000
College: Oregon State Univ., B.S. equiv., 2010; New York Univ., B.A., 1995
Of Note: American Bar Association- Intellectual Property Law Section, vice chair, Division 5, Professional Issues; Volunteer Lawyers for Arts; mediator

 


 

 

Glenn Prives
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1984 New Brunswick, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Health care
Career: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., assoc., 2009-13
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2009
College: Brandeis Univ., B.A., history, 2006, cum laude

 


 

 

Kelly Magnus Purcaro
Firm: Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, Saddle Brook
Born: 1978 Westwood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, consumer protection, real estate
Career: Lynch, Lynch, Held, Rosenberg, assoc., 2010-13
Clerkships: Edith K. Payne, J.A.D., 2009-10
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2009; Justinian Law Society Executive Board, vice pres.; Rutgers Business Law Journal, staff editor
Advanced Education: Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work, MSW, 2003
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., social work (minor: political science), 2002

 


 

 

Louis M. Ragone
Firm: Stark & Stark, Princeton
Born: 1984 Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Divorce and family law
Career: Atkinson & DeBartolo,; assoc., 2012-13
Clerkships: Lawrence R. Jones, J.S.C.; 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2011, cum laude
College: Rowan Univ., B.S., political science (minor: law & justice), 2006

 


 

 

Achchana Ranasinghe
Firm: Patton Boggs, Newark
Born: 1988 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: New York Univ., 2013; Review of Law and Social Change, staff editor and staff development editor
College: College of William and Mary, B.A., government and philosophy, 2010, cum laude

 


 

 

Cory A. Rand
Firm: Stark & Stark, Lawrenceville
Born: 1987 Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, civil litigation
Clerkships: Marie E. Lihotz, J.A.D.;  2012-13
Law School: Univ. of Virginia School of Law, 2012
College: Emory Univ., B.A., philosophy, 2009

 


 

 

Tashia Rasul
Firm: Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, Paramus
Born: 1983 Guyana
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Worker’s compensation
Career: GEICO, staff counsel, 2012-13; N.Y. Administration for Children’s Services, attorney, 2011-12; McCarthy and Jennerich, assoc., 2009-10
Law School: City Univ. of New York School of Law, 2009; New York City Law Review, staff member
Advanced Education: Seton Hall Univ., M.P.A., health care policy, 2005
College: Seton Hall Univ., B.A., political science, 2004, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Gregory E. Reid
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1982 Ridgewood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Willkie Farr & Gallagher, litigation assoc., 2008-12
Clerkships: Kevin McNulty, U.S.D.J.,  2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2008, magna cum laude, Seton Hall Law Review, articles editor; ALI, ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award
College: Boston College, B.S., history, 2004

 


 

 

Ariel Reinitz
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1981 Richmond, Va.
Date Joined Firm: February, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate, technology, patents, intellectual property
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2006
College: Yeshiva Univ.; B.A., computer science, 2003

 


 

 

Cristal Reyes
Firm: Waters, McPherson, McNeill, Secaucus
Born: 1986 Manhattan, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Civil litigation, government representation, municipal tax appeals
Clerkships: Hector R. Velazquez, P.J. Ch. 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012; Interscholastic Moot Court Board; Immigrant’s Rights/International Human Rights Clinic
College: Drew Univ., B.A., English and Spanish, (minor: comparative literature), 2008, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Michael J. Reynolds
Firm: Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, Paramus
Born: 1984 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation defense
Career: Weiss, Wexler & Wornow, assoc., 2009-13
Law School: St. John’s Univ. School of Law, 2009
College: Fordham Univ., B.A., political science (minor: economics), 2006

 


 

 

Katie Rigler
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1982 Ridgewood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: T. Rowe Price Assocs., Inc.,
corporate liaison specialist, 2008-09; equity investment liaison, 2006-08; mutual fund accounting senior assoc., 2004-06
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2013 cum laude; Seton Hall Circuit Review
Advanced Education: Loyola Univ. in Maryland; M.B.A., finance, 2008
College: Loyola Univ. Maryland, B.B.A., management, 2004

 


 

 

Jared E. Ripp
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1981 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Health law, corporate law
Career: Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads-assoc., 2009-13; Gusrae Kaplan & Nusbaum-assoc., 2007-09
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2007
College: Colgate Univ., B.A., political science, 2004, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Katherine A. Ritchie
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1979 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation and financial services litigation
Career: Greenberg Traurig, assoc., 2008-13; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, 2004-08, assoc.
Law School: New York Univ. School of Law, 2004
College: New York Univ., B.A. in English and politics, 2001, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Daniel P. Robinson
Firm: Capehart Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1983 Buffalo, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Workers’ compensation
Career: Maloof, Lebowitz, Connahan and Oleske, P.A., assoc., 2011-13; Kelaher, Garvey, Ballou, Van Dyke and Rogalski, assoc., 2010-11
Clerkships: Office of New Jersey Attorney General, 2010
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, cum laude, 2010
College: Allegheny College, B.A., 2006

 


 

 

Troy Romanowski
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1985 Ridgewood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Financial services-related litigation and regulatory and transactional matters; commercial litigation
Clerkships: Dennis M. Cavanaugh, U.S.D.J., 2012-13
Law School: New York Law School, 2011
College: Lehigh Univ., B.A., history (minor: business), 2007, Phi Alpha Theta

 


 

 

Diego J. Rosado
Firm: Drinker Biddle & Reath, Florham Park
Born: 1986 Eatontown, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, litigation
Clerkships: Helen E. Hoens, N.J. Supreme Court,  2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2011 magna cum laude
Advanced Education: Seton Hall School of Law, 2011, magna cum laude
College: College of New Jersey, B.A., criminology, 2008, cum laude

 


 

 

Elise Fellner Roth
Firm: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Newark
Born: 1969 Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Food and drug administration and pharmaceuticals
Career: Bayer Healthcare, compliance counsel; 2010-13; consultant/Axiom Law, 2009-10; Polaris Management Partners, healthcare compliance manager, 2007-09; Schering Corp., 2004-07; PricewaterhouseCoopers,  2003-04
Clerkships: Thomas H. Dilts, J.S.C., 2002-03
Law School: Seton Hall Law, 2002
Advanced Education: American Univ., M.P.P., public policy, 1997
College: Bennington College, B.A., social science, 1991

 


 

 

John A. Rothman
Firm: Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, Hackensack
Born: 1988 Englewood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate and corporate
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2013
College: Vassar College, B.A., political science, 2010
Of Note: Georgetown Univ. Law Center Pro Bono Pledge Honoree

 


 

 

Mario S. Russo
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1986 Pequannock, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Insurance coverage
Career: McCarter & English, Paralegal, 2008-12, law clerk, 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, May 2013
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, 2008

 


 

 

Edward F. Ryan
Firm: Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, New Brunswick
Born: 1985
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: General litigation and appellate practice
Clerkships: Frank Ciuffani, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: New York Law School, 2012
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., 2007

 


 

 

James L. Ryerson
Firm: Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park
Born: 1981 Long Branch, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Intellectual property, litigation
Career: Gentek Building Products, Inc., mechanical engineer
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2009, intellectual property law concentration
College: Univ. of Rochester, B.S., mechanical engineering, 2003

 


 

 

Jose M. Sabalbaro
Firm: Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield
Born: 1984 Boac, Marinduque, P.I.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: Haines & Assocs., law clerk, 2010-11; Concept Solutions, federal project management analyst, 2008-10
Law School: Temple Univ. Beasley School of Law, 2013
College: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, B.A., political science and economics, 2006; Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honors, Omicron Delta Epsilon National Economics Honors
Of Note: Philadelphia VIP Volunteer Translator

 


 

 

Amy K. Sakowski
Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Cherry Hill
Born: 1983 Bakersfield, Calif.
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Insurance fraud and Special Investigation Unit litigation
Career: Kent & McBride, assoc., 2012-13; Clifford & Brown, assoc., 2010-11; Orange County (Calif.) District Attorney, Gang Unit, law clerk, 2009-10
Law School: Chapman Univ. School of Law, 2010, emphasis in alternative dispute resolution
College: Loyola Marymount Univ. B.A., 2005, summa cum laude

 


 

 

Sarah Saladini
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1989 Edison, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2013, cum laude; Rutgers Law Review; research and teaching asst., Prof. Ernest Nardone
College: Villanova Univ., B.A., philosophy (minor: Russian), 2010, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 


 

 

Suzanne A. Sam
Firm: Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, Hackensack
Born: 1985 Queens, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate tax and trusts and estates
Career: Schaeffer & Sam, Tax and trusts & estates consultant, 2013; Chadbourne & Parke, assoc., 2010-13
Law School: Univ. of Virginia School of Law, 2010
Advanced Education: New York Univ. School of Law, LL.M., taxation, 2012
College: Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2007, with honors

 


 

 

Nick Samedi
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1984 Elizabeth, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate
Career: Appraisal Economics, Inc., Paramus, senior consultant and consultant, 2006-10
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2013
College: Rutgers Univ., B.S., finance (minor: Africana studies), 2006

 


 

 

Jorge A. Sanchez
Firm: DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, Warren
Born: 1987 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Taxation, real estate, and municipal tax appeals
Clerkships: Christine M. Nugent, N.J. Tax Court, 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2012; Rutgers Race & Law Review; Kinoy Stavis Fellowship; Phillip J. Levin Scholarship
College: Tufts Univ., B.A., international relations and community health, 2009

 


 

 

Joseph E. Santanasto
Firm: Chasan, Leyner & Lamparello, Secaucus
Born: 1987 Allentown, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Clerkships: Patrick J. Arre, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review, senior editor
College: Fordham Univ., B.S., business administration (minor: economics), 2009, cum laude

 


 

 

Christina M. Sartorio
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1987 Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Environmental law
Clerkships: David F. Bauman, P.J.Cv. 2012-13
Law School: William & Mary School of Law, 2012, summa cum laude
College: Univ. of Notre Dame B.S., Biological Sciences, 2009

 


 

 

Michael J. P. Schewe
Firm: Podvey, Meanor, Catenacci, Hildner, Cocoziello & Chattman, Newark
Born: 1984 Mount Holly, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Complex civil litigation, immigration law, employment law
Career: ScheweLaw, 2010-13; Cindy Ramjattan-Paul Law Offices, 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall Law School 2009; Presidential and Elizabeth M. Dufeis Scholar
College: Marist College, B.A., philosophy and political science, 2006; Baccalaureate Award Winner for General Excellence in Philosophy

 


 

 

Daniel Schleifstein
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1983 Freehold, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Financial services litigation, commercial litigation, labor and employment litigation and counseling
Career: Gibbons, assoc., 2012-13; Reed Smith, assoc., 2008-12
Law School: Boston Univ. School of Law, 2008
College: Brandeis Univ., B.A., history, 2005, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Barbara Ann Schwartz
Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown
Born: 1965 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: February, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate law, commercial landlord and tenant
Career: Cyruli Shanks Hart & Zizmor, 2010-13; Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, 2006-09; Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross, 2002-06, 1995-97; Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, 1997-2002
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, N.J., 1995, with honors,
Advanced Education: Rutgers Univ., Masters, city & regional planning, 1990
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., geography, 1987, cum laude

 


 

 

Sarah Jane Scott
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1981 Belleville, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Financial services-related litigation; complex commercial litigation
Career: Patton Boggs, assoc. September 2007- March 2013
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2007, cum laude; Seton Hall Law Circuit Review, articles editor; Chancellor’s Scholar, Distinguished Scholar  
College: College of Holy Cross, B.A., English, 2004

 


 

 

Rachel A. Seaton
Firm: Littler Mendelson, Newark
Born: 1986 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Labor and Employment
Clerkships: Joseph P. Quinn, J.S.C.;  2011-12
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2011, magna cum laude
College: College of New Jersey, B.S., criminology, 2008, cum laude

 


 

 

Amar A. Shah
Firm: Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, West Orange
Born: 1985 Elizabeth, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and municipal law
Career: Deloitte & Touche 2008-10
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, Class of 2013, cum laude
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., accounting & psychology, 2008, summa cum laude
Of Note: Certified Public Accountant

 


 

 

Joseph S. Sherman
Firm: Beattie Padovano, Montvale
Born: 1950 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate tax appeals, planning and zoning law, guardianship and incapacity proceedings
Career: Nowell, Amoroso, Klein, Bierman, counsel, 2007-13; Hoboken Corporation Counsel, 2003-07; Hudson County Counsel, 2001-02; Scarinci & Hollenbeck, senior assoc./counsel, 1988-2001; Marc Stuart Goldberg, assoc., 1987-88
Law School: Washburn Univ. School of Law, 1985
Advanced Education: Wichita State Univ., M.A., political science, 1975
College: Southwestern College, B.A., history/political science, 1972

 


 

 

Marina Shvarts
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1985 Kiev, Ukraine
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Dr. Bertoldi, neurology practice case analyst, 2009-10; California Cryobank/Family Cord, junior business analyst, 2008-09; Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Kyoto Board of Education, asst. English teacher 2007-08
Law School: Harvard Law School, 2013; Journal of Law and Technology
College: Univ. of California-Los Angeles, B.A., 2007, summa cum laude

 


 

 

Erica F. Sibley
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1985 Jacksonville, Fla.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Health law
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2011, cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review, assoc. editor; Distinguished Health Law Scholar; Timothy G. Rothwell Health Law Scholarship
College: College of New Jersey, B.A., biopsychology, 2008, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 


 

 

Evan Silagi
Firm: Berkowitz, Lichtstein, Kuritsky, Giasullo & Gross, Roseland
Born: 1986 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Trust and estate litigation, commercial litigation, general civil litigation
Career: Braff, Harris & Sukoneck, assoc., 2012-13; Law Office of Evan Silagi, 2011-12
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, class of 2011, cum laude; Tax Lawyer, senior staff member
Advanced Education: Leiden Univ., Neth., advanced study in international and European business law, 2010.
College: Rutgers College, B.A., 2008

 


 

 

Jason Silver
Firm: Littler Mendelson, Newark
Born: 1987 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Imbesi Christensen & Michael, law clerk, 2011-12; O’Connor Redd, law clerk, 2011; PayServ Corporation, director of client development, 2009-10
Law School: New York Law School,  2013
College: Monmouth Univ., B.B.A., 2009

 


 

 

Victoria A. Simoes
Firm: Hill Wallack, Princeton
Born: 1985 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Community associations, construction industry
Career: Simoes & Assocs., 2013; Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster, contract attorney, 2012-13
Clerkships: David B. Rand, P.J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Boston College Law School, 2011
College: Amherst College, B.A., 2007

 


 

 

Nicolis Singer
Firm: Bressler, Amery & Ross, Florham Park
Born: 1988 Fair Lawn, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Securities
Career: William & Mary Law School, Graduate Research Fellow, 2010-13
Law School: William & Mary School of Law, 2013
College: Univ. of Georgia, B.A., history, 2010, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Matthew Sklar
Firm: McCarter & English, Newark
Born: 1980 Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Intellectual property/information technology
Career: Kaye Scholer, assoc., 2010-12
Clerkships: Mary Ellen Coster Williams, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2008-09
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2008
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., chemical engineering, 2002; Cornell presidential research scholar

 


 

 

Meg Slachetka
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1984 Hackettstown, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Sen. Frank Lautenberg, legislative aide, 2008-12, legislative correspondent, 2007-08, staff asst., 2006-07
Law School: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 2012 cum laude; American Criminal Law Review, articles and notes editor; Annual Survey of White Collar Crime & Tax Violations Chapter, Editor
College: College of William and Mary, B.A., 2006, magna cum laude; Monroe Scholar

 


 

 

Valerie N. Smaldone
Firm: Parker McCay, Mount Laurel
Born: 1987 Washington Township, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Medical malpractice
Career: Christopher M. Manganello  Law Office, paralegal, 2006-09
Clerkships: Michael J. Haas, J.A.D., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2012; Federal Prisoner Reentry Project, student lawyer, 2010-12
College: Montclair State Univ. B.A., Justice Studies, 2009, summa cum laude

 


 

 

Barry S. Sobel
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born:; 1986 New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Nagel Rice, assoc., 2011-12
Law School: New York Law School 2011, cum laude; New York Law School Law Review, senior staff editor; Justice Harlan Scholar
College: Univ. of Maryland-College Park, B.A., criminology & criminal justice, 2008, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Jennifer L. Solberg
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Morristown
Born: 1980 Waterbury, Conn.
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate
Career: Day Pitney, 2005-13
Law School: Univ. of Connecticut School of Law, 2005, cum laude
College: Boston Univ., B.S., 2002, summa cum laude

 


 

 

Elliot S. Solop
Firm: Ansell Grimm & Aaron, Ocean
Born: 1986 Edison, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Matrimonial
Clerkships: John A. Jorgensen, J.S.C.,  2012-13
Law School: New York Law School, 2012
College: Montclair State Univ., B.S., Finance, 2009, cum laude

 


 

 

Margaret Spaziani
Firm: Winne, Banta, Hetherington, Basralian & Kahn, Hackensack
Born: 1982 Point Pleasant, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Wills, trusts, and estates and civil litigation, representing taxpayers in local property tax appeals.
Career: Morrison Mahoney, assoc. 2012-13
Clerkships: Joseph M. Andresini, J.T.C. 2009-10
Law School: Nova Southeastern Univ., 2007
Advanced Education: Villanova Univ. School of Law, LL.M., taxation, 2008
College: Villanova Univ., B.S./B.A., finance, 2004

 


 

 

Shayne W. Spencer
Firm: Coughlin Duffy, Morristown
Born: 1978 Perth Amboy, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Insurance and reinsurance
Career: Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser, assoc.; 2007-12; Ira S. Newman Law Offices, assoc., 2006-07; Joshi & Asocs., assoc., 2006
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2005
College: Bucknell Univ., B.A., history, education, 2001

 


 

 

Leonard S. Spinelli
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1984 Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: February, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, financial services litigation
Career: New Jersey Legal, Inc., litigation support specialist, project manager; 2009-11; Macey & Aleman, assoc., 2011-13
Law School: Brooklyn Law School, 2009
College: New York Univ., B.A., English, 2009, cum laude

 


 

 

Tara Ann St. Angelo
Firm: Gebhardt & Kiefer, Clinton
Born: 1983 Denville, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Municipal and land use law
Career: Gregory & Reed, assoc., 2009-13
Clerkships: Theodore Bozonelis, A.J.S.C.
Law School: William & Mary School of Law, 2008; William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, executive editor
College: Drew Univ., B.A., biology, 2005, summa cum laude
Of Note: Community Service: Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project, Somerset County Animal Shelter

 


 

 

Kara Steger
Firm: Connell Foley, New York
Born: 1986 Stuart, Fla.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Class-action defense, intellectual property, commercial litigation, product liability and tort law
Career: NBC Universal, program coordinator, Rock Center with Brian Williams, 2012-13
Law School: Univ. of Florida Levin College of Law 2011, cum laude;  vice president of Art Law Society
College: New York Univ., Stern School of Business B.A., marketing & management (minor: entertainment & media), 2008

 


 

 

Christopher A. Stewart
Firm: Tompkins McGuire Wachenfeld & Barry, Newark
Born: 1979 Toronto, Canada
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Civil litigation, personal, premises and products liability
Career: Schepisi & McLaughlin, assoc., 2007-12
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2006
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, 2002

 


 

 

Andrew Davin Stillufsen
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1970 Brooklyn N.Y.,
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Product liability litigation
Career: Kaye Scholer, senior assoc., 2003-12
Law School: Brooklyn Law School 2003, cum laude
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science/history, 2003

 


 

 

Kelly M. Stoll
Firm: Blume, Goldfaden, Berkowitz, Donnelly, Fried, & Forte, Chatham
Born: 1983 Stockholm, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2012
Practice Areas: Personal injury
Clerkships: Joseph L. Yannotti, J.A.D.;  2011-12
Law School: Rutgers Law School, May 2011, cum laude;  Rutgers Law Review, managing editor; National Mock Trial Team; Nathan Baker Mock Trial Competition; Myron S. Harkavy Scholar for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
College: Fordham Univ., B.A., communications, 2005.

 


 

 

Mia V. Stollen
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1985 Washington Township, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Family law, litigation
Clerkships: Donald A. Kessler, J.S.C,  2012 to  2013
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2012
College: Arcadia Univ., B.A., political science, 2007

 


 

 

Megan Strickland
Firm: Parker Ibrahim & Berg, Somerset
Born: 1976 Trenton, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: May, 2013
Practice Areas: Financial services litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters; Mass torts, products liability, and complex commercial litigation
Career: Patton Boggs, 2007-13; Robertson Freilich Bruno & Cohen, 2004-06
Clerkships: Garrett E. Brown, Jr., Chief U.S.D.J.
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2004, cum laude
College: Villanova Univ., B.A. communications, 1998
Of Note: Pro Bono work with KIND-Kids in Need of Defense

 


 

 

Michael T. Strouse
Firm: Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater
Born: 1978 Ft. Belvoir, Va.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation, banking and financial services, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights
Career: McCarter & English, assoc.,  2008-13
Law School: New York Law School, cum laude, 2008; New York Law School Law Review, notes editor
College: Temple Univ., B.S., tourism management (minor: business), 2005, summa cum laude

 


 

 

C. Nicole Sullivan
Firm: Wolff & Samson, West Orange
Born: 1976 Jacksonville, Fla.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Environmental
Career: Howard Davis Law Office, assoc., 2006-13; Clean Ocean Action, staff attorney/policy analyst, 2004-06
Law School: Pace Univ. School of Law, and Certificate in Environmental Law, 2004, Henry M. Feldshuh Environmental Law Award Recipient
College: Texas A&M Univ.-Corpus Christi, B.S., environmental science, 1999

 


 

 

David A. Tango
Firm: Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster, Newark
Born: 1980 Jersey City, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor Law
Career: Ford & Harrison, assoc., 2011- 12; Peckar & Abramson, assoc., 2010-11; Weissman & Mintz, assoc., 2007-10
Clerkships: Peter G. Sheridan, U.S.D.J., 2012-13
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2007; Fordham Environmental Law Review, assoc. editor
College: St. Peter’s Univ., B.A., summa cum laude

 


 

 

Therese M. Taraschi
Firm: Brown & Connery, Westmont
Born: 1985 Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, labor and employment
Career: Delany & O’Brien; assoc.; 2012-13
Clerkships: Anthony M. Pugliese, J.S.C.
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2011
College: Rutgers Univ., Camden, B.A., political science, 2008, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Tom Tatonetti
Firm: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, Westfield
Born: 1987 Smithtown, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Intellectual property
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2013, cum laude
College: St. Joseph’s College Long Island campus, B.S. and B.A., computer information systems and criminal justice, departmental honors

 


 

 

H. Matthew Taylor
Firm: Stark & Stark, Princeton
Born: 1984 Dallas, Texas
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Raymond A. Batten, J.S.C., 2010-11
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, 2010, magna cum laude, phi kappa phi
College: Univ. of Maryland-College Park, B.A., government & politics, 2007

 


 

 

Lauren Tedesco
Firm: Brown & Connery, Westmont
Born: 1985 Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, labor and employment
Clerkships: Anthony Pugliese, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2012
College: Univ. of Maryland, B.A., criminology and criminal justice, 2008

 


 

 

Benjamin S. Teris
Firm: Brown & Connery, Westmont
Born: 1984 Hampton, Va.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment, commercial litigation
Clerkships: Richard S. Hoffman, JAD, 2012-13; Anne McDonnell, J.S.C., 2011-12
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2011: Rutgers Law Journal, articles editor
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., political science, 2007

 


 

 

Nanor L. Terjanian
Firm: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge
Born: 1985 Houston, Texas
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Medina Law Firm, assoc., law clerk, 2010-13
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2010, concentration in corporate law; Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal, assoc. symposium editor and staffer
College: Lafayette College, B.A., economics & business, Spanish, 2007
Of Note: Fluent in Armenian and Spanish

 


 

 

Kristi L. Terranova
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1981 Pompton Plains, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: December, 2012
Practice Areas: Family law
Career: Budd Larner, assoc., 2010-12
Clerkships: Philip H. Mizzone Jr., J.S.C., 2006-07
Law School: Widener Univ. School of Law, 2006
College: Gettysburg College, B.A., political science, 2003

 


 

 

Julie L. Tersigni
Firm: Drinker Biddle & Reath, Florham Park
Born: 1987 Easton, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Products liability and mass tort
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2012, cum laude
College: Villanova Univ., B.S., chemistry, 2009, cum laude

 


 

 

Katharine Thompson
Firm: Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, West Orange
Born: 1987 Abington, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: commercial litigation and insurance coverage/bad faith litigation
Clerkships: Nancy Sivilli, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: George Washington Univ. Law School, 2012, with honors; presidential merit scholar.
College: Lafayette College, B.A., English and American studies, 2009, Phi Beta Kappa

 


 

 

Stephen V. Torok
Firm: Archer & Greiner, Princeton
Born: 1988 Voorhees, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate tax appeal, condemnation and eminent domain
Law School: William & Mary School of Law, 2013, cum laude
College: Gettysburg College, B.A., history, 2010, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Linda Torosian
Firm: Winne, Banta, Hetherington, Basralian & Kahn, Hackensack
Born: 1977 Hackensack, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: January, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation, wills, trusts and estates
Law School: New York Law School, 2012
Advanced Education: Seton Hall Univ., M.S., marriage and family therapy, 2003
College: Fordham Univ., B.S., psychology, 1999
Of Note: Prior career as marriage and family therapist

 


 

 

Megan Treseder
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1986 Logan, Utah
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Law School: Duke Univ. School of Law, 2013; Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, managing editor; Duke Forum for Law and Social Change, executive editor
College: Univ. of Utah, B.A, history, B.A., English, 2009, magna cum laude

 


 

 

Peter D. Valenzano
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1981 Park Ridge, Ill.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Health law
Career: Hyderally & Assocs., assoc., 2010-12; Kirsch Gartenberg, assoc. 2012-13
Law School: Touro Law Center, 2010, International Law Review, staff
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., 2005

 


 

 

Joshua J. VandenHengel
Firm: Day Pitney, Parsippany
Born: 1979 Durham, N.C.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, retail companies, construction litigation,  commercial real estate and development transactions, environmental and land use litigation, environmental and land use regulation, real estate redevelopment
Law School: Boston College Law School, 2007
College: Univ. of Maryland, B.A., 2001, honors program

 


 

 

Joseph C. Venuto, Jr.
Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark
Born: 1988 Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Corporate law
Law School: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2013
Advanced Education: Villanova Univ. School of Law, 2013
College: Villanova Univ., B.S., business administration, finance, 2009, summa cum laude

 


 

 

Nicholas B. Vislocky
Firm: Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, Hackensack
Born: 1984 Rochester, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and corporate restructuring
Career: KPMG, advisory assoc., 2007-09
Clerkships: Donald H. Steckroth, U.S.B.J., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, magna cum laude
Advanced Education: Binghamton Univ., M.B.A., 2007
College: Binghamton Univ., B.S., 2006
Of Note: Junior Executive Board for Services for UnderServed; completed New York City Triathlon, 2013

 


 

 

Karen S. Wachs
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1960 New York, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, foreclosures, collections, real estate disputes, business, education
Law School: George Washington Univ., 1985
College: Univ. of Maryland, B.A., political science, 1982
Of Note: Member, Board of Directors, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, 2010-present; legal counsel to grants committee, Susan G. Komen for Cure, North Jersey Affiliate, 2005-10

 


 

 

Eric Wagman
Firm: Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, Whippany
Born: 1981 Detroit, Mich.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2012
Practice Areas: Education Law
Career: City of Jersey City Law Department, asst. corporation counsel, 2010-12
Law School: Rutgers Law School, 2009
College: Wayne State Univ., B.A., philosophy, 2005

 


 

 

Guenevere D. Walker
Firm: Keefe Bartels, Red Bank/New Brunswick
Born: 1982 Neptune, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, civil litigation, workers’ compensation, criminal, municipal court, landlord/tenant, real estate and estate planning.
Career: Law Office of Guenevere D. Walker, 2012-13; Manning, Caliendo & Thomson, assoc. 2007-09
Law School: Hofstra Univ. School of Law, 2007
College: Villanova Univ., B.A., sociology, concentration in criminal justice (minor: political science), 2004

 


 

 

Jonathan Walzman
Firm: Brach Eichler, Roseland
Born: 1977 Lakewood, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Health Law
Career: McElroy, Deutch, Mulvaney & Carpenter (and Kalison, McBride, Jackson & Robertson), 2007-13; assoc., Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, 2005-07; assoc., Bingham McCutchen, 2002-05.
Law School: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 2002
College: Yeshiva Univ., B.S., accounting, 1999.

 


 

 

Nari Wang
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1984 Flushing, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Career: Legal Aid Society, Health Law Unit, paralegal case handler, 2008-10; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, session assistant, 2006-08
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 2013, magna cum laude; Rutgers Law Review
College: Dartmouth College, B.A., religion (minor: Jewish studies), 2006

 


 

 

Joseph Weill
Firm: Reed Smith, Princeton
Born: 1984 Oceanside, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Real estate and finance
Career: White & Williams, assoc., 2011-13
Law School: Villanova School of Law, 2011; Villanova Law Review
College: Providence College, B.A., political science, 2007

 


 

 

Saranne E. Weimer
Firm: Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, Red Bank
Born: 1987 Red Bank, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: June, 2013
Practice Areas: Labor and employment
Career: Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster, assoc., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012, magna cum laude; Seton Hall Law Review
College: Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A., law and society (minors: public policy, political science), 2009, summa cum laude
Of Note: Firefighter/ EMT at Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1 and Tinton Falls EMS North

 


 

 

Sara Y. Weinberg
Firm: Fox Rothschild, Roseland
Born: 1984
Date Joined Firm: October, 2012
Practice Areas: Taxation and wealth planning
Career: McDermott, Will & Emery, Private Client Department
Law School: Columbia Univ. School of Law, 2010; James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
College: Columbia Univ., B.A., 2006, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 


 

 

Thomas M. Wester
Firm: Connell Foley, Roseland
Born: 1985 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Insurance coverage
Clerkships: Thomas R. Vena, J.S.C.
Law School: Seton Hall Law School ,2012
College: Fordham Univ., B.A., history, 2008

 


 

 

Nikki Adame Winningham
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1977 El Paso, Texas
Date Joined Firm: October, 2013
Practice Areas: Environmental law and litigation
Career: Vinson & Elkins, assoc., Environmental Practice Group 2006-12; Fullbright & Jaworski, assoc., environmental law, 2004-06
Law School: Tulane Univ. School of Law, 2004 cum laude
Advanced Education: Cornell Univ., M.E., environmental engineering, 2000
College: Cornell Univ., B.S., civil and environmental engineering, 1999

 


 

 

Megan E. Yllanes
Firm: McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter Morristown
Born: 1985 New York
Date Joined Firm: August, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial services
Clerkships: Ronald D. Wigler, J.S.C., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2013, cum laude
College: School: Cornell Univ., B.S., communications (minor: law and society), 2007, cum laude; Lambda Pi Eta

 


 

 

Stuart A. Youngs
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1981 Chelmsford, England
Date Joined Firm: March, 2013
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation
Career: Proskauer Rose, assoc., 2010-12
Clerkships: Stephen C. Robinson, 2009-10
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2009, magna cum laude, Seton Hall Law Review, senior editor; Impact Litigation Clinic Award recipient
College: Univ. of Manchester, B.A., Classical Studies, 2002

 


 

 

Anthony Yudd
Firm: Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, Matawan
Born: 1984 Livingston, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: July, 2013
Practice Areas: Global corporate immigration
Career: Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, law clerk, 2012-13
Law School: Albany Law School, 2012
Advanced Education: Albany Law School, 2012,
College: Loyola Univ. Maryland, B.A., 2008

 


 

 

Jillian Zadie
Firm: Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland
Born: 1987 Red Bank, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, financial reorganization and creditors’ rights
Clerkships: Novalyn Winfield, U.S.B.J., 2012-13
Law School: Seton Hall Law School, 2012; Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, symposium editor
College: Villanova Univ., B.S., comprehensive science, 2009; B.A., criminal justice, 2009

 


 

 

John Zeitler
Firm: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown
Born: 1971 Bridgeport, Conn.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: Products liability
Career: Martin Clearwater& Bell, Senior assoc., 2008-13
Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2008; Cardozo Moot Court Honor Society, editor in chief; Jacob Burns Medal
College: Fordham Univ., College at Lincoln Center, B.A., 1994, cum laude

 


 

 

Gina M. Zippilli
Firm: Capehart Scatchard, Mt. Laurel
Born: 1977 Cherry Hill, N.J.
Date Joined Firm: April, 2013
Practice Areas: Litigation
Clerkships: Sylvia B. Pressler, P.J.A.D., 2002-03
Law School: Rutgers Law School, Camden, 2002
College: Rutgers Univ., B.A., 1999

 


 

 

Sarah Zucco
Firm: Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield
Born: 1988 Syracuse, N.Y.
Date Joined Firm: September, 2013
Practice Areas: General
Law School: American Univ. Washington College of Law, 2013, cum laude
College: Boston College, B.A., history, 2010, cum laude

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