19 lawyers leave Marks O’Neill to join Gordon & Rees

Dawn Furnas//March 9, 2023

19 lawyers leave Marks O’Neill to join Gordon & Rees

Dawn Furnas//March 9, 2023

Nineteen lawyers and 11 staff members formerly with Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly PC have joined Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani’s offices in Florham Park as well as New York City and Winchester, N.Y. 

The New Jersey team will be led by partner Melissa Brown and include partners Amanda King, Nicole Mulhern and Michael Slivjak, and associates Kevin Buttery, Madelynn Correnti, Deanne Lowden, Brittney Nochimson, Kathryn Siegeltuch and Jonathan Stuckel. 

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Partner Melissa Brown

Brown was with Marks O’Neill for more than 15 years, where she was a senior partner and led that Garden State office’s Professional Liability team. 

“These outstanding lawyers are the perfect complement to Gordon & Rees’ national capabilities in these areas,” Ron Giller, managing partner of the New Jersey office, said in a statement. “The group also bolsters our east coast presence and accelerates what looks to be a very strong year for us.” 

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Admitted in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Brown has experience defending clients in cyber litigation and data security breaches; in malpractice claims in the legal, medical, financial, insurance and real estate industries; in labor and employment disputes; and in defending medical professionals in complaints before the New Jersey medical boards.  

“For nearly two decades, our attorneys have provided an aggressive and strategic defense while prioritizing the individual needs of our clients,” Brown said. “You can expect that same diligent approach on a national scale under the leadership of Gordon & Rees and their 50 state platform. We are excited to join this exceptional team, and we look forward to continuing to serve our clients’ needs.” 

Gordon & Rees said it expects to add even more members to the team soon. 

Partner John Hopwood will lead the New York City office and is joined by partners Marci Mitkoff, Sydney Fetten and Bonnie Goldman, of counsel Robert Fein and associate Amanda Chiarello. Joining the Westchester office is of counsel Lynn Liebman and associates Joseph Samuels and Gabriella Manganiello. 

According to Gordon & Rees, it is the only law firm with offices and attorneys in all 50 states and employs more than 1,000 lawyers nationwide.