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For richer, for poorer (access required)

The appellate division of the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender is never short on work. The 1,300 appeals per year the OPD takes on for indigent clients can often take up to a year and a half each. To help with the case load, the office developed a pro bono partnership with 13 private New Jersey and New York law firms. Launched in April, the partnership is already handling 35 appeals.

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Class action litigator joins Drinker Biddle in NY, NJ

Jeffrey Jacobson has joined Drinker Biddle as a partner in its class actions group. He will practice out of the firm’s New York and Florham Park offices. Jacobson had been at New York’s Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where he was co-chair of the firm’s class actions and securities litigation and enforcement practice groups. Over ...

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Panasonic Corporation of North America names new chief compliance officer

Newark-based Panasonic Corporation of North America announced the appointment of Louis Sapirman to the position of chief compliance officer. Sapirman will lead the company’s North America Ethics and Compliance program, working in a variety of areas including antitrust & competition, anti-corruption, customs & export compliance, data protection and privacy regulations. Sapirman has over 25 years ...

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OP-ED: Salary scrutiny

Last year, the state Legislature passed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, significantly amending the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to strengthen protections against employment discrimination by addressing equal pay for women and other protected categories. The Act became effective on July 1, 2018.

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