From left, Pat Barbarito and Bonnie Frost, partners, Einhorn Barbarito Frost & Botwinick. - AARON HOUSTON
Aug 19, 2019

Updating the letterhead

Of more than 300 name partners at New Jersey’s top firms, only 5 are women. According to the 2018 National Association of Women Lawyers Survey, men and women are represented relatively equally in law school graduates and at the associate level. But, although women make up 47 percent of law firm associates, they make up 30 percent of non-equity partners, and 20 percent of equity partners.

Former Assistant United States Attorney and supervisor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey Fabiana Pierre-Louis has joined Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP in Cherry Hill.
Aug 15, 2019

Former AUSA rejoins Montgomery McCracken in Cherry Hill

Fabiana Pierre-Louis is a partner in the firm’s white collar and government investigations practice group.

Aug 15, 2019

AG issues directive enforcing ‘Extreme Risk’ gun safety law

The move will make it easier for police officers to keep firearms away from individuals who represent a significant danger to themselves or others.

Law books
Aug 15, 2019

Four LeClairRyan attorneys join K&L Gates in Newark

Joseph Lagrotteria, Dorothy Mello Laguzza, Gary Sapir and Adam Husik all join from LeClairRyan, which recently announced it will close.

Karen Surgent, COO and CFO, Davison Eastman Muñoz Paone PA
Aug 12, 2019

Surgent named COO of Davison Eastman Muñoz Paone

Karen Surgent, a certified public accountant, will continue the firm's chief financial officer, a role she has held for more than three years.

Aug 12, 2019

Legal logjam

The state's number of federal judges has been gradually whittled down from 17 to 11 since 2015, resulting in a backlog in the system and creating a “judicial emergency.”

Aug 9, 2019

National firm LeClairRyan, with Newark office, to close

As of February, the firm had 21 offices, including one in Newark, and 225 attorneys nationwide.

Thomas Prol, member, Sills Cummis & Gross PC
Aug 9, 2019

Former NJ bar president joins Sills Cummis (updated)

Thomas Prol has practiced environmental and land use law for the better part of two decades, seeing environmental work as a way to do "wonderful things for the world around you," similar to how he describes legal work promoting rights for the LGBT community.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announces the results of two collaborative law enforcement operations in Trenton and Paterson aimed at educing gun violence and combatting the opioid epidemic on Aug. 8, 2019 in West Trenton. He is joined by Department of Criminal Juctice Director Vernonica Allende, Trenton Police Director Sheilah Coley, Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, and New Jersey State Police Lt. Col. Geoffrey Noble.
Aug 9, 2019

Dual operations seize more than 38,000 doses of heroin, Grewal says

The New Jersey Attorney General announced on Thursday the results of two collaborative law enforcement missions in Trenton and Paterson aimed at reducing gun violence and combating the opioid epidemic in the state.

Rendering of One Journal Square, Jersey City.
Aug 8, 2019

Judge dismisses Kushner Cos. lawsuit against Fulop, Jersey City (updated)

All federal claims pertaining to the suit, filed against the city regarding the development of One Journal Square, contain "no plausibly asserted constitutional violation," according to the ruling.

Law books
Aug 7, 2019

Gordon & Rees partner named FDCC president

Elizabeth Lorell has been a Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel member for 13 years and previously served as secretary-treasurer.

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Aug 6, 2019

Schiller named real estate vice chair at Greenbaum Rowe

Matthew Schiller focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactional, zoning, redevelopment, taxation and litigation matters.