He takes the seat of McCarter & English‘s William Reilly, the immediate past president.
Kole is past chair of the association’s business and commercial litigation committee and its federal practice and procedure committee, and also served on its appellate practice committee.
At Wilentz, he chairs the business and commercial litigation practice and is a member of the management committee. He manages complex corporate and commercial disputes and appeals across the country.
Kole is the second Wilentz lawyer to serve as the association’s president after the late Frederic Becker served as president in 1995.