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General Counsel of the Year Awards

General Counsel of the Year Awards

When Friday, May 18, 2018
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Where The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

Description Congratulations to the 2018 General Counsel of the Year Winners and Finalists!

The 2018 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Awards program honors New Jersey’s standout General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers for the critical role they play in making their companies successful. On Friday May 18th, 2018 nearly 400 people attended the General Counsel of the Year Awards. The winner in each category was announced during the awards ceremony.

Award Categories:

Healthcare Organization
Miriam Baker, Riverside Medical Group of Optum *Winner*
David De Simone, CentraState Healthcare System
Matthew Doonan, Inspira Health Network
Sheilah O'Halloran, Atlantic Health System

Non-Profit or Government Organization
Sharon Balsamo, New Jersey State Bar Association
Doug Long, Grace Marmero & Associates
Holly Stern, New Jersey Institute of Technology *Winner*
Dan Young, Upper Township,New Jersey

Private Company: revenues over $500 MM
Matthew Buckley, Esq, AnnieMac Home Mortgage
Brian Cupka, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
James Kraus, Crum & Forster
Brian Osias, LIXIL Americas

Private Company: revenues up to $500 MM
Thomas DeFelice III, Circle BMW
Bradley Goldman, Palisade Capital Management, LLC *Winner*
Marc Holzapfel, AeroFarms
Ellen Horowitz Dale, The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.
Jared Leibowitz, Vydia
Nicole Liebman, WithumSmith+Brown, PC
Perry Pappas, WorkWave LLC
Heather Steinmiller, Conner Strong & Buckelew Companies, LLC

Public Company
Richard Diegnan, Internap Corporation
Wanda Goodloe, CBRE
Timothy P. Harris, Prudential
Michelle Ifill, Verizon Corporate Services Group *Winner*
Brad Middlekauff, Edge Therapeutics, Inc.
Diego Rotsztain, Gain Capital Holdings, Inc.
Martin Wilson, Teligent, Inc.
Jane Pine Wood, BioReference Laboratories, Inc.

**Winner in Rising Star Category
Carrie Parikh, Wyndham Hotel Group

Lifetime Achievement Winner
Catherine Kiernan, Vice President and General Counsel Seton Hall University

Contact Information Anna Acquaviva

Presenting Sponsor Samilow Harvest Group
Major Sponsor Gibbons P.C.
Major Sponsor Archer & Greiner
Major Sponsor K&L Gates
Supporting Sponsor Princeton Legal Search Group
Supporting Sponsor Cobblestone Systems
Supporting Sponsor Connell Foley
Supporting Sponsor Kennedys CMK

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