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State settles with Aetna over privacy violations

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced New Jersey has entered into a settlement agreement with Aetna Inc. to resolve allegations the company...

Goldenberg joins Giordano as shareholder

Energy and public utilities lawyer Steven Goldenberg has joined Red Bank’s Giordano Halleran & Ciesla PC as a shareholder.

A growing concern: Financing, legal issues can hinder an expansion-stage company

When precision metal finishing company Master Metal Finishers wanted to expand its market with an expensive new processing line, the company...

Leaving on a good note: It's never too early to start planning an exit strategy

Peter Laughlin has been a lawyer for more than 30 years, “but in the last five years or so, I've been asked more often to help pick up the...

CSG grows NYC practice with addition of real estate finance member

Rosh Jaffe has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC as a member in the firm’s New York office.

ABC suspends new craft brewery rules after lawmaker outcries

The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is indefinitely suspending enforcement of new restrictions it placed last week on the state's craft...

October vote on recreational marijuana likely, Murphy says

Gov. Phil Murphy said he is confident the Legislature will be ready to vote on a bill by the end of October that would legalize adult-use,...

Poll: NJ support for Kavanaugh split among gender, party lines

New Jerseyans have been paying attention to confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh in droves and more than half of the state’s voters...

OP-ED: How contractors can benefit from NJ's new P3 law

On Aug. 14, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law into legislation that expands the possibility for government entities to enter into...

Lawmakers eyeing Oct. 29 marijuana vote, Sweeney says

Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3rd District, is marking Oct. 29 as the date he wants to hold a vote in both houses to legalize adult-use...

Grewal one of 7 AGs issuing defense of Obama-era OSHA rule

New Jersey is signing onto a multistate letter urging the Trump administration to reverse its proposed rollback on a rule requiring employers to...

Uber to pay NJ $3.75M as part of data breach, AG says

Ride-sharing company Uber has agreed to pay $148 million in a multistate data breach settlement, of which $3.75 million is for New Jersey, Attorney...

2 Jersey law firms prepare to join

Two New Jersey law firms will merge under the McManimon, Scotland and Baumann LLC masthead effective Monday.

Locke Lord's Brown nabs national diversity award

Locke Lord Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Paulette Brown was selected as one of 50 honorees to receive the Council on Legal Education...

Giordano Halleran adds Kenlon as shareholder

Commercial real estate attorney Jennivere Kenlon has joined Giordano Halleran &...

Sweeney: Medical marijuana tax needs to go away

Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3rd District, said he wants the state to phase out its taxes on medical marijuana, eventually eliminating the tax...

Panel: 'Perception' key to success of cannabis business

Perception is one of the biggest hurdles cannabis businesses face when seeking approval from communities and municipalities, and was the view in...

Former top lawyer at Newark Housing Authority joins Norris McLaughlin

Real estate and construction lawyer Ellen Harris has joined Norris McLaughlin PA as senior counsel in its Bridgewater office.

Vikki Ziegler: Helping divorcing couples untie knot

NJBIZ 40 Under 40: Ten years later

Vikki Ziegler doesn’t flinch in front of the camera. The Wayne native and divorce and family law attorney has made upward of 2,000 television...

What local attorneys say you need to know about new mandatory paid sick leave law

Oct. 29 — mark that date on the calendar. That's when New Jersey becomes the 10th state in the nation to require mandatory paid sick leave.

Legislative bid to make NJ more competitive

Lawyers: Changes to Business Corporation Act worth a look

National firm Lydecker Diaz comes to NJ

Miami-based law firm Lydecker Diaz opened its first New Jersey office Thursday in Jersey City.

Former Morris County assistant prosecutor joins Einhorn Harris

Brian Kenney has joined Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito and Frost PC’s Denville office as counsel with the firm’s criminal law group.

Health department: 146 applications received for ATCs

The Department of Health received 146 applications from 106 organizations interested in operating one of six new Alternative Treatment Centers up for licensure, the governor’s office announced.

Panasonic names Hodkinson general counsel

Jessica Hodkinson has been named general counsel and secretary with Panasonic Corporation of North America.

Day Pitney gets new diversity officer

Day Pitney LLP has tapped Tommy Shi as director of diversity and inclusion, the firm announced Monday.

Former AUSA Matey joining Lowenstein Sandler

Paul Matey, former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey and University Hospital general counsel, will join the team at Lowenstein Sandler as partner in September. He will work out of the firm’s Roseland office.

PSE&G recognized by DHS for anti-terrorism standards

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has recognized PSE&G as the first public utility in the country to meet its security anti-terrorism standards according to the Safety Act, an incentive created after 9/11 for private companies to develop anti-terrorism technologies, PSE&G said Monday.

NJ lawyer named to leadership of Federal Defense & Corporate Counsel

Elizabeth Lorell, a partner in the Florham Park office of Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani, will serve as president-elect of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel for 2018-2019 as voted in at its annual meeting in Hawaii last week.

Saltzman joins K&L Gates’ Newark office as partner

Jody Saltzman has joined K&L Gates’ Newark office as a partner in its real estate practice. She joins from Reed Smith LLP in New York, where she had been since 2015.

Court reaffirms ruling backing Princeton challenge to DACA rescinsion

A federal court in Washington, D.C., has reaffirmed its earlier ruling in a lawsuit brought by Princeton University, one of its undergraduate students and Microsoft that the federal government’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was unlawful.

ADP: 219K jobs added in July

American employers added 219,000 jobs in July, Roseland-based payroll processing company ADP said in a report issued Wednesday.

CSG launches Qualified Opportunity Zone Group

Law firm Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi has launched a new group offering guidance for participating in the federal Qualified Opportunity Zone Program.

Panel: Turnover's less when autonomy's more

When Mike Owen first stepped into the role of chief human resources officer and general counsel at Easterseals New Jersey, the company had a turnover rate of 60 percent. Through giving management more autonomy, empowering employees through expanded benefit plans and showing the company valued people’s opinions, the turnover rate has decreased to 18 percent.

Hill Wallack adds Wilkins as of counsel attorney

Hill Wallack LLP has named William Wilkins, formerly of Sand & Saidel PC in Philadelphia, to an of counsel position.

Women's White Collar Defense Association starts NJ chapter

The New Jersey chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association launched this week.