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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...

AG: Trucking company must pay $30K to employee allegedly fired for sleep apnea

An Essex County trucking company is on the hook to pay a former employee $30,000 after allegedly firing him for his sleep apnea condition despite...

Pleasantville officials approve medical cannabis dispensary

The Pleasantville City Council approved plans for a medical marijuana dispensary at the same meeting it voted to ban sales for potential future...

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...

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...

Florio partners with marijuana edibles company

Former New Jersey Gov. Jim Florio will serve as an advisor for Nuka Enterprises, a Colorado-based cannabis edibles company.

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.

NJ officials go after polluters in six new lawsuits

New Jersey is launching environmental lawsuits against dozens of developers, companies and multinational corporations it alleges were involved with...

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...

Texas 3-D gun company holds off on publishing plans, NJ AG says

A series of emergency rulings from state and federal judges on Tuesday, including one in New Jersey, have halted a Texas company's plans to publish...

Grewal, Texas 3-D gun company, exchange lawsuits

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal went ahead with a lawsuit Monday seeking to bar a Texas company from releasing the schematics for 3-D...

Grewal unveils advisory group for marijuana prosecutions

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has unveiled the 20 members to serve on a working group that will help develop a statewide policy on how...

So much to do, so little time: What it takes to vie for an ATC license

Whatever plans Tara Sargente had for August are going to have to be rescheduled.

NJBIZ names 40 Under 40 Awards winners for 2018

The NJBIZ 40 Under 40 awards honor young professionals, as you may have guessed, under the age of 40 making moves in the Garden State. Some names you...

3-D guns? Not in NJ, lawmakers say

New Jersey lawmakers and public officials are looking to block a Texas company from releasing schematics on Aug. 1 for 3-D-printed plastic firearms,...

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.

AG calls for temporary adjournment of pending marijuana cases

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has announced an immediate adjournment on all marijuana cases in municipal courts until at least September, a move...

Jersey City decriminalizes cannabis

Starting today, Jersey City will be the first municipality in the state to decriminalize marijuana.

McCarter & English creates pro bono fellowship to aid Newark residents

Newark law firm McCarter & English plans to create a pro bono fellowship to help Newark tenants facing eviction.

Former ABA president named senior partner, chief diversity officer at Locke Lord

Princeton law firm Locke Lord named Paulette Brown senior partner and chief diversity and inclusion officer Thursday.

James Mulvaney, MDM&C co-founder, dies at 71

James Mulvaney, co-founder of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, has died. He was 71.

K&L Gates' Newark office adds four attorneys

Three lawyers formerly of LeClairRyan and one formerly of Wyndham Worldwide Corp. have joined K&L Gates as the firm expands its resort, hospitality and leisure and restructuring and insolvency practices.

Weber Gallagher elects first NJ-based chair

Philadelphia-based law firm Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP elected Bedminster-based Andrew Indeck as chairman of the firm Monday, making him the first chair based outside of Philadelphia in its 27-year history.

Former assistant US attorney joins CSG

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Corcione has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC as a member of its white-collar defense group.

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer brings on shareholder

Family law attorney Angela Scafuri has joined Woodbridge-based Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer shareholder.

NJ retailers hope for boost from online tax ruling

Small-business owner Lisa Johnson hopes the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing states to compel online retailers to charge sales tax, even when sellers have no physical presence in the state, will motivate shoppers to return to locations like hers.

NJ lawyer first non-European to head international law group

Netherlands-based international law group The Parlex Group elected Westfield-based attorney Robert Anderson president Friday.

Mako joins Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla as shareholder

Mark Mako joined Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla PC as a shareholder on Thursday.

Pashman Stein adds partner

Andrew Bayer, formerly chair of GluckWalrath’s municipal and litigation groups in Trenton, has joined Red Bank-based Pashman Stein Walden Hayden as partner.

Brach Eichler, Public Strategies form cannabusiness consultancy

Brach Eichler and lobbying firm Public Strategies Impact formed a strategic alliance aimed at helping businesses participate in New Jersey’s cannabis market.

Lowenstein Sandler adds special counsel

Elie Honig, formerly director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, has joined Lowenstein Sandler as special counsel in its white collar criminal defense practice.

Cole Schotz team reps Delos Capital in US Fitness investment

A team of lawyers at Cole Schotz, including Hackensack-based James Kim, represented private equity firm Delos Capital in its majority investment in Virginia-based US Fitness, which operates the Onelife Fitness, Crunch Fitness and Sport & Health brands in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.

Blunt talk from NJCIA's O'Beirne

Hugh O’Beirne got involved in cannabis advocacy in the 1970s when he joined MassCann, the Massachusetts chapter of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. At the time, his involvement was mostly limited to writing checks and participating in college debates. He would go on to a lucrative career in private equity real estate. O’Beirne renewed his cannabis advocacy in 2016, when he was named president of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association. He recently spoke to NJBIZ about the prospects for cannabis reform in New Jersey.

Cohen Seglias expands New Jersey office

Three attorneys had joined Cohen, Seglias, Pallas, Greenhall & Furman PC’s Newark office.

7 honored at NJBIZ's General Counsel awards

As vice president and general counsel at Seton Hall University, Catherine Kiernan prefers to think of her role as not only the most challenging of her long career but also the most rewarding.

McCarter & English establishes blockchain practice

Law firm McCarter & English launched a new Blockchain, Smart Contract and Digital Currency Practice, which is being led by East Brunswick Managing Partner Dave Sorin.

Establish a long-term vision for your legal team

As a lead-up to our General Counsel of the Year Awards event May 18, NJBIZ is excerpting a chapter from Princeton Legal Search Group’s “The General Counsel’s Guide to Hiring the Very Best Legal Talent,” a talent acquisition and retention resource for rapidly changing legal markets. The following chapter explains why a long-term plan is critical in hiring decisions.

Rawle & Henderson adds partner

Sebastian Goldstein, formerly of counsel at Cherry Hill-based Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly PC, has joined the Marlton office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as partner.