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Gagliardi Rises to Managing Principal at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

3/1/2017| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. is pleased to announce that Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr. has been appointed Managing Principal effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Gagliardi will also serve as President and CEO of the firm's subsidiaries, Porzio Governmental Affairs and Porzio Compliance Services. 

Additionally, a five-person Management Committee will support Mr. Gagliardi. The Committee is comprised of the following Porzio principals: Diane Fleming Averell (Morristown), Michelle D. Axelrod (New England), Kevin M. Bell (Washington, D.C.), Brett S. Moore (New York), and Philip J. Siana (Morristown). Mr. Siana will also serve as the firm’s Vice President.

Mr. Gagliardi succeeds D. Jeffrey Campbell, who has overseen the firm’s operations since 1997. Mr. Campbell has been a catalyst for change for the firm, including introducing rigorous strategic planning, developing a nationally touted paralegal utilization program and launching Porzio’s subsidiaries. Mr. Campbell will stay on as Of Counsel at Porzio and President and CEO of Porzio Life Sciences, LLC.

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Porzio Welcomes Two Former AldrichEgg Attorneys to the Firm

4/1/2016| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. ("Porzio") is proud to welcome to the firm Robert M. Aldrich and Thomas C. Egg, formerly of AldrichEgg LLC ("AldrichEgg"), as Of Counsel.

Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Egg provide a completely new service offering to Porzio clients while complementing the firm's established services, particularly in the areas of Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring, Securities and M&A, and Corporate Law.  Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Egg's practice has been devoted primarily to representing the needs of businesses, particularly in the areas of finance and capital markets.  Their broad-based business practice is rooted in the core competencies of syndicated loan trading, bankruptcy claim trading and private equity assignments.  The addition of AldrichEgg's sophisticated client base to Porzio's reputation and broad range of business clients and practice areas will reintroduce enhanced offerings, a wide breadth of expertise and a shared entrepreneurial culture to both sets of clients.

Prior to forming AldrichEgg, Robert M. Aldrich was the founding member of the Aldrich Law Group PC.  Throughout his career, he has represented investment banks, trading desks, commercial banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions in connection with purchases and sales of distressed assets, secured and unsecured syndicated bank debt, mezzanine loans, insolvency claims, and debt and equity securities.  In addition, he has represented businesses in a variety of corporate and commercial transactions, from startup entity formations to general commercial and corporate contractual issues to ongoing outside general counsel services.  Mr. Aldrich received both his B.A. and J.D. from Seton Hall University.  He is licensed to practice in New Jersey.

Thomas C. Egg was previously a shareholder in Cocchiola, Garelick & Carchio, P.C., located in Lebanon, New Jersey.  Over the past 20 years, he has devoted his practice to representing clients in a variety of matters involving, among other matters: syndicated loan assignments; bankruptcy claim assignments; regulatory compliance issues; business start-ups; commercial disputes and transactions; and employment issues.  Mr. Egg's clientele covers a broad spectrum, from global financial institutions to small business owners and individuals.  He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He is licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York and the Federal District of New Jersey.  Mr. Egg has argued before the Superior Court of New Jersey and Supreme Court of New York.

Both attorneys are based in Porzio's Morristown, New Jersey office.

The Honorable James H. Coleman, Jr. Honored with New Jersey Law Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award

4/26/2016| News

It is with great pride that Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (Porzio) announces that The Honorable James H. Coleman, Jr., Associate Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court (Ret) and Of Counsel to the firm, has been named a recipient of the New Jersey Law Journal (NJLJ) 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious award recognizes those who have helped to shape the law in New Jersey.

During a lifelong quest for justice, Justice Coleman's contributions to the cause of racial and social justice are immeasurable. Born in 1933 in segregated Lawrenceville, Virginia, Justice Coleman overcame great odds to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia State College and his Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law. In 1978 he was appointed to the New Jersey Superior Court,  Law Division and in 1981, the Appellate Division. In 1994 he was sworn in as the first African-American New Jersey Supreme Court Justice.

Justice Coleman has authored numerous opinions that helped to break down the barriers of segregation. In State of New Jersey v. Gilmore, he authored the Appellate Division opinion which struck down the indiscriminate exclusion of racial minorities from serving on juries. He also authored the Supreme Court decision which concluded that a special jury charge regarding the unreliability of cross-racial identification was required in cases that involved cross-racial eyewitness identification.

Among the most recent of his numerous honors, Justice Coleman was recognized by Best Lawyers in America as the 2015 Newark Best Lawyers Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, and was nominated to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. He is the inaugural recipient of the Governor Kean Award for Commitment to People in Poverty, and the 2014 recipient of the Justice Thurgood Marshall Award of Excellence. He is also a recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association Medal of Honor.

Justice Coleman will be honored by NJLJ during their Professional Excellence Awards dinner on June 15, 2016 at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, New Jersey.

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Porzio Congratulates Principal Dr. Scott Chambers, Recognized by Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2016

4/21/2016| News

Porzio proudly congratulates principal Scott A. M. Chambers, Ph.D., who has been selected for inclusion in the Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2016 list.

Dr. Chambers concentrates his practice in all areas of patent law, including licensing, patent infringement and validity issues, patent prosecution, patent term extensions and client counseling. He is a skilled litigator and well-published author, widely recognized as an authority in the field of patent law.

Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in each state, following a thorough process of peer nomination, peer evaluation and independent research. Each year, no more than 5% of attorneys in each state are named to the Super Lawyers list.

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Porzio Congratulates Kerri Wright on her Selection to New Jersey Law Journal's "2016 New Leaders of the Bar" List

4/26/2016| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. (Porzio) proudly congratulates principal Kerri A. Wright on her selection to the New Jersey Law Journal's "2016 New Leaders of The Bar" list. This distinction recognizes a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession. Attorneys named to this list have established themselves early on as leaders within their firms, as well as throughout the larger legal community. 

As a member of Porzio's Litigation Practice Group, Ms. Wright focuses her practice in the areas of education law and employment law, specifically in the representation of management in both employment counseling and employment litigation. 

Ms. Wright has significant experience representing and counseling school boards, charter schools, private schools and colleges in a variety of areas. She is one of only a few experts in the State in the area of reconfiguring school districts, including the creation and dissolution of regional school districts and the creation and termination of sending-receiving relationships. 

Ms. Wright is also an active community leader. As an elected member of the Chester Board of Education in Morris County, she is serving in her third term and currently serves as the President of the Board, the Chair of the Board’s Personnel and Governance Committee and the Chair of the Board’s negotiation team. 

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Porzio Congratulates Principal John S. Mairo on INSOL Global Fellowship

4/11/2016| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (Porzio) is proud to congratulate principal John S. Mairo on his new distinction as an INSOL International Fellow, following successful completion of the elite 2014-2015 INSOL Global Insolvency fellowship program.

INSOL International is a global alliance of associations for accountants and attorneys who specialize in bankruptcy and financial restructuring, comprised of a network of more than 40 associations world-wide and totaling over 10,000 professional members. INSOL also includes ancillary groups across legal, political, financial and academic sectors. All of these members have helped to shape INSOL's reputation as the world's foremost insolvency association. 

INSOL's goal is to foster leadership in international insolvency and credit-related issues and to develop effective mechanisms for dealing with cross-border issues. The Global Insolvency Practice Course focuses on the concepts of reorganization, bankruptcy and the various means by which financially-distressed international corporations can be addressed. Emphasis is also placed on how insolvency is regulated world-wide and the related legislation.

Participants who successfully complete the INSOL Global Insolvency program are bestowed the title of "INSOL Global Fellow," and are recognized for exceptional knowledge of the legal and financial factors that affect distressed businesses, and how to best address them in an international forum. Following a strict admittance review, this distinction is the result of months of rigorous research, writing and in-person testing, both in the US and abroad.

John S. Mairo is co-chair of Porzio's Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Department.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts, financial reorganizations and creditors’ rights. Mr. Mairo received the AV rating (highest rating) by his peers in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and was recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2015 and Chambers USA 2014. He has been selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyers 2016 Top 100 attorney, a distinction bestowed only upon the fraction of attorneys who receive the highest point totals during Super Lawyers' extensive selection process.

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Porzio Principal Roy Cohen Takes Office as Vice-Chair of the ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section

8/8/2016| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (Porzio) principal, Roy Alan Cohen, was elected and took office as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) at its Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Sunday, August 7, 2016. Mr. Cohen will become Chair-Elect in August 2017, and Chair of the Section in August 2018, and will serve as Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee and Co-Chair the Membership Committee of the organization over the next year. 

Mr. Cohen is a senior trial lawyer with over 37 years of experience litigating and trying a wide variety of product liability, toxic tort, construction, environmental contamination, professional liability, premises liability, automotive and trucking, class action, and business litigation matters. He leads trial teams in New Jersey and New York, often working collaboratively with other lawyers around the country as a virtual law firm. Mr. Cohen serves as national, regional and local counsel to foreign and domestic clients and their lawyers and is outside general counsel to a number of companies. He has been recognized by peers in numerous professional organizations in which he has served, including as Chair of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Toxic and Hazardous Substances Committee, Chair of the ABA TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, Self-Insurers and Risk Managers Committee, and Products Liability Committee, CLE Board, and Task Force on Corporate Counsel Involvement, and the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Product Liability and Toxic Tort Section. He is a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, the Litigation Counsel of America, and the Trucking Industry Defense Association. Roy has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Top Attorneys in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly, and in New Jersey Super Lawyers in various categories, has been certified and recertified six times since 1987 by the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Trial Certification as a Civil Trial Attorney, and is a frequent author and lecturer on litigation and trial subjects.

TIPS is one of the largest sections in the ABA and brings together almost 20,000 lawyers, judges, law students and non-lawyers in the areas of tort law, trial practice, and insurance-related matters. It is the only organization of its kind, bringing together the nation’s top plaintiff and defense attorneys, corporate legal decision-makers and in-house counsel, the judiciary, government lawyers and many others with relevant interest. TIPS has long been known for thought leadership and the presentation of leading national CLE programs in its areas of concentration. Those programs range widely, from Aviation to Trucking Litigation to Motor Vehicle Product Liability, Toxic Torts and Fidelity & Surety Law, to name a few, and are presented by many of the 31 TIPS general substantive law committees. These programs are often industry events, commensurate with TIPS stature in the legal community. 

For more information about the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, please click here.

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Porzio Recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as a "Litigation Department of the Year"

9/16/2016| News

Porzio is proud to announce that the firm's Litigation Team has been recognized as one of the "2016 Litigation Departments of the Year" by the New Jersey Law Journal (NJLJ). Porzio was selected as a standout among entries for small firms for General Litigation. 

Porzio's Litigation Team offers extraordinary depth of trial experience and exceptional case management skills in complex and smaller cases alike. The team boasts seasoned trial lawyers, many of whom are Certified Civil Trial Attorneys by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Additionally, our attorneys hold leadership roles not only statewide, but in nationwide organizations as well, and are widely recognized and celebrated for their service.

Our Litigation Team exercises the flexibility to develop tailored processes to maximize efficiency for each unique matter, while at the same time partnering with our clients to share risk through value-based pricing models. 

Submissions were considered based on each firm's success record and recent influential cases, then ultimately selected by NJLJ's editorial staff. To see the full list of firms and to learn more about NJLJ's selection process, please click here.

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Porzio Ranked on 2016 NJBiz Top 250 Private Companies List

8/29/2016| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman (Porzio) has been named to the inaugural NJBiz Top 250 Private Companies list, which appeared in the August 29, 2016 issue of NJBIZ. Porzio is listed as #192 in the state, as determined by company revenue. 

Founded in 1962, Porzio is a cutting-edge law firm representing a wide variety of industry sectors. With over 80 lawyers throughout offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Morristown and Princeton, NJ and Westborough, MA, the firm is committed to serving clients, providing high quality work and achieving results. Porzio provides a broad array of litigation, corporate, transactional and counseling services to clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to individuals to public entities.

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Nineteen Porzio Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, 2017

8/15/2016| News

Porzio is pleased to announce that 19 firm attorneys, in 18 practice areas, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2017 edition.

In addition, The Best Lawyers in America 2017 recognized Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. as the Newark area Lawyer of the Year for Mediation and Charles E. Falk as the Newark area Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates.

Porzio Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, 2017:

Principals

  • Timothy L. Barnes - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Steven P. Benenson - Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Roy Alan Cohen - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr. - Education Law; Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • William A. Krais - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs; 
  • John S. Mairo - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Warren J. Martin Jr. - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Stephen C. Matthews - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Brett S. Moore - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Eric L. Probst - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Michael L. Rich - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation - Real Estate
  • Robert M. Schechter - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Robert G. Shepherd - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Thomas Spiesman - Environmental Law
  • Charles J. Stoia  - Commercial Litigation

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Porzio Recognized on Vault's 2017 "Top 150 Under 150" Law Firm List

7/29/2016| News

The law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (Porzio) has been recognized on the Vault 2017 Top 150 Under 150 list. This distinction was created to give credit to outstanding law firms with fewer than 150 attorneys, but with a reputation and results to rival the global megafirms. 

Founded in 1962, Porzio is a cutting-edge firm representing a wide variety of industry sectors. With 90 lawyers throughout offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Morristown and Princeton, NJ and Westborough, MA, the firm is committed to serving clients, providing high quality work and achieving results. Porzio provides a broad array of litigation, corporate, transactional and counseling services to clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to individuals to public entities.  

Vault provides insight on the workings of a variety of industries and professions, and offers rankings and ratings on thousands of top employers. To determine the Top 150 Under 150, Vault's editorial and research teams examined survey data, news stories and legal publications, and conferred with lawyers throughout the industry. Firms were considered for characteristics such as prestige, quality of life and professional growth opportunities.

To view the full list of firms and to learn more about Vault's methodology, please click here.

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Porzio Named Top "Notable Smaller Firm" in Life Sciences Law Firm Index

1/18/2016| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. is honored to be recognized as the top "Notable Smaller Firm" in the inaugural edition of the Life Sciences Law Firm Index, created by Lake Whillans and Breaking Media.

In the Index, it is noted that "Porzio’s diverse life sciences practice demonstrates that sophisticated transactional, regulatory and compliance services throughout a company life cycle are not exclusive to the legal industry’s Goliaths."

The Index was created to identify the most active and relevant law firms for life science companies.  Data was collected regarding firms' corporate, intellectual property and regulatory practice areas, in addition to their work with life science startup companies.

Lake Whillans is a litigation finance and distressed venture capital firm based in in New York City; Breaking Media is the publisher of MedCity News and Above the Law.

To read the full Life Sciences Law Firm Index results, please click here.

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Four Porzio Attorneys Recognized by New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, 2016

9/21/2016| News

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. is pleased to announce that two firm attorneys have been recognized by New York Metro Super Lawyers 2016 and two firm attorneys have been recognized by New York Metro Rising Stars 2016

New York Metro Super Lawyers 2016

Principal
Gary M. Fellner – Business Litigation

Counsel
Allan I. Young – General Litigation

New York Metro Rising Stars 2016

Counsel
Michael J. Naporano – Mergers & Acquisitions

Associate
Emre M. Polat - Employment & Labor

 

The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check. For additional information about Super Lawyers and its selection process, please click here.

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