Henry Klingeman and Ernesto Cerimele Join Porzio as Of Counsel


October 11, 2021 (Morristown, NJ) Attorneys Henry Klingeman and Ernesto Cerimele have joined Porzio, Bromberg & Newman as Of Counsel to the firm. Renowned for their criminal defense, corporate investigations, and complex civil litigation work, Klingeman and Cerimele will enhance Porzio’s existing litigation capabilities. Porzio and Klingeman Cerimele have a history of collaborating on client matters. The new Of Counsel arrangement formalizes this relationship and allows both firms to offer expanded services to clients by leveraging attorneys from both firms to provide a broader range of practices. The law firm of Klingeman Cerimele, and its attorneys, will also continue to maintain an independent practice when the firm begins occupying space at Porzio’s Morristown office at 100 Southgate Parkway.

"Henry and I have had the opportunity to work together on various client matters many times," said Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr., Managing Principal of Porzio. "Henry's unsurpassed reputation and ability to resolve challenges creates a winning combination that will augment and extend Porzio's investigations, white-collar and securities litigation capabilities." 

“I have worked with Porzio lawyers for almost twenty years,” said Klingeman. “They are my professional peers and my friends. Our more formal relationship will yield benefits for Klingeman Cerimele, our clients, and our cases.”

“Our practice focuses on solving difficult, multi-dimensional problems for clients in distress, in criminal or civil or regulatory situations,” added Cerimele. “When we need reinforcements or special expertise, Porzio will be with us side-by-side.”

Klingeman and Cerimele began their Of-Counsel relationship with Porzio on October 4, 2021, and anticipate that their offices will relocate to Porzio's Morristown office over the coming months. 

About Porzio

Founded in 1962, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. is a full-service law firm with over 90 lawyers throughout offices in New York City, Morristown, Ocean City, and Princeton, NJ, Wilmington, DE, Westborough, MA, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The firm is committed to serving clients, providing high-quality work, and achieving results through legal strategy, advocacy, technology, and consulting services offered through the law firm and its three wholly-owned subsidiary companies. The firm provides legal services in business law, employment, litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, intellectual property and trademark, real estate, and other areas to businesses of all sizes ranging from start-up companies to Fortune 500 corporations, including public and private organizations. For additional information, please visit

About Klingeman Cerimele 

Henry Klingeman is one of New Jersey’s most respected trial attorneys and a trusted advisor to business, political, and community leaders. Ernesto Cerimele is one of New Jersey’s next-generation top litigators and a highly-regarded legal problem-solver in his own right. Together at Klingeman Cerimele, Attorneys they help clients navigate the most challenging circumstances, in court and out.