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  • Apr 15, 2019Danielle DeFilippis and Dan Guadalupe to Present at Launch Pad Newark

    Danielle M. DeFilippis and Daniel R. Guadalupe, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Must-Know Legal Basics to Protect Your Business” on Thursday, April 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Launch Pad Newark.

    The presentation, sponsored by Makerhoods and The Honors Program, will cover how having a strong legal foundation gives you the peace of mind to go after your business goals with confidence. Topics will include branding, essential initial contracts, and intellectual property, such as trademarks and copyrights. A Q&A session, led by Peter Hader, will include questions submitted through tweeting @makerhoods. Attendees will also have the opportunity to give a 30-second presentation to promote their project or business and seek advice and networking from peers. For more information and to register, please click here.

    DeFilippis focuses her practice on intellectual property matters and litigation. She represents individual and corporate clients in all phases of litigation, from commencement through trial, and regularly serves as lead counsel in cases before federal and state courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and alternative resolution forums. She has represented clients in a variety of industries, most notably, food and beverage, liquor, jewelry, and cosmetics. She has handled cases involving trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, commercial disparagement, business torts, deceptive trade practices, Lanham Act claims, state and federal unfair competition laws, and other business disputes.  She is an author for Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition blog, More Than Your Mark, www.morethanyourmark.com.

    Guadalupe represents clients in commercial litigation and provides “outside” general counsel assistance with a specialty in business disputes, medical device companies, construction, professional liability defense, arbitrations, will and trust litigation, and international disputes. He is on the exclusive roster of construction arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and is an arbitrator for the International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. He also served on the Supreme Court of New Jersey Disciplinary Oversight Committee and Lawyers Advisory Committee to the Federal Courts and was a member of the Merit Selection Panel for Selection of U.S. Magistrates, the Local Federal Rules Revision Committee, and the District XIII Ethics Committee for the Office of Attorney Ethics. He is a former President of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey and a former General Counsel for the Hispanic National Bar Association. He was also on the Board of Trustees of CentraState Hospital in Freehold, New Jersey, for 4 years.

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  • Apr 10, 2019Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Labor and Employment Member

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Rashmee Rayna Sinha as a Member of the firm.  She joins the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.

    As a logical, strategic, and pro-active employment defense attorney, Rashmee has a proven track record of extricating clients from suit in the early stages of litigation. She primarily handles claims under Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Directors and Officers and Errors and Omissions polices related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, whistle-blower, and wrongful discharge on the basis of protected categories (i.e. age, sex, disability, race, gender, national origin, religion, pregnancy etc.).

    Sinha represents employers from industries including healthcare, construction, financial services, property management, insurance, technology, transportation, building services, hotel and hospitality, retail, manufacturing, power and energy, and pharmaceutical.

    Sinha has extensive experience in all areas of employment litigation in both federal and state courts. She has defended administrative proceedings and regulatory compliance investigations before numerous employment practice agencies including the EEOC, and the federal and state Department of Labor and the Department of Health. Sinha counsels employers on employment and compliance issues including employment policies, contracts, discipline, terminations, leaves of absence, accommodations, complaints, investigations, benefits, proprietary information, restrictive covenants, reorganizations, and executive compensation.

    Sinha earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, and her B.A. from Boston University. She is a member of the Labor of Employment Section of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is also a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the Mahwah Chamber of Commerce, the Commerce Industry Association of New Jersey, and the Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce, and the Legal Committee, Fairways Community Condominium, Teaneck, New Jersey.

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  • Mar 15, 2019Candice Huber Rienzo to Speak at ABA Section of Litigation Young Advocates CLE Program

    Candice Huber Rienzo, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a panelist for “When Lawyers Go Rogue: Strategies for Handling Difficult Adversaries,” at the regional CLE program “Discover Yourself: Navigating the First Years of Litigation Practice.” Presented by the Section of Litigation Young Advocates, Minority Trial Lawyer, and Ethics & Professionalism Committees, the program will take place Tuesday, March 26, 12:00 – 4:15 p.m., at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark.

    Beginning at 12:30 p.m., the panel will focus on helping young litigators navigate the discovery process when the opposition is a Rambo litigator, including what to do when faced with obstructionist deposition tactics and scorched earth litigation tactics. For more information and to register, please click here.

    Rienzo is experienced in all stages of litigation, handling cases from inception through to trial and appeal.  She has represented clients in the state and federal courts of New Jersey in a variety of areas of litigation, including personal injury, general negligence, medical malpractice, professional liability, nursing home malpractice, construction law, and premises liability.

    Prior to joining the firm, Rienzo was an associate at Hardin, Kundla, McKeon & Poletto, P.C.  After law school, she served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Bette E. Uhrmacher and then the Hon. Francis J. Vernoia in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, in the Civil Division and Criminal Division respectively. While attending law school, Rienzo was a Law Clerk at Gill and Chamas, L.L.C.

    Rienzo is admitted in New Jersey and New York, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.  She earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School and her B.A. from The College of New Jersey.

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  • Jan 17, 2019Dan Guadalupe Hosts Facebook Live for INQ MC

    Daniel R. Guadalupe, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of of its Litigation Practice Group, presented a Facebook Live session in Spanish on Tuesday, January 15 to over 700 business owners. He addressed the importance of having outside general counsel to provide counseling on vital legal issues, such as labor and employment, contracts, litigation, and intellectual property.

    The event was hosted by INQ MC, a New York-based capital lender, education, and social media connecting platform for Hispanic businesses generating 7-8-digit annual revenues. The session was the 9th episode in INQ’s Conversations series. To watch the episode, click here.

    Guadalupe represents clients in commercial litigation and provides “outside” general counsel assistance with a specialty in business disputes, medical device companies, construction, professional liability defense, arbitrations, will and trust litigation, and international disputes. He is on the exclusive roster of construction arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and is an arbitrator for the International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. He also served on the Supreme Court of New Jersey Disciplinary Oversight Committee and Lawyers Advisory Committee to the Federal Courts and was a member of the Merit Selection Panel for Selection of U.S. Magistrates, the Local Federal Rules Revision Committee, and the District XIII Ethics Committee for the Office of Attorney Ethics.  He was also on the Board of Trustees of CentraState Hospital in Freehold, New Jersey for 4 years.

    Guadalupe started his career as a Government Law Associate at Riker Danzig, working with former Commissioner of Transportation and Republican lobbyist John Sheridan.  Together with Sheridan, he represented former Governor Tom Kean in election law issues and litigation, including a successful New Jersey Supreme Court case regarding election expenditure limits.  As General Counsel for the Hispanic National Bar Association for two different Presidents, he helped lead efforts to lobby for appointment of a Hispanic to the Supreme Court and met with U.S. Senators and White House staff regarding said appointment. Guadalupe was appointed by Governor Christine in 2011 to serve as an advisor to the New Jersey Hispanic Center for Policy & Research until 2013.

    Guadalupe earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Columbia College (President Barack Obama’s graduating class).

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  • Dec 03, 2018Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Litigation Associate

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Kimbrilee M. Weber as an Associate. She joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, concentrating her practice on complex commercial litigation, including insurance coverage defense and subrogation matters.

    Weber has represented clients in multi-million-dollar breach of contract, bad faith, and tort claims in state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey. Her experience litigating both plaintiff and defense matters informs her flexible, problem-solving approach to cases aimed at maximizing efficiency and positive outcomes for her clients.

    Prior to joining the firm, Weber was an Associate at a boutique insurance litigation firm, where she assisted with representation of clients in all stages of litigation, from inception through appeal.  She clerked for the Honorable Susan L. Reisner, P.J.A.D, in New Jersey’s Appellate Division, where she drafted case memoranda for review of Appellate Division judges and reviewed judicial opinions prior to their publication and dissemination.

    Weber earned her J.D., magna cum laude & Order of the Coif, in 2015 from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A., highest honors, from Lehigh University. During law school, Weber was a member of the Seton Hall Law Review as both an Associate Editor (2013-2014) and the Editorial Board’s Symposium Editor (2014-2015); her Comment was published in the journal’s 45th volume. She was a student advocate in Seton Hall’s Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation clinic, and worked as a summer intern for the Honorable Claire C. Cecchi, U.S.D.J.

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  • Dec 03, 2018Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Associate to New Jersey Office

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Doris Cheung as an Associate.  She joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, concentrating in the area of complex insurance fraud and healthcare litigation with an emphasis on Anti-Kickback Laws, Anti-Money Laundering, and Improper Licensing Regulations.

    Cheung has experience drafting pleadings, motions, petitions, interrogatories, and trial materials for cases defending private and public entities in employment law and education matters in state and federal court, including employment discrimination, retaliation, School Ethics Commission matters, and special education cases before the Office of Administrative Law.

    Cheung has extensive experience in drafting pleadings, discovery motions, dispositive motions, and appellate briefs, and conducting depositions of key defendants and fact witnesses.  She is adept in effective case management through the use of specialized legal technology.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Cheung was a litigation associate for a firm specializing in plaintiffs’ work on behalf of a Fortune 100 insurance company.  She was a member of a trial litigation team that recovered $10 million in damages in favor of their client in a bench trial.  Cheung was instrumental in preventing her adversary from dissipating $3 million in assets during litigation through the pursuit of a Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act claim.  Doris has also written summary judgement motions that resulted in a $3 million settlement in favor of her client.

    Cheung earned her J.D. in 2011 from Rutgers University School of Law—Newark and her B.S. from Cornell University.  During law school, Doris served as a clinical student in the Child Advocacy Clinic and the Urban Legal Clinic, where she represented, counseled, and provided post-dispositional representation for juvenile clients. She also served as a law clerk at Legal Services of New Jersey, assisting counsel in legal research and community outreach for low-income residents of the state.  After graduating, she clerked for the Honorable Judge Kathryn A. Brock, J.S.C., of the Union County Superior Court in the Family Division.

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  • Sep 17, 2018Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Associate to New Jersey Office

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Michael J. Wise as an Associate in the New Jersey office.  He joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

    A resident of Morristown, Wise focuses his practice on general commercial litigation.  Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, he served two judicial clerkships in the New Jersey Superior Court.  First, in the Law Division with the Honorable Richard F. Wells, J.S.C., and then in the Appellate Division with the Honorable William E. Nugent, J.A.D.

    Prior to becoming a lawyer, Wise served in the New Jersey Army National Guard for six years, where he completed a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.

    Wise earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2016 from Rutgers University Law School, where he was a staff editor of the Rutgers University Law Review; and his B.S. in 2009 from The College of New Jersey.

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