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  • Dec 04, 2018Annmarie Simeone to Present Middlesex County Bar Association Ethics Seminar

    Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a co-presenter discussing “All About Ethics Complaints: What Lawyers Need to Know” for the Middlesex County Bar Association (MCBA).  The seminar, approved for 1.5 hours of Ethics/Professionalism CLE credit, will be held at 12:15 PM on Friday, December 14, at the MCBA office in New Brunswick.

    The seminar, Simeone will cover a variety of topics related to understanding the attorney ethics grievance process, including the procedures followed in that process, defending yourself once the grievance is filed, possible outcomes, the appeals process, and avoiding situations that commonly trigger ethics complaints. For more information and to register, visit the MCBA website.

    Simeone concentrates her practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation.  She primarily defends management in claims made by employees under state and federal employment laws, including whistleblower claims and claims alleging harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, and disability.  Simeone’s work includes the defense of corporations, as well as individual officers, directors, and employees, addressing issues unique to small businesses, and challenges faced by larger companies.  She also provides advice and counseling to human resource professionals and in-house counsel on employment issues including employee leaves of absence, workplace investigations, employee discipline, and layoff and termination issues, including the negotiation and design of severance agreements.  Simeone drafts employee handbooks and employment-related policies and procedures and has significant experience protecting businesses from liability by conducting training for supervisors and employees.

    Simeone, Immediate Past President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA), received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1993, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1990.  In 2013, she was named Outstanding Woman in Somerset County in the area of Law by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women; in 2016, she received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the NJWLA; and in 2018, she received the Presidential Leadership Award from the NJWLA.

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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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  • Jun 25, 2018Jerry Gallagher Receives 2018 NJIT Alumni Achievement Award

    Jerome F. Gallagher, Jr., a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been honored by his alma mater, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), as an alumnus bringing honor to NJIT with exceptional accomplishment in his career, while also giving back to the school and community.  He received the 2018 NJIT Alumni Achievement Award during Alumni Weekend, which occurred May 18-20 on campus.  NJIT issued this press release prior to the event.  For more information, contact Michael K. Smullen at or Alumni Relations at (973) 596-3444.

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  • Jul 05, 2017Annmarie Simeone Elected President of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

    Annmarie Simeone, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) for the 2017-2018 term.  She has served in various leadership positions with the NJWLA, including President-Elect, 2016-2017; Vice President, 2015-2016; Chief Financial Officer, 2014-2015; Secretary, 2013-2014; Co-Chief Operating Officer, 2010-2011; Co-Director of the Women’s Leadership Resources Committee, 2008-2010; and Chair of the Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law Gala, 2011-2013.

    The NJWLA is an independent association with over 1,500 members.  The purpose and mission of NJWLA is to engage in statewide efforts to support and promote its members to the highest levels of law firms, government, academia, community and corporate positions, and the judiciary, to endorse qualified female attorneys for appointments to the state and federal judiciary, and to foster leadership and inclusion among its membership.  It is also NJWLA’s purpose and mission to engage in efforts designed to retain and advance women in the legal profession, particularly in New Jersey, through collaborations, research support, and/or other activities, including education of its membership, corporations, government, the judiciary, law firms, other memberships, associations and/or other organizations, and law school students.

    Simeone, a resident of Woodbridge, concentrates her practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation.  She has a wide range of experience in state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution venues, primarily defending management in claims made by employees under state and federal employment laws, including whistleblower claims and claims alleging harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, and disability.  Her work includes the defense of corporations, as well as individual officers, directors, and employees, addressing issues unique to small businesses, and challenges faced by larger companies.  Simeone also provides advice and counseling to human resource professionals and in-house counsel on a wide range of employment issues, including employee leaves of absence, workplace investigations, employee discipline, and layoff and termination issues, including the negotiation and design of severance agreements.  She also drafts employee handbooks and employment-related policies and procedures.

    Simeone received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1993, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1990.  She is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and is a member of the New Jersey State, Somerset, and Middlesex County Bar Associations, and the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey.  In 2013, she was named Outstanding Woman in Somerset County in the area of Law by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women.  In 2016, she received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the NJWLA.

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  • Jun 08, 2017Edward A. Hogan Recognized by Who’s Who Legal

    Edward A. Hogan, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Environmental Law Group, has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal – Environment 2017 by Who’s Who Legal.

    Who’s Who Legal has acknowledged exceptional legal practitioners in 31 areas of business law since 1996.  They highlight over 10,000 lawyers in over 100 countries.  Their standards and rigorous evaluation process make their list one of the top in the nation.

    A resident of Liberty Corner, Hogan represents and counsels developers, redevelopers, manufacturers, commercial entities, and highly-regulated service businesses in all aspects of environmental law and litigation.

    For more than 30 years, Hogan has been at the forefront of site remediation issues in New Jersey.  He develops integrated strategies for responding to governmental mandates; pursuing cost recovery actions; and facilitating purchase, sale, and redevelopment of contaminated properties. A frequent author and lecturer for legal, business, and trade groups, he also teaches at continuing professional education programs.

    Hogan is listed in four categories in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America: Environmental Law, Energy Law, Litigation –Environmental and Natural Resources Law.  He has been included in the Environmental Law section since 1993 and on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Environmental Section every year since its inception in 2005.  Hogan was ranked Band 1, the highest ranking an attorney can receive, in the Environment section by Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world.  He was “recognized for his focus on site remediation and cost recovery actions, and is lauded by commentators for his ‘fantastic knowledge, practicality and pragmatism.’”

    In addition, Hogan has served in numerous leadership roles with the New Jersey State Bar Association, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, Environmental Business Association of New Jersey, New Jersey OSHA & Industry Communication Alliance, and Technical Regulations Advisory Coalition.

    Hogan earned his J.D. from Georgetown University, his M.F.S. from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and his B.S. from Saint Peter’s University.

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  • May 05, 2017Keya Denner Named New Leader of the Bar by New Jersey Law Journal

    Keya C. Denner, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been recognized in New Jersey Law Journal’s New Leaders of the Bar for his impressive accomplishments and great promise in the legal profession.

    The recognition, considered one of New Jersey Law Journal’s most important, identifies attorneys who represent the future of New Jersey’s legal industry.  The winners, named by a distinguished panel of outside professionals, will be honored at the Professional Excellence event hosted by the Law Journal on June 20 at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park.

    A resident of Boonton, Denner devotes his practice to labor and employment law, executive compensation, and commercial litigation.  As a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Group, he represents both small and large employers in litigating matters ranging from breach of employment agreements and restrictive covenants to discrimination, disability, and wage and hour violations under federal and state laws.  He has appeared before state and federal administrative agencies throughout the country, and regularly represents management in arbitration proceedings.  A significant part of his practice is also devoted to helping his clients avoid litigation, by training management and human resources personnel on best practices, and drafting policies and agreements to ensure his clients are compliant with the latest laws and regulations in the field.  Denner also advises clients during union organizing campaigns and represents clients in representation and unfair labor practice charge proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

    As a member of the Firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group, Denner represents senior-level employees of public and private companies in negotiating their employment packages and associated agreements, at both the commencement of the employment relationship and at termination.

    In 2016 and 2017, Denner was included on the Employment & Labor list of New Jersey Rising Stars, published by Super Lawyers Magazine.  He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Community Visiting Nurse Association, where he is chair of the By-Laws Committee and a member of the Personnel Committee.  He is currently co-chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Somerset County Bar Association.  He is also co-host of the Somerset County Business Partnership’s Human Resources Roundtable Group, and sits on the Personnel Committee for the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, and South Amboy.  Denner earned his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2004 and his B.A., cum laude, from Boston University in 2000.

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