Honorees

Attorney of the Year – Finalists

Frank Corrado – Barry, Corrado, Grassi & Gillin-Schwartz
CJ Griffin – Pashman Stein Walder Hayden
Michelle Movahed – McCarter & English

Law Firm of the Year – Finalists

Cole Schotz
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
McCarter & English

Lifetime Achievement

Robert S. Peckar – Peckar & Abramson
Karen A. Giannelli – Gibbons

Unsung Heroes

Chris Caslin – Cole Schotz
Erik Corlett – Pashman Stein Walder Hayden
Lisa Spiegel – New Jersey State Bar Association
Natalie Richer – Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
Armand Leone – Britcher Leone
Michael Kline – Fox Rothschild
Dennis Toft – Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi

Innovators

Susan Usatine – Cole Schotz
Knowledge Group at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
Robert Fuggi Jr. – Fuggi Law Firm
Thomas Ryan – Laddey Clark & Ryan

Mentors

Dan Guadalupe – Norris McLaughlin
Jason Kislin – Greenberg Traurig
Jeffrey Herrmann – Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf
John Bowens – Schenck Price Smith & King
Mary Gabriel – McCarter & English
Michael Zicherman – Peckar & Abramson
Catherine Wells – Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi
Jeralyn Lawrence – Lawrence Law
Kelly Hwang – Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
Penelope Caamaño – Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby

Dealmakers

McCarter & English, Venture Capital & Emerging Growth
Leo V. Leyva – Cole Schotz
Gary Herschman and Anjana Patel – Epstein Becker Green
Keith Gilman – Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
Baker McKenzie, Life Sciences Group

Litigation Departments of the Year

Sills Cummis & Gross (General, Midsize)
Epstein Ostrove (General, Small)
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden (Appellate)
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti (Securities)
Methfessel & Werbel (Insurance)
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik (Intellectual Property)

Legal Departments/In-House Impact

Ferrero U.S.A.
Middlesex Water Co.
Panasonic North America
Audible Inc.

New Leaders of the Bar

Geri Albin – Saiber
John P. Allen – Schenck Price Smith & King
Olajide A. Araromi – U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey
Levi W. Barrett – Peckar & Abramson
Phillip C. Bauknight – Fisher Phillips
Brian N. Biglin – Duane Morris
Caitlin P. Cascino – Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga
Emily DeSmedt – Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Jesse C. Dresser – Frier Levitt
Jason R. Finkelstein – Cole Schotz
C.J. Fisher – Fox Rothschild
Ryan J. Gaffney – Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo
Jordan Goldsmith – Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf
Lisa Gora – Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer
Lucas F. Hammonds – Sills Cummis & Gross
Marisa Lepore Hovanec – Gomperts Penza McDermott & Von Ellen
Natalya Johnson – Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti
Vahbiz Karanjia – Epstein Ostrove
Molly Kellett – Connell Foley
Marissa Koblitz Kingman – Fox Rothschild
Kersten Kortbawi – Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis
Daniela Krinshpun – Greenberg Traurig
Kelly Lloyd Lankford – Dentons
Andrew Linden – Norris McLaughlin
Matthew L. Lippert – Sills Cummis & Gross
Natalie Mantell – McCarter & English
Richard Ramones – Consolidated Rail Corp.
David Schmid – Stark & Stark
Mark Scirocco – Law Offices of Robert A. Scirocco
Marquis Whitney – Gibbons