On January 22, 2015, firm counsel Dina M. Mastellone will be co-moderating a luncheon with Retired New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division Judge Barbara Byrd Wecker at the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA)’s Tales From The Bench Series, where attendees will have an opportunity to hear Justice Wecker’s career insights, anecdotes and advice in an informal setting with plenty of opportunity for conversation. The event will take place at Greenberg Dauber Epstein & Tucker in Newark. Ms. Mastellone serves as the Co-Director of the NJWLA’s Judicial Outreach Committee.
Ms. Mastellone is the Director of the Human Resource Training & Audit Programs practice group and a member of the firm’s Employment Law & Litigation practice group.
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Partner Rebecca Moll Freed was interviewed for an NJBIZ blog post highlighting the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) and their upcoming “Passion, Power, Progress” awards dinner which will take place January 15th at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. Ms. Freed, Director of the firm’s Corporate Political Activity Law Practice Group and WPCNJ Board Counsel became involved in the WPCNJ because she “was interested in getting to know more women who were involved in politics and having a seat at the table to get more women appointed and elected to office.”
The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey has sought to increase women’s participation in the political process and the number of women elected and appointed office in New Jersey since its inception in 1977.
As Board Counsel, Ms. Freed provides the WPCNJ with guidance on operating a 501(c)(4), a 501(c)(3) and a New Jersey political action committee. Thus, her role as WPCNJ Board Counsel dovetails with her role at the firm. In addition to being Director of the Corporate Political Activity Law Group, Ms. Freed is also Director of both the Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations Practice Group and the Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs and a member of the Public Contract Law & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.
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Partner Celia Bosco was quoted in a New Jersey Law Journal’s article, “NJ Court Considers Conflict Rules for Development Plans” concerning her recent argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court in the matter of Grabowsky v. Township of Montclair. Ms. Bosco is Director of the Appellate Practice and Health and Hospital Law Groups and member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group. In the article, Ms. Bosco discusses the potential pitfalls of the Supreme Court adopting a conflict of interest rule that would automatically bar municipal officials from voting on a development matter if they have any interest in an organization that is located within 200 feet of the property to be developed. Ms. Bosco argued to the Court that such a bright-line rule would invite unnecessary speculation as to whether municipal officials had conflicting personal interests that would disqualify them from considering development proposals, and that any disqualifications had to be based upon more than just “an appearance of impropriety.”
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