Kathleen Barnett Einhorn

Kathleen Barnett Einhorn is Chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Practice Groups and a Partner in the White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Internal Investigations & Corporate Ethics and Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation, Employment Law & Litigation, and Education Law Practice Groups.

Ms. Einhorn is experienced in handling all aspects of litigation. She has litigated and tried matters and argued appeals in federal and state courts, and also has handled numerous arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute proceedings. Ms. Einhorn is responsible for managing cases from inception to trial and overseeing a team of lawyers and paraprofessionals. She and her team concentrate their practices in general commercial litigation and counseling with an emphasis on complex contract and business disputes, fraud or misrepresentation, insurance and employment defense, First Amendment & Constitutional rights claims, civil extortion, intellectual property, insurance coverage, defamation, real estate, internet law, construction disputes and procurement law, government contract compliance & bid protests.

Ms. Einhorn served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Penza, J.S.C. from 1992 to 1993 and as an investigator for the Supreme Court of New Jersey District Ethics Committee from 2006 to 2010.


  • Recognized as one of the New Jersey Law Journal Top Women in the Law, 2018
  • Recognized as one of the “Top 100” Attorneys by New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2015, 2016
  • Recognized as one of the “Top 50 Women” Attorneys by New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Recognized by Executive Women of New Jersey as one of New Jersey’s outstanding women leaders, 2014
  • Featured by Law360 in its Female Powerbrokers Q & A, 2014
  • Listed as a New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Listed in NJBIZ as one of The Best 50 Women in Business, 2012
  • Ranked AV® Preeminent™ in Complex Commercial Litigation, Public Contract Law & Bid Protest Litigation and Employment Law & Litigation by Martindale- Hubbell

Memberships and Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association:

  • Member, Executive Committee of the Civil Trial Bar Section, 2014 to present
  • Member, Nominating Committee, 2015 to present
  • Immediate Past Chair, Women in the Profession Section, 2018 to present
  • Chair, Women in the Profession Section, 2017 to 2018
  • Chair-Elect, Women in the Profession Section, 2016 to 2017
  • Secretary, Women in the Profession Section, 2014 to 2015
  • Trustee, Women in the Profession Section, 2012 to 2014
  • Member, Executive Board of the Labor and Employment Law Section, 2005 to 2012
  • Member, Federal Practice and Procedure Section, 2005-2012

Essex County Bar Association:

  • Past Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee

American Bar Association:

  • Member, Women Advocate Committee

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association:

  • Member of the Executive Board, 2015 to present
  • Co-Chief Operating Officer, 2016 to present
  • Secretary, 2015 to 2016
  • Member of the Board, 2012 to present
  • Gala Co-Chair, 2013 to 2015

Boys and Girls Club of Newark

  • Vice President & Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, 2016 to present

Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society:

  • Fellow, 2014 to present

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1992
  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States Court of Federal Claims, 2004
  • United States Supreme Court, 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2018


  • New York Law School, J.D., 1992

  • Villanova University, B.A., 1988