Four Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo Partners will speak at the upcoming New Jersey State Bar Association Diversity Summit on October 9, 2020.
We are pleased to announce that James A. Lewis, V recently returned to CLMC as a Partner. James began his legal career as an associate with CLMC. He left the Firm to the inaugural law clerk for the Hon. Michael A. Shipp, U.S. District Court Judge, District of New Jersey clerk to the Hon. Michael A. Shipp, U.S.D.J. from 2012 to 2013. James will continue to provide counsel to municipal, corporate and private clients in complex litigation matters in NJ and NY federal and state courts.
On September 25, 2020, Cheyne Scott will host a webinar discussing diversity, inclusion and the elimination of bias in law firms. During that webinar, Cheyne will discuss strategies law firms can implement to recruit, hire and retain diverse talent and will explore topics such as implicit bias, intersectionality and the importance of effective anti-bias training and policies.
James Alexander Lewis, V, one of New Jersey’s most well-known legal diversity advocates, has rejoined Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC as a partner, specializing in employment litigation.
Named as a Diversity Fellow by the American Bar Association, Lewis co-chairs the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Diversity Committee along with firm partner Maria P. Vallejo, a commercial litigator and land use attorney. Lewis is a member of NJSBA Board of Trustees and is slated to chair the organization’s Minorities in the Profession Section.
Managing Partner Ralph J. Lamparello and Partners Cindy Nan Vogelman, Steven L. Menaker, John V. Mallon, Kenneth A. Porro, Philip W. Lamparello, Raymond J. Seigler, and Mollie F. Hartman Lustig have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Associate Qing H. Guo was included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
US News and World Report Names Ralph J. Lamparello 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Management in the Newark RegionAug 26, 2020
US News and World Report and Best Lawyers in America® have named the Firm’s Managing Partner, Ralph J. Lamparello the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Management in the Newark region.
Partner Maria P. Vallejo has helped organize and will speak at the historic New Jersey State Bar Association’s “Symposium on Race and the Law – What Can We Do Together to Effect Change” on Thursday, August 20, 2020. The all-day event will take a deep dive into hard-hitting race issues impacting the law and society and will tackle what we can do to effectuate real change. The Symposium promises to bring thought-provoking discussions by powerhouse lawyers and speakers, including Hon. Glenn A. Grant, JAD, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Kevin Richardson of the "Exonerated Five”, among many others.
On August 13, 2020, Cheyne R. Scott and Ashley L. Matias presented a seminar for the Hudson County Bar Association about COVID-19 and employment law. The seminar focused on government programs, such as First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), available to help employers avoid layoffs and furloughs as well as protections for employees in various situations. They also discussed generally applicable employee-protection laws, particularly national origin and disability discrimination laws, and how they are applicable to employees who have been or are thought to have been exposed to coronavirus.
On Monday, July 27, 2020, commercial litigation and land use partner Maria P. Vallejo will be speaking as part of an esteemed panel, tackling the various legal malpractice issues that have emerged during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Specifically, Maria will be discussing and providing practical advice on how attorneys can try to avoid potential ethical issues related to communications and interactions with clients, adversaries and the Court during the pandemic.