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Podvey Meanor is pleased to announce that Damian P. Conforti has been named a Director of the firm. He was previously a Member of the firm. His practice is focused on commercial litigation, white collar crime and personal injury.

The lawyers of Podvey Meanor were out in force on November 14 at the Essex County Bar Association’s “Casino Night for a Cause,” an event to raise money for the support of Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center in Newark. The mission of Wynona’s house is to promote justice and healing for child victims of abuse and violence. On hand from the Podvey firm were: Michael Schewe; Lisa Trembly; Nancy Del Pizzo; Wendy Shepps; Sarah Mitchell; Peter Mitchell; Aaron Gould.

Lisa J. Trembly has joined the firm as a Member in the litigation department. She received her J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. Her practice is focused on Complex Commercial Litigation and Insurance Coverage Claims and Subrogation. Lisa is also a Member of the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine.

Thomas V. Hildner was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District VB Fee Arbitration Committee.

Daniel Ginzburg has joined the firm as an Associate in the litigation department. He received his J.D. degree Cum Laude from St. John’s University School of Law in in 2007. He received his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University in 2001. His practice is focused on Complex Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation. Prior to attending law school Dan served in the United States Marine Corps and attained the rank of Sergeant. He is fluent in Russian.

Sheldon M. Finkelstein and Aaron H. Gould have co-authored the 2014 update to the New Jersey Federal Civil Practice Handbook’s chapter on RICO. Shelly was the author of the original RICO chapter in 1993 and has been responsible for annual updates since its inception.

Podvey Meanor is pleased to announce that Mike Bevacqua has been selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the ”New Leaders of the Bar”. This special supplement, formerly known as “40 Under 40”, features 50 lawyers, all under the age of 40, who are emblematic of the next wave of leadership of the New Jersey Bar.

Shelly Finkelstein has been reappointed to serve as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Litigation Section’s Book Publishing Board for the 2013-2014 bar year.

Gregory D. Miller commented on business-interruption insurance coverage for an article published in the New Jersey Law Journal, July 2, 2013.

Nancy A. Del Pizzo is the Co-Editor of the June, 2013 Special Edition of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine focused on LGBT rights. The June issue also features an article written by Ms. Del Pizzo: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it.

Robert L. Podvey has been confirmed by the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce as Secretary and member of the Executive Committee for the 2013-2014 term.

Nancy A. Del Pizzo, an associate at Podvey Meanor, was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District VC Ethics Committee. Ms. Del Pizzo’s practice is focused on Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property law.

Podvey Meanor is pleased to announce that Nancy A. Del Pizzo has achieved the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability. Her practice is focused on Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property law.

Shelly Finkelstein’s successful motion to sanction opposing counsel for violating a confidentiality order was the subject of an article in the New Jersey Law Journal of May 13, 2013 at page 8. As reported in the article, Shelly’s response to the decision of the Federal Court was “no comment.” Lawyer Sanctioned for Bringing Outsider Into Closed Deposition

Damian Conforti is a Barrister of the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court. The C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court was founded in 1990 to further civility and excellence in the practice of law in New Jersey in both the state and federal courts. The Inn’s core focus is on criminal and related civil practice in both the federal and state court systems, although many of its programs involve issues of broader appeal to the bar. The Inn brings together highly experienced and distinguished justices, judges, trial attorneys, members of the bar, and Rutgers law students to enhance their skills and focus on emerging and important issues facing the bar and bench. It is sponsored by Rutgers School of Law–Newark.

Congratulations to Henry J. Catenacci, J. Barry Cocoziello, and Robert L. Podvey, for their selection as "Super Lawyers" for 2013. Bob was named in the field of business/corporate law, Barry in the area of business litigation and Hank in the area of insurance litigation. Congratulations also to Michael Bevacqua, who was named a "Rising Star" in the field of business litigation for 2013, to Damian Conforti, who was named a "Rising Star" in the fields of criminal and civil defense, and Nancy Del Pizzo, who was named a “Rising Star” in business litigation.

Nancy A. Del Pizzo was a participant in “Cycle for Survival” in Summit, NJ on Sunday, February 24. “Cycle for Survival” is a high-energy indoor team cycling event that provides a tangible way to beat rare cancers. Many rare cancers are drastically underfunded, leaving patients with limited treatment options. “Cycle for Survival” is organized under the auspices of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a leading center for cancer research and treatment.

Dampening Expectations on Flooding Claims
Attorney H. Richard Chattman was interviewed by NJBIZ reporter Beth Fitzgerald for an article about insurance claims in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Richard’s law practice is focused on insurance coverage claims and subrogation. See full article for details.

Michael F. Bevacqua, Jr. has been chosen for membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 institute, which is comprised of the country’s top trial attorneys under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations and third-party research.



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