Todd Hooker

Dennis Blake

Steven Skillman

Adam Kipnis

Michelle Meyer-Shipp

Marshall McLean

Mark Melodia

Jodi Rosenberg

Laddey, Clark & Ryan in Sparta welcomes Todd Hooker, previously a partner with Morris Downing & Sherred in Newton, who focuses on commercial and environmental litigation.

Of Counsel

Madden & Madden in Haddonfield brings on board Dennis Blake, formerly an administrative law judge, who will concentrate on mediation and arbitration of employment, personal injury and education claims … Stephen Skillman, a former Appellate Division presiding judge, joins Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader in Lawrenceville, where he will provide arbitration services, appear in federal court, edit and prepare briefs, advise on oral arguments and conduct moot court training.

Braff, Harris & Sukoneck in Livingston adds litigator Adam Kipnis, previously a partner with Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker in Newark, who handles personal injury, professional and product liability, and mass tort matters.

In-House Counsel

Prudential Financial in Newark names Michele Meyer-Shipp vice president and chief diversity officer; previously, her title was vice president and counsel in the Employment and Labor Law Group.

McCarter & English in Newark brings on board Marshall McLean, previously an associate with Reed Smith in Prince- ton, who joins the Environment and Energy and Corporate Practice groups.

Noteworthy

Mark Melodia, a partner and co-chairman of global data security at Reed Smith in Princeton, is elected a member of the American Law Institute … Jodi Rosenberg, who heads a practice in Millburn, is appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court as secretary of the District VA (Essex-Newark) Fee Arbitration Committee.