State Bar Honors Judge Feinberg


Retired Judge Linda Feinberg, shown, of counsel at Szaferman Lakind Blumstein & Blader in Lawrenceville, received the 2013 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Award for Excellence in Judicial Administration from the New Jersey State Bar Association on Dec. 13 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. Feinberg, whose judicial career spanned more than 20 years, was Mercer County’s assignment judge. She retired in March 2012.

Perez Receives Hispanic Business Group Award


From left: chamber vice chairman John Leon, Perez and chamber chairman Carlos Medina.

Rafael Perez, a partner with Edwards Wildman Palmer in Morristown, was honored with the N.J. Attorney of the Year Award from the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 1 at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. His practice focuses on public finance for financial institutions, corporations and state agencies.

Rutgers Alumni Honor Alito, Alderoty, Whitman

From left: Alito, Alderoty and Whitman.

The Rutgers Law School-Newark Alumni Association honored three lawyers at its recognition dinner on Nov. 7 at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville: Stuart Alderoty, senior executive vice president and general counsel, HSBC North America Holdings Inc., New York City; Rosemary Alito, partner at K&L Gates, Newark; and Lois Whitman, founder of Human Rights Watch Children’s Rights Division, New York City.

Administrators Hear Talk About Management


From left: Cohen; sponsors Staci Grant and Leo Miller Jr. of Henry O. Baker Insurance Group, Dover; Linda Gerber, personnel manager, Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, Denville; Ellen Amon, CPA, director of administration, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Woodbridge; and Mary Ellen Dolan, NJALA president and office administrator of Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park.

Michael Cohen, a partner with Duane Morris in Philadelphia, presented “Performance Management—Yes, Law Firms Have to Do It Too” at the Nov. 12 chapter meeting of the New Jersey Association of Legal Administrators, held at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange.