Women Lawyers Bestow WILL Platinum Awards


From left: Cherie Lee Adams, Derlys Maria Guitierez, Perry Lattiboudere, Hanson, Costello, Shwartz, Craven and Wefing.

The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association held its seventh annual Women’s Initiative and Leaders in the Law (WILL) Platinum Gala March 25 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, with U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo as mistress of ceremonies. The bar group honored five individuals and a law firm with WILL Awards for their sustained contributions to gender equity challenges and other issues unique to women in the profession: U.S. Third Circuit Judge Patty Shwartz, Essex County Assignment Judge Patricia Costello,Partners for Women and Justice co-founder and executive director Jane Hanson, Avaya Inc. general counsel and chief administrative officer Pamela Craven, retired Appellate Division Judge Dorothea Wefing and the law firm of Adams, Gutierrez & Lattiboudere.

Drinker Biddle ‘Goes Red’ for Women’s Heart Health


Clockwise from bottom left: Barbara Mass, Melissa Crump, Catherine Pecoraro, Shannon Epstein, Karen Delano, Kevin Porcher, Lorraine Jamieson, Debra Green, Glenn Pantel, Lauren Iturbe, Gina Figueiredo, Barbara Heimrich, Andy Egan, Sheila Proko, Partner Walt Fleischer, Jackie Fletcher, Linda Burrini, Sean Belcastro, Vladimir Ionis, Deborah Benjamin, Judith McCarthy, Steve Black, Sandy Griffin, Pam Salvato, Debbie Godleski, Beth Moldow, Patti Vaccaro, Carol Deegan, Sara Victor, Lilia Granflor, Kristen Prescott, Sue Dolan and Denise Ala.

Drinker Biddle & Reath lawyers and staff in Florham Park wore red on Feb. 7 in support of the American Heart Association Wear Red for Women Day and collectively raised $517 for the AHA.

Sills Cummis Attorneys Receive Builders’ Awards



At the annual meeting of the New Jersey Builders Association’s board of directors on March 25 at The Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, Ted Zangari (left) and Andrew Robins (right), both of Sills Cummis & Gross in Newark, received the Chairman’s Award. Zangari was honored for his service on the NJBA’s Mixed Use Developers Committee and Robins for his service on the NJBA’s Environmental Committee.