Randolph Lafferty

Maureen Ruane

George Johnston

Carmel Decker

Kenneth Sharperson

Manny Irizarry

Peter Hutcheon

Beatrice Kandell

Partners

Cooper Levenson in Atlantic City welcomes certified civil trial attorney Randolph Lafferty, previously a partner with Youngblood, Lafferty & Sampoli in Linwood … Lowenstein Sandler in Roseland welcomes Maureen Ruane, who rejoins the firm to lead its new Health Care Litigation, Investigations and Compliance Practice. She most recently served for more than three years as chief of the Health Care and Government Fraud Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.

Counsel

The intellectual property department at Gibbons in Newark brings on board George Johnston, previously vice president and chief patent counsel at Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. in Nutley … Harwood Lloyd in Hackensack welcomes litigator Carmel Decker, previously counsel with the law office of Thomas Buonocore in Parsippany, whose practice concentrates on employment, insurance, commercial/business and public entity/civil rights law.

Associates

Braff, Harris & Sukoneck in Livingston adds litigator Kenneth Sharperson, previously an associate with Anderson Kill & Olick in Newark, who handles motor vehicle negligence, premises and products liability, construction, insurance coverage/fraud, employment law, commercial disputes, intellectual property and commercial lease matters…Harwood Lloyd in Hackensack brings on board Manuel Irizarry, previously with Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf in Saddle Brook, who focuses on real estate transactions and commercial/business law.

Noteworthy

Peter Hutcheon, a partner with Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus in Bridgewater, is appointed to the Editorial Board of Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, the journal of the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law and the Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology at Arizona State University College of Law … Beatrice Kandell, a partner with Skoloff & Wolf in Livingston, is named president for a two-year term of the Barry Croland Family Inn of Court.