Robert McKinley

Steven Mairella

Deborah Nelson

Robert MacPherson

Ian Meklinsky

Jenny Yang


Lauletta Birnbaum in Sewell welcomes registered U.S. patent attorney and litigator Robert McKinley, who was previously counsel at RatnerPrestia, an intellectual property boutique firm in Valley Forge, Pa.

Of Counsel

Steven Mairella joins Sills Cummis & Gross’ Real Estate/Land Use practice group in Newark. He was previously a partner at McManimon, Scotland & Baumann in Roseland.


Named to the N.J. Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution are Deborah Nelson, a shareholder at Budd Larner in Short Hills, and Robert MacPherson, a partner in the Business & Commercial Litigation Department at Gibbons in Newark…Fox Rothschild partner Ian Meklinsky in Princeton is named co-chair of the Labor and Employment Department along with Carolyn Richmond of the firm’s New York office…New Jersey native Jenny Yang, a commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a three-year term as the commission’s vice chairman.