Scarinci Hollenbeck Achieves Significant Victory on Behalf of the Town of West New York

Attorney Sean Dias Successfully Argues Case after Order to Show Cause was Filed in Connection with Scheduling of School Board Elections.

Robert E. Levy Attorney New Jersey

Robert E. Levy

A team of lawyers at Scarinci Hollenbeck led by partner Robert E. Levy, Esq., chair of the litigation group and Sean Dias, Esq., counsel, recently won a significant victory in the New Jersey Superior Court on behalf of the Town of West New York, regarding the scheduling of school board elections.  Mr. Dias argued the case on behalf of the Town.  New Jersey Superior Court Assignment Judge Peter Bariso dismissed Plaintiff’s lawsuit with prejudice and held that the Town complied with the school law election notice requirement set forth in N.J.S.A. 19:60-1.1 (c).

In New Jersey, annual school elections are set by statute to occur on the third Tuesday in April.  By law, the Commissioner of Education is authorized to change the annual school election date (the third Tuesday in April) if that date coincides with “a period of religious observance.”  Due to an event in the 2014 calendar, the election date coincided with a period of religious observance.  As a result, the Commissioner of Education changed the annual school election from April 15, 2014 (the third Tuesday in April) to Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

New Jersey Public Law Attorney Sean D. Dias

Sean D. Dias

Pursuant to recent election law, the Town adopted a resolution moving the annual school election from Wednesday, April 23, 2014, to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.  Prior to moving a school election to November, N.J.S.A. 19:60-1.1 (c) requires that the municipality must provide “no less than 60 days” notice to the County Clerk that it has passed such a resolution.  The Town provided more than 60 days notice to the County Clerk prior to the original April 23, 2014 school election date.

Plaintiff, Francisco Ferreiro, filed an Order to Show Cause against the Town arguing that the Town failed to provide timely notice to the County Clerk.  Ferreiro argued that the 60 days notice ran from the third Tuesday in April (April 15, 2014) and not from the April 23, 2014, school election date.  Plaintiff’s requested remedy was to move the annual school election from November 2014 back to April 23, 2014.

The Town relied on the seminal New Jersey Supreme Court case of New Jersey Democratic Party, Inc. v. Samson, 175 N.J. 172 (2002).  In that case, the Court set forth principles that a reviewing Court should construe the election law under review “so as to preserve the paramount right of the voters to exercise the franchise.”  Judge Bariso ruled that he was guided by and bound by New Jersey Supreme Court decisions, particularly New Jersey Democratic Party, Inc. v. Samson when interpreting whether there is compliance with the election law under review.  The Judge refused to apply a strict and rigid interpretation of N.J.S.A. 19:60-1.1 (c), and he held that a reasonable interpretation of the notice requirement in the statute is that the time to notify the County Clerk runs from the time of the actual annual school election date of April 23, 2014, and not from the third Tuesday in April of 2014.

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Partner Robert E. Levy is chair of the firm’s litigation group and is a certified civil and criminal trial attorney. Sean Dias, is a member of the firm’s labor & employment and public law groups. Both Mr. Levy and Mr. Dias are frequent contributors to the Government and Law Blog and Business Law News Blog.

Anthony R. Caruso Sheds Light on Marc Cuban’s NFL Comments on Fox Business Network

Charles Payne, Guest Host of Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. Talks Future of NFL and Brooklyn Nets with Sports Attorney Anthony R. Caruso

Anthony R. Caruso on Fox

New York, NY – March 28, 2014 – Anthony R. Caruso, Esq., partner and chair of the Sports, Media & Entertainment Law Group of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC, was invited back to appear on Fox Business Nework’s Varney & Co. with guest host, Charles Payne on March 25, 2014. They discussed the NBA Dallas Mavericks owner, Marc Cuban and comments Cuban made about the future of the NFL. Payne and Caruso also discussed Mikhail Prokhorov’s attempt to move the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets team operations to Russia.

Anthony Caruso with Charles PayneMarc Cuban is known for his provocative statements and recently the Dallas Mavrick’s owner said he thinks the NFL is “10 years away from imploding.” Anthony Caruso said, “His conclusion maybe correct, football is headed down a dangerous path, but it certainly is not because of too much TV time. Caruso continued, “As far as football being in jeopardy of extinction, I believe it will be due to the concussion rate, the injury rate, or players’ antics off the field.”

The discussion continued and Charles Payne questioned the motives behind Brooklyn Net’s owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s attempt at moving team operations to his native country of Russia. Caruso commented, “I believe he is doing it because of a little known law in Russia that you cannot run for political office unless you have all your assets in the country.”

For the full video interview on Varney & Co see: NFL 10 years away from imploding? Also, check out Anthony Caruso’s interview in February, where he shares his legal insight on NFL Player Salaries and Endorsements. For more information on upcoming reality shows and other sports and entertainment related news, follow Anthony R. Caruso on his blog, www.sportsentertainmentattorney.com.

 

 

JOEL N. KREIZMAN SUCCESSFUL IN DEGILIO V. DEGILO CASE

Joel N. Kreizman New Jersey LawyerCongratulations to Scarinci Hollenbeck Partner Joel N. Kreizman upon his receiving an affirmance from the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court of his prior win in the Chancery Division, Family Part in DeGilo v. DeGilio.  A three judge panel issued a twelve page written decision upholding the trial judge’s determination that equitable principles warranted relief from strict adherence to the terms of a property settlement agreement (“PSA”).

In DeGilio, the PSA stated that if the ex-husband’s payments under the PSA were not timely made, his ex-wife could move to reopen alimony.  There were some late payments, but when the ex-wife moved to reopen alimony, the Court noted that at the time the motion was brought, there were no arrears and the ex-husband had almost completed making all payments.  It, thus, denied the motion.

The decision in DeGilio is significant in that it reaffirms that the Family Part, as a court of equity, may apply equitable principles, and not necessarily abide by the specific wording of a matrimonial agreement.

Joel N. Kreizman is Co-chair of Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Litigation Group and a member of the Monmouth County office located in Ocean, NJ.  Mr. Kreizman is a former municipal court judge who focuses on complex litigation matters.  Mr. Kreizman is a frequent contributor regarding litigation matters on Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Business Law News Blog.

Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorneys Successfully Represent Township of West Orange in Arbitration

Township of West OrangeWe would like to congratulate Scarinci Hollenbeck attorneys, Ramon E. Rivera and Christina M. Michelson, for successfully representing the Township of West Orange in the Interest Arbitration with the PBA Local 25.  This Arbitration Award comes at the heels of the unprecedented agreement reached between the Township and its Fire Unions in April of 2011.  During those negotiations, the Fire Unions agreed to contribute to health benefits before the enactment of Chapter 78, which statutorily required public employees to phase-in contribution.

In the recent Award, Arbitrator James Mastriani provided that the parties’ salary proposals were substantially different as the PBA sought a five (5)year contract with a 3% salary increase and the Township proposed a four  (4) year contract with a two (2) year salary freeze and two percent (2%) increase for the remaining years.  Upon review of the Township’s agreement with the Fire Unions, Arbitrator Mastriani conducted a thorough analysis for parity within the Township’s bargaining units.   Arbitrator Mastriani awarded a four year contract and the Township’s salary proposal of 0%, 0%, 2%, and 2%.  He also added two (2) additional steps for salary guide for new hires.  In addition, Arbitrator Mastriani awarded the PBA a $625 stipend to be paid in 2012 and 2013 so as to mirror the compensation components of the Fire Unions agreements in the most efficient manner.

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Ramon E. Rivera and Christina M. Michelson are members of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law and Public Law groups and are frequent contributors to the firm’s Government & Law Blog.

International Business Publication CorporateINTL Names 2014 Tax Law Firm of the Year in New Jersey

Local Law Firm Recognized for their Domestic and International Tax, Trust & Estate law Group

Tax Law Firm of the Year in New Jersey

Lyndhurst, New Jersey – March 12, 2014 – CorporateINTL, a U.K. based international business magazine, has named Scarinci Hollenbeck the “Tax Law Firm of the Year in New Jersey.” CorporateINTL is a leading, monthly publication for business leaders and financiers, providing key insights and commentary on emerging markets and domestic and international business.

According to CorporateINTL, it did an extensive search over a six month period, compiling nominations from over one million professionals involved in business.  The nominations were provided to a small panel of judges who made the final decision.

Scarinci Hollenbeck’s achievement is due to the combined experience and knowledge of the attorneys in its Tax, Trusts & Estates practice group: Frank L. Brunetti, Partner and Chairman; James F. McDonough, Counsel and editor of the firm’s tax blog; and Partners Joseph M. Donegan and Gary S. Young.

“We have positioned ourselves to be a leading tax group in New Jersey and offer clients a sophisticated tax practice rarely seen in a firm our size,” said Frank Brunetti. “We are honored that CorpINTL has recognized our hard work.”

Mr. Brunetti has his L.L.M. (Master of Laws) in taxation from New York University School of Law and has taught several graduate tax courses at Farleigh Dickinson University for the past thirty five-years. He is also an observer member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Cooperation in International Tax and speaks annually in Geneva, Switzerland on various areas of tax law, including voluntary off shore account disclosure with the IRS. Mr. McDonough has been a corporate tax attorney for over twenty five years and has a M.L.T (Master of Laws in Taxation) from Georgetown University and his L.L.M. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in international taxation and finance.

James F. McDonough said, “No longer are tax issues confined by national borders. Most businesses, by necessity, engage in cross-border activity and are faced with international tax, treaty, tax credit and repatriation issues that a year ago, belonged largely to Fortune 500 companies. Even families now face cross-border income, gift, and estate issues, arising from the migration of members into and out of the U.S., be it permanent or temporary.”

The group’s success has been highlighted by their popular Tax, Trust & Estate blog, which provides discussions on some of the most complex areas of tax law including: retirement plan benefits, international tax, gift tax laws, and the preparation of estate taxes, trusts, and wills.

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About Scarinci Hollenbeck
Scarinci Hollenbeck is a New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. law firm that serves a diverse group of clients in numerous industries. The full service, general practice law firm retains a highly trained legal team with expertise in several areas, including Tax, Trusts & Estates, Cyber and Data Privacy Law, E-Discovery, Corporate Transactions and Business Law, Insurance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights, Environmental and Land Use Law, Litigation, Public Law, Commercial Real Estate, and Sports and Entertainment Law. Top-tier personnel, innovative technology and superior client service adds to Scarinci Hollenbeck’s reputation as one of the most highly ranked law firms in the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan area.

Scarinci Hollenbeck Discovers Successful Formula for Legal Marketing

Law Firm continues to Enhance Client and User Experience with Debut of Newest Website

Lyndhurst, New Jersey – February 11, 2014 – Scarinci Hollenbeck, a full service general practice business law firm in New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C., debuts the newest version of their website www.scarincihollenbeck.com. The new website is a total redesign, built specifically to enhance client and user experience. This is the second time in two years that the firm has unveiled a cutting edge platform in conjunction with the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner.

The new site is fully mobile and features a flexible design for easy display on any mobile platform. With updated content and brand new interactive elements, users will be able to gain the full experience of what Scarinci Hollenbeck represents, “providing legal representation of the highest caliber at an affordable cost.”

Scarinci Hollenbeck has achieved a number of successes with its redefined marketing strategy, including two website awards issued by the New Media Institute. The firm has also seen a monumental increase in overall site traffic since they began their new strategy in January of 2012. As of February 10, 2014, according to alexa.com, a website ranking company, Scarinci Hollenbeck’s website ranked within the top 52,000 websites in the United States. This is a significant achievement because a ranking like this is rarely obtained by law firms of Scarinci’s size, and is usually restricted to Am Law 200 firms.Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorneys at LawThis online success has garnered a record number of leads and opportunities for new business in 2013. Peter Moeller, Director of Marketing, said “It is our goal to redefine Scarinci Hollenbeck and its attorneys as a strong regional firm in the greater New York area.” He continued, “We are competitive in every way with other regional firms, who support more costly overhead and charge higher prices”.

The Firm’s practice areas are as diverse as their marketing efforts. Since 2009, the firm has made a concerted effort to offer their clients more versatile and sophisticated practices, including ERISA Law; Insurance Claims Law; Sports, Media, & Entertainment Law; and Cyber Security & Data Protection Law. Managing Partner Donald Scarinci said, “We identified the changing landscape in the legal community brought by the 2008 recession, and the rise of social media and internet commerce, and we dedicated significant resources to refresh our approach.” The law firm plans to continue its growth by adding office locations in areas of brisk redevelopment such as Jersey City.  Scarinci Hollenbeck will continue strategically to identify and dominate new markets and new areas by unveiling additional, more specialized websites, blogs, videos, and tools in order to expose the firm’s service.

Scarinci Hollenbeck has announced they will be unveiling another program for business owners to join next week and invite anyone with questions to stay tuned and visit the new Scarinci Hollenbeck website at www.scarincihollenbeck.com.

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About Scarinci Hollenbeck
Scarinci Hollenbeck is a New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. law firm that serves a diverse group of clients in numerous industries. The full service, general practice law firm has a highly trained legal team with expertise in several areas, including Cyber and Data Privacy Law, E-Discovery, Corporate Transactions and Business Law, Insurance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights, Environmental and Land Use Law, Litigation, Public Law, Commercial Real Estate, Sports and Entertainment Law, and Tax, Trust & Estate Law. If you need assistance or would like to speak to an attorney, call 201-896-4100.

Contact:
Peter Moeller, Director of Marketing
[email protected]
201-896-4100

Scarinci Hollenbeck Trial Team Headed by Anthony R. Caruso Achieves Major Victory

Anthony R. Caruso AttorneyOcean, New Jersey –February 10, 2014A team of lawyers at Scarinci Hollenbeck led by partner Anthony R. Caruso, Esq. won a major victory in Delaware Chancery Court recently. Vice Chancellor Glasscock ruled in favor of their clients, American Capital Acquisition Partners LLC and related individual principals as Plaintiffs, in an action against financial conglomerate LPL Financial LLC and LPL Holdings Inc.

Defendants had purchased Plaintiffs’ operations in 2011.  Part of the purchase price was to be paid after the acquisition based on future revenues. The lawsuit stemmed from the absence of post-closing earnings when Plaintiffs expected to accrue more revenue and felt they were precluded by Defendants from doing so.

Plaintiffs filed suit in Delaware Chancery Court against Defendant LPL Financial LLC and LPL Holdings, Inc. and in New Jersey on a related action against Andrew Putterman and Fortigent LLC.  Plaintiffs assert several claims including fraud, bad faith and conspiracy against the Defendants.  Defendants immediately filed a motion attempting to dismiss Plaintiffs’ complaint by alleging a failure by Plaintiffs to plead a claim.

This is an important victory for our clients, as now they will get the opportunity to prove their case in court

Defendant LPL Holdings and Defendant LPL Financial were unsuccessful to the extent that the Court agreed with Plaintiffs and allowed two of Plaintiff’s claims to go forward to trial.  The Court held that Plaintiffs have pleaded sufficient facts to support the inference that Defendants breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing by interfering with Plaintiffs’ ability to generate revenue, thereby preventing Plaintiffs from attaining the revenue targets sufficient to trigger payment under the contingent purchase price arrangement.  Additionally, the court sustained Plaintiffs’ breach of contract claim.

“This is an important victory for our clients, as now they will get the opportunity to prove their case in court,” says lead attorney and partner on the case, Anthony R. Caruso, Esq.  “I would like to commend my colleagues Charles Yuen, who argued before the court, and Eleanor Grinshteyn who assisted in all aspects of the case.  We are confident that our clients will be effective in telling their story as to how they were mistreated by Defendants LPL Financial LLC and LPL Holdings Inc.  We all look forward to exposing the facts in this case.”

Senior Associate Eleanor Grinshteyn commented that “it is a rare and meaningful occurrence when a Delaware court allows a breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing claim to continue.”

Defendant LPL Holdings and Defendant LPL Financial are now required to file a formal answer to the active claims being asserted by Plaintiffs, and then the parties will enter the discovery period.  A decision in the related New Jersey action is expected soon.

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About Scarinci Hollenbeck
Scarinci Hollenbeck (@S_H_Law) is a New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. law firm that serves a diverse group of clients in numerous industries. The full service, general practice law firm retains a highly trained legal team with expertise in several areas, including Corporate Transactions and Business Law, Insurance Law, Cyber Security & Data Protection Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights, Environmental and Land Use Law, Litigation, Public Law, Commercial Real Estate, Sports and Entertainment Law, and Tax, Trust & Estate Law. Top-tier personnel, innovative technology and superior client service adds to Scarinci Hollenbeck’s reputation as one of the most highly ranked law firms in the New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. area.

 

Cyber Security Lawyer Pinguelo Authors Crisis Management Chapter in Thomson Reuters Book and Speaks on Ethical Issues Affecting eDiscovery

National Organization of Bar Counsel invites Fernando Pinguelo to speak at Mid-Year Meeting in Chicago to discuss Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Electronic Discovery

Fernando Pinguelo ediscovery lawyerOcean, New Jersey, February 7, 2014 – Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce that Partner Fernando M. Pinguelo, has been invited by the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC) to speak at the their annual Mid-Year Meeting. Pinguelo will join panelists in a program titled “Professional Crossroads: Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibilities with Respect to E-Discovery.” This program is offered as part of other presentations held during the NOBC’s Mid-Year Meeting at The Conrad Chicago on February 5-8, 2014.

Pinguelo will join speakers: The Honorable Nan R. Nolan (retired U.S. Magistrate and co-founder of the Seventh Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program) and Timothy J. Chorvat (Jenner & Block). The panel will be moderated by Charles Centarino (Director of the Office of Attorney Ethics of the New Jersey Supreme Court) and Wendy J. Muchman (Chief of Litigation and Professional Education – Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) of the Illinois Supreme Court). The panel will discuss various resources available to help lawyers become educated and competent in e-discovery issues and the ethical issues involved in e-discovery. They will also discuss the obligations of the legal profession and the responsibility of Bar Counsel’s offices with assisting lawyers in obtaining competency and knowledge in technology.

Pinguelo is no stranger to eDiscovery. He is the chair of Scarinci Hollenbeck’s eDiscovery group as well as chair of the firm’s Cyber Security & Data Protection Group. He recently co-authored Chapter 17 “Electronic Data, Cyber Security & Crisis Management,” with Edwin A. Machuca, senior corporate counsel for CBRE, Inc. for eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel (Thomson-West 2013–14). Known as the first E-Discovery treatise for in-house counsel, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel is recognized for its practical analysis of litigation readiness, cost-control strategies, team development, and crisis management; by leading corporate counsel, outside counsel, and service providers.  Pinguelo also designed one of the first, state-of-the-art electronic discovery law courses in the country, which he teaches at Seton Hall University School of Law; and created the ABA Journal award-winning eLessons Learned (www.eLLblog.com), an educational blog about how technology impacts lawsuits.

For more information about Fernando M. Pinguelo and his areas of practice please go to: http://www.scarincihollenbeck.com/attorneys/partners/fernando-m-pinguelo/

Contact Information:
Fernando M. Pinguelo
[email protected]
Direct Dial: 732-568-8374

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About NOBC
NOBC is a non-profit organization of legal professionals whose members enforce ethics rules that regulate the professional conduct of lawyers who practice law in the United States, Canada and Australia.  Formed in 1965 to enhance the professionalism and effectiveness of lawyer disciplinary counsel throughout the United States, NOBC membership has grown to include federal lawyer regulatory agencies in the United States, Canada, and Australia, and is represented in the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates. NOBC’s international membership now includes the Canadian Law Societies of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Upper Canada (Ontario), the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society, and the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner of New South Wales, Australia.

About Scarinci Hollenbeck
Scarinci Hollenbeck (@S_H_Law) is a New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. law firm that serves a diverse group of clients in numerous industries. The full service, general practice law firm retains a highly trained legal team with expertise in several areas, including Cyber and Data Privacy Law, E-Discovery, Corporate Transactions and Business Law, Insurance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights, Environmental and Land Use Law, Litigation, Public Law, Commercial Real Estate, Sports and Entertainment Law, and Tax, Trust & Estate Law. Top-tier personnel, innovative technology and superior client service adds to Scarinci Hollenbeck’s reputation as one of the most highly ranked law firms in the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan area.

 

Anthony R. Caruso Interviewed about Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman’s Financial Future on Fox Business Network

Stuart Varney invites Sports Entertainment Attorney Anthony R. Caruso to share his legal insight on NFL Player Salaries and Endorsements

Fox Business Network Stuart Varney and Anthony Caruso

New York, NY – February 6, 2014 – Anthony R. Caruso, Esq., partner and chair of the Sports, Media & Entertainment Law Group of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC, appeared on the FOX Business Network with Host Stuart Varney in New York City on February 5, 2014. Mr. Caruso offered his legal insight on Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman, as well as professional sports contracts and endorsement deals in general.

Stuart Varney and Anthony R. CarusoNFL player Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks gained notoriety after his heated rant on live TV at the conclusion of the NFC Championship game on January 19th. An immediate backlash from fans watching the live interview took to social media and seemingly casted a negative view about his image.  However, Anthony Caruso noted that post interview damage control was successful. “His value as a player and for potential endorsements increased tremendously”, says Caruso.  “While tenuous at first, he appears to have gained significant endorsement deals from his post interview brand polishing.”

Anthony Caruso is uniquely positioned to comment on such a high profile controversies because of his extensive experience in sports, business and entertainment deals. As a prominent sports, media, & entertainment attorney based in the New York City / New Jersey area, he previously founded and served as legal counsel to a new sports league, where he later became the commissioner.  He is also a former sports agent and currently teaches sports law at NYU.  He gained international attention in his representation of Miss New Jersey 2007 regarding a blackmail situation. Mr. Caruso provided all legal counseling and negotiations, strategy, media supervision, and crisis management in that case. He has appeared on many major television networks and radio stations, and is routinely requested by the media for his advice and views on current legal issues.

For the full interview on Varney & Co see: Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman due for a big payday?  For more information on upcoming reality shows and other sports and entertainment related news, follow Anthony R. Caruso on his blog, www.sportsentertainmentattorney.com.

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About Scarinci Hollenbeck
Scarinci Hollenbeck (@S_H_Law) is a New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. law firm that serves a diverse group of clients in numerous industries. The full service, general practice law firm retains a highly trained legal team with expertise in several areas, including Corporate Transactions and Business Law, Insurance Law, Cyber Security & Data Protection Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights, Environmental and Land Use Law, Litigation, Public Law, Commercial Real Estate, Sports and Entertainment Law, and Tax, Trust & Estate Law. Top-tier personnel, innovative technology and superior client service adds to Scarinci Hollenbeck’s reputation as one of the most highly ranked law firms in the New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. area.

 

Cyber Lawyer Fernando Pinguelo Earns CIPP Accreditation

Fernando M. Pinguelo Strengthens his Role as a Leading Attorney in Cyber Security, Data Privacy, and Crisis Management Matters.

Fernando Pinguelo Cyber Security CIPPNew York, New York, February 4, 2014 – Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce that Partner Fernando M. Pinguelo, chair of the firm’s Cyber Security & Data Protection group, has earned accreditation as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  IAPP accreditation is the global standard for privacy and data protection professionals. Developed and launched by IAPP with leading privacy subject matter experts, the certification program is the first broad-based global privacy and data protection credentialing program, and remains the most sought-after and acknowledged credential in the profession. The CIPP/US credential demonstrates a strong foundation in U.S. privacy laws and regulations as well as an understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to and from the United States, the European Union, and other jurisdictions.

This accreditation further supplements Fernando Pinguelo’s role and impact in the areas of cyber security, data privacy and protection, complex business litigation, and crisis management matters. His practice and the matters he handles are addressing the very legal challenges being considered by courts as well as federal and state legislators.  His contributions in academic and policy-based settings are helping to define both the legal and business parameters that are present within the complex nature of cyber security and data privacy issues.  Pinguelo notes: “The complex and sometimes conflicting obligations imposed by data protection and privacy laws that apply at the federal and individual state levels – and globally – can be challenging for lawyers and their clients seeking to comply with clients’ privacy and data security obligations.  We will continue to be at the forefront of these issues and contribute meaningfully to the development of the law in these areas.”

For more information about Fernando M. Pinguelo and his areas of practice please click on Fernando M. Pinguelo’s Biography.

Contact Information:
Fernando M. Pinguelo
[email protected]
Direct Dial: 732-568-8374

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About Scarinci Hollenbeck
Scarinci Hollenbeck (www.scarincihollenbeck.com; @S_H_Law) is a New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. law firm that serves a diverse group of clients in numerous industries. The full service, general practice law firm retains a highly trained legal team with expertise in several areas, including Cyber and Data Privacy Law, E-Discovery, Corporate Transactions and Business Law, Insurance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights, Environmental and Land Use Law, Litigation, Public Law, Commercial Real Estate, Sports and Entertainment Law, and Tax, Trust & Estate Law. Top-tier personnel, innovative technology and superior client service adds to Scarinci Hollenbeck’s reputation as one of the most highly ranked law firms in the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan area.