Based in Roseland, New Jersey and assisting clients nationwide, the law firm of Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, P.C. provides services in litigation, intellectual property, and transactional.
Located in Roseland, Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, P.C. provides legal services to clients in the New Jersey-New York metropolitan area and nationwide in all forms of corporate transactional matters and complex litigation, including environmental, corporate finance and securities, workouts, bankruptcy, and intellectual property law. The firm also handles a variety of administrative, health care, and class action matters.
With significant strength in a broad range of disciplines, the attorneys at Carella Byrne utilize their extensive experience to provide a unique and innovative perspective to their clients' legal matters. The firm's partners have served in leadership positions at major corporations and as elected officials of the state government, and include a former Governor of New Jersey. Many of the firm's attorneys also possess technical degrees in a diverse variety of fields, and synthesize these unique qualifications with a discerning and inventive legal approach.
Carella Byrne serves a wide spectrum of clients, including individuals, small businesses, Fortune 500 private and public corporations, nonprofits, and state and federal government agencies.
Five Becker Farm Road
Roseland NJ 07068
Carella Byrne is recognized nationally and internationally for its intellectual property practice.
Attorneys at the firm have litigated intellectual property cases in federal courts throughout the United States, and maintain close relationships with associate counsel internationally, allowing them to serve clients worldwide. Carella Byrne's intellectual property team offers representation based not only on litigation experience, but a broad range of technical degrees and professional backgrounds in the science and engineering fields.
Charles C. Carella, has been a member of Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello since 1976 and is Chairman of the Executive Committee. He has extensive experience in many areas of corporate practice, including mergers and acquisitions, bank finance, both state and federal administrative matters, plus environmental and solid waste matters. He has appeared on numerous occasions before the Board of Public Utilities in all forms of utility matters, and has served as a Trustee/Receiver in matters initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey and has served as Provisional Director upon appointment by the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, Chancery Division.
Mr. Carella graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. degree in 1955 and received an LL.B. degree from Rutgers University in 1958. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1959 and the New York Bar in 1983.
He has served as an Assistant Prosecutor as well as Special Prosecutor of Essex County; Director of the New Jersey State Lottery Commission, Executive Secretary to the Governor, State of New Jersey, 1975-1976; Member of the Ethical Standards Commission for the State of New Jersey; as well as Chairman, New Jersey State Racing Commission, 1976-1980. He has served as Chief Counsel to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners.
Mr. Carella is a member of the Essex County, New Jersey State, New York State and American Bar Associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the American Judicature Society. He is a member of the Finance board of the Archdiocese of Newark, and a Trustee Fellow of Fordham University and a member of the Board of Directors of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark, Inc. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; a member of the Board of Trustees of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; a member of the Board of Trustees of University Health System of New Jersey; member of the Board of Directors of Di Giorgio Corporation; member of the Board of Regents of Seton Hall University; member of the Board of Higher Education State of New Jersey; a member of the Board of Bally Gaming International, Inc., and a member of The Board of Carteret Savings Bank.
Mr. Carella has been named to Who's Who in American Law.
Brendan T. Byrne, graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. degree in 1949 and received an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1950.
He served as Prosecutor of Essex County, New Jersey; as President of the New Jersey Public Utility Commission; as Assignment Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court; and then as Governor of New Jersey from 1974-1982.
Mr. Byrne is a former Vice President of the National District Attorney's Association; Chairman of the National Commission of Criminal Justice Standards and Goals; Chairman, National Governors Association on International Trade; and trustee of Princeton University. He is an Editor of the New Jersey Law Journal and Irish Law Reports; and former Chairman of the Princeton University Council on New Jersey Affairs and United States Marshals Foundation. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Mack Cali Realty and Chelsea GCA.
Mr. Byrne was a member of the Board of Directors of Prudential Insurance Company of America, New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, Elizabethtown Water Company, Jamesway Corporation, Ingersoll-Rand and served as a Commissioner of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. He was litigation counsel to Carvel Corp. and Witco Corporation and continues to serve as a Director of the Carvel Foundation.
Harvard Law School
Peter G. Stewart, recently retired from active practice at the firm and now serving in a counsel status, was a member of Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody and Agnello, P.C. since 1979. He has broad experience in many areas of corporate practice, with emphasis on Health Care, Real Estate Development, Energy, and Public Utility matters. His practice also includes representing clients before various Local, County, and State Agencies and the New Jersey Legislature as a registered lobbyist.
Mr. Stewart served as the Mayor of his home town, as an elected member of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, as an Assemblyman in the New Jersey Legislature, and Chief Counsel to the County of Essex. He served as the General Counsel to the New Jersey State Democratic Committee.
He is an emeritus member of the Board of Lay Trustees of Delbarton School, Morristown, New Jersey, and also a member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, New Jersey. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey. He is a former chairman of the Board of Directors of West Jersey Community Bank and West Jersey Bancshares, Inc. a publicly-traded State Charter Commercial Bank.
Seton Hall Law School
Elliot M. Olstein, a member of the Executive Committee, has broad experience in intellectual property law including securing patent protection; licensing of technical information and patents; infringement and validity opinions; evaluating intellectual property rights for investors; and intellectual property litigation. His particular areas of expertise include chemical and biochemical inventions with particular emphasis on their medical applications.
He also has experience in corporate law and business financing, including venture capital financing, with specific emphasis on technically-oriented business.
Mr. Olstein graduated from Columbia College and Columbia School of Engineering, receiving an A.B. Degree in 1960 and a B.S.Ch.E. in 1961. He received a J.D. Degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1965 and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University in 1965.
Mr. Olstein served for three years as Chairman of the Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Unfair Competition Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey, New York, and Virginia.
New York University
Jan Alan Brody, a member of the Executive Committee, and has been with the firm of Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello (and it's predecessors) for his entire career.
Mr. Brody graduated from Boston University cum laude in 1973 with an A.B. degree in political science. In 1976, he graduated Boston University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. He has had extensive experience in complex commercial, employment, environmental, and chancery litigation and he also maintains a family law practice. He is a member of the American, New Jersey State, and Bergen County Bar Associations. He also serves as counsel for the Fort Lee Planning Board and as a Standing Master appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and as a mediator appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Mr. Brody was chosen as a 2005, 2009 - 2014 Super Lawyer by his peers, as published in New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
Boston University Law School
John M. Agnello has been practicing law since 1979, and has been with the firm of Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello (and its predecessors) for his entire career. Mr. Agnello has been a partner of the firm for more than 27 years, and in addition to his litigation and counseling practice, Mr. Agnello is a member of the firm's executive committee.
Mr. Agnello has extensive trial and appellate experience in Federal and State Courts, as well as in counseling corporation (public and private) and individual clients in matters involving complex commercial litigation, environmental law and litigation, insurance law and insurance coverage litigation, labor and employment law and litigation, ERISA and ERISA litigation, construction law and litigation, surety law and litigation, business law, municipal and school law, and land use law.
Mr. Agnello's clients include multinational Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, as well as an assortment of publicly and privately held industrial, manufacturing and distribution companies, Taft-Hartley Pension funds, ERISA welfare funds, and municipal government entities.
Mr. Agnello has served as an Employer Trustee for the Textile Workers Pension Fund (1990-2005), UNITE HERE Workers Pension Fund (2005-2007) and UNITE HERE National Retirement Fund ($2 Billion Taft-Hartley Fund), 2007 - Present.
Seton Hall University
Charles M. Carella is a partner in the Firm's Litigation and Corporate Departments. He has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, bankruptcy, municipal, employment and school law and general corporate matters. Mr. Carella has represented clients in bankruptcy, family law, construction, landlord-tenant, municipal and employment law matters in Federal, State and Municipal Courts and before the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Carella is currently outside General Counsel for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, Newark, N.J. He has served as Township Attorney for the Township of Nutley, N.J. 1996; a member of the Board of Trustees of Caldwell College 1997-2004; a member of the Valley National Bank Professional's Group; and a member of the Board of Governors of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) for the Archdiocese of Newark.
Fordham University School of Law
James E. Cecchi, a Partner in the firm's Litigation Department, specializes in complex civil and chancery litigation in both federal and state courts including class action and multidistrict litigation. Mr. Cecchi joined the firm in 1994 after serving in the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. In that capacity, Mr. Cecchi participated in significant criminal prosecutions involving money laundering, narcotics smuggling and violations of federal firearms laws. Prior to his entry to the Department Justice, from 1989-1991, Mr. Cecchi served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas H. Politan in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey.
Among Mr. Cecchi's successes are representative matters including: Marvin Simon, et. al v. KPMG LLP, et. al, a class action suit where Carella, Byrne, serving as co-counsel for the class achieved a settlement of $200,000,000; In re Vytorin/Zetia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, a multidistrict litigation where Carella, Byrne, serving as Co-Lead Counsel, achieved a settlement of $41,500,000; Sampang, et. al v. AT&T Mobility LLC, et. al, a class action where Carella, Byrne, serving as co-class counsel, achieved a settlement of $18,000,000; and Milliron v. T-Mobile, a class action where Carella, Byrne, serving as co-class counsel, achieved a settlement of $12,500,000.
Fordham University School of Law
James T. Byers has been a member of Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello since 1981, and during that time has been engaged in general corporate, real estate and banking law and tax exempt bonding financing. He has broad expertise in many areas of corporate practice, including real estate and asset based lending, mergers and acquisitions, purchase and sale of real estate and corporate counseling, and as Bond Counsel in connection with the issuance of tax exempt bonds.
Mr. Byers graduated from Rutgers College with an A.B. degree in 1974 and received a J.D. degree from George Washington University in 1979. He has lectured and participated in panel discussions on financing and banking law subjects. He is a member of the American and New Jersey State Bar Associations and a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
George Washington Universit
Donald F. Miceli specializes in financial matters including federal income taxation, state and real property taxation, tax abatements, redevelopment projects, and taxation litigation. His practice also includes the representation of energy and affordable housing for local, county, and state approved developers. He received a B.A. degree from Seton Hall University, an LL.B. degree from Rutgers University, and an LL.M. degree from New York University. He is admitted to the bar of the State of New Jersey and the United States Tax Court.
Mr. Miceli has served as Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Newark, and as Tax Consultant to the Essex County Board of Taxation.
New York University School of Law
A. Richard Ross is a firm partner and member of the Litigation and Corporate Departments. He has more than 30 years of experience in civil litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Over the years, Mr. Ross has represented clients in securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, business and personal injury torts, legal malpractice defense, commercial and residential foreclosures, bank regulation and governance, and international litigation and transactions. He has extensive experience in equitable matters. At the request of the courts, Mr. Ross has served as equitable receiver, and has counseled special fiscal agents and provisional directors in corporate shareholder disputes. For example, Mr. Ross served as co-lead counsel in Treasurer of New Jersey v. AOL-Time Warner, Inc. securities litigation.
Building on his years as counsel to lending institutions, and as lead counsel in federal equitable receivership's and representing bankruptcy trustees, Mr. Ross developed expertise in recovery of assets, including those placed in offshore asset protection trusts. He was lead counsel to the federal receiver in Securities and Exchange Commission vs. Eddie Antar, and recovered the most funds, at the time, ever realized in a contested SEC enforcement action. He also served in similar roles in Federal Trade Commission v. Oak Tree Numismatics and In the Matter of Robert E. Brennan bankruptcy case. Mr. Ross also served as lead attorney in the claims distribution portion of Allapattah Services Inc. v. Exxon and as lead counsel to the receiver and the party in charge of distributions to victims in Attorney General of New Jersey v. Clover Management Group. He has experience in the courts of Canada, England, France, Gibraltar, Israel, Liechtenstein and Nevis.
Mr. Ross also has provided representation to a variety of companies in a wide range of transactions including joint ventures for chemical manufacturing and distribution in India, Mexico, and Zimbabwe, technology sharing and transfer agreements with leading United States military contractors, and automotive parts manufacturers in the United States, Germany and Sweden. He has represented domestic companies in their businesses in China, Germany, Hungary and Japan.
A member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Professional Ethics Committee, Mr. Ross provides pro bono services to investigate and decide grievances against attorneys. He also is a member of various American and New Jersey Bar Association committees in his areas of practice.
Mr. Ross graduated with a B.A. from Reed College, attended Trinity College, Oxford University, and was awarded a J.D. from New York Law School. He also graduated from Princeton Day School. Mr. Ross served as Staff Attorney in the Office of the President, New Jersey Civil Service Commission, and the Office of Legal Counsel to the New Jersey Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts, where he served as ex-office member of the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice. He appeared in a number of reported decisions, including SEC v. Antar, 831 F. Supp. 380 (D.N.J. 1993), judgment aff'd 54 F. 3d 770 (3d Cir. 1995); In re National Smelting of New Jersey Inc. Bondholders Litigation, 722 F. Supp 152 (D.N.J. 1989); Reinfeld Inc. v. Schieffelin & Co., 94 N.J. 400 (1984). Mr. Ross has been selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers over the years.
New York Law School
Carl Woodward has been practicing law for over 40 years and has been with Carella Byrne since 1990. He has a broad integrated practice with specializations in environmental, municipal, zoning and planning, real estate, insurance and criminal law, and litigation in State and federal courts.
In 1971, Mr. Woodward was appointed an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, and served as Chief of the Environmental Protection Division. Mr. Woodward is a trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, has lectured on various topics in municipal law, and has taught zoning and planning at Seton Hall Law School as an adjunct professor. He has also served for three years as a member of the District VB Ethics Committee for New Jersey.
Outside of his practice, Mr. Woodward has been actively involved in the community, including as President of the Rutgers Alumni Association, Trustee of Rutgers University, President of the board of a chamber music organization and an elder in the Presbyterian Church.
Rutgers University Law School
Melissa E. Flax is a partner of the firm and has been with the firm since 1996. Ms. Flax focuses her practice on civil litigation including environmental litigation, commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation and labor and employment law. She practices in both Federal and State Courts.
She received an A.B. Degree from the University of Michigan; American University, London, England and a J.D. Degree from Loyola University where she was a member of Loyola University Law Review. Ms. Flax served as a Law Clerk from 1992-1993 to Honorable Julio M. Fuentes, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County. She is a member of New Jersey State and New York State Bar Associations.
Loyola University Law School
David G. Gilfillan, admitted to the bars of New Jersey and U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1993. He graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in 1988 and Seton Hall University with a J.D. in 1993.
Mr. Gilfillan is a member of Worrall F. Mountain Inn of Court.
Seton Hall University
G. Glennon Troublefield, a partner in the firm's Litigation and Intellectual Property Departments, he has extensive experience in complex civil and corporate litigation, intellectual property matters (patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and trade dress), bankruptcy and business litigation matters.
Mr. Troublefield is a registered patent attorney and has extensive expertise in patent and trademark infringement litigated matters, as well as representing parties in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Troublefield has secured patents, trademarks and copyrights for individual and business entities, provided counseling on the licensing and purchase of intellectual property assets, and negotiated licensing agreements for a variety of intellectual property matters. In addition to his intellectual property practice, Mr. Troublefield has represented clients in bankruptcy, family law, construction, false advertising, product liability, and environmental matters in State and/or Federal Courts.
Mr. Troublefield serves on the Statewide Panel of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Committee on Character and has served as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Ethics Committee. In addition, he is an active member of the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He has also served on several ABA Task Forces and Committees and organized and appeared as a speaker for programs sponsored by the ABA and NJSBA related to topics such as diversity in the profession, professionalism and intellectual property law.
Seton Hall University School of Law
Brian H. Fenlon is a partner of the firm. He has been with the firm since 1994 and chiefly acts as a counselor and litigator for his clients. Mr. Fenlon's practice is focused on complex civil litigation, includes environmental remediation litigation for corporate and municipal clients, insurance coverage litigation, professional liability litigation, particularly for law firms, mortgage foreclosure litigation and work-outs for lenders and debtors, construction law and litigation, and zoning and planning law and litigation, for both developers and municipal clients.
Mr. Fenlon is a member of the Essex and Morris Counties Bar Associations. He has served as a member of the District V-C Ethics Committee and volunteers as a judge in moot court competitions at Seton Hall University Law School. He has authored legal publications and articles.
Seton Hall Law School
Lindsey H. Taylor has been with Carella Byrne since 2002, concentrating his practice in complex commercial litigation in federal court. Mr. Taylor has been honored with an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell and by Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in New Jersey.
Mr. Taylor represents plaintiffs in consumer class actions, securities class actions, and corporate mismanagement class actions which have resulted in millions of dollars of recoveries for class members. He has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes as well as in copyright, trademark, and unfair competition and patent infringement matters.
Mr. Taylor is also one of the co-authors of New Jersey Federal Practice and of numerous articles relating to technology and intellectual property matters, and has lectured frequently on intellectual property issues. Mr. Taylor serves as an arbitrator for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and previously served on the District V Ethics Committee.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Caroline Bartlett is a partner in the firm's civil litigation department, concentrating her practice in the area of consumer fraud and securities class action litigation, as well as general commercial and employment matters. Ms. Bartlett graduated with high honors from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2004, where she received the Raymond Del Tufo Award and the Chicago Title Insurance Award for academic excellence in Constitutional Law and Real Property. During law school, Ms. Bartlett was an articles editor for the Seton Hall Law Review.
Before entering private practice, Ms. Bartlett was a judicial clerk in both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Prior to joining Carella Byrne, Ms. Bartlett engaged in commercial litigation, products liability, and mass tort defense at the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP. Ms. Bartlett is active in the community. She currently serves as a Director of the Federal Historical Society of the New Jersey District Court and has previously served on executive boards for non-profit organizations, including the Junior League of Montclair-Newark and the Middleton Early Learning Center, a pre-school in East Orange, New Jersey.
Seton Hall University School of Law
Richard K. Matanle has broad experience in real estate, banking, general contract and business matters, as well as commercial litigation. Within these fields of concentration, he has extensive experience in commercial lending and real estate transactions, including commercial real property leasing. His commercial loan transaction experience includes creditors' rights, litigation and loan workouts.
Mr. Matanle received a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law. He was previously Associate Counsel with the Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. and a partner in the law firm of Blackburn, Rice and Matanle. He also served as a counsel with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Mr. Matanle is admitted to the Bars of the State of New Jersey and New York and to the Bars of the United States District Court in both States.
Hofstra University School of Law
Francis C. Hand, has been of counsel with the firm since April 2000. He was a partner in the patent law firm of Kenyon & Kenyon for over twenty years and later moved his practice from the patent firm of McAulay, Nissen, Goldberg, Kiel and Hand in New York to New Jersey. He has broad experience in the prosecution of patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices having obtained over eight hundred United States patents in an eclectic range of disciplines, winning numerous Appeals and successfully defending several Inter Partes Reexaminations.
Mr. Hand also has broad experience in the prosecution of trademark applications and has been a member of various committees of the International Trademark Association over several years. He has successfully litigated various patent infringement suits before the United States District Courts of New York, New Jersey, California, and North Carolina.
Avram S. Eule has been practicing law for over 35 years, and has been with the Carella Byrne firm since 2001. His practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain, Transactional Law, Real Estate Law and Corporate Law.
Mr. Eule was admitted to the bar in 1971, New Jersey and United States District Court of New Jersey, and in 1986, United States Supreme Court. He graduated from Rutgers University (A.B., 1968) and the University of Oklahoma (J.D., 1971).
Mr. Eule is a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Outside of his practice, Mr. Eule has been involved in numerous volunteer activities, including being a member of the Board of Governors, Rutgers Alumni Federation, Board of Trustees, First Vice President and Men's Club President, Temple Beth Am, Task Forces, United Jewish Federation of MetroWest, Steering Committee, Jewish Community Center, and Parsippany Schools' Gifted Student steering committees.
University of Oklahoma
Raymond W. Fisher has been "Of Counsel" to the firm since 2003. He focuses his practice on litigation and appeals in all state and federal courts. He has developed a specialty in employment law, where he defends employers in state and federal courts, as well as before the EEOC and the N.J. Division of Civil Rights.
Mr. Fisher also has extensive experience in complex litigation, including commercial litigation. He also counsels private, religious schools and entities on topics as diverse as "bullying" and burials in cemeteries. Finally, Mr. Fisher has taken and completed the course for Alternate Dispute Resolution in New Jersey and has counseled and represented numerous clients involved in mediations and arbitrations.
Mr. Fisher is a member of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. In addition to his active legal practice, he also conducts employment law and school law seminars for clients where the focus is on preventing problems before they arise, Mr. Fisher has been a member of his community in Mountainside, New Jersey, where he has been involved in Boy Scouts, was Chairman of Mountainside's Bicentennial Celebration of the United States Constitution, and even served a term on the local school board.
Fordham University School of Law
Raymond J. Lillie has been with Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello since 1986. He has practiced in the area of intellectual property during this time. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications, conducted patent searches, and has prepared opinions on patentability, patent validity and infringement, particularly in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and hydrocarbon conversation and processing. He also has worked on interference cases before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and prepared and prosecuted trademark applications.
Mr. Lillie is a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and served as Grand Knight of the Bishop McLaughlin Council from 1990-1991 and 1993-1994. He served as a District Deputy from 1997-2002. Since November 2003, he has been the Chairman of the Child ID Kit Program for the New Jersey State Council, Knights of Columbus. Mr. Lillie is on the Advisory Board of Hillside Catholic Academy, Hillside, New Jersey.
College of William and Mary
William Squire has been with the firm since 1993. His practice comprises Intellectual Property law including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Mr. Squire's practice involves advising clients and protecting their property as to Intellectual Property (IP) matters.
He has over 40 years experience in the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the electronics, electro-mechanical and mechanical arts in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions including the preparation of infringement opinions and related matters. He has extensive experience in the preparation, filing and prosecution of trademark and service mark applications for registering client's marks on the U.S. Federal Register and in foreign jurisdictions. His practice also includes over 30 years experience in all aspects of copyright matters. He assists the firm's non-IP attorneys in respect of litigation and all matters involving intellectual property.
Mr. Squire is admitted to the United States District Court for the District Court of New Jersey and to the United States Supreme Court. He is a registered patent attorney in the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 1970.
Seton Hall University, School of Law
Dr. Alan J. Grant has practiced patent law since 1986. Dr. Grant graduated from St Francis College, Brooklyn, New York in 1972 with a B.S. degree in Biology, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biochemistry from SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Brooklyn Law School. He has had extensive experience in patent prosecution of biotechnology, heavy licensing work, prior art searching, opinions, client counseling, patent strategy, and portfolio.
Dr. Grant has worked as a biomedical researcher for NIH at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York's Cornell University College of Medicine, in the Chemistry Department at New York University. His research results are published in well-known journals, including Cancer Research, Biochemistry, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemical Pharmacology, Biochimica Biophysica Acta and Journal of Clinical Investigation.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as an attorney in New York state courts as well as in both the Southern and Eastern Federal District Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Brooklyn Law School
Stephen R. Danek has been practicing law for 21 years and has been with the firm since September 2006. He has been a trial attorney practicing in the field of personal injury law. In addition, Mr. Danek has been practicing Environmental Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Family Law.
Mr. Danek was admitted to New Jersey State Bar in 1989, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1989. He was graduated from Muhlenberg College, B.A. in Political Science in 1986 and Seton Hall School of Law, J.D. in 1989.
Seton Hall School of Law
Donald A. Ecklund focuses his practice on all aspects of complex commercial disputes, environmental litigation, consumer fraud, and class action litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ecklund was an associate at a prestigious New York law firm for four years where he represented clients in complex products liability litigation, as well as various environmental contamination cases and other matters. He has served on committees in several multi-district litigations (MDLs) involving pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. Most recently, he has been extensively involved in class action litigation arising from deceptive sales practices and engaged in commercial litigation relating to direct broadcast satellite television.
Mr. Ecklund is admitted to the Bars of the States of New Jersey and New York, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.
Rutgers School of Law
Megan A. Natale engages in general civil litigation in state and federal court. She received a B.A. degree from Seton Hall University and Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School.
She was admitted to the bar of the New Jersey Supreme Court in 2010 and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey in 2011.
New York Law School
Amanda Barisich engages in general civil litigation in state and federal court. She received a B.S. degree from Lehigh University in 2007 and Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in Intellectual Property from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2010. Prior to entering this firm, Ms. Barisich clerked for the Hon. Bernadette N. DeCastro, J.S.C. in the Civil Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson Vicinage.
Seton Hall University School of Law
Zachary S. Bower graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from the University of Michigan in 2000 and received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2004. After receiving his J.D., Mr. Bower served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge K. Michael Moore in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida from September 2004 to September 2005. After his clerkship, Mr. Bower joined the law firm of Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami, FL where his practice focused on complex commercial matters such as securities litigation, fraud, and banking litigation as well as all aspects of class action litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Bower's current practice focuses primarily on multidistrict class action litigation. Mr. Bower is admitted to practice before the Florida State Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Michael Cross engages in general litigation with a focus on complex litigation in state and federal court. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from James Madison University and his Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Mr. Cross was admitted to the bar of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey in 2012 and the New Jersey Supreme Court in 2012 and received his certificate for the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department in 2012.
Seton Hall University School of Law