Genova Burns promotes 2 to counsel

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Genova Burns announced Thursday it has promoted two associates to counsel.

The Newark-based law firm said Erica M. Clifford and Maria R. Fruci have been named to the position of counsel.

“Maria Fruci and Erica Clifford are both accomplished law professionals and have repeatedly brought distinction upon themselves and on the Firm,” Angelo J. Genova, chairman and managing partner of Genova Burns, said. “Both of these attorneys are a strong voice for their specific specialty areas, and these promotions are an acknowledgement of their professional knowledge and skills, and their contributions to the Firm’s service and success on behalf of our clients.”

Clifford is a member of the Employment Law & Litigation and Human Resource Counseling & Compliance Practice Groups. She advises clients on employment matters, Genova Burns said. Her primary role is as a litigator, defending clients against claims of discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment and more.

Fruci is a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation, Class Action Defense, Intellectual Property, and Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. She represents clients in complex commercial disputes, trademark protection and litigations, and mediations and arbitrations.