Brach Eichler names co-chairs of litigation practice

Roseland-based law firm Brach Eichler LLC announced Wednesday it has named Keith J. Roberts and Rosaria A. Suriano as co-chairs of the firm’s litigation practice.

“Brach Eichler continues to evolve and grow and nowhere is this more evident than our litigation practice,” John D. Fanburg, managing member and health care law practice chair, said. “Rose and Keith are exceptional litigators who have distinguished themselves among members of the New Jersey bar and the courts. They have both demonstrated the kind of leadership that will be pivotal in taking Brach Eichler’s litigation practice to the next level.”

“Rose has cultivated an impressive practice and impeccable reputation as one of New Jersey’s top business litigators.  Similarly, Keith is an aggressive, skilled advocate, especially within New Jersey’s competitive healthcare arena. Our executive committee thanks former litigation chair Charles Gormally for his mentorship and skill in leading the litigation department to where it is today,” he said.

Roberts is a certified civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, Brach Eichler said, a distinction awarded to less than 2% of lawyers in the state. He is experienced in jury trial and administrative hearings as well as health care matters such as regulatory issues, practice structures, insurance audits, compliance, insurance fraud, RICO, False Claims Act, and more. He also represents hospital systems, surgical centers, medical practices and a wide array of health care professionals.

“Brach Eichler is a special place, where I am privileged to work beside quality professionals. I look forward to our continued growth as a firm, and working with Rose to expand our Litigation Practice,” Roberts said.

Suriano has more than 29 years of experience in trial and appellate courts. She is focused on handling complex contracts and business matters, including claims between members of LLCs, partnership/shareholder disputes, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets, domain name disputes, theft of computer data, and more. She also handles construction litigation, including delay, non-payment and performance claims.

“As co-chair of Brach Eichler’s highly respected Litigation Practice, I feel privileged to be able to lead and grow this tremendous group of skilled and talented lawyers who zealously and tirelessly advocate for our clients,” Suriano said.

“Our firm is bolstered by an entrepreneurial culture that allows the firm’s third generation of lawyers, now in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, to expand and innovate their practices.  We are thoroughly committed to their advancement and are very excited for what the future holds for Brach Eichler,” Fanburg said.

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