Gorab chosen to lead Wilentz — first woman in law firm’s 100-year history

For the first time, a woman will lead Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., the 100-year-old Woodbridge-based law firm announced this week.

Lisa A. Gorab has been elected president and managing director of Wilentz, making her the first woman attorney to lead the firm in its history.

“I am honored to have been elected as president and managing director, and appreciate the trust my peers have placed in my leadership,” she said in a prepared statement. “I am proud of our firm’s century-long history, but even more proud of how, every day, we provide our clients with the legal advocacy that helps them achieve their goals.”

Gorab, who has served on the Management Committee for more than a decade, succeeds Brian J. Molloy, who has served in the role since 2008, and will become chairman of the firm’s board and focus on his commercial litigation practice.

“Lisa is an accomplished leader who has made exceptional contributions to the evolution of Wilentz and the premier service we provide to our clients,” Molloy said in a statement. “We are confident that Lisa will continue to advance Wilentz’s strategic plan, and we look forward to our continued growth under her vision and leadership.”

Gorab has been a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Public Finance Practice and since 1997. She has served in several leadership roles with the firm, including treasurer, vice president and chair of the Diversity Committee.

“My focus is to build upon the excellent service of Brian, and so many others, as we evolve in this uncertain post-COVID era,” she said.