4 join next generation of partners at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis

Firm also adds new counsel and associates 

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP on Wednesday said four attorneys have joined the next generation of partners in the firm. Additionally, it also recently welcomed five attorneys to the practice as counsel and associates.

New partners named include Joel Clymer, Irene Hsieh, Kersten Kortbawi and Meredith Sherman. They will all be based in the firm’s Woodbridge office.

Clymer focuses primarily on employment litigation and counseling. His experience encompasses the investigation, evaluation and litigation of employment discrimination and whistleblower claims from pre-litigation status through trial in state and federal court, including the defense of clients in appellate court proceedings.

Hsieh concentrates her practice in commercial litigation. Her experience includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in employment-related matters, including employment discrimination and retaliation actions. Hsieh has assisted with actions in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, including defending against Title IX claims on behalf of institutions of higher education and serving as local counsel for several related environmental and toxic tort matters.

Kortbawi is an experienced commercial litigator who represents plaintiffs and defendants in all forms of civil litigation at both the state and federal level. Kortbawi frequently handles sensitive, unique and high-exposure matters, including those related to complex construction disputes, consumer fraud claims, private equity fraud, personal injury actions and product liability and insurance defense matters.

Sherman emphasizes complex commercial disputes in her commercial litigation practice, with over a decade of experience representing corporations and financial institutions and a particular expertise in securities class actions and shareholder derivative lawsuits. She was previously an associate at a prominent national law firm.

Meanwhile, Jessica Carroll joined the firm’s Roseland location as counsel, concentrating her practice in litigation with an emphasis in health care. Her experience encompasses a variety of insurance defense and coverage matters involving general liability, professional liability, product liability, negligent security, wrongful death, and construction defect claims.

New associates include Ghatul Abdul (Roseland), Michael Coskey (Red Bank), Justine DelVecchio (Roseland) and Mitchell Horner (Woodbridge).