New Jersey Resources appointed Tejal Mehta as corporate secretary and assistant general counsel, effective immediately, according to a Monday announcement.
Prior to joining the Wall-based utility, Mehta served as senior counsel and assistant corporate secretary at TD Bank Group, where she was responsible for regulatory compliance, corporate governance policy and corporate secretarial operations for TD’s U.S. entities.
Mehta will serve as the secretary to the board of directors of NJR and its subsidiaries, act as the company’s registered agent and keeper of records, provide oversight of the company’s corporate governance and support NJR’s overall corporate legal function.
“Tejal Mehta is an accomplished lawyer whose proven skills and experience will serve our company, board and customers well,” Richard Reich, senior vice president and general counsel of New Jersey Resources, said. “With nearly 15 years of legal experience and a proven record of effectively managing complex regulatory, corporate governance and oversight matters, we are pleased to welcome Tejal to our team.”
Prior to TD Bank Group, Mehta served as a senior associate in the White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Group and the Securities Litigation Group at Ballard Spahr LLP, a nationally recognized corporate litigation firm.
Mehta received her Juris Doctorate cum laude from Villanova School of Law and her Bachelor of Science from Widener University. She clerked for Magistrate Judge Carol Sandra Moore Wells in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia Board.