Labor & employment attorney Lester Aron has joined Scarinci Hollenbeck as deputy managing partner, the firm announced.
Aron, who has practiced law for over 30 years, founded and managed his own law firm and served as general legal counsel to a variety of institutions throughout his career, will take on a new role that is focused on the firm’s practice management and business development.
“Scarinci Hollenbeck has long been a great place to practice law,” he said. “I look forward to engaging the many talented lawyers and significant clients at the firm. I believe we are poised to expand the firm’s reputation and success in new and exciting ways, and I am excited to be a part of that journey.”
Aron’s background in law and leadership is extensive.
He co-founded his own boutique law firm, formerly known as Aron, Salsberg & Rosen, where, over the course of the next 10 years, he developed a large client base and earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. He later negotiated the firm’s acquisition by Sills Cummis & Gross, where he served as partner and co-chaired the firm’s Education and Labor & Employment practice groups for twenty years.
Aron also has advised and served as legal counsel for a variety of institutions, including Rutgers University, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University Hospital and the Governor’s Office.
Donald Scarinci, the funding partner of the firm, said Aron’s experience will come into great use during a key time in the sector.
“The legal industry has experienced considerable change since the pandemic began in 2020,” he said. “Clients are crying out for lower prices and young lawyers are demanding more say and a greater role in originating business.
“Les Aron has the skillset we need to help me manage and navigate competing demands within and outside of the firm. His experience and perspective on law firms is an asset as we grow Scarinci Hollenbeck to meet the needs of the future.”
Aron will be based out of the firm’s Little Falls office.