Jennifer G. Chawla

Associate

Overview

Jennifer Chawla is a litigator on the firm’s commercial litigation, financial services, and class actions teams. Jennifer represents a diverse range of clients at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations across the country. Jennifer’s practice includes a variety of complex commercial and business disputes, consumer class actions, products liability suits, and financial services litigations, including arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
From 2014 to 2015, Jennifer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marie P. Simonelli, judge of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. As an appellate clerk, Jennifer wrote bench memoranda and draft opinions on numerous appeals from the courts of law and equity, as well as from the state’s various administrative agencies. Jennifer also previously interned for the Honorable William J. Martini, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Seton Hall Law Review - Submissions Editor (2014)

The College of New Jersey
B.S. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2011)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Jennifer maintains a robust pro bono practice largely focused on appellate work. Among other things, she works with the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender to represent incarcerated defendants on appeal from criminal convictions. She has also worked to submit amicus briefs on behalf of nonprofit groups before New Jersey’s appellate courts. Jennifer’s commitment to pro bono representation is long standing. While in law school, she volunteered as a student attorney in the Center for Social Justice’s Impact Litigation Clinic, where she argued a successful pro bono appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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