Jennifer G. Chawla



Jennifer Chawla represents corporate clients in complex business disputes across a broad range of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals. Jennifer is known for her meticulous attention to detail and strategic thinking, which have resulted in numerous successful outcomes for clients. Jennifer is also an accomplished appellate advocate and has briefed dozens of appeals before the state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. Clients and colleagues turn to Jennifer for her exceptional ability to distill intricate legal principles into concise and impactful arguments.

Prior Experience

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. Jennifer was also an intern for the Honorable William J. Martini, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.


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
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Hon. Marie P. Simonelli, 2014-2015


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 matters. She has worked with the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender representing defendants on appeal from their criminal convictions, has submitted numerous amicus briefs on behalf of nonprofit organizations before New Jersey’s appellate courts, and successfully petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to review a Board of Immigration Appeals order of removal on behalf of an indigent petitioner.


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Banking and Finance Law, 2023-24
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-23
Awards Methodology
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