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Steven P. Weissman

Steven P. Weissman

(732) 563-4565
sweissman@weissmanmintz.com

Steven P. Weissman is a founding member of the firm. He has litigated dozens of consequential cases in both state and federal courts and administrative agencies on behalf of public and private sector unions. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a coordinator of the Section's Public Employment Committee. He is a contributing author of ICLE's publication, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law, has been a bencher for the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court, has been featured as a speaker at annual conferences of the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC), and has contributed articles to the Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, a publication of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Weissman is an Instructor in the Public Sector Labor Relations Certificate Program, jointly sponsored by PERC and the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), is a member of the State Advisory Council to SMLR, and is on the adjunct faculty of SMLR. He received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 1978.

Annmarie Pinarski

Annmarie Pinarski

(732) 563-4565
apinarski@weissmanmintz.com

Annmarie Pinarski is a member of the firm. She joined the law firm in 2004 and represents unions, employees and social justice organizations. Before joining the firm, she clerked for the Honorable List Margaret Smith, U.S.M.J. in the Southern District of New York and then for the Honorable William J. Martini, U.S.D.J. in the District of New Jersey. She was an Articles Editor with the Rutgers Law Review and a Marsha Wenk Public Interest Fellow. She received her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in 2000.

William G. Schimmel

William G. Schimmel

(212) 509-0918
wschimmel@weissmanmintz.com

William G. Schimmel is a member of the firm. He leads the firm's New York practice. He has appeared in state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Michigan where he represents labor unions, individuals and Taft Hartley Funds in administrative and judicial proceedings. He is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyer's Coordinating Committee and the National Lawyers Guild. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations, Union Leadership Academy. He received his J.D. from the Detroit College of Law in 1994.

Ira W. Mintz

Ira W. Mintz

(732) 563-4565
imintz@weissmanmintz.com

Ira W. Mintz is a member of the firm. Before joining the firm in 2011, he was on the staff of the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) for 25 years, most recently as its General Counsel and prior to that as the Special Assistant to the Chair. Mr. Mintz is a member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section. In cooperation with the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, he developed the Certificate Program on Public Sector Labor Relations, and taught classes on PERC procedures and the Scope of Negotiations. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1973 and his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 1985.

Jason L. Jones

Jason L. Jones

(732) 563-4565
jjones@weissmanmintz.com

Jason Jones is an associate with the firm who specializes in representing unions in employee disciplinary proceedings. Before joining the firm, he was Associate Staff Counsel with the Pennsylvania State Education Association and Assistant Counsel with the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board. He received his B.A from Loyola University in 2000 and his J.D. from Syracuse University School of Law in 2003.

Sarai K. King

Sarai K. King

(732) 563-4565
sking@weissmanmintz.com

Sarai K. King is an associate with the firm. She litigates on behalf of unions and employees in state and federal court, at arbitration, and in administrative fora. She also handles charges at the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. Before joining the firm, Ms. King served as Associate General Counsel at UNITE HERE! Local 100, where she provided legal support for union organizing campaigns and negotiated collective bargaining agreements. Ms. King received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin School of Law in 2011, where she received the Public Interest Scholar award. During law school, she worked as an intern at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and as a Social Justice Fellow at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Ms. King received an M.Sc. in Violence, Conflict & Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 2007, and a B.A. from Smith College in 2003.

Charlette Matts-Brown

Charlette Matts-Brown

(732) 563-4565
cmatts-brown@weissmanmintz.com

Charlette Matts-Brown is an associate with the firm. Prior to joining the firm, she was a participant in the New Jersey Attorney General's Volunteer Associates in Public Service Program working in the Division of Law Employment Litigation Section. Ms. Matts-Brown graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2015, where she - as a participant in the Brooklyn Law School Employment Law Clinic - represented low-income workers who had been denied unemployment insurance benefits. While attending law school, she interned at union-side law firms in New York, Actors' Equity Association, and the National Labor Relations Board New York Judges Division. In 2013, she was awarded a Peggy Browning Fellowship, through which she interned at United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1776. Ms. Matts-Brown received a bachelor's degree from University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

Penelope A. Scudder

Penelope A. Scudder

(732) 563-4565
pscudder@weissmanmintz.com

Penelope A. Scudder is an associate with the firm. She received her J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in 2016. She was the Managing Editor of Articles for the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs, was inducted into the Woolsack Legal Honor Society, and received the Outstanding Law Student Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers as well as the Outstanding Clinical Student Award from the Clinical Legal Education Association. During law school, she interned with the Executive Office for Immigration Review in York, Pennsylvania and with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Chai R. Feldblum. Ms. Scudder received her B.A. in political science from Gonzaga University in 2013.

Rosemarie Cipparulo

Rosemarie Cipparulo

(732) 563-4565
rcipparulo@weissmanmintz.com

Rosemarie Cipparulo is of counsel to the firm. She practices in the areas of union-side labor law, employment law, constitutional law, civil rights, ERISA and the representation of social and economic justice organizations since 1999. Ms. Cipparulo is also a teaching instructor at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, teaching classes in collective bargaining. She received her B.A. from Rutgers University in 1996 and J.D. from Rutgers Law School in 1999.

Adam M. Gordon

Adam M. Gordon

(732) 563-4565
agordon@weissmanmintz.com

Adam M. Gordon is of counsel to the firm. He is also Associate Director at Fair Share Housing Center. Mr. Gordon has litigated at the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division and worked on state and federal policy issues including very-low-income housing in high opportunity communities, Low Income Housing Tax Credit allocation, and statewide fair share allocation. He is also co-founder of the magazine Next City, which the New York Times described as a "subtle plan to change the world," and a non-resident fellow at the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy where he has worked on several initiatives on reshaping federal housing policy to focus on sustainable and inclusive communities. Mr. Gordon received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2006.

David A. Mintz

(212) 509-0918
dmintz@weissmintz.com

David A. Mintz is a founding member of the firm. Mr. Mintz has represented private and public sector unions in negotiations and arbitrations, before administrative agencies, and in state and federal litigation. He prevailed in one of this nation's largest arbitration awards returning thousands of laid-off employees back to work with back pay. He also represented employees in employment discrimination and ERISA cases securing million dollar settlements, and successfully litigated before the NCAA. Mr. Mintz received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, has a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics and is currently retired. He now provides counsel to the firm and other clients on a pro bono basis only.