Leo J. Hurley Jr., Vice Chair of Connell Foley’s Commercial Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense Groups, has been appointed to serve as the Hudson County representative on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. Having recently served as President of the Hudson County Bar Association and as a former assistant prosecutor in Hudson County, Leo has a proven record of commitment to public service and the legal community.
According to the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), “the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee provides an important and valuable role for the bar in ensuring that only the most accomplished, qualified and reliable candidates serve as judges and prosecutors in New Jersey.”
Leo is an exceptionally experienced and talented trial lawyer. He is frequently tapped as lead counsel in "bet-the-company" litigations – both civil and criminal – venued in the federal and state courts of New Jersey, New York and across the country. His successes include over 40 favorable verdicts in both jury and non-jury trials where he has served as lead trial counsel. Mindful of both the business and personal ramifications of protracted legal fights, Leo also prides himself on his ability to steer matters to favorable early resolutions when possible. With clients ranging from multinational and closely held corporations, to government officials and private citizens, Leo's practice encompasses complex commercial matters, white collar criminal defense, employment, class actions, trade secret, and corporate dissolution/oppressed minority shareholder litigation. He has handled numerous high-profile cases, including those involving publicly traded companies, elected officials and other public figures. Leo also provides counsel in connection with investigations by both law enforcement and regulatory agencies involving allegations of money laundering, immigration fraud, political corruption, tax fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and other sensitive yet complex issues.
Leo's appointment to the NJSBA Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee will run for three years, beginning at the conclusion of the NJSBA Annual Meeting in May 2020 and expiring in May 2023.
Click to read more about NJSBA leadership and committees.