January 16, 2017 - Connell Foley LLP is proud to announce that partner Christine S. Orlando has been appointed as a judge to the New Jersey Superior Court. Confirmed by the New Jersey Senate on January 10, 2017, Ms. Orlando will be assigned to the Camden County Vicinage.
“It is an honor to be selected to serve as a judge for the New Jersey Superior Court,” said Ms. Orlando. “I extend my gratitude to Governor Christie and the State Senate for this opportunity to serve the people and the State of New Jersey in one of the most important and rewarding ways possible.”
Philip F. McGovern Jr., managing partner of Connell Foley, added “On behalf of the firm, we are proud of Christine’s accomplishment and honored that she joins the ranks of 10 former Connell Foley partners who have been selected to serve in the state judiciary. Christine has a tremendous record of serving her clients well and we know she will bring her commitment to the law and excellence to bear for those appearing in her courtroom.”
An experienced litigator, Ms. Orlando represented health insurance carriers, insurers and other businesses in healthcare and ERISA litigation before the state and federal courts of New Jersey. She handled a wide range of cases, including those involving the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the New Jersey Insurance Fraud Prevention Act, and others.
Ms. Orlando was appointed to the District IV (Camden & Gloucester Counties) Ethics Committee. She received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law − Camden in 2005, and her B.S. from St. Joseph’s University in 2002. She is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.