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Vanessa Pinto



Vanessa Pinto is an associate practicing in Connell Foley's Environmental, Real Estate, and Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Incident Response Groups. Prior to joining Connell Foley, Vanessa worked as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Gregg A. Padovano in the Bergen County Superior Court, Civil Division. She previously worked as a legal intern at Bristol Myers Squibb and as a legal extern at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. She also served as a Professional Boards Prosecution Intern at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.

Vanessa received her B.A. in Political Science, Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she worked in the Health Justice and Criminal Justice Clinic and was a member of the Interscholastic Moot Court Board.


Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey

Member, Essex County Bar Association

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

Coach, Seton Hall University School of Law Interscholastic Moot Court Board

  • 2022 National Champions, Bryant Moore National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition

News & Insights


Blog Posts


  • Hon. Gregg A. Padovano, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Civil Division


Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 2020)

Rutgers University (B.A., cum laude, 2014; member, Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Tau Alpha)



  • Spanish
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