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One of the most exciting aspects of practicing law is the chance to work on new and different assignments, sometimes on a daily basis. Because every case and client is unique, there’s always the challenge of brainstorming a tailor-made strategy for resolving each matter.

Ms. Hsieh concentrates her practice in commercial litigation. Her experience encompasses employment discrimination and retaliation actions and includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in employment-related matters.  She represents clients in commercial business disputes and has also handled litigation in the areas of construction law and trusts and estates.

At the federal court level, Ms. Hsieh has assisted with actions in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, including defending against Title IX claims on behalf of institutions of higher education and serving as local counsel for several related environmental and toxic tort matters.  She has prepared filings for the New Jersey Supreme Court and New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division, has participated in mediation and arbitration proceedings, has handled all aspects of discovery including taking and defending depositions, is familiar with all aspects of pretrial motion practice including summary judgment motions, and has assisted in trial preparation.

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of the Committee Chair Award as Mixed Use Developers Affiliate from the New Jersey Builders Association (2017)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Commercial Litigation practice area (2021)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers – New Jersey Rising Stars (a Thomson Reuters business) in the Business Litigation practice area (2018 - 2019)
  • Designated a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar while attending law school, in recognition of superior academic achievement

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Representative Matters

  • Extensive responsibilities in defending a large public entity in a New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and Consciences Employee Protection Act (CEPA) case tried to verdict in New Jersey Superior Court.  Specific roles included preparing numerous witnesses for the four-week trial, researching and analyzing complex legal issues, and assisting with pre-trial and dispositive motion practice.

  • In December 2017, Ms. Hsieh testified before the New Jersey Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee regarding proposed legislation (S3499) that would allow a full or partial credit to be applied towards a water/sewer connection fee payment based upon a previous payment of a connection fee and/or history of service charge payments, as well as establish a reduced connection fee for all affordable housing projects. The purpose of the legislation is focused on facilitating redevelopment by mandating that only the delta of fees should be paid where there was a prior use of property and the property had been paying into the sewer or water systems. Hsieh and GRSD partner Robert Goldsmith worked closely with the New Jersey Builders Association and the Association of Environmental Authorities for over two years to draft this legislation.

Uniquely NJ

  • Secretary, Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (2021-2022); former member, Board of Directors (2020-2021)
  • Member, Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey 
  • Appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court Special Civil Part Practice Committee as designee of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey  

  • Appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court District Ethics Committee for District VIII (Middlesex County),  which is charged with investigating and prosecuting alleged violations of attorney ethics rules by members of the New Jersey Bar
  • Former legal intern for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (2010)
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More Activities & Experience

  • Ms. Hsieh is a member of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment & Retention Focus Group
  • While attending law school, Ms. Hsieh was a member of The Columbia Journal of European Law (2010-2011)

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

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Education

Columbia Law School, J.D., 2012

Rutgers College, Rutgers University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2012
  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2015

Irene Hsieh Selected for Best Lawyers Ones to Watch 2021

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