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Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to welcome four first and second-year law school students to its 2022 Summer Associate Program.

Emmalise Earl is attending Seton Hall University School of Law after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Monmouth University.  Currently ranked in the top 4% of her law school class, Ms. Earl’s academic honors include a Seton Hall Law Presidential Scholarship and the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society as an undergraduate. She has gained hands-on experience as a law clerk, legal assistant and legal intern at several firms.

Alicia Fiorina is attending Rutgers Law School – Newark after earning her Master of Arts degree from New York University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. The recipient of a Rutgers Law Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Ms. Fiorina’s law school activities include the Rutgers Minority Student Program, the Association of Black Law Students, the Association of Latin American Law Students, and the Intellectual Property Law Society.

Cristian Gomez is attending Rutgers Law School – Newark after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from Herbert H. Lehman College.  Her law school activities include the Rutgers Minority Student Program and serving as a 1L representative in the Women’s Law Forum and the Association of Latin American Law Students. Prior to law school, Ms. Gomez served as lead paralegal at a New York firm focus on immigration law. Her volunteer experience includes We Speak NYC, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and the NYC Board of Elections.

Kathryn Hyde is attending Rutgers Law School – Newark after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland. Her law school honors include the Rutgers Journal of International Law & Human Rights, a Best Appellate Brief Award, and the Dean’s List. Ms. Hyde is a member of Rutgers Women’s Law Forum, Criminal Law Society, and Italian American Association. She served as a legal intern for the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group and as a major crimes intern for the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office.

Participants in Greenbaum’s Summer Associate Program have the opportunity to gain tangible legal experience in transactional and litigation matters in various departments and practice areas while working with partners and associates at the firm. Summer associates receive direct exposure to the legal process by attending closings, hearings/trials, depositions, negotiations and business meetings that take place throughout the summer. Seminars, luncheons and outings offer informal settings to further develop professional and personal ties to the firm and its attorneys.

Stephanie G. Reckord, who serves as the supervising partner for the Summer Associate Program, comments: “We are pleased to welcome four talented law school students to our offices in-person this year. Throughout their time at the firm, our summer associates are treated as first-year associates, getting real legal work that provides them with a true feel for what it’s like to be a practicing attorney. As a former Greenbaum summer associate myself, I can personally attest to what an invaluable opportunity the program provides.”

John D. North, Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice, adds: “We are encouraged to once again be able to conduct our summer program in person, especially as the law school experience for this group has been largely remote. The opportunity to have direct interaction with each other and with practicing lawyers provides these young people with valuable experience and perspective on a law firm career.”