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Stephanie has a diverse legal background: She has been a litigator in private practice, a clerk for two New Jersey judges, and an intern with several nonprofit legal clinics.
Stephanie clerked for a year with the Hon. Madeline Cox Arleo of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, where she researched and drafted orders, opinions, and memoranda on a wide variety of matters, including criminal suppression and new trial motions, as well as civil motions for summary judgment, dismissal, and default judgment. She also clerked for the Hon. Walter F. Timpone of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
After graduating from law school, Stephanie was an associate at a boutique litigation firm in Newark, New Jersey, where she worked on complex commercial litigation matters and investigations involving federal and state public corruption, health care fraud, and consumer fraud.
Stephanie has always been active in social justice. In law school, she acted as a student attorney for the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall University’s Equal Justice Clinic. Her projects included a successful motion to dismiss in the Second Circuit concerning whether private prison corporations have standing to appeal a Freedom of Information Act disclosure order. She also interned for the Legal Aid Society’s Special Litigation Unit, where she researched issues of law reform and civil rights matters such as Rikers Island transgender prisoner placement and treatment, police transparency and accountability, and bail reform.
Stephanie is a former member of AmeriCorps’ Peace First program, for which she taught social and emotional learning skills at underresourced urban elementary schools.