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Punam P. Alam, ESQ.

Associate & DEI Committee Member

Punam Alam focuses her practice on management defense in employment law litigation. Prior to joining NFC, Punam was an Associate at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLP. Before entering the private sector, Punam served as Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law. In that capacity, she handled a full caseload of complex employment litigation matters and defended numerous cases filed against state departments and agencies, including state colleges, correctional institutions, the Department of Human Services and New Jersey Transit. Her experience includes claims related to violations of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA).

Punam’s employment litigation experience includes managing cases from inception to resolution, up to and including trial and appellate proceedings. She has argued motions, defended and taken numerous depositions, and written appellate briefs for matters before the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In trial practice, Punam served as second-chair for a trial which resulted in a jury verdict in favor of her client, and has effectively advocated on behalf of numerous other clients in disputes which settled through negotiation and mediation prior to trial.

SuperLawyers® New Jersey “Rising Stars”, Employment Litigation 2020
Recipient of a Legal Educational Opportunities Scholarship and an Andrew B. Crummy Scholarship at Seton Hall University School of Law.
Professional Experience
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Iselin, New Jersey, Associate 2017-2019
Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law, Trenton, New Jersey 2014-2017
Professional Activities
Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey , President-Elect 2021-2022
Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, Treasurer
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Member
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Member
New Jersey State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee
New Jersey Women’s Lawyer’s Association (NJWLA), Member
Judicial Clerkships
The Honorable Susan L. Reisner, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division 2013-2014

 

Seton Hall University School of Law J.D., cum laude Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, Member Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board, Member Dispute Resolution Society, Member 2013
CUNY Hunter College B.A. Political Science, Minor: English 2008

State of New Jersey
United States District Court – District of New Jersey
State of New York
United States District Court – Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
Publications
"NJ High Court Confirms The Importance Of Identifying The Specific CEPA Provision(s) Upon Which An Employee Relies During The Course Of Litigation.", L&E Blog, https://dev-nfc.newfrontierstaging.com/nj-high-court-confirms-the-importance-of-identifying-the-specific-cepa-provisions-upon-which-an-employee-relies-during-the-course-of-litigation/ June 3, 2021
“Collazo v. Prime Flight of DE, Inc.: The DNJ Rules That Explicit Jury Waivers Are Not Needed To Enforce Arbitration Agreements in the Employment Context”, L&E Blog, https://dev-nfc.newfrontierstaging.com/collazo-v-prime-flight-of-de-inc-the-dnj-rules-that-explicit-jury-waivers-are-not-needed-to-enforce-arbitration-agreements-in-the-employment-context/. August 19, 2020
Speaking Engagements
“Employment Discrimination Investigation: How to Safeguard Business Against Discrimination Claims”, Presented to The Knowledge Group October 2018
Language Fluency: Gujarati
Language Fluency: Hindi
Awards & Honors
SuperLawyers® New Jersey “Rising Stars”, Employment Litigation 2020
Recipient of a Legal Educational Opportunities Scholarship and an Andrew B. Crummy Scholarship at Seton Hall University School of Law.
Professional Experience
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Iselin, New Jersey, Associate 2017-2019
Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law, Trenton, New Jersey 2014-2017
Professional Activities
Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey , President-Elect 2021-2022
Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, Treasurer
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Member
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Member
New Jersey State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee
New Jersey Women’s Lawyer’s Association (NJWLA), Member
Judicial Clerkships
The Honorable Susan L. Reisner, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division 2013-2014
Law Education
Seton Hall University School of Law J.D., cum laude Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, Member Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board, Member Dispute Resolution Society, Member 2013
Undergraduate Education
CUNY Hunter College B.A. Political Science, Minor: English 2008
Bar Admissions
State of New Jersey
United States District Court – District of New Jersey
State of New York
United States District Court – Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
Publications
"NJ High Court Confirms The Importance Of Identifying The Specific CEPA Provision(s) Upon Which An Employee Relies During The Course Of Litigation.", L&E Blog, https://dev-nfc.newfrontierstaging.com/nj-high-court-confirms-the-importance-of-identifying-the-specific-cepa-provisions-upon-which-an-employee-relies-during-the-course-of-litigation/ June 3, 2021
“Collazo v. Prime Flight of DE, Inc.: The DNJ Rules That Explicit Jury Waivers Are Not Needed To Enforce Arbitration Agreements in the Employment Context”, L&E Blog, https://dev-nfc.newfrontierstaging.com/collazo-v-prime-flight-of-de-inc-the-dnj-rules-that-explicit-jury-waivers-are-not-needed-to-enforce-arbitration-agreements-in-the-employment-context/. August 19, 2020
Speaking Engagements
“Employment Discrimination Investigation: How to Safeguard Business Against Discrimination Claims”, Presented to The Knowledge Group October 2018
Language Fluency: Gujarati
Language Fluency: Hindi

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