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Soundous Bouchouar, ESQ.


Associate, Soundous Bouchouar, focuses her practice on the defense of management in employment-related disputes. She represents employers in state and federal court. Soundous partners with employers to create internal best practices for managing employee relations matters, investigates employee relations concerns, drafts employment and separation agreements, and employee handbooks and policies. Additionally, she independently represented a pro bono client in a contempt trial and obtained a not guilty verdict.

Soundous served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Craig M. Straw at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Hany A. Mawla at the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. Soundous received her J.D. from Rutgers Law School-Newark and her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. During law school, Soundous served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Esther Salas at the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Professional Experience
Riker Danzig, LLP, Morristown, NJ, Associate February 2022 - December 2022
McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen, and Carvelli, LLP (dissolved) Florham Park, NJ, Associate September 2021 - February 2022
Professional Activities
National Employment Law Council, Member, Academy Fellow 2022 & 2023
Rutgers Law School-Newark Alumni Association, Secretary
National Arab America Bar Association. Member
Judicial Clerkships
The Honorable Craig M. Straw, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA December 2022 - August 2023
The Honorable Hany A. Mawla, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, Trenton, NJ August 2020 - August 2021
Judicial Intern to the Honorable Esther Salas, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey January 2019 - May 2019


Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ J.D. May 2020
Rutgers University B.A. Criminal Justice/Minor in Philosophy May 2016

State of New Jersey
United States District Court – District of New Jersey
State of New York
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Arabic (Conversational)

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