PRESS RELEASE: Anna Maria Tejada, President of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Rejoins Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck as Partner in Firm’s Hackensack, New Jersey Office
(November 4, 2013, Hackensack, NJ) — Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP (KDV), a leading national law firm, is pleased to announce that Anna Maria Tejada has rejoined the firm as a partner in its Hackensack, NJ office and director of its New Jersey Labor and Employment Practice. On October 30th, Tejada was sworn in as president of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ).
Tejada focuses her practice in labor and employment law on behalf of management, EPL, directors and officers liability, professional liability and general and special education law. She also conducts HR training to ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws. She represents employers, attorneys, school boards, parents and municipalities in state and federal courts as well as administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Division on Civil Rights and the Office of Administrative Law. Tejada rejoins Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck from the Gonzo Law Group, where she was a partner in the firm’s Hackensack, NJ office.
“We are thrilled that Anna Maria is rejoining the firm and taking a leadership role in our labor and employment practice group, for which the firm is nationally recognized,” said Christopher Nucifora, co-managing partner in the New Jersey office of KDV. “Anna Maria is not only well respected among her colleagues here, but throughout the New Jersey legal community, as evidenced by her new role as president of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey.”
“Anna Maria is a wonderful talent who admirably balances a very successful legal career with her role as a tireless volunteer for a number of public interest organizations,” said Michael A. Kaufman, managing partner, KDV.
Tejada was sworn in as president of the HBA-NJ for 2013-2014 on October 30th at Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ. Tejada earned her B.A. from Rutgers University and her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law, Newark. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, U.S. District Court, New Jersey and the U.S. Supreme Court. Tejada participates in mentoring programs for inner city youths in her hometown of Passaic and throughout New Jersey.
“It was a whirlwind week, returning to KDV and being installed as president of HBA-NJ,” said Tejada. “Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck’s labor and employment practice is highly regarded, and I look forward to working with old and new colleagues to further that reputation. This practice area is growing and evolving so quickly in the courts and in the workplace and I welcome the challenge and opportunity to be of service to our clients.”
KDV is very much in expansion mode in New Jersey with significant lateral additions over the past months. Tejada is the second partner to return to KDV in recent months. Nucifora rejoined as co-managing partner of the New Jersey office in June. Gino Zonghetti, co-managing partner of the KDV New Jersey office and a veteran admiralty, employment practices liability and professional liability attorney, and Robert Berns, a partner who has 25 years of experience in professional liability defense, ethics proceedings, insurance and commercial disputes, joined within the past six months. In addition, one counsel and three associates have recently joined the KDV NJ office.