Kristi L. Vaiden, deputy editor and deputy general counsel for The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, was seated as president of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (NJCCA) at the organization's Annual Dinner last month. She succeeds Arthur H. Saiewitz, corporate counsel, Lucent Technologies Inc.
The dinner, which featured a wine tasting, installation of officers and directors and the introduction of committee leaders, took place on Wednesday, November 16 at the HighLawn Pavilion, West Orange, NJ.
Other officers installed at the meeting included President-elect Lee Braem, counsel-environmental health and safety, Tyco International (US) Inc.; Vice President and Secretary Valerie J. Camara, counsel, Merck & Co., Inc.; Vice President and Treasurer Philip P. Crowley, assistant general counsel, Johnson & Johnson; Vice President and Committee Chair Barry Pulver, senior counsel and vice president-HR, SYSCO Food Services of Metro New York; Vice President and Program Chair Lucinda P. Long, senior vice president and general counsel, Valley National Bank; Immediate Past President Arthur Saiewitz, and Executive Director Barbara Walder.
Among the sponsors for the NJCCA Annual Dinner were Herrick, Feinstein LLP; Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; Lowenstein Sandler PC; McCarter & English, LLP; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C.; Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C., and Barrasso Consulting, LLC.