Sills Cummis & Gross is proud to announce that Member of the firm Peter G. Verniero, has been appointed by Governor-Elect Chris Christie as the Transition Sub-Committee Chair to the Office of the Governor, effective November 20, 2009. Eighteen sub-committees of the Transition Office of the Governor-Elect are to be tasked with issue development and state appointments. Leaders from the private and public sectors were chosen as chairs of each sub-committee. The chairs will oversee and review each government department and help manage the appointment process.
Mr. Verniero is chair of the firm's Corporate Internal Investigations and White Collar Crime and Appellate Practice Groups.He previously served as an associate justice to the Supreme Court of New Jersey from 1999 - 2004.
David E. Weiss has joined the firm as Of Counsel to the Corporate Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Weiss practiced in the New York Office of DLA Piper LLP (US) and, during which time, he also served as outside general counsel to City Harvest, Inc., a non-profit food rescue organization based in New York. He previously was a Management Consultant at Price Waterhouse LLP.