Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. is pleased to announce that Joyce Lee, a first-year student at Rutgers School of Law – Newark, has been selected as the Firm’s 2014 Charles J. Walsh Scholar. In 2006, Sills Cummis & Gross established the Scholarship Fund on behalf of the family, friends and colleagues of the late Judge Charles J. Walsh who, prior to his appointment to the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, was a valued Member of the Firm for 17 years. Judge Walsh was also an adjunct professor at the law school.
What makes Ms. Lee so remarkable is that she first received a Doctor of Pharmacy before embarking on law school. She worked as a pharmacist at a major drug store chain supervising a large team, while at the same time researched and developed scientific communications for major pharmaceutical companies. She is looking to focus her practice of law in the life sciences industry. Ms. Lee stated: “In addition to working with attorneys who are experts in life sciences and intellectual property law, I hope to enforce my strong ties to New Jersey.” Ms. Lee received her Pharm.D., cum laude, from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University in 2010.
The Charles J. Walsh Scholar Fund will provide financial and other assistance to Ms. Lee in the form of scholarship support, summer internship stipends, mentorship during law school and career guidance.
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Beth S. Rose, chair of the firm's Product Liability Practice Group and co-chair of the Litigation Practice Group, has been named one of the top 250 leading female litigators in the country. Benchmark Litigation and Top 250 Women in Litigation are published annually by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. According to the editor: “Through numerous interviews and reviews, we identified the leading female litigators in the country as determined by their peers. Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation intends to acknowledge the experience unique to women in the field, and congratulate those who have navigated the waters, even when the current pushed back.”