Former Federal Prosecutor Joins Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione

Monday, January 1, 2007 - 01:00

A former federal prosecutor who handled several high profile cases while serving in the U.S. Attorney's Office, including the prosecution of former New Jersey State Senator John A. Lynch, has joined Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione P.C.Ricardo Solano Jr. has become the newest addition to the firm's Criminal Defense Department, where he will serve as a director in the Newark office.

Mr. Solano concentrates his practice on white-collar criminal, complex civil, and appellate litigation, and is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, having handled a wide variety of criminal and civil matters. During his time at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mr. Solano served in the Terrorism Unit, which handles investigations and prosecutions involving allegations of international and domestic terrorism; the Special Prosecutions Division, which handles political corruption cases at all levels of government, and the Appeals Division, which handles all criminal appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Solano was an associate at Gibbons prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office. During that time, he handled a broad range of civil and criminal matters for the firm's individual and corporate clients, including advising a special litigation committee appointed to review shareholder derivative claims.

Thirteen attorneys recently joined the firm of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione P.C.

Joining the firm's Newark, NJ office are: Melanca D. Clark, former clerk for Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, U.S. District Court for NJ; Lacy Corcoran, former clerk for Judge Gerald C. Escala, NJ Superior Court, Judge Peter E. Doyne, NJ Superior Court Chancery Division, and Judge Robert L. Polifroni, NJ Superior Court, Civil Division; Melissa A. Herbert, former intern for Judge Donald R. Venezia, NJ Superior Court; Carrie A. Longstaff, former clerk for Judge Margaret M. McVeigh, NJ Superior Court, Chancery Division; Natalie H. Mantell, former clerk for Judge Jack Lintner, NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division; Jennifer L. Marino, former clerk for Judge Edwin R. Alley, NJ Superior Court; Uzoamaka N. Okoye, former environmental engineer for Metcalf & Eddy; Megan F. Porio, former clerk for Judge Edwin H. Stern, NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division; Adam N. Subervi, former clerk for Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise, U.S. District Court for NJ, and Toan Tran, former primary patent examiner for USPTO.

Joining the firm's New York office are James R. Fleming Jr., former clerk for Justice Jane S. Solomon, Supreme Court of NY, and Amy J. Metzger, former clerk for Judge Catherine S. Hayden, U.S. District Court for NJ.

Joining the firm's Philadelphia office is Scott C. Ettish, former clerk for Justice John E. Wallace Jr., Supreme Court of NJ.