The New Jersey Law Journal has selected MARC partner Patricia Prezioso for its Top Women in the Law for 2016.
The editorial staff said its goal was to “attempt to shine a light on the outstanding work being done by female attorneys across New Jersey who have had notable achievements in recent years, or who have otherwise made an extraordinary impact on the legal profession.
"These outstanding attorneys are all making strides to push the profession forward for women," the Law Journal continued in its announcement on Sept. 14, 2016.
The 25 women on the list are in the private, public and public interest sectors.
MARC congratulates all of the phenomenal women receiving recognition, and we are especially proud of Patti.
It is hard to believe that Patti has been in private practice for nine years as a partner at MARC. Her recent successes, as detailed above, speak loudly for themselves and highlight her tireless persistence on behalf of her individual and corporate clients, in both the civil and criminal arenas.
Patti concentrates on employment defense litigation, corporate criminal defense/white-collar criminal defense and environmental litigation. She provides comprehensive assistance to corporations on issues such as in-house and general investigations, employment advice, environmental claims, criminal allegations, subpoena assistance and contract disputes. She brings extensive interviewing, strategizing and evidence-gathering experience to her internal investigations and litigation matters.
Patti's prior government experience and science background also assist her in providing support to clients in regulated industries, such as energy and pharmaceuticals.
Patti started her career as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where she was a designated homicide, sex crimes and domestic violence assistant, prosecuting hundreds of cases from inception through trial.
Next, Patti was sworn in as an Assistant Attorney General in the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. At the AG’s Office, she was Chief of Law Enforcement Services, and eventually Deputy Director and Executive Assistant Attorney General. During her tenure, she not only investigated and tried one of New Jersey’s most infamous murder cases, State v. McGuire (a wholly circumstantial case involving a nurse who killed her husband and disposed of his body in suitcases in the Chesapeake Bay), but she also testified before the NJ Legislature in support of the DNA Databank bill. That legislation, which became law, expanded NJ’s convicted offender DNA database and provided law enforcement with a significant tool in solving crime. Patti also developed and implemented NJ’s protocols for testing convicted offenders, and led the coordinated collection effort involving the state’s sheriff’s offices, probation offices and correction facilities.
Patti transitioned quickly to private practice and represents a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individuals. Her experience speaks to her ability to negotiate, coordinate and succeed.