Valentina Scirica Joins Employment and Governmental Representation Practice Groups as Associate at McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen, & Carvelli

McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen, & Carvelli is pleased to announce that Valentina Scirica has joined the firm as an associate in the Employment and  Governmental Representation practice groups, and will focus on defending clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and traditional business startups to municipal entities on challenges unique to their businesses.

John B. McCusker, partner and co-founder of MARC, said, “We welcome Valentina to our team of employment and governmental law advisors and litigators. She will be an asset to our clients facing legal challenges especially in the ‘return-to-work’ period many companies are currently transitioning into.”

The attorneys in MARC’s Employment Counseling & Litigation practice group represent a spectrum of clients, including, among others, Fortune 500 oil and pharmaceutical corporations, in jury and nonjury trials with claims ranging from wrongful discharge, discrimination and retaliation to breach of employment contract. In addition, the group regularly advises employers on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, and has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations.

MARC’s Governmental Representation practice group represents New Jersey municipal and county governmental entities and provides legal counsel in all aspects of the increasing number of issues facing local public entities. The municipal attorneys in the firm provide comprehensive, skilled advice to public entities including assistance with public meetings; preparing resolutions, ordinances and contracts; procurements; labor negotiations and arbitrations; and tax appeals.

Valentina was previously an associate with Goldman Davis Krumholz & Dillon, P.C. in Hackensack, where she represented clients in workplace and personal injury lawsuits. In this role, she counseled clients throughout various stages of litigation and participated in mediation sessions, arbitrations, and depositions. Her matters involved the application of laws such as the Workers’ Compensation Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), and New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD).

Valentina is admitted to the New Jersey Bar. She is certified as a Mediator and is a member of the New Jersey Association for Justice, the National Employment Lawyers Association- New Jersey chapter, UNICO National – Cedar Grove Chapter, and the Bergen County Bar Association.

Valentina received her J.D. from Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law and her B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. As a law student, Valentina served as a legal intern in the Family Court Legal Program in White Plains, NY, providing legal assistance to victims of domestic violence; as a law clerk for the Honorable Lisa A. Firko, Bergen County Courthouse, Family Division, in Hackensack; and as a legal intern with The Baldonado Group, P.C. Upon graduating from law school, Valentina served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Philip J. Maenza, Morris County Courthouse, Special Civil Part, Morristown, NJ where she gained experience in landlord-tenant, small claims and district court matters.

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