July 16, 2012
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. is pleased to announce that Galit Kierkut was sworn in as President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) and Theodora McCormick was sworn in as NJWLA’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Kierkut, Ms. McCormick and the other Executive Board Members were sworn in by US Magistrate Judge Lois Goodman at a private ceremony at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, NJ on July 12, 2012. Ms. Kierkut previously served the organization as President Elect and Ms. McCormick previously served as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer.
Ms. Kierkut is a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Employment and Labor Practice Group. Her practice is concentrated on employment litigation and counseling. She conducts human resources audits, performs management and employee training in all areas and counsels clients regarding compliance with state and federal employment laws. She also reviews and drafts employee handbooks, social media policies and employment contracts. Her employment litigation practice is primarily focused on resolving claims in the areas of discrimination, sexual harassment, restrictive covenants, whistleblowing and employment contract disputes in state and federal courts and before the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Ms. McCormick is a Member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group and is Co-Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross Women’s Group. She focuses her practice on representing health care institutions, dietary supplement companies and pharmaceutical corporations in a variety of matters, including breach of contract, licensing disputes, class action defense, consumer fraud, unfair competition and false advertising under the Lanham Act. Ms. McCormick has also represented clients in complex adversarial proceedings with the FDA and FTC relating to the adequacy of substantiation of advertising claims.
The NJWLA is an independent bar association with over 500 members committed to the retention and advancement of women in the legal profession. The association serves as a voice on all issues of importance to women engaged in the practice of law.