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Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes Two New Members: Joseph Shumofsky and Jaimee Katz Sussner

February 18, 2016

Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to welcome two new Members of the Firm – Joseph B. Shumofsky and Jaimee L. Katz Sussner.

Joseph B. Shumofsky joins the Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation and Business Crimes Practice Groups.  He is an accomplished trial lawyer, focusing on white collar criminal defense and investigations, internal corporate investigations, complex commercial litigation, regulatory inquiries and lawsuits, and counseling corporations that are victims of white collar and business crimes.  Before joining Sills Cummis & Gross, he was a federal prosecutor for almost nine years, serving in the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of New Jersey and in the Southern District of Florida, serving primarily in each office’s Economic Crimes Unit.  Prior to his Government service, Mr. Shumofsky spent approximately seven years in private practice in New York at Dorsey & Whitney and, previously, at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.  He also clerked for Honorable David N. Edelstein, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York.  He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1998 and his B.A. from Cornell University in 1995.

Jaimee L. Katz Sussner joins the Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation Practice Group.  She concentrates her practice on commercial and real estate litigation.  Ms. Katz Sussner litigates title disputes, foreclosures, asset recovery disputes, fraud, business divorce, commercial leasehold disputes and other general commercial matters.  She represents several national title insurance companies, and the parties that they insure, in resolving coverage issues, litigating claims and pursuing loss mitigation.  Ms. Katz Sussner has also been recognized for her leadership in the New Jersey legal community, which includes her appointment as the Chair of the Chancery Committee for the Essex County Bar Association and as a Member of the Board of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.  She joined Sills Cummis & Gross from Herrick, Feinstein, where she was a Partner.  She received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1996 and her B.A. from Emory University in 1993.