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SSE&C Prevails in Dismissal of Tenured Jersey City Teacher

Jan 15, 2016 in News by

SSE&C successfully represented the Jersey City Board of Education in obtaining the dismissal of a tenured teacher from her position for unbecoming conduct. The teacher was dismissed for threatening a security guard, using foul language, failing to follow directives and Board policy, and threatening a teacher. The Bureau of the Controversies and Disputes in the state Department of Education issued its decision on Dec. 28, 2015. SSE&C partner John G. Geppert Jr. was in charge of the matter.


SSE&C Welcomes Michael D. DiFazio, II, Esq. to the Firm

Jan 6, 2016 in News by

Michael D. DiFazio, II, Esq. joins the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Department. Michael graduated from Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School in 2013. He completed his Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Philip Maenza, Superior Court, Morris & Sussex Vicinage. He comes to us from the Law Office of William J. Rush in Carlstadt.


SSE&C Sponsors Women’s Wine-Tasting Event

Dec 23, 2015 in News by

The Women’s Initiative Program at Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC in Whippany held a Women in the Workplace night of wine tasting and networking on Nov. 12, 2015. From left: Vanessa E. Peña, Esq.; Dr. Elaine Walker, President, Sametric Research; Deborah J. Bracaglia, Esq.; and Jody T. Walker, Esq.


Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso Named to Best Lawyers® List

Dec 23, 2015 in News by

Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso is pleased to be included in the 2016 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm was selected in the fields of Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation and Labor Law-Management. The list, announced on Nov. 2, 2015, is the result of a rigorous evaluation process that includes reviews from leading attorneys as well as client evaluations of the firm’s expertise, responsiveness and cost-effectiveness.


Stephen M. Bacigalupo, II, Esq. Is Named to Law Journal’s New Leaders of the Bar

Dec 22, 2015 in News by

The New Jersey Law Journal has selected Stephen M. Bacigalupo, II, Esq. for inclusion in its 2015 New Leaders of the Bar recognition. As counsel to the firm, he focuses on education law – including labor and employment matters, general school business issues and student discipline. In its July 27, 2015 edition, the Law Journal characterized the 50 New Leaders as “standout lawyers” who exhibit leadership, expertise and a commitment to pro bono and professional volunteer work.




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