Cynthia Jacob is Senior Counsel in the New Jersey office. She began her legal career in public service, in the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender.
Cynthia then became successively the first Director of the Central Appellate Research Section of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Director of Civil Practice and the Acting Standing Master of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, before entering private practice.
She concentrates on litigating employment-related cases, including wrongful termination, employee benefits disputes, race, sex and age discrimination, and other civil rights litigation, all on behalf of management. She is regularly called upon to act as an arbitrator and mediator.
She is certified by the American Arbitration Association and is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Cynthia is a former President of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a former Chair of the Lawyers’ Advisory Committee for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Cynthia has received the Daniel O’Hern Award as Professional Lawyer of the Year from New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Professionalism, and is a recipient of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Trial Bar Award, and the Debevoise-Eakeley Award from Legal Services of New Jersey (Legal Services’ highest award).
Cynthia is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2005. She is listed presently and for several consecutive years previously in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America since 1995.
In 2011, Cynthia was the recipient of The New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s highest award - the prestigious Medal of Honor - for her longstanding commitment to New Jersey’s legal community. In 2016, Cynthia was the recipient of the Law Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award.