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Clarissa A. Gomez focuses her practice on litigation matters, regularly representing clients in class actions and other complex business disputes. She represents clients in various industries, including healthcare, hospitality, energy, and education.

In addition, Clarissa defends employers and managers in employment disputes arising under employment laws, including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. She has experience with claims alleging discrimination, wrongful discharge, and harassment.

Clarissa has an active pro bono practice and is involved in the Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative in New Jersey.

Concentrations

  • Business disputes
  • Class action litigation
  • Commercial arbitrations
  • Employment litigation
  • ERISA litigation
  • Franchise litigation
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) litigation

Capabilities

Experience

  • Obtained trial defense verdict in October 2021 on behalf Major Hospital System in multimillion-dollar breach of contract, restrictive covenant case.
  • Extern, Government and Health Fraud Section, New Jersey Office of Attorney General, 2013
  • Diversity and Inclusion Intern, Bristol-Myers Squibb, 2013
  • Judicial Extern, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2013
  • Health Law/SSD Intern, Essex-Newark Legal Services, 2012
  • Intern, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, 2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Benchmark Litigation’s “New Jersey Law Firm of the Year,” Shortlisted, 2022
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year – New Jersey,” Finalist, 2019
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  • Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2022-Present
    • Member, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law, 2014
    • Articles Editor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal
    • Editor, Seton Hall Health Law Outlook Journal
  • B.A., cum laude, The College of New Jersey, 2010
Clerkships
  • Hon. Michael A. Hammer, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2015-2016
  • Hon. Edward M. Coleman, Superior Court of New Jersey, 2014-2015
Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York