DeCotiis would like to welcome Andrés Acebo to the team. Andrés will be joining DeCotiis as a new Contract Partner in the Municipal and Labor and Employment Law Groups.
Andrés Acebo has experience counseling and representing public entities and private businesses in internal investigations, state and federal actions, administrative hearings, and arbitration and mediation proceedings. His practice focuses primarily on the areas of employment and labor law, education law, and government/public entity law. Mr. Acebo has been recognized as a Rising Star by New Jersey Super Lawyers in the area of Employment and Labor Law.
Mr. Acebo completed his undergraduate study at Brown University, where he was a senior editor of the Brown Journal of World Affairs and a volunteer at the Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service. He graduated from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark. While in law school, he was elected president of the Rutgers Association of Latin-American Law Students, vice president of communication of the Hispanic National Bar Association's Law Student Division, and managing symposium editor of the Rutgers Race and the Law Review. Mr. Acebo was also a constitutional law research assistant and a pro bono mediator with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Mr. Acebo has published several articles concerning the cross-section of race, law, politics, and public policy with the Columbia Journal of Race and Law, The Brown University Policy Review, the Seton Hall Legislative Journal, and the Rutgers Race and the Law Review. He also holds leadership positions with the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ). He currently serves as the Press Secretary of the HBA-NJ and as a the New Jersey representative to the Young Lawyers Division of the HNBA.
Prior to entering private practice, he clerked for the Honorable Jonathan N. Harris in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Please help us in welcoming Andrés to our team.