Ms. Bergen is an experienced civil litigator who represents clients in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey and New York. She has represented a broad range of clients, including governmental entities and individuals, in matters involving contract and lease disputes, claims for breach of fiduciary duties and other torts, insurance defense, insurance coverage, land use challenges, employment issues and civil rights. Ms. Bergen has also been involved in White Collar and Corporate Investigations.
Ms. Bergen is a 1999 cum laude graduate of Siena College, where she received her B.A. She was awarded her J.D. from St. John's University School of Law in 2002.
Aetna Life Insurance Company v. Appalachian Asset Management Corp., et al. (Supreme Court of New York Commercial Division, New York County, Index No.: 103913/10) (involved in obtaining a favorable settlement for a former director and officer of Lehman Brothers in a case asserting tort claims for alleged actions prior to Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy).
Ms. Bergen was also involved in the successful appeal of the award of a large scale redevelopment project in a bid protest and related-challenges commenced by losing bidders. In re Protest of Hartz Mountain Indus., Inc., 2006 WL 2371348 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Aug. 17, 2006). Ms. Bergen was involved with related appeals which resulted in two noteworthy published opinions: In re Proposed Xanadu Redevelopment Project, 402 N.J. Super. 607 (App. Div. 2008); In re Stream Encroachment Permit, 402 N.J. Super. 587, 955 A.2d 964 (App. Div. 2008)
New Jersey (2003)
New York (2003)
United States District Court, District of New Jersey (2007)
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2007)
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2008)
Professional Memberships & Accolades:
New Jersey State Bar Association
The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
Selected to Super Lawyers' Rising Star List for New Jersey 2014 and 2015 for Civil Litigation Defense