What the Pension Ruling Means for NJ

| Jun 12, 2015 | Firm News |

New Jersey’s state pension obligations became a matter before the New Jersey Supreme Court, and My9’s public affairs program New Jersey Now asked two of DeCotiis’ attorneys to lay out what it means for the residents of the State. Two of the firm’s Partners, Doug Doyle and Arlene Quiñones Perez, are set to appear this Sunday at noon.

Doug Doyle, Partner and a member of the firm’s Municipal and Corporate practices, served as Counsel to the Bergen County Republican Organization and the Giuliani Presidential Campaign in New Jersey. A frequent public commentator on politics, legal issues and government, Doyle can yield much more than the Republican view on the NJ Supreme Court’s decision to reverse a lower court’s decision to reject Governor Christie’s pension cuts. As a lawyer with deep government experience, representing municipalities and state authorities alike, Doyle offers insights as to what this reversal means to taxpayers and the services that they have come to expect.

On the other side of the aisle: Arlene Quiñones Perez, a respected Partner of the firm’s Labor and Employment and Municipal practices, heavily involved in Statewide politics, and a former aide and cabinet official for several Democratic Governors, can provide an institutional history of pension obligations that predates the Christie administration.  As an attorney well-versed in labor law, Perez is able to guide viewers through the nuances of pension issues and the state’s obligations to its workers.

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin is a full-service law firm with a roster of attorneys that have worked in key leadership positions of both parties. The firm employs former U.S. Attorneys, Counsels to Governors and Attorneys General of both parties, and lawyers who have worked for and represented leading institutions, municipalities and other government entities throughout the tristate area.

For an engaging discussion on the Supreme Court’s decision as it relates to pension obligations and other matters affecting the Garden State, we hope you will tune in to My9’s New Jersey Now this Sunday at noon.