The NRCC is a skilled trade organization representing carpenters in New Jersey and New York State. Prior to joining the NRCC, Arlene was an Associate with Kroll Heineman Carton, LLC, where she focused on labor law, securities fraud, election law and municipal law. From 2011-2012, Arlene served as a Judicial Term Law Clerk for the Honorable Michael A. Shipp, a United States District Judge. Prior to joining the Federal District Court, Arlene was an attorney with Murphy Orlando, LLC and a registered lobbyist with Impact NJ, LLC.
Arlene's extensive government and political experience includes her service as a Councilwoman in the Town of Clinton, New Jersey (where she was the youngest member of the municipality's governing body and the only Hispanic woman to serve as an elected official in Hunterdon County), a member of the Town of Clinton's Board of Adjustment and working as an aide to the Governor and Attorney General of New Jersey.
Arlene is the Vice President of the Northern Region for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey. She previously served as a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Judiciary and the Board of Directors for the Girls Scouts Heart of New Jersey. She was recently featured in the Hispanic Executive Magazine, listed by PoliticsNJ on the 40 Under 40 Power List, as one of New Jersey's top 50 rising stars, and featured in the Star-Ledger as a Person of Interest. In 2009, Arlene received the National Association of Women Lawyers Award. While in law school, she completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Jose L. Linares, a United States District Judge. After graduating, she served as a Law Clerk in the Appellate Division of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and a Judicial Term Law Clerk to the Honorable Lisa P. Thornton in the Superior Court of New Jersey. Adjunct Professor at New Jersey City University.