Deborah handles complex contract disputes and other matters for clients spanning many industries, including technology, financial services, insurance, public utility, healthcare, and major law firms. She represents both companies and individuals in litigation, compliance matters, and government or internal investigations pertaining to the securities laws, the False Claims Act, and other laws governing transactions which directly or indirectly implicate the public sector. Deborah also works with technology companies to develop and monitor internal programs to ensure E-Rate compliance.

 

Deborah views teamwork with clients as essential; she works to understand their business concerns as well as the legal issues they face. A client who has worked with Deborah for many years remarks that Deborah provides “balanced, reasonable, fact-based advice around not just the purely ‘legal’ elements of the program, but also around how to most effectively drive sales and marketing campaigns with practical controls. She is insightful to industry trends, internal political/personality elements within her clients’ companies, how to best develop programs that maximize sales and marketing agility, and organized and productive to an incredible degree.”

Education

Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., with highest honors, 1984

  • Law Journal, Articles Editor

Covenant College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1981

Clerkship

The Honorable Alfred L. Luongo, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1984–1986)

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

  • Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Life Beyond the Office

When she’s not working, Deborah loves to travel and spends as much time as possible outdoors, backpacking, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, or riding her bike. She is certified as a Wilderness First Responder by the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Wilderness Medicine Institute.

Honors & Affiliations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association

  • New Jersey Bar Association

Speeches & Presentations

  • “Current Issues in D&O Coverage: Changes in the Coverage Landscape,” ABA Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel.

  • “What Every Transactional Lawyer Needs to Know About Doing Business With the Public Sector,” DELVACCA In-House Counsel Conference.