Guadagno joins law firm as partner



JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Kim Guadagno is going back to her roots.

On Thursday, the law firm Connell Foley LLP announced that Kim Guadagno was joining its firm as a partner based in the firm’s Jersey City office.

“Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is an outstanding addition to Connell Foley,” said Managing Partner Philip F. McGovern Jr.  in a press release. “Kim is a person of exceptional substance and character. Her breadth of knowledge and experience as New Jersey’s first Lieutenant Governor combined with her passionate advocacy for businesses make her an invaluable member of our firm. Moreover, her years and results achieved as a federal and state prosecutor speak volumes about her legal ability. We are honored by her decision to join Connell Foley.”

Guadagno will focus on Corporate and Business Law, White Collar Criminal Defense, Commercial Litigation, and Corporate Compliance and Internal Investigations. 

“It was an easy decision to join Connell Foley,” said Guadagno. “After eight years of public service as New Jersey’s Lieutenant Governor, I am eager to return to practicing law at one of the region’s most dynamic firms with an extraordinary group of dedicated and experienced professionals. I know that my years of experience at the state and federal levels, along with my deep involvement in the business community, will empower clients and contribute to Connell Foley’s continued growth.”

The former lieutenant governor lost her bid to succeed Chris Christie last November after serving two terms in her post.

She is also a former Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant Attorney General for the State New Jersey. At one point, Guadagno worked as a federal prosecutor with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force in Brooklyn, New York and then as an Assistant United States Attorney focusing on corruption cases in the 1990s.

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