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Kory Ann Ferro

Senior Counsel
Overview

Kory Ann Ferro is an attorney in the Litigation practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. She has an extensive background representing local, national, and global companies in commercial litigation on both the plaintiff and defense side.  While Ms. Ferro is barred to practice in New York and New Jersey, she has also represented companies in other jurisdictions such as California and North Carolina via pro hac vice admission and has experience securing and working with local counsel.  Ms. Ferro’s litigation experience includes employment law, breach of contract including violations of restrictive covenants, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of fiduciary duties, tortious interference, misappropriation of trade secrets, civil conspiracy, patent violations, and defamation.  In large, complex litigation, Ms. Ferro has managed ESI discovery issues, coordinated document reviews utilizing the Relativity platform, and culled data by utilizing search terms, custodial and date restrictions, and artificial intelligence to narrow responsive documents.  Ms. Ferro has also negotiated severance packages and assisted in reviewing internal company processes to limit liability for future exposure to litigation.

Additionally, Ms. Ferro has practiced extensively in the arena of foreclosure representing lenders in residential foreclosure actions and has engaged in class action litigation and arbitration.  Ms. Ferro’s prior substantial family law experience provides a unique empathetic approach to the practice of law to ensure her representation is zealous as well as practical and business minded.  In her practice, Ms. Ferro routinely represents clients in pre-litigation negotiation, filing of pleadings, motion practice, mediation, settlement negotiations, and trial.

Previously, Ms. Ferro was counsel and, before that, an associate at two premier litigation firms, where she practiced in the areas of commercial litigation, foreclosure, collections, and family law. Prior to entering private practice, she held a clerkship with the Honorable Judge Margaret M. Hayden in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

In her tenure at Rutgers University School of Law, where Ms. Ferro graduated from magna cum laude and in the Order of the Coif in 2013, she received numerous accolades, including the Justice Henry Ackerson Jr. Prize, for the greatest distinction in legal skills. She also received the Anthony Englebrecht Prize for the highest-grade point average during the final year of law school.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Rutgers University School of Law, 2013
    • Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review
    • National Mock Trial Competition Team
    • Executive Member of the Moot Court Board
    • Phi Alpha Delta Justice and Mock Trial Team Champion
    • Justice Henry Ackerson, Jr. Award; Anthony Engelbrecht Award; Sybil R. Moses Memorial Scholar; Richard L. Barbour, Jr. Memorial Scholar; Theodore Kosloski Memorial Scholar; Essex County Bar Association Scholar; Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Scholar
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Temple University, Political Science and Theatre, 2008
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, Member
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • Northeast New Jersey Legal Services, Former Pro Bono Attorney for Domestic Violence Representation
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey ReNew Reentry Program, Former Pro Bono Attorney
Awards

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers, “New Jersey Rising Stars,” 2018-Present
  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America,” Commercial Litigation, 2021-Present
  • (201) Magazine, Top Lawyers in Bergen County, 2018-2020
  • Bergen Magazine, “Top Lawyers,” 2018-2020
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA), “Top 10 Under 40,” 2019
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Medallion of Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 2013

 

 

Publications

Publications

  • Published, “New Child Support Statute, Disabled Children, and Protection Access to Benefits,” The New Jersey Law Journal, May 15, 2017
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