, April 16, 2020

Calcagni & Kanefsky brought on three attorneys to its Newark office: of counsel Lauren M. Paxton, senior associate Linda Claude-Oben, and associate Gianna A. Bove. “The unique make-up of our firm attracts exceptionally talented lawyers, and our newest team members are proof of this,” senior partner Thomas R. Calcagni said in a statement.

Paxton is a former assistant U.S. attorney and former enforcement counsel with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in New York. She most recently practiced in the New Jersey office of a regional law firm. She focuses on employment law, and has experience litigating employment disputes and conducting internal workplace investigations. Her practice includes navigating government investigations, counseling companies on workplace policies, and negotiating C-suite employment agreements. She earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and B.A. from The College of New Jersey, She “has precisely the type of experience our clients value. Her experience as a regulator and talented litigator further bolsters our already-robust employment law practice,” said senior partner Eric T. Kanefsky, in a statement.

A former Hudson County assistant prosecutor, Linda Claude-Oben conducts internal investigations and defends companies and professionals facing government enforcement actions. With her active membership in the NFL Wives Association, Claude-Oben also brings an added dimension to the firm’s representation of professional athletes in high-stakes matters. She earned her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and her B.A. from New York University, The firm “performs at the highest level of practice. Working alongside other former prosecutors, I am excited to bring my years of government experience to bear for our clients,” said Claude-Oben in a statement.

Bove joins from a regional litigation boutique. She represents corporations and professionals in federal and state criminal and regulatory matters, as well as in internal investigations. She received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from American University, Bove, in a statement by the firm, said: “This is a great moment to be joining [the firm]. I’m thrilled to be part of the firm’s expansion as it continues distinguishing itself as a leading litigation and investigations firm focused on achieving extraordinary client results.”

— Jonathan Erway | New Jersey Law Journal