LSNJ Board of Trustees


Jaynee LaVecchia, Esq.

McCarter & English, LLP

Nominated by Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Justice LaVecchia served for more than 21 years on the New Jersey Supreme Court. During her tenure, she presided over hundreds of cases and authored numerous opinions on critical issues impacting New Jersey’s most prominent industries. Before her nomination to the Supreme Court, Justice LaVecchia served as the New Jersey Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, overseeing thousands of insurance companies, banks, and credit unions. Prior to that, she held various leadership positions, including Deputy Chief Counsel in the Office of Counsel to Governor Thomas H. Kean, Chief Administrative Law Judge in New Jersey’s Office of Administrative Law, and Director of the Division of Law within the Department of Law and Public Safety.

As the longest-serving female justice in New Jersey history, Justice LaVecchia has received numerous awards and honors. The Douglass College and Rutgers School of Law graduate is a member of the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni and recipient of the New Jersey Women of Achievement Award and the Rutgers Law School Distinguished Alumni Award. She is also an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Association.

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