LSNJ Board of Trustees


Cynthia M. Jacob, Esq.

Fisher & Phillips LLP

As senior counsel in Fisher Phillips’ New Jersey office, Jacob is engaged primarily as a neutral arbitrator and mediator in all aspects of employment law, ranging from individual matters to collective and class actions, ERISA and FLSA cases, and related matters. She is a former president of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a former chair of the Lawyers’ Advisory Committee for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Prior to her 35 years as a trial attorney in private practice, Jacob began her legal career in public service in the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. While there, she taught appellate practice at Rutgers Law School, Camden. She then became successively the first director of the Central Appellate Research Section of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the director of Civil Practice and acting standing master of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Jacob has taught numerous continuing legal education courses in the areas of arbitration, federal practice, employment litigation, and rainmaking. In addition to receiving her law degree from Yale University, she has a Ph.D. in Art History and has taught the Laws of Cultural Heritage and Preservation at Rutgers University.

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