Ashanti M. Bess, Esq.

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About Ashanti

Ashanti M. Bess, Esq., has extensive experience in Labor & Employment Law. She is skilled at conducting research, drafting legal memoranda and providing daily legal advice regarding COVID-19 related legislation, workers’ compensation and Family and Medical Leave Act issues. In addition, she has conducted workplace investigations and has prepared investigative reports, as well as provided trainings regarding harassment, discrimination and implicit bias for multiple organizations and associations and supported Environmental Compliance/ Condemnation actions.

Prior to joining NFC, Ms. Bess was an Associate at Decotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin LLP. In addition, Ms. Bess served as a law clerk to the Honorable Julio L. Mendez, A.J.S.C. She is a graduate of Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC, where her activities included the Charles Hamilton Houston Moot Court Team.


Professional Experience

Decotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin LLP, Paramus, NJ
Associate, Labor & Employment
2019 - 2021

Judicial Clerkship

The Honorable Julio L. Mendez, A.J.S.C, New Jersey Superior Court, Assignment Judge for the Atlantic/Cape May Vicinage 2018 - 2019



Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC (J.D.) 2018
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (B.S. cum laude, Sport Management) 2014


State of New Jersey 2019
State of New York Pending

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