Punam P. Alam, Esq.


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Being an attorney presents constant opportunities to learn and grow in both the practice of law and in mastering my clients' businesses and operations. Each case requires a unique strategy, and I enjoy the challenge that comes with executing a litigation plan best suited to meet the needs of that particular client.

About Punam

Punam Alam focuses her practice on management defense in employment law litigation. Prior to joining NFC, Punam was an Associate at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLP. Before entering the private sector, Punam served as Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law. In that capacity, she handled a full caseload of complex employment litigation matters and defended numerous cases filed against state departments and agencies, including state colleges, correctional institutions, the Department of Human Services and New Jersey Transit.  Her experience includes claims related to violations of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA).

Punam’s employment litigation experience includes managing cases from inception to resolution, up to and including trial and appellate proceedings. She has argued motions, defended and taken numerous depositions, and written appellate briefs for matters before the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In trial practice, Punam served as second-chair for a trial which resulted in a jury verdict in favor of her client, and has effectively advocated on behalf of numerous other clients in disputes which settled through negotiation and mediation prior to trial.

SuperLawyers® New Jersey “Rising Stars”, Employment Litigation, (2020)

Recipient of a Legal Educational Opportunities Scholarship and an Andrew B. Crummy Scholarship at Seton Hall University School of Law.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Member
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Member
New Jersey State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee
 Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, Treasurer
New Jersey Women’s Lawyer’s Association (NJWLA), Member


Professional Experience

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Iselin, New Jersey, Associate 2017 - 2019
Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law, Trenton, New Jersey 2014 - 2017

Judicial Clerkship

The Honorable Susan L. Reisner, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division 2013 - 2014



Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D., cum laude
Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, Member
Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board, Member
Dispute Resolution Society, Member
CUNY Hunter College
B.A. Political Science, Minor: English


State of New Jersey 2013
State of New York 2014
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 2014
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 2015
Southern District of New York 2020

Language Fluency


Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

“Employment Discrimination Investigation: How to Safeguard Business Against Discrimination Claims”, Presented to The Knowledge Group, October 2018

Recent Publications

“Collazo v. Prime Flight of DE, Inc.: The DNJ Rules That Explicit Jury Waivers Are Not Needed To Enforce Arbitration Agreements in the Employment Context”, L&E Blog, August 19, 2020, https://www.nfclegal.com/collazo-v-prime-flight-of-de-inc-the-dnj-rules-that-explicit-jury-waivers-are-not-needed-to-enforce-arbitration-agreements-in-the-employment-context/.


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