Punam P. Alam, Esq.

Associate

palam@nfclegal.com
P: 973.665.9100
F: 973.665.9101

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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.

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

New Jersey State Bar Association; Young Lawyers Division, Member

Middlesex County Bar Association, Member

Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, Board of Directors

New Jersey Women’s Lawyer’s Association, Member

 

Professional

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

Background

Education

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
2013
CUNY Hunter College
B.A. Political Science, Minor: English
2008

Admissions

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

Language Fluency

Gujarati
Hindi

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

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

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