- General Employment Litigation
|University ||Rutgers University, B.A., 1973; Rutgers University, M.A., American Government, 1974|
|Law School||Rutgers University, J.D., 1979|
|Admitted||1979, New Jersey; 1985, New York; 1979, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court; 1997, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and District of Connecticut|
Vincent A. Cino is the Chairman of Jackson Lewis LLP and is responsible for the entire firm's day-to-day administration and management. Prior to assuming the role of Chairman, he served as the firm's National Director of Litigation. He also served on the firm's Executive Committee and was Counsel to the firm.
Mr. Cino has vast trial experience, having litigated every conceivable type of employment action in many jurisdictions throughout the United States. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Cino was Chief of Litigation in the Office of the Essex County Counsel. In this role, he supervised a staff of attorneys as well as outside counsel. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Prosecutor for Union County. From 1981-1987, Mr. Cino was engaged in private practice in Hackensack, New Jersey, concentrating on civil litigation.
In one of his more well-known trials, Mr. Cino represented WNEW-TV, Golden West Television productions, Peter Falk and Arnold Shapiro, the Oscar-winning producer of the movie "Scared Straight." This was a libel and invasion of privacy case brought by several high school students. The trial lasted four weeks and resulted in a no-cause.
Mr. Cino's litigation accomplishments have been widely recognized, a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. He has been named a New Jersey SuperLawyer since 2006 and has also been named a "leader in his field" by Chambers USA Legal Guide in 2009 and 2012. He has been designated as one of the "Best Lawyers in America in 2010" and has been awarded the highest accolade in Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Cino also served as a Master of the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Inn of Court.
Mr. Cino has lectured extensively on trial advocacy. His recent publications include "Boost for Bosses: Court Compels Arbitration," 130 N.J.L.J. 1354 (1992); "One-Sided Fee Shifting in LAD, CEPA Harms the Legal System," 185 N.J.L.J. 755 (2006).
Mr. Cino is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1995), the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1995), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the American and New Jersey Bar Associations and their litigation sections.
Mr. Cino received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 1979 and conducted his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University from which he received a B.A. degree. He also holds a Master's degree in American Government from Rutgers University.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
· Best Lawyers in America
· Legal 500
· Chambers USA
· Martindale Hubbell Rating of AV (highest awarded)
· Past Master, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Inn of Court
· Selected for inclusion New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2006 - present
Bar & Professional Association Memberships
New Jersey State Bar Association
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