A Caldwell lawyer was recently named president of the Rutgers School of Law-Newark Alumni Association.
After serving as a board member and in various other positions since 2001, Barbara Schweiger became president of the association in July.
“This is certainly a wonderful opportunity for me to give back to a school that has given me so much," said Schweiger in a press release. "I took a non-traditional route to law school, returning to my studies while my sons were in school, and Rutgers School of Law-Newark provided me with so many wonderful opportunities in the legal community that I may never have had elsewhere.
"Moreover, as the legal profession continues to change, I am honored to be involved in discussions with the law school’s administration about curriculum changes to meet the current challenges of the profession.”
In November, Schweiger will give the opening remarks at the Annual Alumni Recognition Dinner. Among other recognitions, HSBC North America General Counsel Stuart Alderoty (class of 1985) and K&L Gates Partner Rosemary Alito (class of 1978) will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards, and Lois Whitman (class of 1976), Founder and Director of the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch will receive the Fannie Bear Besser Award for Public Service.
In addition, with talks of a merger between the Newark and Camden law schools, Schweiger is heading up a task force on issues related to the contemplated merger.
Schweiger’s practice, Skoloff & Wolfe P.C., is largely comprised of complex commercial litigation. She has represented large corporations, hedge funds and Big Four accounting firms in securities fraud and securities-related litigation in New Jersey and New York state and federal courts, as well as other businesses and individuals in business litigation involving breach of contract, unfair competition, intellectual property and business torts.
She has also done pro bono work for Partners for Women & Justice, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, the Education Law Center and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.
Schweiger is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.