Colleen M. Maker


P: 973.757.1027

F: 973.757.1090

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Practice Areas:
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Financial Services & Risk Management
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Secret Litigation


States Admitted to Practice:
  • New Jersey
  • New York


Courts Admitted to Practice:
  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


  • Boston College Law School (2015)
  • Northeastern University (2011)


  • Essex County Bar Association
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New York Institute of Credit
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Colleen M. Maker’s practice encompasses both litigation and transactional matters in the areas of business and commercial litigation, financial services and risk management, and intellectual property and trade secret litigation.


Colleen began her legal career as law clerk to the Honorable Rosemary Gambardella in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.  She earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Environmental Affairs Law Review, Auction Coordinator for the Public Interest Law Foundation, and Teaching Assistant for Legal Reasoning, Research, & Writing.  Colleen earned her undergraduate degree in Communications, with a minor in Law, Policy, & Society, from Northeastern University in 2011.


During law school, Colleen was a summer fellow at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and was a summer associate at Connell Foley LLP.

News & Activities

  • Panelist, “Why Do Lawyers Act Like A**holes? And What Can We Do About It?”, New Jersey Bankruptcy Bar Conference (March 2018)
  • Immunex Corp. v. Sandoz Inc., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135022 (D.N.J. Aug. 9, 2019)