Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP Announces Four New Partners
NEWARK, N.J., January 10, 2019 – Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP, a leading women-owned law firm in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced four new partners: Sydney J. Darling, Selina M. Ellis, Eleonore Ofusu-Antwi and Katelyn O’Reilly. Their promotions were effective January 1.
“Each is an extraordinary lawyer and important part of who we are and all that we will become,” said Liza M. Walsh, Managing Partner. “We are fortunate to have such talented people committed to the firm and ready to help lead into the future. Our selection also speaks to the firm’s commitment to inclusivity and equality.”
Meet Walsh’s newest partners:
Sydney Darling’s practice encompasses both litigation and transactional matters in the areas of business and commercial law, financial services, risk management, insolvency and real estate. Sydney advises lenders, investors, fiduciaries, and other interested parties in connection with the disposition of non-performing loans and assets both in and out of bankruptcy court. She also provides counsel to property owners, developers and landlords in a wide range of commercial and real estate transactions. Sydney also serves on the Lawyers Advisory Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. In 2018, Sydney received the Future Leaders Award from the New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation and the Federal Bankruptcy Bar Association of New Jersey and has been recognized as a Rising Star by New Jersey Super Lawyers for the past four years. Prior to entering private practice, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond T. Lyons (Ret.), United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey. Sydney is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law-Newark.
Selina Ellis maintains a diverse complex civil litigation practice in New York and New Jersey federal and state courts, with an emphasis on intellectual property, employment matters, contract and securities disputes, and class action defense. Selina served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis M. Cavanaugh, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and to the Honorable Barry T. Albin, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey. She was recognized as a Rising Star by New York Super Lawyers in 2015 and New Jersey Super Lawyers in 2017 and 2018. Selina graduated magna cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Eleonore Ofosu-Antwi’s practice focuses on federal and complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, antitrust, intellectual property and class action defense. Eleonore has extensive experience in patent litigation in a range of technologies and for clients which include major pharmaceutical companies. Recent successes include a favorable verdict in a two-week infringement and misappropriation jury trial. In addition, she has represented institutions of higher education on a range of issues, including investigating Title IX complaints and defending against Title IX, alleged discrimination and retaliation under state and federal discrimination and wrongful discharge statutes. Prior to entering private practice, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Susan D. Wigenton, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and to the Honorable Edwin H. Stern, Presiding Judge for Administration, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. Eleonore is a graduate of the Seton Hall University School of Law.
Katelyn O’Reilly’s diverse practice has a primary focus on federal and complex commercial litigation, including intellectual property, contract and business disputes, and antitrust and class action defense. Katelyn’s extensive trial experience includes numerous patent and other technology-related matters. Recent summary judgment successes include a decision exonerating a fiduciary accused of misconduct in the sale of the estate’s key business assets. Katelyn served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis M. Cavanaugh, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and to the Honorable Joseph A. Dickson, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey. Katelyn graduated cum laude from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.
About Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP
With decades of experience in litigation, compliance and transactional matters, Walsh is comprised of 28 dedicated, forward-thinking professionals. The practice spans a wide range of areas including business and commercial litigation, intellectual property and trade secret protection, class action defense, financial services and risk management with a focus on insolvency & creditors’ rights, labor and employment, internal investigations, insurance law and bad faith litigation, cyber security and data protection, alternative dispute resolution, appeals and transactional work. The firm has offices in Newark, New York City and Philadelphia. More information can be found at WalshLaw.com.