The firm’s annual promotion of attorneys this year includes exceptional lawyers in Alabama, New Jersey, and New York
Florham Park, NJ (January 10, 2023) – Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is pleased to announce its 2023 promotions class with Donald F. Winningham III and Justin Condit promoted to principal, and Ross A. Fox and Tamar Gongadze promoted to counsel.
“We are proud of Donnie, Justin, Ross and Tamar’s accomplishments in their work and in their communities,” said Diana Manning, firm managing principal. “This group exemplifies our values at Bressler through their dedication to pro bono work, involvement in the firm’s recruitment and diversity initiatives, and their track record of excellence inside and outside of the courtroom.”
Condit, an associate in the firm’s Florham Park, New Jersey office, has been promoted to principal. As a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice group, he represents clients in a variety of employment law matters in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies and arbitration forums, including the EEOC, AAA, and FINRA. Within Bressler, Condit is the chair of the firm’s summer associate committee and leads its BAReady summer program. Condit previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas C. Miller, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Somerset County. Additionally, while attending law school, he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Faith S. Hochberg in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2015 and, upon graduating, was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He received his B.B.A. from Villanova University, magna cum laude, in Finance in 2011.
Winningham has been promoted from counsel to principal in the firm’s Birmingham, Alabama office. He is a litigator in the firm’s financial institutions and insurance practice groups, where he primarily defends clients against claims brought by plaintiffs in civil litigation. He is a member of the Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Birmingham Bar Associations. Winningham earned his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2006, where he was a staff writer for Washington and Lee Law Review. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2003.
Fox has been promoted from associate to counsel in the firm’s Florham Park office. As a member of the firm’s commercial litigation and private wealth practice groups, he handles a variety of matters ranging from breach of contract actions to business divorces. He previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Carolyn A. Murray, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage. Fox earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he graduated with a concentration in business law and regulation. He was a member of the Moot Court Board and an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. During law school, he interned for the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary in Washington, D.C., and for the Honorable Sallyanne Floria, A.J.S.C. of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County. Fox received his B.A. from Montclair State University in both Jurisprudence and Political Science, magna cum laude, in 2011.
Gongadze has been promoted from associate to counsel in the firm’s New York office. She is a member of the firm’s financial institutions and commercial litigation practice groups, where she represents clients in securities, commercial and contract dispute matters in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings. Passionate about her pro bono work, Gongadze advocates for the rights of LGBTQI individuals and immigrants. She is an active member of the firm’s diversity and associate committees. After earning a J.D. in 2008 from Tbilisi State University in the Republic of Georgia, she worked at the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Georgia, where she represented the government in international courts and tribunals. She was a member of the Georgian legal team in two inter-state cases brought by Georgia against the Russian Federation in the European Court of Human Rights and one inter-state matter brought in the International Court of Justice. Gongadze earned an LL.M in Public International Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands in 2010, funded by the Netherlands Government under the HSP Huygens Excellence Scholarship program. During her studies in the Netherlands, she completed an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia. She earned a second LL.M from Harvard Law School in 2014, where she also served as an associate editor for the Harvard Law School Negotiation Law Review and participated in the Transactional Law Clinics.