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Florham Park, NJ (Aug 2022)Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is pleased to congratulate Principals Diana C. Manning and Cynthia J. Borrelli on their selection to ROI-NJ’s inaugural ROI Influencers in Law list.

This new ROI-NJ recognition aims to honor the lawyers in New Jersey who have the most influence on business issues and transactions or on running a firm's business.

In April 2021, Manning became Bressler's first female Firm Managing Principal. She is a top litigator who made a name for herself within Bressler, the legal community, and New Jersey through close to three decades of strategic, thoughtful, and fearless advocacy for her clients while helping to pave the way for women to advance in the legal profession. Manning also leads the firm's Appellate practice group and co-chairs the Business and Commercial Litigation practice group. She is also certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. While playing a critical role in guiding the firm's ten offices, Manning maintains her commitment to diversifying the legal practice. Under her leadership, the overall percentage of traditionally underrepresented attorneys has steadily increased. Outside of the firm, Manning is President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, Chairs the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court appointed Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct. In 2022, Manning received the NJBIZ Power 50 in Law recognition for the second consecutive year. She also received the Essex County Bar Association 2022 Civil Practice Achievement Award, annually given to a lawyer who demonstrates excellence and integrity in civil trial advocacy.

A longtime leader at Bressler, Borrelli serves as head of the firm's Insurance & Healthcare Regulatory Compliance and Transactional practice group. She is a past chair of the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and previously served on the Firm's Executive Committee. Borrelli is intricately involved in working on legislation impacting the New Jersey insurance industry. She is a member of the Board of Directors and past chairman of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel. She has also chaired the Legal Committee of the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds and has served on the Legal Committee for the National Association of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations. She currently sits on the Board of Ambassadors of the National Health Law Program. Borrelli is also active in the Public Regulation of Insurance Law Committee within the ABA and is a former committee chair. She has served as a mentor in her local community through NJ Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP) and continues to support the program. In June 2022, Borrelli received the NJBIZ Leaders in Law recognition for her outstanding dedication to healthcare and legal industries alike. Borrelli is also recognized on the list of Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent lawyers and has been included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America® for the last 7 years.

ROI-NJ confers this recognition. No aspect of this or any advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Visit the ROI-NJ website to learn more about the inaugural ROI Influencers in Law list and view the full list of honorees.

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