The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association’s WILL Platinum Award Honors Leaders from the Judicial, Public, Corporate, and Private Law Firm Sectors in the Garden State.
FLORHAM PARK, NJ (April 2022) – Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is proud to announce that New Jersey Principal Loren L. Pierce has received the New Jersey Women Lawyer’s Association’s (NJWLA) Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Award. Pierce was one of five recipients of the WILL Platinum Award and received the honor for her work in the private sector. She received her award at the 14th Annual WILL Platinum Gala on March 29 in Cedar Grove, NJ.
The NJWLA presents the annual awards to individuals for their exceptional achievements, their sustained contributions to gender equity challenges, as well as other uniquely important issues to women in the legal profession. Pierce is a current member of the Board of the NJWLA, and previously held positions including President, President-Elect, Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer.
“It’s a true honor to be recognized by an organization that I hold so close to my heart,” said Pierce. “I cannot put into words how much I appreciate the continued opportunity to work with this amazing group of women lawyers. I look forward to many more years of collaboration and progress.”
As President-Elect of the NJWLA, Bressler’s Firm Managing Principal Diana Manning added, , "No one could deserve this award more than Loren. She is widely respected, admired, and valued. She understands that supporting other women and a relentless work ethic are the keys to enabling women to achieve, and I could not be more proud to have her as a colleague and friend."
At Bressler, Pierce is a Principal in the Business and Commercial Litigation practice group. Her practice is focused on commercial, insurance coverage, and employment litigation. She also has experience litigating environmental, class actions, construction, and fraud matters. Pierce also counsels corporate and non-profit clients on commercial matters and has prepared corporate-wide policies relating to compliance, employment, and electronic discovery issues. Pierce has been included in the list of U.S. News’ Best Lawyers in America consecutively since 2006 and is listed as a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent lawyer. She is also regularly listed in Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Super Lawyers. In 2015, the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law presented Pierce with the “Professional Lawyer of the Year” award for her work with NJWLA.
The NJWLA, based in Nutley, NJ, has grown to more than 2,000 members since its revitalization 15 years ago. NJWLA engages in statewide efforts to support and promote its members to the highest levels of law firm, government, academic, community, corporate and judicial positions. It fosters leadership among its members, creates task forces to study and advise the membership on developments affecting the legal status of women and gender equity in the profession, and it provides educational programming and networking events for members and guests.