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Marla Buitrago Rincon

Phone: 973-403-9000

Fax: 973-403-9021

Email: mbuitrago@lumlaw.com

Summary of Practice

Marla Buitrago Rincon is a former Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jodi Lee Alper, Presiding Judge for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Essex Vicinage.

She is a 2020 graduate of Rutgers Law School – Newark. During her time at Rutgers, Marla worked as a research assistant to the former Co-Dean of Rutgers Law School, David Lopez, and was also one of the founding members and Senior Articles Editor of the Rutgers International Law and Human Rights Journal.

Marla is a 2017 magna cum laude graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where she double majored in political science and economics and served as President of the FDU Mock Trial Team. At graduation, she received the Outstanding Achievement Awards in both legal studies and advocacy and political science.

Prior to her clerkship, Marla interned in the Chancery Division, and worked as a law clerk and summer associate at various firms in New Jersey and New York in both State and Federal Court litigation.

Marla is part of the Firm’s Litigation Department and concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, contract disputes, employment litigation, emergent proceedings, and appeals. Marla assists with all stages of litigation from complaint drafting to discovery exchanges, deposition preparation, motion practice, settlement agreements, trials and interlocutory and post-trial appeals.  

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation, Business & Commercial Law, Employment Law, Appellate Practice

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Essex County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jodi Lee Alper, Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Essex Vicinage

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, 2022

U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2022

Education

Rutgers Law School, Newark, New Jersey

J.D. – 2020

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Becton College of Arts and Sciences, Madison, New Jersey

B.A. magna cum laude – 2017

Additional Languages

Spanish