Stephanie A. Brown, Esq.


Trustee at Large, Young Lawyers' Division

Stephanie serves as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Jersey City. She works in the Labor and Employment section, where she represents and defends the City, its entities and employees in labor and employment related matters, including claims for discrimination, wrongful discharge, employment related torts, and matters pending before the Public Employment Relations Commission and the Office of Administrative Law. She also drafts and implements employment policies, including personnel policy, social media policy, workplace violence policy, and information technology policy.

Stephanie earned her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. While in law school, she held a number of part-time employment positions and internships, including with the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Stephanie completed two judicial externships in the New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery and Civil Divisions for the Honorable Hector R. Velazquez, P.J. Ch., and the Honorable Maureen Mantineo, and interned with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office in the Domestic Violence Unit. She also clerked for the law firm of Piro, Zinna, Cifelli, Paris and Genitempo, LLC. 

Stephanie continues to stay involved by serving on a number of boards and commissions, including the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns. Stephanie is a Commissioner on the Human Relations Commission for the Township of West Orange, a position she has held since 2011 when she was appointed as the youngest Commissioner since the HRC was founded in 1992. Stephanie is the Diversity Co-Chair for the New Jersey Chapter of New Leaders Council, and she serves as a mentor in the NJLEEP and American Dream Pipeline Programs. She is the incoming Young Lawyers Division Trustee for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey 2017-2019 term.  

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