Cristal Lambert, Esq.


Vice President of Northern Region

Cristal Lambert is legal counsel at Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (“BB&B”), a publicly traded omnichannel retailer offering domestic merchandise and home furnishings. Prior to joining BB&B, Cristal was an associate at Waters, McPherson, McNeill, P.C., where she concentrated her practice on civil litigation, government representation, property tax appeals and tax abatements. From 2012-2013, she worked as a judicial law clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division for the Honorable Hector R. Velazquez, P.J.Ch.

Cristal earned her B.A. from Drew University magna cum laude and J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. While in law school, she was selected for the Immigrant’s Rights/International Human Rights Clinic; the Interscholastic Moot Court Board, through which she competed nationally and won several brief and oralist awards; Prudential Financial Inc.’s prestigious summer legal program; and was elected President of the Latin American Law Student’s Association. She also served as a Law Student Liaison for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) and a volunteer for the Seton Hall University School of Law Center for Social Justice.

Cristal is currently the HBA-NJ Vice President of the Northern Region, Deputy Regional President for Region III of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) In-House Counsel Committee, and a member of the Seton Hall University School of Law Alumni Council. She is the National Immediate Past Chair for the HNBA Young Lawyers Division, a former chair of the NJSBA Minorities in the Profession Section, past president of the North Hudson Lawyers’ Club, former chair of the HBA-NJ’s Women’s Empowerment Leadership and Law Conference, and former Vice-Chair of the American Dream Pipeline Mentorship Program. Through these roles, she has spearheaded, participated in, and spoken at CLE panels, conferences, networking events and service programs for the New York and New Jersey legal community.

Cristal is a 2020 Recipient of the HNBA’s “Top Lawyers under 40” Award and a 2018 recipient of the “Corazon Del HBA-NJ Award.” She was also recently selected to participate in the HNBA’s prestigious Latina Leadership Academy.

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Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.

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