Jacqueline S. Peña, Esq.

 

Membership Secretary

 

Jacqueline S. Peña is a litigation associate in Cozen O'Connor’s complex risk and litigation group.  She focuses her practice on insurance defense and insurance coverage matters.  She is a trial attorney and experienced litigator.    She is a trial attorney and experienced litigator.  Jacqueline has successfully completed seven trials, all resulting in verdicts in favor of her clients. Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Jacqueline worked at Travelers Insurance as Counsel, where she specialized in management and resolution of product liability, automobile liability, and commercial premises liability cases, which included analysis of additional insured and indemnification issues.  Jacqueline has also argued before the New Jersey Appellate Division. She served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Esther Suarez, J.S.C for the 2013 – 2014 term. 

Jacqueline received her Bachelor of Arts from Boston University and received her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University.  While in law school, Jacqueline was a member of the Seton Hall Circuit Review and was President of the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA).  She was a founder of MetroLALSA (an organization comprising the thirteen New York and New Jersey metropolitan law schools), and a member of the Mock Trial Board, where she competed in three national mock trial competitions.  She also sat on two Student Bar Association committees.  Jacqueline was a judicial intern for the Honorable Esther Salas, U.S.D.J. in Newark, New Jersey and was selected for the Seton Hall Law Civil Litigation Clinic.

Jacqueline is the National Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), and a former Deputy Regional President of Region III – New Jersey of the HNBA. In addition, Jacqueline serves on the executive board of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) as the Membership Secretary.  In that capacity, she serves as a Vice-Chair of the American Dream Pipeline Mentorship Program at Passaic High School in Passaic, New Jersey, where she mentors inner-city youth. She also serves as a Chair of the HBA-NJ Women Empowerment Leadership and Law Annual Women’s Conference.  She is a board member of Amigas, Inc., a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to the empowerment of women and is a member of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.  She is fluent in Spanish. 

   

 

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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.

The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.

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