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NJIT General Counsel Holly Stern Named Finalist in 2014 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Award Program

Holly Stern, Esq. was named a finalist in the 2014 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Award Program

Holly Stern, Esq., of West Orange, General Counsel at NJIT, has been named a finalist in the 2014 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year award program in the category of nonprofit or governmental organizations. Now in its third year, the program recognizes New Jersey’s standout General Counsels, Chief Legal Officers and corporate compliance professionals for the critical role they play in making their companies successful.

Finalists will be recognized and the winner in each category will be announced during a breakfast awards ceremony on June 6, 2014 at the Palace at Somerset Park.

Stern, who was named General Counsel in 2004, began her career in NJIT’s office of the general counsel in 1993 and subsequently rose to positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining NJIT, she engaged in both private sector and public sector work, and served as the First assistant attorney for Wayne Township. Earlier, Stern served a judicial clerkship.

Stern received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a dual J.D. and Master of Public Administration from the University of California Law Center, Los Angeles. From 1993 to 1996, she was a member of the Montville Township Board of Education and was vice president of the board from 1995 to1996, and currently serves on the Board of the Barat Foundation, a non-profit educational corporation.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.