Three Fox Attorneys Named Professional Excellence Honorees by The New Jersey Law JournalJune 4, 2020 – Press Releases
Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that Michael J. Kline, C.J. Fisher and Marissa Koblitz Kingman were named 2020 Professional Excellence honorees by The New Jersey Law Journal in the following award categories:
- Unsung Heroes – Michael J. Kline
- New Leaders of the Bar – C.J. Fisher and Marissa Koblitz Kingman
The Unsung Heroes award recognizes individuals who are indispensable to the firm’s daily operations.
As Assistant General Counsel at Fox, Kline helps to guide his nearly 1,000 colleagues in excelling at the business of law. A former chair of the firm’s Corporate Department, he now closely monitors the intake of new clients and reviews agreements into which the firm enters, including escrow agreements and HIPAA business associate agreements. He is Vice Chair of the firm’s Opinions Committee and oversees many opinion letters relating to mergers and financing. Kline is also the author of an innovative contract clause that underscores a lawyer’s duty to be faithful to the rules of professional conduct notwithstanding any other provisions in the contract. A pragmatic and unassailable solution, it has been adopted by countless other lawyers, including a major legal malpractice insurer. He earned his J.D., cum laude, and B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.
The New Leaders of the Bar award recognizes attorneys who bring both notable achievements and outstanding potential to their work.
Fisher is an emerging business leader and rainmaker in the gaming industry in New Jersey and beyond. He has already helped shape the revitalization of Atlantic City’s iconic casino scene and other pivotal gaming markets nationwide. He has developed a dynamic gaming law and corporate practice, handling various gaming licensing, regulatory and compliance matters, and has developed a niche practice in the area of online gaming and sports wagering. From spearheading integral licensing and regulatory efforts for new sports betting ventures, to facilitating business and compliance initiatives for gaming industry giants, Fisher’s portfolio of gaming law representations reveals a rising career in his field. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Temple University and his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.
Kingman contributed to a number of significant cases brought before New Jersey courts as a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (ACDL-NJ), for which she serves as Trustee and Co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division. In addition to her work with ACDL-NJ, Kingman represents clients in a range of criminal defense matters and commercial litigation, assisting companies and individuals in white-collar criminal cases and the resolution of business disputes. Outside the courtroom, Kingman is a champion for women in the legal field and works to create a community for mentorship and professional connections. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Rutgers Law School and her B.A. from Ramapo College of New Jersey.