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New Jersey Supreme Court Appoints Michael Napolitano to Serve on District Ethics Committee Essex - West

October 1, 2018
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New Jersey Supreme Court Appoints Michael Napolitano to District Ethics Committee

OCT 10, 2018 - LIVINGSTON, NJ – Citrin Cooperman partner, Michael Napolitano, has been appointed to serve on the District Ethics Committee for Essex County - West Essex (DEC VC) by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

The District Ethics Committee is coordinated by the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE), which acts as the investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Supreme Court in discharging the Court's constitutional responsibility to supervise and discipline New Jersey attorneys.  Committee members are charged with conducting investigations and hearings in order to determine both the facts and the law surrounding grievances related to possible misconduct and violations of attorney ethics rules or the law. 

Napolitano is based in the firm’s Livingston New Jersey office, with over 25 years of experience providing counsel and advisory services in areas of profit enhancement, budgeting, planning, and compensation restructuring, helping clients to operate more efficiently.

 “Michael is a highly-principled individual, and well-regarded amongst his peers,” said Alex Serrano, managing partner of the firm’s Livingston, NJ office. “This is a tremendous honor, and we are truly excited for Michael to have this opportunity to be of service to New Jersey’s legal community.”

As a partner in valuation and forensic services, Napolitano provides fraud and forensic accounting counsel in the areas of business partner disputes, marital dispute resolutions, damage calculations, uncovering hidden revenue, and litigation support. Clients benefit from his extensive experience and knowledge, as well as his strategic approach, which combines identifying clear, concise objectives with efficient follow-through.

Napolitano will serve for a two-year term, which commenced on September 1, 2018, after which he is eligible apply again in 2020 for appointment to a four-year term, with the opportunity of an additional four-year term after that. All of the States DEC committees are supported by the OAE, and any recommended sanction is reviewed by the State’s Disciplinary Review Board. Final discipline is imposed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  

About Citrin Cooperman: Citrin Cooperman is among the largest, full-service assurance, tax, and business advisory firms in the United States, having steadily built its business serving a diverse and loyal clientele since 1979. Our daily mission is to help our clients “focus on what counts.” Rooted in our core values, we provide a comprehensive, integrated business approach to traditional services, which includes proactive insights throughout the lifecycle of our clients; wherever they do business, across the globe. Citrin Cooperman is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International limited.