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Cynthia M. Jacob • Senior Counsel

Fisher & Phillips, LLP • Murray Hill, New Jersey

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Fisher & Phillips, LLP
430 Mountain Avenue
Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974
phone (908) 516-1055
fax  (908) 516-1051


Cynthia Jacob is Senior Counsel in the New Jersey office. She began her legal career in public service, in the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. Cynthia then became successively the first Director of the Central Appellate Research Section of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Director of Civil Practice and the Acting Standing Master of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, before entering private practice. She is a Past President of the New Jersey State Bar Association - only the second elected woman officer in the Associations 100-year history. Cynthia has extensive trial experience, in both bench and jury trials. She concentrates on litigating employment-related cases, including wrongful termination, employee benefits disputes, race, sex and age discrimination, and other civil rights litigation, all on behalf of management. She is regularly called upon to act as a mediator in state and federal courts. Cynthia has received the Daniel O’Hern Award as Professional Lawyer of the Year from New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Professionalism, and is a recipient of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Trial Bar Award, and the Debevoise-Eakeley Award from Legal Services of New Jersey (Legal Services’ highest award). She is editor-in-chief of Employment Litigation in New Jersey, published by Matthew Bender in 2006. Cynthia is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2005. She has been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2003 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995.


  • College: Vassar College
  • Law School: Yale Law School
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