HDR&B is pleased to announce that Naim Bulbulia has joined the firm as a partner and will lead the firm’s Trust & Estates practice. Naim is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Amherst College. Prior to joining HDR&B, he chaired the Trusts & Estates Department at Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York. Naim will be resident in the firm’s new Short Hills office.
HD&R is pleased to announce that Mark A. Berman, formerly a director at Gibbons, P.C., has become a member of the firm and will continue to practice in the areas of Complex Commercial, Criminal, and Appellate Litigation. The name of the firm has been changed to Hartmann Doherty Rosa & Berman, LLC.
After a three-week jury trial in federal court in Boston, HDR&B partners Mark Berman and Paul Doherty obtained “not guilty” verdicts on behalf of the former Vice President of Sales of Serono, Inc., on all eight counts of a federal healthcare fraud indictment. Serono, a major international biotechnology company, had previously pleaded guilty and paid civil and criminal penalties exceeding $700 million on related charges. At trial, however, the jury deliberated for fewer than three hours before clearing our client of conspiracy to violate, and seven substantive violations of, the Medicare Anti-Kickback statute.
The New Jersey Law Journal (“NJLJ”) announced today that it has selected HDR&B partner Mark A. Berman to its annual list of top New Jersey attorneys under the age of 40. The list consists of 40 young professionals the NJLJ believes are worth watching, not only because they have built a significant record of achievement in their careers so far but also because of the potential they show to be among the leaders of the bar in the future. In applauding Mr. Berman’s selection, the NJLJ highlighted his broad litigation experience in significant matters and noted that his “trial and appellate record is legion.”
The Board of Directors of Freedom Bank selected Hartmann Doherty Rosa & Berman to serve as the bank’s general counsel. Freedom Bank is an independent, full-service commercial bank headquartered at 550 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, New Jersey.
As published in the April 2008 issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine, HDR&B partner Mark Berman was selected by his peers in an extensive nomination and polling process and through independent research conducted by Law & Politics to the 2008 list of “New Jersey Super Lawyers®” in the fields of Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, and Appellate Practice. According to Law & Politics, “the attorneys listed in Super Lawyers® are limited to 5% of the practicing attorneys in New Jersey, and are among the best in their profession.”*