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Catherine Wells Named One of New Jersey's Best 50 Women in Business

March 3, 2009

Wolff & Samson is proud to announce that Catherine P. Wells has been recognized by NJBIZ as one of "New Jersey's Best 50 Women in Business" for 2009. Each year, NJBIZ selects "New Jersey's most dynamic and distinguished women in business" based on their professional accomplishments, community involvement and advocacy for women. Wells and her fellow 2009 honorees will be saluted on March 30, 2009 at an awards ceremony and reception to be held at The Palace at Somerset Park, in Somerset, N.J.

As co-founder of Wolff & Samson's Women's Initiative, and founder of the firm's mentoring program, Wells has played a major role in establishing Wolff & Samson as an industry leader in the advancement of women attorneys. The firm's pioneering efforts gave rise to the institution of flex-time arrangements for professionals and administrative staff and part-time attorney positions. As a mother of three children and Chair of Wolff & Samson's Employment Law Group, Wells serves as a role model for the firm's success with these initiatives.

Wells is a member of Wolff & Samson's Management Committee and co-chair of the Diversity Policy and Planning Committee. She is a frequent author and speaker on critical employment law issues and hosts Wolff & Samson's Employer's Breakfast Briefing Series, an interactive forum for employers to discuss employment law topics confronting their businesses.

In addition, Wells is a Member of the Executive Board of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA), whose mission is to encourage the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in the legal profession through education and activism, and to endorse qualified female attorneys for appointments to the state and federal judiciary.

As part of her community and charity involvement, Wells provides pro bono counsel for Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey, a non-profit organization that provides education, training, advocacy and public awareness activities to protect the state's children.