Four CSG Law Women Leaders Earn Place Among ROI-NJ’s 2023 Influencers: Women in Business

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG Law”) congratulates four of its women leaders on being named to ROI-NJ’s 2023 Influencers: Women in Business list this week.

Managing Member Patricia K. Costello again ranked 20th in the state, earning the highest placement of any private practice lawyer on the list. She was joined by Rhonda Carniol (Chair of the firm’s Tech, Privacy & Data Innovations Group), Marisa Rauchway (head of the Franchise Team) and Abigail Remore (Practice Group Leader of the Trademarks & Copyrights Group). Pat was also named to ROI-NJ’s Influencers: Women in Business list in 2022.

“We are extremely proud of our team at CSG Law, and especially of the four women who earned a place on this prestigious list for their accomplishments, hard work and leadership,” said Francis J. Giantomasi, Member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

“Pat, Rhonda, Marisa and Abby are inspiring leaders who continually demonstrate their commitment to our clients and our firm in everything they do,” said Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

CSG Law stands out among its peers for retaining, mentoring and advancing women attorneys – in 2022 the firm named its first woman Managing Member, while women comprise more than half of the firm’s practice group leaders and C-suite management team.

Patricia Costello, who serves as the firm’s Managing Member, oversees the operations of the firm which today enjoys more than $100 million in revenues, 190 attorneys and more than 300 employees overall, with offices in two states – New Jersey and New York.

Rhonda Carniol, who counsels entities in all aspects of technology, media, advertising and corporate law, founded CSG Law’s Tech, Privacy & Data Innovations Group earlier this year. Her clients include multinational publicly traded companies, advertising agencies, software companies, data and media providers, start-up ventures, and angel investors.

Marisa Rauchway, a former associate of CSG Law, rejoined the firm in January to head up CSG Law’s new Franchise Team. In this role, she serves as a strategic legal advisor and partner to the local, regional and national franchise community across a wide range of industries.

Abigail Remore handles a wide range of intellectual property matters, including litigation, enforcement, counseling, licensing and prosecution of trademark and copyright applications. Abby recently argued before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (“USPTO”) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) on behalf of singer and rapper, Lizzo, obtaining a precedential decision allowing the singer to trademark the phrase “100% That Bitch.”

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