Mr. Wasserman is “of-counsel” to John Rue & Associates. This means that, although Jeff does not work for JR&A (he has his own firm; its website is here), the two firms have a close collaborative relationship, and regularly work together in the interests of children with disabilities. For example, Mr. Wasserman is appearing together with JR&A in C.P. et al. v. N.J. Dep’t of Edu., a class action (brought on behalf of all parents of children with disabilities, and their children, throughout the state) against the N.J. Department of Education, seeking a federal court order requiring compliance with the 45-day timelines for resolution of special education disputes. He is also appearing with JR&A in I.K. v. Montclair Bd. of Edu. and related cases (challenging the least restrictive environment aspect of a placement of a pre-school girl who is blind), as well as many of the OPRA cases JR&A is litigating on behalf of Innisfree Foundation against school boards across the state. In short, the clients of both firms benefit from JR&A and Mr. Wasserman’s relationship, permitting free consultation and collaboration to leverage synergies between their experience and capabilities.
Named one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s “New Leaders of the Bar” in 2013, Jeffrey Wasserman was an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, an associate and partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, an associate and partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP, and a partner at Herrick, Feinstein LLP. He represented clients ranging from individuals to small businesses to Global 100 companies. Currently, he has his own law firm, Wasserman Legal LLC, which focuses on fighting vigorously for the rights of students.