Janice V. Arellano, Counsel

Janice Arellano is counsel with Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs in the litigation practice group. She concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment counseling and litigation, civil litigation, and representing public school districts and charter schools throughout New Jersey on a wide range of matters. She also serves as a court-appointed attorney for guardianship matters in Somerset and Hunterdon counties. Her experience includes all aspects of litigation, including development of case strategy, drafting discovery, dispositive, and pretrial motions, and taking and defending depositions. Janice also advises public and private entities on compliance and regulatory matters, including workplace investigations.

In addition to her practice, she currently serves as a New Jersey Advisory Council to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee and Board of Directors for the APALA-NJ. Janice served as Co-Chair of the Minority Trial Lawyer Committee of the American Bar Association in 2017 and has published various articles on employment law, diversity & inclusion, and work/life balance.

Prior to joining Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs Janice served as a Public Policy Fellow in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C. She was also a 5th Grade Lead Teacher and Corps Member Coach at Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia, PA. She was law clerk to the Honorable Kevin M. Shanahan, Somerset County.

Janice has been selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list since 2021 to the present. In 2016 she was selected to the Latina Leadership Academy, Hispanic National Bar Association.

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Author, “Problems with the Existing Family and Medical Leave Act, and Alternatives to Help Enhance the Employee Work-Family Relationship in the 21st Century”, Journal of Workplace Rights, June 14, 2015

Author, “From Olympic Gymnast to Corporate Litigator: A Conversation with Tasha Schwikert”, April 14, 2020, American Bar Association, Minority Trial Lawyer

Author, “How Will COVID-19 Affect Equity in Education”, March 23, 2020, American Bar Association, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Co-Author, “Cultural Competency from the Field to the Boardroom”, November 8, 2018, American Bar Association, Minority Trial Lawyer

Mount Holyoke College, B.A., 2007 cum laude
University of Pennsylvania, M.Ed., 2010
Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2014

New Jersey
District of Columbia
United States District Court, District of New Jersey