Mary Anne (McConeghy) Groh, Partner

Mary Anne (McConeghy) Groh has significant experience in defending public entities against claims under Title 59, Section 1983, Section 1981, Title VII, New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) and Local Public Contracts Law (LPCL). In addition, she has significant experience handling complex litigation involving commercial disputes, private employment matters, and contested probate matters. Mary Anne’s employment law experience involves not only experience as a litigator, but also experience in management. She served as the Business Administrator in the Township of Washington in Bergen County, New Jersey for two and a half years and prior thereto as Vice President and In-House Counsel for Premier Specialties, Inc. for seven years.

In addition, Mary Anne served as a Councilwoman in the Borough of Haworth for two terms before she decided to not seek re-election at the end of 2015. During her tenure, she was Council President in two of her six years, negotiated two Police Benevolent Association (PBA) agreements, and served as the Council Liaison to the Haworth Public School and Northern Valley Regional High School. From January 2016 through July 2018, while serving as Business Administrator for the Township of Washington, she also served as Public Agency Compliance Officer and Acting Qualified Purchasing Agent. In addition to the day-to-day management of the Township under the Faulkner Act, she prepared budgets, resolutions, ordinances, bid specifications, and requests for proposals; developed personnel policies and procedures; evaluated claims for terminal leave and Family and Medical Act (FMLA); and negotiated a collective bargaining agreement. She has a thorough working knowledge of the LPCL, LBL and Prompt Payment Law.

Mary Anne served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Kevin M. O’Halloran, Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division, General Equity and Probate parts from 1993 to 1994. During that time, she became a Certified Mediator. Prior to attending law school, Mary Anne was a Certified Public Accountant and worked as an auditor with KPMG out of its Short Hills office.

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University of Richmond, 1986, cum laude
Seton Hall School of Law, J.D., 1993, cum laude

New Jersey
United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Qualified Purchasing Agent, State of New Jersey