Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Practice


Ms. Ruccolo is an experienced “hands on” litigator with over 25 years of experience. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including the defense of class action litigation. She represents small, medium and large companies, banks and financial institutions and professionals and counsels them in all aspects of their business, from reviewing, negotiating and drafting contracts in a wide variety of areas, addressing employment issues and compliance issues. Ms. Ruccolo knows that open and regular communication with her client is essential to meeting the client’s goals. Ms. Ruccolo tries to resolve business disputes before litigation becomes necessary.

Ms. Ruccolo’s business background gives her insight and assists her in counseling and advising her clients. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ruccolo worked for a local advertising newspaper, where she was responsible for supervising two departments with two shifts. Ms. Ruccolo has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rutgers in Business Administration. Her experience provides her with a business perspective that not all lawyers can offer. If litigation is necessary, she is tough and aggressive and has the courtroom experience to provide effective representation.

Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Laura served as Intern Clerk to The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, NJ.
Juris Doctorate, with Honors.

Rutgers University School of Business.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Publications

“The Dealer Quarterly”, a quarterly e-newsletter designed for New Jersey car dealers and their dealerships.

“Dealer Beware: Adverse Action Letters”, New Jersey Lawyer, March 13, 2008.

Professional Awards & Honors

Named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” as voted by her peers and facilitated by Law & Politics and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine (including Delaware Super Lawyers) (2009-2010 in the area of Business Litigation)

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2014 Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyer of the Year for New Jersey by Corporate LiveWire. The award recognizes individuals who have consistently shown best practice and demonstrated general excellence through 2014.

Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of New Jersey by the Texas-based American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013.

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Trial Lawyers of America, Member.

The American Society of Legal Advocates, Member.

Burlington County Bar Association, Member.

Camden County Bar Association, Member.

New Jersey Bar Association, Member.

New Jersey Association for Justice, Member.

Classes & Seminars

Understanding and Preventing Workplace Harassment Claims, 2012, 2013, 2014.