Naju Lathia assists clients in a broad spectrum of complex commercial disputes, including utility, telecommunications, contract, trade secrets, construction and franchise matters, in state and federal court. She also leads sensitive internal and white-collar investigations, as well as defends clients as they face state and federal investigations and charges. Naju also has experience representing franchisors, litigating product liability and tort matters, and defending employers against allegations of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.
Naju is co-chair of the firm’s Data Privacy, Protection and Litigation group. She previously served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Justice, in its Financial and Computer Crimes Unit. In this role, Naju investigated, prosecuted and tried cases involving cybercrimes, money laundering and financial fraud.
Naju serves in a leadership role with the Day Pitney Diverse Attorneys Network and is actively engaged in the firm's efforts to promote diversity in the legal profession.
Following graduation from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Naju clerked for the Honorable Joseph A. Paone, J.S.C., in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
2012; Moot Court Honor Society
Selected to The Best Lawyers in America list of Ones to Watch (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Commercial Litigation, 2021-2024; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, 2021-2024; Labor and Employment Law – Management, 2021-2024; Litigation – Labor and Employment; 2021-2024
Recipient of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) North America's Rising Star Award, 2023
Recipient of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ)'s Young Lawyer of the Year Award, 2022
Chosen as one of the New Leaders of the Bar by the New Jersey Law Journal (ALM Media Properties, LLC), 2021
Recipient of Coleman Award for outstanding pro bono work from Day Pitney, 2018
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