Arlene Quiñones Perez

Equity Partner, DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

Arlene Quiñones Perez is an equity partner with DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP. She joined the firm in March 2015. Before that, she served as general counsel to the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC), a skilled trade organization representing carpenters in New Jersey and New York State. Earlier, Quinoñes Perez was an associate with Kroll Heineman Carton, LLC, where she focused on labor law, securities fraud, election law and municipal law. From 2011-2012, she served as a judicial term law clerk for United States District Judge Michael A. Shipp. Prior to joining the Federal District Court, she was an attorney with Murphy Orlando, LLC and a registered lobbyist with Impact NJ, LLC. Quinoñes Perez currently serves as the chair of the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee. She has served as a councilwoman in the Town of Clinton (where she was the youngest member of the municipality's governing body and the only Hispanic woman to serve as an elected official in Hunterdon County), as a member of the Town of Clinton's Board of Adjustment, and as an aide to the governor and attorney general of New Jersey. She is vice president of the Northern Region for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey. She previously served as a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Judiciary and the Board of Directors for the Girls Scouts Heart of New Jersey. She has been featured in Hispanic Executive Magazine, listed by PolitickerNJ on the 40 Under 40 Power List, named as one of New Jersey's top 50 rising stars, and featured in The Star-Ledger as a Person of Interest. In 2009, Quinoñes Perez received the National Association of Women Lawyers Award. After graduating from law school at Rutgers-Camden, she clerked in the Appellate Division of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and for the Honorable Lisa P. Thornton in the Superior Court of New Jersey. She is an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University.