Monica de los Ríos
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Monica E. de los Ríos is General Counsel to the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). As General Counsel, she is responsible for advising and guiding CRDA in its statutory mission to revitalize Atlantic City.
Prior to joining CRDA, Ms. de los Ríos was Counsel at Scarinci Hollenbeck in the firm’s Municipal Law and Litigation practice groups where she managed municipal client accounts, as well as handled a variety of public and private litigation matters. She was also a member of the firm’s Ethics, Women Lawyers, and Diversity Committees.
Ms. de los Ríos has the distinction of being an American Bar Foundation Fellow, an honor given to few attorneys in the State in recognition of their professionalism, ethics, and dedication to the welfare of their communities. She is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and serves on its Nominating and Diversity Committees. She is also a board member of the Selective Service Committee of Union County. In addition, Ms. de los Ríos is a lifetime member of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, where she has served in various leadership roles including Vice President and most recently as its General Counsel. She is also an active member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, having served as a Latina Commissioner and Deputy Regional President.
Ms. de los Ríos began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Harold W. Fullilove, P.J.Cr., the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, and the Honorable Susan D. Wigenton, U.S.D.J. She began her legal practice at a New Jersey insurance defense firm, and then transitioned to practicing commercial litigation at an international law firm. There, in addition to handling litigation over the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, Ms. de los Ríos devoted much of her time to pro bono matters.
Ms. de los Ríos is a proud Rutgers University alumni, having graduated from Rutgers College and later Rutgers Law School – Newark. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey State Court and the Federal District Court of New Jersey.