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Stuart J. Freedman Honored with Loyal Son of Rutgers Award

Posted on April 2nd, 2012

April 2, 2012

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
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Stuart J. Freedman Honored with Loyal Son of Rutgers Award

Bridgewater, NJ (April 2, 2012) – Stuart J. Freedman, a Member of Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named a Loyal Son of Rutgers. He was honored at an awards dinner on Saturday, March 31, at the Neilson Dining Hall on the Cook/Douglass Campus. The award recognizes his extraordinary service to Rutgers, including serving as President of the Rutgers Class of 1962 since 2008.

For over 50 years, the Rutgers Alumni Association has honored volunteers who made a meaningful and long-standing commitment to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. This year’s class of ten outstanding “Loyal Sons and Daughters” is comprised of a diverse group of alumni who distinguished themselves through outstanding service to Rutgers or made a significant impact on university life and culture.

A resident of North Caldwell, Freedman has substantial experience both as a private practitioner and as in-house counsel. He practices in a variety of areas within the firm, including trade regulation, advertising, professional liability, insurance, internet law, distribution, publishing and litigation management. With more than 22 years of experience in the corporate world as in-house counsel, he is well-versed in recognizing the needs and concerns of businesses, especially those involved in the production, distribution and/or sales of consumer goods and services.

Freedman has served as chief legal officer of three major U.S. corporations involved in consumer goods, insurance, and distribution. He was general counsel of Sedgwick, Inc., then the nation’s third largest insurance broker, for five years. In addition, he has written and lectured extensively on trade regulation and the management of a corporation’s legal affairs and its internal law department, and has assisted in the start-up and management of a number of in-house legal departments.

In the area of corporate law, he has conducted shareholder meetings and reviewed press releases, earnings reports, and other disclosure requirements of companies belonging to the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ. In addition, he has served as President of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries (New York Region) and the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association.

Freedman earned his J.D., cum laude, from Columbia University in 1965 and his B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Rutgers University in 1962. He is a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations, New Jersey General Counsel Group, American Society of Corporate Secretaries, and National Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association.

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