Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Hosts Largest Summer Program to Date with Hybrid Events
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden proudly hosted its largest summer program to date, with Summer Associates Ammad Ahmed, Brittany Burns, Jin Kang, and Damon Tragni, and Summer Intern, Spencer “Woody” Harrison. Unlike last year’s summer program which was entirely virtual, the 2021 Summer Program included both virtual and in-person events, including networking, mentoring, and training sessions with partners, retired Judges, and associates. The firm was also fortunate to be able to offer opportunities for real world lawyering experience, with summer associates observing trial, arbitration, and depositions.
“I would like to thank our summer associates and interns for their contributions, enthusiasm, and hard work this summer,” said Michael S. Stein, Managing Partner. “At Pashman Stein, we remain committed to mentoring the next generation of lawyers and providing a rewarding and meaningful summer experience.”
Summer Associate Ammad Ahmed completed his first year at Rutgers Law School in Newark, where he serves as a representative to the Immigrant Rights Collective. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. His previous experience includes interning for Make the Road New Jersey. Ammad is fluent in Urdu and Hindi.
Summer Associate Brittany Burns completed her first year at Rutgers Law School in Camden where she is a member of the Black Law Student Association and the Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Committee. She received a M.A. in Corporate and Public Communication from Monmouth University and a B.A. from Seton Hall University. Brittany’s previous experience includes serving as an adjunct professor at Atlantic Cape Community College. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, and the New Jersey State Bar Association-Student Association.
Summer Associate Jin Kang completed his second year at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he serves on the Interscholastic Mock Trial Board and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. He received his B.A. in Economics, with a minor in Biology, from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Last year, he served as a judicial extern for The Honorable Edward S. Kiel, U.S.M.J. of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and The Honorable John K. Sherwood of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Jin’s previous experience also includes volunteering at The Legal Coop, a public interest law group. He is fluent in Korean.
Summer Associate Damon Tragni completed his second year at Rutgers Law School in Newark, where he serves as a staff editor of Rutgers Law Review and a teaching assistant in a Contracts course. He received his B.A. in International Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Last summer, Damon served as a judicial intern for Justice Barry T. Albin of the New Jersey Supreme Court. His previous experience also includes serving as general manager for an energy company.
Summer Intern Spencer “Woody” Harrison recently graduated from Syracuse University, majoring in Communications and Rhetorical Studies. He is currently attending the Rutgers University Paralegal Certification Program.