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Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Announces Denise Alvarez Elevated to Partner


Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC. is pleased to announce that Denise Alvarez has been elevated to partner, effective January 1, 2022.

“We are thrilled to name Denise as partner at the firm,” said managing partner Michael Stein. “Denise quickly established herself as an outstanding attorney. She is highly regarded by colleagues and clients and we know that her extensive experience working at an Am Law 50 firm in New York will continue to raise the bar of our litigation group and enhance the level of service we provide.”

Alvarez joined Pashman Stein’s Commercial Litigation practice group in 2019 after spending 17 years with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York City. She focuses her practice on various forms of complex litigation in both federal and state courts and in arbitration.  She has successfully represented clients in a number of high-profile matters involving contracts, fiduciary duties, bankruptcy, class actions, copyright, and antitrust across a variety of industries. In addition to her commercial litigation practice, Alvarez has represented several pro-bono clients, including clients seeking to become naturalized citizens, seeking asylum and seeking to adopt foster children living with them. She recently successfully argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of amicus curiae ACDL-NJ.  In addition, Ms. Alvarez litigated Lozano v. City of Hazleton, with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (now LatinoJustice PRLDEF), where they secured a successful landmark result on behalf of several individuals who could not otherwise afford counsel.

Alvarez received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Pace University School of Law, magna cum laude. During law school, she served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor at the U.S. Court of Appeals. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association. Alvarez is licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey.  Alvarez is fluent in Spanish.

Our firm is proud of the results it has achieved for clients, some of which are noted here.  Of course, each legal matter is unique on many levels, and past successes are not a guarantee of results in any other pending or future matters.

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