Blank Rome’s Stephen Orlofsky Receives Camden County Bar Foundation’s 2018 Judge John F. Gerry Award
Blank Rome Partner Stephen M. Orlofsky, former U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey, has been named a winner of the Camden County Bar Foundation’s 2018 Judge John F. Gerry Award in recognition of his humanitarianism and outstanding contributions to the administration of justice in New Jersey.
Stephen was honored at an award and scholarship program held on Tuesday, October 23, at the Tavistock Country Club. During the program, the Foundation also presented its Judge John F. Gerry Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually to law students who exemplify the ideals held by Judge Gerry and have a commitment to public service.
Judge Gerry was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey by President Gerald R. Ford in 1974, and became the district court’s chief judge in 1987, where he served in this position until 1994. The Foundation established the John F. Gerry Award in 1995, and the Judge John F. Gerry Memorial Scholarship in 2002, in honor of this popular and respected public servant.
At Blank Rome, Stephen leads the Firm’s appellate practice and is the administrative partner of the Princeton office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution, counseling clients throughout the United States in federal and state civil and criminal courts, both at the appellate and trial level. Stephen has been ranked by Chambers USA as a leader in the field of general commercial litigation and has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.