Blank Rome’s Eric Fikry Appointed as Superior Court Judge in New Jersey
Blank Rome LLP Partner Eric G. Fikry has been appointed by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to serve as a judge in the Superior Court of New Jersey. Eric's nomination was confirmed by the New Jersey Senate on May 13, 2019. He will be assigned to the Burlington County Vicinage.
“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to have been selected to serve as a Superior Court Judge,” said Eric. “I am grateful to Governor Murphy, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas Scutari, Senator Troy Singleton, as well as the other members of the Committee and the State Senate for entrusting me with this unique opportunity to serve the public.”
Active in the New Jersey legal community, Eric was installed as president of the Camden County Bar Association (“CCBA”) in June 2017, placing him as the first Asian Pacific American attorney to serve as CCBA president. In addition to his work with the CCBA, Eric has held leadership roles in several bar associations. In 2016, he served as president of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (“APALA-NJ”). He also served on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (“NJSBA”) Board of Trustees on behalf of the Casino Law Section, and is a past chair of the NJSBA’s Casino Law Section. He previously served as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Gaming Law Committee.
Eric is also heavily involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives for various organizations. He has served as a member of Blank Rome’s Diversity Committee, and was selected by Blank Rome to be a member of the 2013 Class of Fellows for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He has also previously served as a co-chair of NJSBA’s Diversity Committee. In 2014, he received the Professional Achievement Award from APALA-NJ.
At Blank Rome, Eric concentrates his practice in the area of corporate litigation. He represents clients in a wide variety of business disputes and employment litigation matters. He also has extensive experience representing companies in the casino gaming industry in connection with licensing and regulatory issues, as well as in litigation. Eric also teaches Introduction to Gaming Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, and New York University.