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Anne M. Collart

Anne M. Collart

Associate, Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Ms. Collart is an experienced and trusted counselor who has represented individual and corporate clients in a variety of criminal and civil matters. Her white collar criminal defense practice includes trial and appellate matters, and she has argued cases in both federal and state appellate courts. Outside the courtroom, she has conducted multiple internal investigations throughout the United States and in Germany into violations of company policies, including those that implicate criminal wrongdoing. She has also represented clients in government investigations, including those conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, the New Jersey Attorney General, and the New Jersey Legislative Select Oversight Committee. Ms. Collart’s civil work includes defending qui tam actions under the New Jersey and federal False Claims Acts and litigating complex issues under the federal Alien Tort Statute. She has also defended clients in sensitive and high-stakes cases alleging sexual misconduct and related negligent hiring and supervision. Her clients come from a range of industries, including higher education, healthcare, manufacturing, law, and entertainment.

Ms. Collart also maintains an active pro bono practice. She successfully argued an appeal of the trial court’s denial of a client’s petition for expungement, resulting in a published opinion from the New Jersey Appellate Division and ultimately an expungement of her client’s criminal records. She has also appeared in family court and before the Appellate Division to pursue child support and custody issues on behalf of victims of domestic violence. Outside of her legal service, she is a member of the New Jersey Restorative Justice Network and supports responses to crime that seek to heal and repair harm that was done, rather than simply focusing on punishment and incarceration. She also serves as President of the Board of Trustees for CASA of Union County, an organization that advocates on behalf of children in foster care and the child welfare system.

Credentials

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude)

  • Associate Editor, Seton Hall Law Review, 2012-2014
  • Editor, Health Law Outlook, 2011-2012

Marquette University (B.A., cum laude)

Albert Ludwigs Universitaet (Credits towards B.A.)

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Supreme Court of the United States

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Judicial clerk to the Honorable Katherine S. Hayden, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 2015-2016

The Honorable Anne M. Patterson, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Morristown, NJ
Judicial clerk, 2014-2015
Judicial intern, 2013

Civic/Charitable Activities

New Jersey Restorative Justice Network
Member, 2021 – present

CASA of Union County
President of the Board of Trustees, 2021 – present
Court Appointed Special Advocate, 2008-2010

Wynona’s House
Intern, 2011-2012

Legal Employment

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C.
Law clerk, 2014

Inglesino, Pearlman, Wyciskala & Taylor, LLC
Law clerk, 2011-2014