Caroline E. Oks

Caroline E. Oks

Associate, Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Ms. Oks handles a wide range of complex business and commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts throughout New Jersey and New York. Her practice focuses primarily on various aspects of general and complex commercial litigation, including factual investigation, discovery and strategy, briefing and motions practice, and appellate filings in connection with class action defense, common law fraud, breach of contract, business torts, and multi-party construction disputes.

While serving as a law clerk to the Honorable John C. Kennedy, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, she was responsible for composing bench memoranda that analyzed issues on appeal, as well as drafting and editing judicial opinions. While attending law school, she was involved in the Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic, a part of the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice, where she primarily researched case law and trends in First Amendment rights.

Areas of Focus

Consumer Class Action Defense

Ms. Oks devotes the majority of her practice to representing companies in federal and state trial and appellate courts in defense of class action claims asserted under a variety of federal and state consumer protection statutes, including state consumer fraud and unfair and deceptive practices statutes.

Complex Commercial Litigation

Ms. Oks has experience resolving a broad variety of business and commercial-related disputes representing public and private companies. She practices in both federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in a full range of alternative dispute resolution arenas. Representative clientele include major insurance companies, building and construction product manufacturers, food and beverage manufacturers, multi-national industrial companies, and a multi-state natural resource company.

Electronic Discovery & Information Management Counseling

Ms. Oks is a member of the Gibbons E-Discovery Task Force. She is frequently called to serve as the e-discovery liaison on cases within the firm and regularly publishes about key developments and important cases in the law of electronic discovery.

Credentials

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.)

  • Senior Notes Editor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal
  • Vice President, Student Bar Association

University of Connecticut (B.A.)

  • Dean’s List
  • New England Scholar

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

District of Columbia

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association
Trustee, Women in the Profession Section

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association
Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee
Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Subcommittee

Essex County Bar Association

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey

John C. Lifland American Inn of Court
Barrister

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable John C. Kennedy, J.A.D., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Newark, NJ, 2012-2013

Judicial intern to the Honorable John C. Kennedy, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, 2010

Civic/Charitable Activities

NJ LEEP
Mentor

Seton Hall University School of Law
Alumni Council