Mariellen Dugan

Mariellen Dugan

Director, Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Ms. Dugan rejoins the firm after more than a decade at New Jersey Resources Corporation where she first served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer and later as Chief Operating Officer. During her tenure at NJR, Ms. Dugan was responsible for a wide variety of litigation matters, including commercial, securities, employment, regulatory, and mass tort cases. Additionally, she advised senior management and the board of directors on business strategy, risk alignment, compliance, and crisis management.

Prior to joining New Jersey Resources Corporation, Ms. Dugan was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where she investigated and prosecuted myriad criminal offenses, including political corruption, fraud, money laundering, narcotics, and organized crime.

She also served as First Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff to the Attorney General in Trenton, NJ, where she had a broad range of responsibilities, including litigation, counseling, and appellate matters.



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

Montclair State College (B.A., summa cum laude)

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Professional Activities

Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey

Seton Hall University School of Law
Vice Chair, 2015
Board of Visitors, 2005-2015
Adjunct Professor, Health Care Fraud and Abuse, 1999

American Gas Association
Legal & Executive Committees, 2005-2017

New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
Trustee, 2006-2011

Re-appointment of United States Magistrate Judge
Merit Selection Panel, 2006

New Jersey Supreme Court
Criminal Practice Committee, 2003-2007

United States District Court
Lawyers’ Advisory Committee, 2003-2005

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise, United States District Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 1991-1992

Legal Employment

First Assistant Attorney General, Trenton, NJ, 2004-2005

Chief of Staff to the Attorney General, Trenton, NJ, 2003-2004

Of Counsel, Kevin H. Marino, P.C., 1999-2003

Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 1994-1999