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Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes 2018 Summer Interns: Matthews A. Florez, T. Leila Holley and Jarrett B. Thompson

June 27, 2018

Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to welcome Matthews A. Florez, T. Leila Holley and Jarrett B. Thompson as Summer Interns.

Matthews A. Florez is the Firm’s 2018 Charles J. Walsh Scholar. He graduated with a B.A. from Rutgers University in 2016 and is a second-year law student at Rutgers Law School in Newark. He will be interning in the Firm’s Newark office.

T. Leila Holley is the Firm’s 2018 Rutgers School of Law – Minority Student Program Summer Intern. She graduated with a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Albany in 2017 and is a first-year law student at the Rutgers Law School in Newark. She will be interning in the Firm’s Newark office.

Jarrett B. Thompson received an M.B.A. from Hampton University in 2013 and a B.B.A., with honors, from Hampton Universityin 2012. Mr. Thompson is a first-year law student at Howard University School of Law. He will be interning in the Firm’s New York office.

The Firm is pleased to continue its longstanding partnership with Rutgers Law School in Newark and the following two scholarship/internship opportunities: the Charles J. Walsh Scholarship and the Rutgers School of Law – Minority Student Summer Internship Program. The Charles J. Walsh Scholarship Fund was established by Sills Cummis & Gross in 2006 in memory of the late Judge Charles J. Walsh, who, prior to his appointment to the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, was a valued Member of Sills Cummis & Gross for 17 years. Judge Walsh was also an adjunct professor at the law school. The Rutgers School of Law – Minority Student Program serves students of any race or ethnicity who are members of groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and who have faced discrimination or overcome social and economic hardships. The Firm’s summer internship program provides an opportunity for law students to hone their legal skills and gain experience.