Defense Counsel Journal

Editor's Page - Volume 91, Number 1

Volume 91, No. 1

March 04, 2024

Piccone_Marsha_2020_sized Marsha M. Piccone

Marsha M. Piccone

Marsha is the Editor and Chair of the Board of Editors for IADC's Defense Counsel Journal.
Pizzi_Peter Peter J. Pizzi

Peter J. Pizzi

Peter J. Pizzi is a founding member of Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP, a 33-lawyer majority women-owned firm with offices in Newark, New York City, and Philadelphia. Peter is a trial lawyer with decades of experience in commercial litigation, business valuation and close corporation disputes, the defense of class actions, and healthcare and information law. He holds the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Certified Civil Trial Lawyer designation and the CIPP/US certification. Currently the Defense Counsel Journal’s Editor-Elect, Peter has served in various leadership positions within the IADC and the New York State Bar Association, and regularly participates in CLE programs and writes on information privacy, data security, and eDiscovery topics. Awarded the Best Lawyer® recognition, Peter was the recipient of the IADC’s 2022 Yancey Award for excellence in the Defense Counsel Journal writing for his article “Social Media Immunity in 2021 and Beyond: Will Platforms Continue to Avoid Litigation Exposure Faced by Offline Counterparts.” He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Fordham Law School.

We are pleased to introduce the new Board of Editors of the IADC’s Defense Counsel Journal --

  • Fred E. Bourne, III
  • Brigid Carpenter
  • Amy Lewis Champagne
  • Phil Goldberg
  • Maureen Mahoney
  • Carl Anthony Maio
  • Kimberly Bessiere Martin
  • S. Gordon McKee
  • John C.S. Pierce
  • Walter J. Price, III
  • Margaret Fonshell Ward

This is an impressive group who bring to the DCJ many years of trial and defense experience and a wide range of substantive knowledge. The Board members are committed to delivering exceptional articles and have been working hard and planning ahead for upcoming editions later this year and in 2025. We are grateful to each of the Board members for agreeing to serve and are excited and honored to be able to work with such an outstanding and dedicated group of attorneys.

We would like to thank Michele Smith and Donna Lamontagne for their leadership in the formation of this reconstituted Board. We are confident the future will see the DCJ produce articles that will serve as a resource to our members, trial attorneys, in-house counsel, and the judiciary.     

Marsha Piccone – Editor
Peter Pizzi – Editor-Elect