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Robert M. Jaworski Receives NJSBA Legislative Recognition Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert M. Jaworski, a Plainfield resident and law firm partner with Reed Smith in Princeton, was honored with the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Legislative Recognition Award in September for his work on proposed regulations governing parity between state and federal banks.

Jaworski proposed draft legislation to provide for dedicated fees in the Department of Banking and advanced the NJSBA Banking Law Section’s position on predatory lending, consistent with NJSBA policy.

The annual Legislative Recognition Award is given to acknowledge noteworthy legislative service of NJSBA members.

Jaworski is a member of the board of directors of the NJSBA Banking Law Section and serves as the section’s Legislative Coordinator. He is also a member of the Consumer Finance Committee and vice chair of the Housing Finance Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section.

In 1976, Jaworski was a deputy attorney general for the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, and in 1985, he served as deputy commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Banking.

Jaworski concentrates his practice on consumer credit compliance and other regulatory issues of concern to banks, thrifts, mortgage bankers, secondary mortgage lenders, finance companies and industry-related trade associations. He also helps defend financial services providers in individual and class action consumer finance-related litigation.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice.

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