Joy Lindo, M.A., J.D.
Commissioner O'Dowd is pleased to announce the appointment of Joy Lindo, who joined the Department as Director of the Office of Legal and Regulatory Compliance on February 13th. Ms. Lindo’s experience will enhance our commitment to strategic planning and workforce development as we move forward on many challenges facing the Department including new recovery activities and regulatory compliance with federal and state law.
Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Lindo served as Counsel at K&L Gates, where she had extensive experience representing clients such as Fortune 500 corporations and public entities in all phases of employment and commercial litigation. She also regularly counseled clients on workplace policies and compliance strategies. Ms. Lindo has experience appearing before administrative agencies, and before federal and state courts. Prior to law school, she worked at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in which she managed a multi-million dollar study of outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs and conducted counselor training as well as clinical assessments.
Ms. Lindo received her B.A. summa cum laude in 1994 and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Marist College in 1995. She was awarded her J.D. from Seton Hall University magna cum laude in 2001, where she was Senior Notes Editor for the Seton Hall Law Review. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jaynee LaVecchia, Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Honorable John C. Lifland, U.S.D.C, District of New Jersey.
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