Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP announced that the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance recently honored Walsh counsel Richard J. Badolato in a portrait ceremony held at the department’s offices in Trenton. Prior to joining Walsh, Mr. Badolato served as New Jersey’s Commissioner of Banking and Insurance from August 2015 through January 2018 under former Governor Christopher Christie.

Current New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride presented the portrait to Mr. Badolato in a quiet and dignified ceremony. His portrait joined two dozen other commissioners in a tradition dating back to the department’s inception.

“I’m proud to have served the public and honored to have my picture memorialized with previous commissioners. It’s a very nice feeling,” said Mr. Badolato. “The wall of portraits keeps the tradition alive and shows continuity from one commissioner to another to regulate the state’s banking and insurance industry.”

Mr. Badolato has more than five decades of civil litigation experience on the trial and appellate levels in both State and Federal Courts. His legal career has been marked by service not only to his clients but also to the legal profession and the executive and judicial branches of New Jersey state government. Mr. Badolato served as President of the New Jersey State Bar Association from 2002-2003. He now focuses his practice on Insurance and Financial Services related matters.

“We’re so pleased that Rich received this honor, there’s no one who worked harder for the state,” said Liza M. Walsh, managing partner. “We feel fortunate that he now shares his expertise with our firm and our clients.”

About Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP

With decades of experience in litigation, compliance and transactional matters, Walsh comprises 28 dedicated, forward-thinking professionals. The practice spans a wide range of areas including business and commercial litigation, intellectual property and trade secret protection, class action defense, financial services and risk management with a focus on insolvency & creditors’ rights, labor and employment, internal investigations, cyber security and data protection, alternative dispute resolution and transactional work. The firm has offices in Newark, New York City and Philadelphia. More information can be found at WalshLaw.com.


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