Ekaterina Schoenefeld attorney profile

CONTACT

Tel.: (609) 688-1776
Fax: (609) 228-4099
eschoenefeld@schoenefeldlaw.com

   

Prior to opening her practice, Ms. Schoenefeld practiced law at Messina Law Firm, P.C., Holmdel, New Jersey, where she worked as an associate and later as “of counsel.” Ms. Schoenefeld has represented clients in a wide range of cases. Her experience in complex civil litigation includes litigating numerous issues of state and federal substantive law, as well as sophisticated procedural, discovery and evidentiary issues, and post-judgment motions and appeals. As of March 2015, Ms. Schoenefeld serves as an arbitrator with the Mercer County Superior Court in the arbitration proceedings involving breach of contract type of cases.

Ms. Schoenefeld has experience in cases involving complex issues of federal and state law, such as the Sherman Act; the Lanham Act; the Federal Communications Act; the Truth in Lending Act; the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act; the New Jersey Farmland Assessment Act; the New Jersey Right to Farm Act; and the New Jersey Open Public Records Act. She also has handled matters focused on the business torts of unfair competition, product disparagement, and tortious interference with existing/prospective contractual relationships; construction defects; zoning laws and regulations; select topics in Delaware and Nevada corporate law; evidentiary and discovery disputes, including electronic discovery and spoliation of evidence.

Ms. Schoenefeld is a longstanding member the American Bar Association’s Sections of Litigation, Antitrust Law, Science & Technology Law, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, and is active in the Section of International Law where she served as a vice-chair of the Europe Committee (2007-2009), vice-chair of the International Litigation Committee (2009-2013), and served as an executive editor of The International Dispute Resolution News, a joint publication of the International Litigation, International Arbitration, and International Mediation Committees (2009-2012).

Ms. Schoenefeld is proficient in the Russian and German languages.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association – Section of Litigation
  • American Bar Association – Section of Antitrust Law
  • American Bar Association – Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association – Section of Science & Technology Law
  • American Bar Association – Section of International Law:
    • Co-Chair of the International Ethics Committee, 2018
    • Vice-Chair of the International Ethics Committee, 2018
    • Planning Committee, ABA Section of International Law Leadership Retreat in Princeton, New Jersey (April 2018)
    • Vice-Chair of the International Intellectual Property Rights Committee, 2011-2013
    • Vice-Chair of the International Litigation Committee, 2009-2013
    • Vice-Chair of the Europe Committee, 2007-2009
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association for Justice

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker at the CLE program “Ethics of Client Communications with New Media in a Global Practice” ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting held in Miami, Florida (October 27, 2017)
  • Speaker at the CLE program “Playing an Away Game: How Can Non-Resident New York Lawyers Comply with SCHOENEFELD V. SCHNEIDERMAN?” co-sponsored by New York State Bar Association, International Section and Florida Bar, International Section, held in Miami, Florida (September 26, 2016)
  • Speaker at the Non-Resident Breakfast Roundtable CLE Program “A ‘Virtual’ World View – The Ethics of a 21st Century Office” held during the New York State Bar Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting (January 26, 2016)
  • Speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s CLE program “Virtual Practice | After Schoenefeld v. New York: Where is Your Office?” (December 4, 2015)
  • Special guest speaker at the Breakfast Roundtable for Non-Resident Attorneys held during the New York State Bar Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting (January 24, 2012)

Language Skills

  • Russian and German languages
  • Certificate Wirtschaftsdeutsch International (1999)
  • Zertificate Deutsch fuer den Beruf (1999)
  • Diploma in Business German, Department for Advanced Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Moscow, Russia, 1996)

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Named a 2017 “Distinguished Leader” by the New Jersey Law Journal. Read the full article here.
  • Named to the New Jersey Rising Stars (2013-2015) list by Thomson Reuters

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  • Selected as one of five Lawyers USA’s 2011 Lawyers of the Year in recognition of having New York State’s in-state office requirement imposed on New York non-resident attorneys overturned by the U.S. District Court (full article is available here)
  • Recipient of ABA Section of International Law’s 2010 Outstanding Newsletter Award

Publications

  • Contributing author to Chapter II on federal price discrimination law (Robinson-Patman Act), Price Discrimination Handbook, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, December 2012
  • Author, “Internet Commerce in Foreign Countries,” American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division, GP Solo magazine, April/May 2011, Vol. 28, No. 3
  • Co-editor of the International Litigation Committee’s contribution to “International Legal Developments in Review: 2010,” The International Lawyer, American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Spring 2011, Vol. 45, No. 1
  • Executive Editor, The International Dispute Resolution News, American Bar Association, Section of International Law, a joint publication of the International Litigation Committee, International Arbitration Committee and International Mediation Committee, 2009-2012

Legal Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law – Newark (J.D., 2005)
    ● Managing Research Editor of Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal
    ● Student attorney, Urban Legal (Special Education) Clinic
    ● Student attorney, Federal Tax Law Clinic
    ● Summer Intern for the Honorable Morton I. Greenberg, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Undergraduate Education

  • Rutgers Business School & Douglass College (B.S. with high honors, 2002)
    ● majored in Accounting and German, both with Departmental Honors
    ● Phi Beta Kappa
    ● Phi Sigma Iota (vice-president), the International Foreign Language Honor Society
    ● Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society
    ● Beta Gamma Sigma, the Honor Society for Accredited Business Programs
    ● Beta Alpha Psi, the National Honor Society of Accounting