New Jersey Resources today announced the appointment of Nancy A. Washington of Sea Girt as senior vice president and general counsel. In this role, Washington will be responsible for developing and directing the corporate legal function and overseeing corporate compliance.
“We are very pleased to welcome Nancy Washington to our team,” said Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of New Jersey Resources. “Nancy is a talented, well-respected leader and an accomplished corporate attorney and litigator. I am confident she will play a key role as we continue to grow our business and meet our customers’ expectations.”
Before joining NJR, Ms. Washington served as senior vice president and chief litigation counsel for CIT Group Inc., a Livingston, NJ-based financial services firm. Prior to her work at CIT, she was a partner at Saiber, LLC, where she focused on commercial litigation and corporate matters. She also served as counsel in the commercial litigation and creditors’ rights practice at McCarter & English, LLP and was an associate at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP. Ms. Washington began her law career with a clerkship for the Honorable Vincent J. Commisa, former Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
A graduate of The College of New Jersey, Ms. Washington received her undergraduate degree in accounting in 1986. She went on to study law at Seton Hall University School of Law and earned her juris doctor degree in 1989. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation and Executive Women of New Jersey.