Fernando M. Pinguelo Awards and Recognition
- Chambers & Partners’ Chambers USA 2014 Guide, Nationwide Privacy & Data Security Section – Recognized Practitioner 2017, 2014
Identified as a “Recognized Practitioner” in the Nationwide Privacy & Data Security section of Chambers USA 2014 Guide for experience and success in handling notable matters in the areas of data privacy and cyber security. Chambers & Partners’ Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. International In-house Counsel, an independent journal, conducted a survey of more than 20,000 in-house counsel from around the world who were asked: If you use directories to identify law firms/individuals, which do you use? Their answers gave Chambers an astounding lead over other leading ranking organizations.
- The National Law Journal Trailblazers Cybersecurity & Data Privacy 2015
Recognized by The National Law Journal in its inaugural annual Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers 2015 as a person who has helped make a difference in the fight against criminal cyber activity and towards adding much needed layers of data security in an increasingly digital world of commerce and someone who has shown a deep passion and perseverance, having achieved remarkable successes along the way.
- PenTest Magazine
Profiled in cyber security magazine’s September 6, 2012 issue as “the new breed of lawyer – The CYBER LAWYER, who is knowledgeable of both the legal and technical side of the cyber world.”
- Law Technology News (LTN) 2012
Recognized in prominent legal technology magazine’s October 2012 issue as one of only a handful of U.S.-based lawyers with notable experience in handling cyber security and data privacy matters.
- 2012 Best Accountants and Attorneys for Privately Held Companies Awards – The New York Enterprise Report 2012
Recipient of The New York Enterprise Report ‘s “Industry Practice Lawyer of the Year Award” which recognizes the New York tri-state area’s top business advisors. The awards program understands that accountants and attorneys are consistently considered among the most impactful advisors for business owners, and identifies and celebrates accountants and attorneys “who have made an outstanding impact in helping their clients succeed.”
- AV® Preeminent® 2011-present
Since 2011, Received Martindale-Hubbell’s coveted AV Preeminent® rating (4.9 out of a possible 5.0), its highest lawyer rating which serves as an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability (i.e., legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, legal experience) that it generates from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. “An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”
- ABA JOURNAL Top 100 Blawgs 2009
eLessons Learned selected by the ABA Journal as one of 100 of its favorite law blogs in its third annual survey of more than 3,000 registered legal blogs. eLessons Learned received an honorable mention in a subsequent readers’ choice top 10 survey.
- New Leaders of the Bar (formerly “40 Under 40”) Award – New Jersey Law Journal 2008
Selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of 40 Under 40 accomplished and promising attorneys and featured in a special magazine supplement to the Journal’s August 11, 2008 issue. This supplement profiled 40 lawyers in New Jersey who, according to the Editor, “are worth watching, not only for what they have achieved so far in their careers, but more so for the potential they show to be among the leaders of the New Jersey bar in the not-so-distant future.”
- Forty Under Forty Award – NJBIZ 2007
Selected by NJBIZ, the premier New Jersey business publication, to receive its 2007 Forty Under 40 Award. The Forty Under 40 award honors forty of the state’s most dynamic business leaders who are under the age of 40, who have been making headlines in their field, and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and the community.