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Ralph N. Del Deo

Ralph N. Del Deo

Honorary Director

Mr. Del Deo was a senior partner in the law firm of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger and Vecchione (now Gibbons PC) and specialized in commercial, corporate and intellectual property litigation. He graduated from Rutgers School of Law with honors, Princeton University and Lawrenceville School. He authored books on practice and evidence in the New Jersey Courts and served on the New Jersey Supreme Court rules committee. Mr. Del Deo was a member of the Third Circuit Judicial Conference, and chaired its Lawyers’ Advisory Committee. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He was appointed by the governor to the former board of institutional trustees of New Jersey. He was a founder and director of Bernards State Bank (now part of Wells Fargo) and a director of National Discount Brokers (acquired by Deutsche Bank); he served as a trustee of Papermill Playhouse, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Gill St. Bernard’s School and other nonprofits. Mr. Del Deo is chairman of the Appeals Trial Board of the American Kennel Club and is chairman of the board of trustees of the Father John Foundation for the Handicapped and the Poor. He and his wife, Blanche, belong to the Beach Club.

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