Each month, Touro Law Center’s Alumni and Development Office recognizes one outstanding
alum for his or her contribution to the legal field, service to the law school,
or other outstanding achievement. If you would like to nominate a fellow alum, please
contact the Director of Alumni Relations at 631.761.7063 or via e-mail.
Touro Law Center is proud to announce Dina M. Mastellone, Class of 1998, as Alum of the Month for October 2016!
Dina is Chair of the Human Resource Training & Audit Programs Group and a Partner in the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group at Genova Burns Attorneys-at-Law. She is an active strategic and tactical business partner with the firm’s clients in providing employment law counseling and establishing and auditing human resources policies and procedures.
In 2016, Dina was selected as a Top 50 Women Lawyer in New Jersey by Super Lawyers in Employment Litigation Defense, previously receiving the Super Lawyers designation in 2015.
Dina was also recognized as a “Rising Star” in Employment Litigation Defense in 2010 and 2011. Dina’s commitment to advice women in the legal profession is evidenced by the fact that she is the current Chair of the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is a Board Member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association serving as the Co-Chair of the Gala Committee, previously serving as the Co-Director of the Judicial Outreach Committee.
While at Touro Law, Dina was a member of the Touro Law Review and in her third year, she served as the Managing Editor. She also published a Comment in the Winter 1996 issue of the Touro Law Review. Participation in the Touro Law Review honed her work ethic, eye for detail, and writing skills which are essential in the practice of law. She stated, “The camaraderie and collaborative nature of the Law Review prepared me for working in a law firm environment where teamwork and working for collective success is encouraged.”
One of Dina’s favorite and most memorable classes was Employment Law with Professor Douglas D. Scherer. She credits the class with sparking her interest in employment law which has been the primary area of her law practice for more than 15 years. She is also an unbelievably supportive mentor to all of her peers and a role model for all.
For current law students, Dina offers this advice, “Your law school experience can be whatever you want it to be. Study hard, speak up, get involved and take advantage of all the unique opportunities and marketable experiences Touro has to offer. Accept an internship, volunteer, participate in mock trial, moot court or Law Review, or get published on your own. Building your network early is also a key to success for your career in the law. Some of my closest friends and business referral networking sources are my classmates from Touro.”
Read Dina’s full bio here