Mariya Gonor is an associate in the Firm’s Commercial Department. A 2013 Seton Hall Law School graduate, in addition to graduating in the top 10% of her class, Ms. Gonor was the Managing Editor of the Seton Hall Circuit Review, and among other honors, received the Order of the Coif award as well as the Chancellor’s Scholarship. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Finance with a minor in Economics from William Paterson University, summa cum laude. She was awarded a full-tuition Presidential Scholarship and was named Outstanding Senior Business Administration (in Finance).
Immediately before joining Beattie Padovano, Ms. Gonor served as a law clerk to the Honorable Douglas K. Wolfson, Superior Court, Middlesex County. Ms. Gonor worked as a billing supervisor and patient advocate at a medical office to put herself through law school, and also participated in several internships, which helped her to gain valuable hands-on experience in the legal field. She was a judicial intern in Federal Court where she both analyzed and wrote memoranda of law and drafted opinions. She also researched substantive and procedural issues relating to employment, contractual and advertising disputes and drafted orders and decisions on motions to amend pleadings, discovery disputes, and other civil matters. Ms. Gonor also worked for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Law, where she was involved in a large-scale Medicaid fraud investigation, researching and writing memoranda on the Federal and New Jersey False Claims Act and HIPAA.
Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Ms. Gonor moved to the United States in 2004. She is fluent in Ukrainian and Russian.