Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Seton Hall University of Law, J.D.
  • Seton Hall University, B.A.

Rose Suriano, Member

973.403.3129 · 973.618.5951 Fax ·

Co-Chair, Litigation

An experienced business litigation attorney representing both national and international companies in many industries including financial services, technology, healthcare, and construction to name a few. Rose Suriano brings to her clients over 30 years of trial and appellate court experience in both state and federal courts across the country. Throughout her career, Rose has worked for several of the state’s most prominent law firms. She has successfully handled complex contract and business matters, including vendor disputes, claims between members of limited liability companies, partnership/shareholder disputes, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information, restrictive covenant litigation, domain name disputes, theft of computer data, and a wide variety of other contract and business disputes.

Rose also handles construction and real estate claims, including claims between general contractors, construction managers, and subcontractors. She has litigated delay claims, defect claims, and non-payment claims in the construction industry.

Rose has built a reputation on taking the difficult cases others have feared or have been unable to manage and has successfully turned them around in favor of the client. Many of her cases come from former adversaries who admire her tenacity and relentless desire to deliver a win to the client. She took a ten-year-old case that resulted in a multi-million-dollar judgment against the client and not only had the judgment reversed, she obtained a seven-figure award of legal fees to the client. When the prior attorneys ran out of options and gave up, Rose stepped in and won the case.

As a commercial litigator, Rose considers herself a strategist for her clients. She counsels clients about when it is in their best interest to avoid litigation – when to settle a claim and how – and when litigation is necessary. She partners with her clients to develop winning strategies that help facilitate their long-term business goals and interests.

A true leader in 2019, Rose was elected as the Co-Chair of the Litigation Department. She is a member of several organizations and the recipient of many honors and awards. In 2021 and 2011, Rose was named to NJBIZ’ “Best 50 Women in Business” list for her significant impact on business in New Jersey. In 2019, she was named one of five “Women of Achievement” by the New Jersey chapter of Professional Women in Construction. In 2018, she was selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of 20 “Top Women in the Law.” She was also selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© from 2019 – 2021. Additionally, she was named a “Top 25 Leading Woman Entrepreneur in NJ” in 2017 and has been named to the NJ Super Lawyers list from 2015 – 2021. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2017, Rose was elected to serve as a director of the NJSBA Business Law Section for a three-year term. She has lectured on many business law topics and has served on panels for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. A Seton Hall Law School graduate, Rose has also held prestigious clerkships and internships.

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Notable Matters
  • Enforced an arbitration provision causing a class-action consumer fraud claim to proceed in arbitration
  • Obtained summary judgment on a coverage dispute and duty to defend claim in favor of a manufacturing client, which resulted in the payment of substantial legal fees to defend the action and indemnity damages to materials caused in transit
  • Settled a trade secret/patent infringement/theft of confidential information action obtaining a permanent injunction against the competitor company, royalty payments, lost profits for sale of the competitive product, and other damages
  • Enforced a non-compete agreement for an international client against a former head salesperson and succeeded on a breach of contract claim against the competitor company for hiring the company, receiving legal fees and damages for the breach
  • Settled a 12-year-old construction defect case, which had obtained coverage for some of the claims, substantial payment of defense costs and consequential damages from the carrier and settled the plaintiff’s claim for a nominal sum
  • Settled a claim against a partner of the business, who commenced a competing company, stole client information and other assets of the partnership company, by allowing the client to remain as a partner in the new entity, enabling payment of damages, an anti-competition and non-compete agreement, and royalties from the new business
  • Defended a breach of contract claim where a vendor owed over $1.5 million, uncovering an international money laundering scheme, allowing for the seizure of assets to pay multi-million-dollar judgment
Professional Activities
  • Director, Board of Trinitas Health Foundation
  • Former Director, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey
  • Member, Advisory Board to Sobel & Co’s Forensic Litigation Group
  • Member, Chancery Division of Practice Group of the Essex County Bar Association
  • Member, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey
  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Women of New Jersey
  • Member, Industrial/Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Member, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association
  • Member, Material Handling Society of New Jersey
  • Member, National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member, Professional Women In Construction, New Jersey Chapter
  • Member, Women Presidents’ Organization
icon Events, February 28, 2022
Seminar: The Crossover Between Chancery and Business Court

March 29 at 9 a.m. NJ Law Center, New Brunswick or Online

icon Events, September 28, 2021
You’re Invited: Construction Roundtable Panel Discussion

October 19, 2021 at Mountain Ridge Country Club at 5:30 p.m.

icon Press Releases, August 19, 2021
Seventeen Brach Eichler Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Six Brach Eichler Attorneys Included in “Ones to Watch” – Two New to the List!

icon Press Releases, March 23, 2021
17 Brach Eichler Members Included in 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers

Twelve Attorneys also Named to New Jersey Rising Stars List This Year

icon Articles, August 31, 2020
Spotlight on Rose Suriano

icon Articles, April 13, 2020
Compelling Arbitration: Recent Rulings and Issues to Consider

By Rose A. Suriano & Robyn K. Lym

icon Articles, October 22, 2019
Suriano and Lym Author Article on Tariff Readiness in IndustryWeek

By Rose A. Suriano & Robyn K. Lym

icon Articles, May 9, 2019

icon Events, April 4, 2019

icon News, October 23, 2018

icon Articles, September 26, 2018
The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Will It Replace the Diminishing Restrictive Covenant?

Corporate Counsel Business Journal, (co-author)

icon Lectures, February 26, 2018

Material Handling Society of NJ

icon Lectures, September 29, 2017

NJICLE, New Brunswick, NJ

icon Articles, September 22, 2017
Suriano Featured in New Jersey Monthly

New Jersey Monthly

icon Lectures, September 19, 2017

icon Lectures, September 5, 2017

icon Articles, March 8, 2017
Breaking Up (with a Business Partner) is Hard to Do

New Jersey Business, (co-author)