Lloyd Freeman

Lloyd Freeman concentrates his practice in the area of commercial and complex civil litigation in state and federal courts in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  He has represented clients in trials, arbitration and mediation in both states.

Lloyd has experience in commercial and complex matters involving consumer fraud, real property, franchise, business torts and other issues related to business and contractual disputes.  As a member of Archer Discovery Strategies – the firm’s practice group dedicated to eDiscovery litigation and document management practices – Lloyd  has extensive experience managing electronic discovery in complex state and federal matters.

Lloyd has also litigated a number of tort and contract matters involving governmental entities.  He is well-versed in the New Jersey Open Public Records Act and has represented both public agencies and private entities in this regard.

Prior to joining the firm, Lloyd served as an intern to the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle, Chief U.S.D.J, and as an extern to the Honorable Joseph E. Irenas, S.U.S.D.J., both of the District of New Jersey.  At the firm, Lloyd serves as a member of the Hiring Committee, Diversity Committee, and Chairman of the firm’s affinity group L.E.A.D. (“Lawyers Encouraging Archer’s Diversity”).

Representative Experience

  • Served as outside counsel to perform an internal review of a local police department’s policies and procedures
  • Litigated actions in chancery court seeking temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions involving claims for commercial disparagement, breach of fiduciary duty and disputes among members of limited liability companies
  • Drafted and managed electronic discovery protocols for complex matters in federal and state court
  • Defended a myriad of lawsuits involving tort claims against public transportation entities
  • Represented a number of property owners in breach of contract suits
  • Litigated breach of warranty and consumer fraud actions on behalf of Fortune 500 companies
  • Challenged the constitutionality of regulations vitiating prior practice of awarding state contracts to small and medium-sized businesses
  • Litigated claims involving tortious interference, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets and violations of antitrust laws

Professional And Community Involvement

  • Garden State Bar Association (President)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (Executive Board Member)
  • American Red Cross of Burlington, Camden & Gloucester Counties (Past Board Member)
  • Rutgers Law School Alumni Association (Immediate Past Chancellor)
  • Public Interest Law Center (Board Member)
  • Urban League of Philadelphia—Young Professionals (Past Membership Chairman)
  • United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania—Project Next (Past Volunteer & Network Chairman)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Past President, Burlington-Camden Alumni Chapter)
  • Burlington Camden Achievement Foundation (Chairman)
  • Rutgers Pro Bono/Public Interest Advisory Committee (Member)
  • 100 Black Men of Philadelphia (Member)
  • Camden County Bar Association (Member)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Member)
  • Association of the Federal Bar of NJ (Member)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee (Member)

Awards And Recognition

  • Received Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award (Rutgers University School of Law), 2007
  • Received Young Urban Leader Award (Urban League of Philadelphia), 2008
  • Received Craig M. Perry Community Service Award (Philadelphia Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division), 2010
  • Recognized as one of the “Names to Know in South Jersey” by South Jersey Magazine (2010)
  • Received Young Lawyer of the Year (New Jersey State Bar Association), 2010
  • Received Young Business Leader Award (Howard University School of Business), 2010
  • Received Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Award (Rutgers University), 2011
  • Received Recent Graduate Award (Rutgers University School of Law), 2012
  • Received Community Leader Award (LEAP Academy), 2013
  • Named one of Philadelphia’s 40 Under 40 (Philadelphia Business Journal), 2014
  • Named to the “Reasons to Believe” Alumni Honor Roll (Kansas City Public Schools), 2014
  • Named as one of the Rising Stars in New Jersey’s Top Attorneys Listing (New Jersey Monthly – Super Lawyers), 2015
  • Named to the National Black Lawyers – Top 100 List, 2015
  • Named one of the New Leaders of the Bar (New Jersey Law Journal), 2015
  • Received Young Lawyer Award (Garden State Bar Association), 2015
  • Received Champions of Social Justice and Equality Award (Rutgers Black Law Students Association), 2016
  • Received Outstanding Director Award (Philadelphia Business Journal), 2017
  • Received Young Professional of the Year Award (Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey), 2017
  • Received Visionary Leader Award (Camden County East NAACP), 2017
  • Named one of South Jersey’s 20 Under 40 (South Jersey Biz Magazine), 2017

Articles

    • Contributing Author, Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, vol. 3 (David S. Tanenhaus, ed. 2008)
    • Panelist, “How to Succeed as a Summer Associate” (ABWL-NJ, April 2010)
    • Author, Creating a Win-Win Situation: New J.D.s Need to Gain Experience, Pro Bono Clinics Need Volunteers, (The Legal Intelligencer, May 25, 2010)
    • Speaker, “Electronic Discovery and the Extent of an Organization’s Ownership and Control over its Employees’ Use of Company Computers” (In-house CLE hosted by Archer, November 2011)
    • Panelist, “Advancing Your Professional Growth While Being a Legal Advocate in the Community” (University of Pennsylvania Sadie Alexander Conference, February 2011)
    • Moderator, “The Business Case for Diversity” (In-house CLE seminar, hosted by Archer, March 2013)
    • Video: Comcast Newsmakers interview regarding Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. (August 21, 2013)
    • Video: Television appearance as a guest on “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” discussing the topic: What Would Dr. King Say? (January 19, 2014)
    • Video: Television appearance as a guest on “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” discussing the topic: 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education (February 16, 2014)
    • Moderator, “Diversity in the Justice System” (CLE seminar, hosted by Archer and the Garden State Bar Association, February 2014)
    • Panelist, “Personal Branding: Developing a Professional Identity” (Rutgers University School of Law, March 2014)
    • Video: Comcast Newsmakers interview regarding importance of mentoring and impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties. (May 7, 2014)
    • Moderator, United States Congressional Debate for New Jersey’s First District (May 2014).
    • Video: Comcast Newsmakers interview regarding Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington, Camden & Gloucester Counties. (October 8, 2014)
    • Moderator, “Managing Nonprofits in the Changing 21st Century” (CLE seminar, November 2014)
    • Moderator, “Know Your Rights” (CLE panel, February 2015)
    • Video: Comcast Newsmakers interview regarding the impact of mentors on the academic success of students (February 2015)
    • Moderator, “Building Your Personal Brand” (Barristers Association of Philadelphia, March 2015)
    • Speaker, “Trends in Legal Diversity” (Essex County Bar Association, March 2015)
    • Moderator, “Philanthropy 360: Impact All Around” (Glenmede seminar, March 2015)
    • Moderator, “The State of Black New Jersey” (African American Chamber of Commerce, April 2015)
    • Presenter, “The Profitable Non-profit” (FrontStream Philanthropy Solutions Conference, June 2015)
    • Moderator, “Defeating the Preschool to Prison Pipeline: Identifying and Combating Institutional Disparities” (Garden State Bar Association, September 2015)
    • Presenter, “Litigating Claims Between Members of New Jersey Limited Liability Companies” (Burlington County Bar Association, December 2015)
    • Panelist, “Lessons from the Leaders: Practical Advice on Success in the Ever-Changing Legal Profession” (New Jersey State Bar Association, May 2016)
    • Panelist, “Bridging the Gap: NPO Succession Planning(The Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey, June 2016)
    • Panelist, “2016 Court Rules Update” (New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, September 2016)
    • Moderator, “Know Your Rights Town Hall Meeting” (Garden State Bar Association, October 2016)
    • Moderator, “Philanthropy 360: GlenTalks, The Art of Storytelling” (Glenmede, November 2016)
    • Speaker, “Social Media and the Law” (University of Pennsylvania Sadie Alexander Conference, February 2017)
    • Panelist, “Philanthropy and Board Engagement in 2017” (Virtua Foundation, March 2017)
    • Panelist, “Business Litigation Roundtable:  Current Issues in Business Litigation” (NJICLE, June 2017)
    • Panelist, “Board Recruiting and Engagement” (Independence Blue Cross Foundation, June 2017)
    • Panelist, “The Art and Science of Relating and Communicating,” (New Jersey State Bar Association, August 2017)
    • Panelist, “To Litigate or Arbitrate:  Practical Considerations for Corporations,” (New Jersey State Bar Association, January 2018)

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