Alena Hyatt joins Parker McCay’s Municipal and Government area as an Associate. She comes to the firm following a clerkship with the Honorable Christine Orlando, Camden County Superior Court. While at the courthouse, she also had the opportunity to assist the Honorable Angelo DiCamillo and James Bucci. Alena earned her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law School in Camden. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Drexel University.
Pursuing a career in law was not always Alena’s plan. Fresh out of undergrad she worked at two large law firms, first in recruiting and professional development and then in marketing operations. As she learned more about the work the attorneys did on behalf of their clients, Alena decided to make a switch and prep for law school. Her decision proved successful and once she started studying law she became enamored with it. During law school she founded the Business Law Association, where she helped plan multiple collaborative events, became the technology editor of the Rutgers Business Law Review, and traveled to the Dominican Republic where she helped build a house for a family in need in between her classes on non-profit law. She received the Dean’s Pro Bono Publico Award for Exceptional Service for her volunteer work in children’s justice, estate planning, entrepreneurship, bankruptcy, and wrongful convictions.
Alena is an avid horseback rider. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and running with her rescue dog Elvie.
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