A.Y. Strauss Grows Commercial Litigation Practice with Addition of Kory Ann Ferro, Esq.

A.Y. Strauss is pleased to announce that Kory Ann Ferro has joined the firm as an Associate in the Commercial Litigation group. Ferro was previously with Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP.

Aaron Y. Strauss, managing partner of A.Y. Strauss, said, “Kory has an extensive litigation background representing lending institutions in foreclosure proceedings and collections actions. She is a great fit for our firm’s culture as she is an empathetic advisor who takes a meticulous approach to preparation and case management, and is determined to obtain the best possible outcome for her clients.”

Added Kelly M. Purcaro, co-chair of the Commercial Litigation group, “I have had the pleasure of knowing Kory Ann as a colleague for several years, and I am delighted to have her join our team at A.Y. Strauss. Her experience in commercial litigation, contract disputes and employment claims is an asset to the firm’s clients, and she is a strong negotiator and highly skilled litigator.”

Ferro, who earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Rutgers University School of Law in 2013, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Temple University in 2008, is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey and of New York, and the United States District Court of New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association.  Before entering private practice, Ferro held a clerkship with the Hon. Margaret M. Hayden in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

During law school, Ferro received the Justice Henry Ackerson Jr. Prize for the greatest distinction in legal skills as well as the Anthony Englebrecht Prize for the highest grade point average during the final year of law school. In addition to achieving academic excellence, she served as Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review, and began honing her legal advocacy skills through participation in the Child Advocacy Clinic, the Urban Legal Clinic, and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project. She also served as an Executive Member of the Moot Court Board; Justice (president) of the Phi Alpha Delta Mock Trial Team which placed first in a national competition and was awarded best advocate and prosecution team awards; and, she was a member of the Rutgers National Mock Trial Team which appeared in the National Trial Competition Finals and was awarded an American College of Trial Lawyers Medallion for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.

Ferro has been included in the 2021 list of “Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation” by Best Lawyers, and was honored as a “New Jersey Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2018-2019. She was also included in (201) Magazine’s list of Bergen County’s “Top Lawyers” in 2018-2020.