Pamela S. "Pam", Esq., 62, of Savannah, GA, and Wayne, NJ, died November 9, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Ms. Poff received her B.A. degree in History, Magna Cum Laude, from Upsala College and a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law. She also earned a degree from the SMG program of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Ms. Poff was the first female Director of the NJ Division on Civil Rights having been appointed by Governor Kean. She was also an advisor for several years to Justice Clarence Thomas on "excellence in agency case processing" while he was Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Prior to creating her own business,Ms. Poff served as Deputy General Counsel / Senior Vice President at UBS Financial Services Inc. (formerly PaineWebber). Ms. Poff was also a partner with the national law firm of Jackson Lewis.
Ms. Poff was a long term adjunct faculty member of Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations. She was also a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA), a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Labor and Employment Law Committee, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the National Corporate Counsel Association, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and the American Arbitration Association.
Surviving are her partner of twenty eight years, Martha Lawson of Wayne, New Jersey; her daughter, Cori Poff of New Jersey and her sister, Kathleen Lawson of New Jersey. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and true friend to those who knew her.
A service will be held at a later date.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Nov. 11, 2013