Bushwack a Two-Time Honoree at LIBN’s 50 Most Influential Women EventOctober 20, 2017
Jacqueline (Mecchella) Bushwack has for the second time been named among Long Island’s 50 Most Influential Women by the Long Island Business News at a dinner held on October 19, 2017, at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Jacqueline is a partner in the Complex Torts & Product Liability, General Liability and Medical Malpractice Defense practice groups.
Launched in 2000, the Top 50 program honors the Island’s premier professional women for their exceptional accomplishments, business acumen, mentoring and charitable and community involvement. The honorees represent the most influential women in business, government, education and not-for-profit fields.
Proficient in managing all phases of discovery and trial preparation in both state and federal courts, Jacqueline has helped her clients obtain important discovery rulings, dismissals before trial, and favorable jury verdicts. She also has successfully resolved many cases through mediation and strategic settlement negotiation. Jacqueline has obtained favorable results for her clients in several recent well publicized cases, including In re Aredia and Zometa Products Liability Litigation and In re East 51st Street Crane Collapse Litigation.
Jacqueline is a member attorney of the USLAW Network, Inc., where she participates in the retail, construction and product liability sections. In collaboration with other USLAW member firms, she assisted in updating the USLAW Compendium of Law on Construction, specifically concerning Labor Law sections 200, 240, and 241. Click here to view the compendium.
She is also active in the American Bar Association (ABA), where she co-chairs the Work/Life Management Sub-Committee of the Section of Litigation’s Woman Advocate Committee and serves as the Sub-Committee Chair of Book Projects. Her most recent book project entitled, “Her Story: Lessons in Success from Lawyers Who Live it” was published in May of 2017.
Making it a priority to give back to her community, Jacqueline sits on the Board of Directors of the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, the pre-eminent nonprofit children’s mental health agency on Long Island. She also served a two-year term on the Nominating Committee for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County along with participation and assistance in organizing food drives and toy drives for various organizations on Long Island.