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Candidus K. Dougherty
(215) 299-4296 (phone)
(215) 299-4301 (fax)
Mount Laurel Office
Special Counsel Designation For Complex Litigation Matters
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CANDIDUS K. DOUGHERTY
is an associate in the firm’s professional liability group and focuses her practice on lawyer malpractice defense. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is admitted to appear before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit.
Prior to joining Swartz Campbell, Ms. Dougherty clerked for the Honorable Stephen Skillman, P.J.A.D., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. Before attending law school in 2004, she wrote web-based software for government agencies, schools, and major media outlets. Most recently, she was the eBusiness Solutions Manager for a digital communications provider in New England.
Ms. Dougherty obtained her B.S. in Information Technology, with honors, from the University of Phoenix where she received the Women in Technology Scholarship in 2002 and 2003. She earned her J.D., with high honors, from Rutgers School of Law – Camden. While in law school, Ms. Dougherty was a Dean’s Scholar, Marshall-Brennan fellow, an editor for the Journal of Law and Religion, a research/teaching assistant and a member of the trial and international law moot court teams. Ms. Dougherty received a Certificate of Merit in Property Law and the Chief Justice Richard J. Hughes Award (highest achievement in New Jersey practice & procedure) for her work in the Civil Practice Clinic.
Ms. Dougherty is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law – Camden where she teaches International Moot Court and coaches the Philip C. Jessup International Law and the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Teams.
Ms. Dougherty frequently publishes articles on topics related to virtual law, trademark and copyright law, the use of executive power and separation of powers issues.
Ms. Dougherty is also a founding member of the State Attorneys General and Department of Justice Issues Committee.
Areas of Practice
2007 New Jersey
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Rutgers School of Law – Camden
J.D., with high honors
University of Phoenix
B.S., Information Technology, with honors
Articles & Essays
Representing the Digital Entrepreneur
W. Va. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2009)
“Necessity Hath No Law”: Executive Power and the Posse Comitatus Act 28 Campbell L. Rev. 1 (2008)
While the Government Fiddled Around, the Big Easy Drowned: How the Posse Comitatus Act Became the Government’s Alibi for the Hurricane Katrina Disaster
29 N. Ill. U. L. Rev.117 (2008)
Virtual Trademarks (with Greg Lastowka)
24 Santa Clara Comp. & High Tech. L.J. 749 (2008)
Heffron v. International Society for Krishna Consciousness; Rights of Students; and Textualism
Encyclopedia of the United States Supreme Court (Macmillan 2008)
Does Age Really Matter?
4 Rutgers J.L. & Religion New. Dev. 1 (Winter 2008)
E-Commerce Law Report: Viacom International, Inc., et al v. YouTube, Inc., et al E-Commerce Law Reports, Vol. 9, Issue 1 (forthcoming Mar. 2009) Webcaster Settlement Act
E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 10, Issue 12 (Dec. 2008) E-Commerce Law Report: United States of America v. Kevin Cogill
E-Commerce Law Reports, Vol. 8, Issue 4 (Oct. 2008) Pre-release Piracy: New Uses of FECA
E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 10, Issue 9 (Sept. 2008)
E-Commerce Law Report: MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
E-Commerce Law Reports, Vol. 8, Issue 2 (Aug. 2008)
Usenet.com Lawsuit: Assessing Liability
E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 10, Issue 3 (Mar. 2008)
2008 Predictions (with other regular contributors)
E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 9, Issue 12 (Dec. 2007)
Virtual Gambling: Betting on “In-world” Events
World Online Gambling Law Report, Vol. 6, Issue 11 (Nov. 2007) (reprinted in E-Commerce Law & Policy) Bragg v. Linden: Virtual Property Rights Litigation
E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 9, Issue 7 (Jul. 2007) Copyright: Copyright Issues in Virtual Economies (with Greg Lastowka) E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 9, Issue 5 (May 2007) (reprinted in E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy)
Panelist Digital Entrepreneurship: The Incentives and Legal Risks, West Virginia University College of Law (March 2009)
Panelist, Working as a Judiciary Law Clerk, Rutgers School of Law – Newark (Apr. 2008)
Outlining and Exam-taking Tips, Rutgers School of Law – Camden (Summer 2007)
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