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Rona S. Proper



Rona Proper maintains a comprehensive litigation practice with a focus on commercial contract disputes, securities litigation, and arbitration.

While at New York University School of Law, Rona served as the development co-chair for Law Women, an organization with the mission to promote the success of females in the legal field and to advocate for women’s rights locally and globally, and was a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

Prior to joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Rona served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Michael Vazquez of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Before that, she was a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

  • A Portuguese-held company in a commercial dispute with the Republic of Angola and GE, in multiple jurisdictions, concerning the termination of contracts worth more than $1 billion and seizure of property.

News and Writings


“Antitrust Risks Related to ESG Efforts,” Risk & Compliance Magazine (June 26, 2023) (co-author)

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  • Hon. John Michael Vazquez, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2021 – 2022


New York University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2019; Order of the Coif; Dean’s Award Scholarship; Moot Court Board, Competitions Advocacy Editor; Best Preliminary Round Oralist Award, John J. Gibbons Moot Court Competition)

University of Virginia (B.A., 2012)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
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