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John D. Brefach

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Chief Operating Officer
  • T: 973.639.7967
    F: 973.297.3850
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102
The Office of the Chief Operating Officer oversees all of the administrative functions of McCarter & English: Human Resources, Legal Recruiting, Facilities and Services, Information Technology, Regional Office Management, Finance, Library Services, and Marketing. It also manages mergers and acquisitions, negotiates contracts and performs due diligence. The office thus provides the overall support infrastructure and resources to the attorneys to better serve the firm’s clients.

John Brefach has 20 years of finance experience, primarily at law firms. At McCarter & English, he has served as controller, CFO, and COO. He is also a Trustee of the McCarter & English Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Brefach graduated from Rider College with a BS in Accounting. He earned an MBA in Finance through the Executive MBA Program at Rutgers University.

Mr. Brefach enjoys spending time with his family. He is an outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, camping and playing golf. He is also an avid history buff.