Omar Bareentto represents individuals and businesses in the resolution of a wide variety of corporate disputes. He has prosecuted and defended claims involving breach of contract, fraud, shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, and federal and state securities laws claims. Active in both state and federal courts, Omar’s recent experience includes his role as a member of the McCarter litigation teams: representing a privately-held wastewater treatment company and several principals in state and federal court shareholder actions asserting breach of fiduciary duty and fraud related claims; defense of a leading healthcare provider in a New Jersey federal court action seeking damages for the alleged improper termination of a contemplated substance abuse venture; defending a financial technology entrepreneur and related entities in a New Jersey state court action asserting breach of contract, misappropriation and fraud related claims; and local counsel to an international pharmaceutical company in multiple New Jersey federal securities class actions.
In addition to his work as a litigator, Omar is a registered Government Affairs Agent in New Jersey and, as a member of McCarter’s Government Affairs group, regularly advises on regulations, helps draft legislation, and represents clients in bid protest actions, challenges to certification denials and other administrative law proceedings.
In law school, Omar was appointed a Governor’s Fellow with the Eagleton Institute of Politics. He was a Minority Student Program Teaching Fellow and tutored students in contracts law. He received a certificate in Corporate and Business Law from the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance.
In the community, Omar serves and has served as Director of the Garden State Bar Association, Trustee of the New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association, Board Member of Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center, Schools That Can, Leadership Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union County and the Islamic Society of Essex County. Omar is a founding member of “The Collective” – a professional group of nearly 20 African American male attorneys – created to promote community service, business development, and mentorship among attorneys of color in large New Jersey law firms and in-house departments.