Cristal Lambert, Esq.

Vice President of Northern Region

Cristal Lambert is legal counsel at Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (“BB&B”), a publicly traded company with a number of subsidiaries in retail (buybuyBABY, Cost Plus World Market, Christmas Tree Shops and Harmon Face Values) and business-to-business sales of linens and textiles (Harbor Linen and T-Y Group).  Cristal oversees the legal affairs of BB&B’s subsidiaries in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada and, when necessary, uses her proficiency in Spanish to review and analyze applicable legislation, regulations and statutes.  While Cristal’s role is primarily international, she also assists with domestic matters, including litigation, regulatory compliance and general corporate work.  Prior to joining BB&B, Cristal was an associate at Waters, McPherson, McNeill, P.C., where she concentrated her practice on civil litigation, government representation, property tax appeals and tax abatements.  From 2012-2013, she worked as a judicial law clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division for the Honorable Hector R. Velazquez, P.J.Ch.  

Cristal is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and Drew University.  While in law school, she was a member of the Interscholastic Moot Court Board and competed on a national level, earning several honors and awards.  She was also selected to participate in the Immigrant’s Rights/International Human Rights Clinic, through which she worked on asylum and labor-related matters. In addition, Cristal interned for Prudential Financial, Inc., the City of Newark Law Department, the Honorable Martha T. Royster, J.S.C., and clerked for Waters, McPherson, McNeill, P.C., all while remaining actively involved with the law school, student organizations and various bar associations.  Of particular note are Cristal’s roles as President and then, Senior Advisor for the Latin American Law Student Association, Law Student Liaison for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Law Student Representative for the New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and volunteer work with the Seton Hall University School of Law Center for Social Justice.

Cristal currently serves on various boards and committees, including the Hispanic National Bar Association (Deputy Regional President, Region III) (Secretary,  National Young Lawyers Division), New Jersey State Bar Association Minorities in the Profession Section (Chair), the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (Treasurer), the North Hudson Lawyers’ Club (Immediate Past President and Trustee), the New Jersey State Bar Association In-House Counsel Committee, and the Alumni Council for Seton Hall University School of Law.  Through these roles, she has spearheaded, participated in, and spoken at various CLE panels, conferences, networking events and service programs for the New York and New Jersey legal communities.  Lastly, Cristal has served as a mentor for the American Dream Pipeline Mentorship Program since its inception in 2013 and is a chair of the Passaic High School Mentorship Program.  

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