The Employers Counsel Network is proud to include law firms in all 50 states that advise and represent employers in workplace-related issues and disputes. In addition, attorneys at each of these firms write their state's Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter for HR professionals and in-house counsel. The member law firm in New Jersey is:
Day Pitney LLP
One Jefferson Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Edward P. Lynch (Full bio) is a partner with Day Pitney LLP and practices in the firm's Morristown, New Jersey office. For more than 25 years, his practice has consisted of all aspects of labor and employment law as well as employment and labor litigation.
Mr. Lynch handles, and advises clients with regard to, collective bargaining negotiations, the administration of collective bargaining agreements, grievance arbitration, NLRB representation and unfair labor practice proceedings, proceedings before the U.S. and state labor departments on wage and hour laws, and WARN Act and other labor issues. He also counsels clients with regard to compliance with federal and state employment laws and assists them in the drafting and review of employee handbooks and employer personnel manuals, as well as with regard to affirmative action plans and alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Lynch has litigated employment and labor cases before the federal and state courts and the New Jersey Division for Civil Rights. His litigation experience includes cases involving class, multiplaintiff and individual actions covering claims of race, sex, sexual harassment, age, religious, national origin and handicap discrimination, and retaliation for protesting unlawful discrimination. He represents clients with regard to wrongful discharge litigation covering claims, including employee handbooks, personnel manuals, implied contracts, public policy and safe place to work issues. Mr. Lynch has counseled clients with regard to ERISA claims and has litigated benefits and Section 510 discrimination claims. He has also represented management in labor litigation involving Section 301 actions for breach of collective bargaining agreements, and cases involving breach of duty of fair representation claims, strike damage actions, FLSA actions, Boys Markets injunctions, and State Court injunctions. Email:
Gregory C. Parliman (Full bio) has substantial employment litigation and trial experience, including defense of wrongful discharge suits, whistleblower actions, EEO discrimination litigation, ERISA litigation, and arbitration involving claims for benefits under severance plans and change in control agreements, actions involving employee pirating and covenants not to compete, as well as labor litigation involving actions to enjoin strikes, strike violence, and illegal picketing. He has appeared primarily before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Superior Court of New Jersey, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.
Mr. Parliman's practice also focuses on employment counseling, including advice regarding employee discipline and discharge, negotiation and preparation of employment agreements and separation agreements, and counseling and training on other personnel matters, including ADA, FMLA, and sexual harassment issues.
He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Band 1 and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and he has also been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer. Email:
Patrick J. McCarthy (Full bio) is a partner and co-chair of Day Pitney's Labor and Employment Law Department. He assists employers in complying with federal and state labor regulations governing union- and nonunion-represented work forces (NLRB, wage and hour, OSHA, whistleblower laws, Sarbanes-Oxley, and leave laws) and with their relations with labor unions, including negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements. Mr. McCarthy assists with preventive labor relations, including responding to union organizing efforts, conducting labor arbitrations, appearing in state and federal departments of labor on all workplace matters, and handling contested proceedings before the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its counterpart state agencies. He has successfully obtained injunctions (strikes, strike violence, and illegal picketing) and has litigated unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. McCarthy provides strategic advice to employers on workforce planning and dispositions in connection with all types of business change, including business sales and acquisitions, plant closings and relocations, and workforce restructurings. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Email:
Theresa A. Kelly (Full bio) is a partner with Day Pitney LLP and practices in the firm's Parsippany, New Jersey office. She represents employers in litigation involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, whistleblower, and ERISA employee benefits claims, and arbitrations involving claims for benefits under severance plans. Theresa has appeared before federal and state courts, as well as before the EEOC and state equal employment agencies.
Ms. Kelly also provides counseling and training to employers on a broad spectrum of employment matters, including workforce reductions, employee discipline and discharge, reductions in force, family and medical leave, wage and hour compliance, employee investigations, employment policies and handbooks, disability issues, sexual harassment issues, negotiation and preparation of employment and separation agreements, and compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws. She has represented employers in the retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, banking, and chemical industries, among others. Email:
Mary B. Rogers (Full bio) is a partner with Day Pitney LLP and is the firm's Labor Regulation and Union Regulations Practice Group leader. She divides her practice between the representation of management in traditional labor matters and in employment litigation and counseling. She regularly represents large employers in the telecommunications, transportation, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and energy industries in collective bargaining, rights and interest arbitration, and in NLRB and other administrative proceedings. In the employment area, she has litigated numerous cases in the state and federal courts involving Title VII, ADA, ADEA, NJLAD, whistleblower, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract claims. She counsels clients on a wide variety of issues, including the development and implementation of policies and procedures, reductions in force, discipline, and discharge as well as wage and hour matters. Mary also has considerable experience in privacy issues and in corporate compliance programs. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law. Email:
Francine Esposito (Full bio) has been a labor and employment practitioner for more than twenty years. Ms. Esposito regularly represents employers before various administrative agencies, at labor arbitrations, in employment-related litigation, and conducts harassment and other workplace investigations. Ms. Esposito also has extensive experience in designing and conducting training for employers on a wide array of employment-related topics, including but not limited to, harassment and discrimination awareness, diversity, FMLA, interviewing and hiring, wage and hour compliance, conducting internal investigations, effective documentation, effective employee relations, and union avoidance. She also regularly provides advice to employers regarding all aspects of the employment relationship.
Ms. Esposito has represented employers in the banking, hospitality, media, health care, telecommunications, retail, casino, accounting, real estate, engineering and construction, utility, and alarm service industries, as well as educational institutions, among others. She formerly practiced with the labor and employment boutique firm Grotta, Glassman and Hoffman and thereafter with Fox Rothschild, with which that firm merged in 2006, and has worked as a Human Resource/Labor Relations professional for PSE&G and Nabisco Brands. Email:
About the firm
Day Pitney LLP
One Jefferson Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054 Phone: 973/966-6300
Firm Practice Areas: All aspects of employment law, labor law, benefits, and the related areas, including restrictive covenants, OSHA, workers’ compensation, immigration, and training. Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust, Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Commercial Real Estate and Development, Construction, Consumer Finance, Corporate, Disabilities and Special Needs Planning, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Employment Litigation, Emerging Companies and Venture Finance, Financial Services Regulation, Energy and Utility Law, Environmental and Land Use Regulation and Litigation, Financial Institutions, Franchising, Homeland Security, Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes, Institutional Finance and Commercial Lending, International Transactions, Labor Regulation and Union Relations, Life Sciences, Matrimonial, Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Municipal Finance, Patent Prosecution and Litigation, Private Equity and Investment Funds, Private, Public and Retail Companies, Probate Controversies, Products Liability and Tort Litigations, Real Estate Redevelopment, Real Property Litigation, Shareholder and Securities Litigation, Tax, Tax-Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving, Technology, Telecommunications and Outsourcing, Trademarks, Copyright, Advertising and Internet, Trusts and Estates, and White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations.
Number of Attorneys: 350
Office Locations: Boston, MA; Greenwich, CT; Hartford, CT; Parsippany, NJ; New Haven, CT; New York, NY; Stamford, CT; Washington, D.C.; West Hartford, CT