Lawrence B. Berg: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Lawrence B. Berg

Larry Berg is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His entire practice is devoted to the defense of employers in employment related claims involving allegations of discrimination based upon age, gender, race, sexual orientation and disability and claims of retaliation for whistle blowing.
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Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • School Leaders' Liability
  • Professional Liability
 
Mailing AddressWoodland Falls Corporate Park, 200 Lake Drive East, Suite 300, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 08002
 
University Northwestern University, B.A., Economics, 1984
 
Law SchoolSouthern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, J.D., 1987
 
Admitted1988, New Jersey; 1987, U.S. District Court of New Jersey; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships

•Gloucester County Bar Association

 
Biography

Larry's practice is devoted to the defense of employers in employment-related claims involving allegations of discrimination based upon age, gender, race, sexual orientation and disability, as well as claims of retaliation for whistle blowing. This includes the representation of employers in litigated claims and in claims proceeding through arbitration and mediation. Larry also specializes in the defense of Laidlow claims filed against employers for workplace injuries.

A trial attorney for over 20 years, Larry has litigated a variety of cases in the New Jersey state and federal courts and before administrative agencies including the EEOC, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and the New Jersey Department of Labor. He has provided legal counsel to businesses ranging in size from small mom and pop businesses to Fortune 250 companies with regard to the establishment of appropriate policies, investigation of claims of discrimination and defense of claims.

Larry has appeared numerous times before the New Jersey Appellate Division and has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Honors & Awards

•New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2007

Year Joined Organization

1989

Classes/Seminars Taught

Common Law Claims In The Employment Law Context, presented to Zurich Insurance Group

Disparate Impact Following The Supreme Court's Decision in Smith v. Jackson, Mississippi, presented to American International Group

Publications

LAD claim of retaliation cannot be asserted against a union absent showing that the union was the “employer” under the statute

Law Alerts • July 6, 2015

The plaintiff and other members of Local #9 were referred to a job site where Shaw Industries was the construction manager or employer. Shaw accepted the Union's recommendation for the positions of foreman and assistant foreman. The plaintiff..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2015 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

FLSA minimum wage requires reimbursement to employee for expenses if failure to do so results in net wages falling below required minimum

Law Alerts • July 6, 2015

The plaintiff was employed by the Board of Education as a food service driver, which involved delivering food and supplies to schools within the city of Hoboken. The plaintiff used his own vehicle, and he paid for gas out of his own pocket. After..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2015 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Claim of retaliatory action requires that plaintiff establish that a decision maker was aware of claim of discrimination

Law Alerts • July 6, 2015

The plaintiff, a regional manager, was terminated for consuming alcohol at work. While the plaintiff admitted drinking, she contended that it was part of a common practice known as an “inventory toast.” The plaintiff alleged that she was..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2015 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

In a defamation action, either actual damages or presumed damages may be sought, but not both. In the absence of proof of actual damages, only nominal damages may be awarded

Law Alerts • July 6, 2015

The plaintiffs brought a claim for defamation based upon the contents of a background report prepared about them and which included comments attributed to the defendant. The defamation claim proceeded to trial, and a jury awarded presumed damages..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2015 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Legal Updates for Employment Law

Law Alerts • April 8, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court determines that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires a new standard.by Candace D. Embry, Esq.*The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., on March 25, 2015, in which the Court..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...

Scope of investigation of records of subsequent employment may be limited.

Law Alerts • January 6, 2015

The plaintiff alleged that she was terminated in retaliation for testifying as a witness in another employee's EEOC hearing and corroborating the allegations of race discrimination. As part of discovery, St. Joseph's sought the records..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015

A common law Pierce claim for unlawful retaliation only exists for claims of wrongful termination.

Law Alerts • January 6, 2015

The plaintiff filed suit alleging that she was not promoted in retaliation for her filing of an EEOC charge against her prior employer and that she was physically and sexually harassed by co-workers. The plaintiff asserted claims under both federal..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015

Claimant asserting a violation of the NJLAD before the Division of Civil Rights must be notified of their right to withdraw the administrative claim and to pursue a court action.

Law Alerts • January 6, 2015

The plaintiff filed a claim of disability discrimination against her landlord with the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights. Following a complete investigation, the DCR entered a finding of “no probable cause.” On appeal the plaintiff..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015

The EEOC must make a good faith effort to conciliate a charge of discrimination as a prerequisite to filing suit. The scope of the EEOC's effort is subject to judicial review.

Law Alerts • January 6, 2015

Following the EEOC's filing of an administrative charge and an allegation of a failed conciliation, the EEOC brought suit against FAPS, alleging that its pre-offer of employment medical inquiry was a per se violation of both Title VII and the..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015

Alleged joint tortfeasor is unable to assert Laidlow claim against the plaintiff's employer.

Law Alerts • July 1, 2014

The plaintiff was injured while working as a machine operator with Cambridge Pavers. The plaintiff sued the manufacturer of the machine as well as the distributor. The distributor filed a third-party complaint against the plaintiff's employer..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2014

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Defense verdict for medical provider in suit alleging discharge for whistle blowing.; Represented a hospital in suit alleging age discrimination and violation of state and federal wage and hour laws.; Defense of auto dealership in reverse discrimination claim.; Defendant granted summary judgment in case against school district because plaintiff failed to comply with statute of limitations.; Secured voluntary dismissal of retaliation/wrongful discharge suit against a bank.; Represented a condominium association with regard to failure to accommodate disabled resident with regard to the use of common facilities. Published Works: Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2006-present; New Jersey Workers' Compensation 'Exclusive Remedy Option' - Setting The Immunity Standard, Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 3, September 2003; Meeting the Employee More Than Halfway: The Interactive Process for Finding Reasonable Accommodation, Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2003; After Acquired Evidence: 'The Glass Is Only Half Full', Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 1, February 2003; One Further Step Beyond Individual Liability Under CEPA, Defense Digest, Vol. 6, No. 1, February 2000
 
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Lawrence B. Berg

200 Lake Drive East, Suite 300
Cherry HillNJ 08002




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