Richard C. Mariani: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Richard C. Mariani


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  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination Law
University Boston College, A.B., 1968
Law SchoolVillanova University, J.D., 1973
Admitted1973, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court; 1983, New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships New Jersey State (Member, Labor Law Section. Executive Committee, 1996-; Coordinator, Harassment Subcommittee, 1996-1999; Trial Practice Subcommittee, 1999-2005; Employment Torts Subcommittee, 2006 - Present) and American (Member, Labor Law Section, EEO Committee, 1983-) Bar Associations; American Employment Law Council. American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Association of New Jersey Management Attorneys and Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.
MilitaryLieutenant, United States Army, 1968-1970

Author: "Engaging in the Interactive Process - Tips on Complying with the ADA and the LAD," published by the New Jersey ICLE in connection with the "Hot Tips in Labor & Employment Law: 2011," June 17, 2011; "A Practical Guide to Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations," New Jersey Lawyer, Vol. 17, No. 12, Special Labor and Employment Law Supplement, March 24, 2008; "Qualifying for the Job: An Ounce (or Two) of Prevention," ADA Compliance Guide, Vol. 17, No. 6, June 2006; "Comparable Worth: The Courts Say No," N.J. Law Journal, Vol. 117, No. 2, (1986); "Appellate Division Weighs In With Faulty Finding of Handicap," New Jersey State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 15, No. 2, Winter 1991-1992; "Toys 'R' Us Sets Definitive New Standard," New Jersey Lawyer, Vol. 2, No. 31, August 2, 1993; "Management Strategies to Deal With Today's Risks," N.J. Law Journal Vol. CXLIV, No. 7, May 13, 1996; "Practical Considerations in Representing Clients in ADA Matters," New Jersey ICLE, in connection with the ADA/Employment Discrimination Conference, October 1, 1999; "Qualifying for the Job: An Ounce (or Two) of Prevention," ADA Compliance Guide, Vol. 17, No. 6, June 2006. Co-Author with Jerrold J. Wohlgemuth, "Standing To Sue Under ERISA," New Jersey Lawyer, No. 139, Mar./April 1991; with K. Robertson, "Age Discrimination Litigation: RIFs, Statistics and Stray Remarks," Defense Counsel Journal, Vol. 64, No. 1, January 1997; "Clueing Clients on Employer Liability Insurance," New Jersey Lawyer, Vol. 7, No. 5, Nov. 9, 1998; with K. Robertson, "Representations of Total Disability on Claims for Social Security Benefits: Powerful, But Not Conclusive, Evidence That the Claimant Is Not a Qualified Individual with a Disability Under the ADA," The University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 29. Nos. 3/4. Spring/Summer, 1999. Contributor, Schlei and Grossman's Employment Discrimination Law, Cumulative Supplement (1989); Member, Board of Editors and Contributing Author, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law, New Jersey ICLE (1998) and Cumulative Supplements (2000 and 2003). Lecturer: "Hot Tips In Labor & Employment Law", New Jersey ICLE 2007; Responding to Mental Health Issues and Violence in the Workplace, ABA National Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2001; Trial Techniques for Employment Lawyers, New Jersey ICLE, 1999, 2000, 2001; Americans With Disabilities Act/Employment Discrimination Conference, New Jersey ICLE, 1999; Labor Law Forum, New Jersey ICLE 1992, 1996, 1997 and 2000; Seminar on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, New Jersey ICLE 1992, 1996-1998; Employment Practices Liability Insurance, New Jersey ICLE, 1998; Employment Law in Federal Courts, New Jersey ICLE, 1998; Employment Law for General Practitioners, New Jersey ICLE, 1995; Co-Chair, "Update 1993: "Americans With Disabilities Act Litigation," ABA National Institute, Washington, D.C., November, 1993; National Employment Law Institute programs "ADA and FMLA Compliance Update" 2003, 2006; "Human Resources Conference" 2001, 2004, 2005; "Americans With Disabilities Act Briefing" 2001; "Employment Law Litigation" 1999.

Reported CasesMcGowan v. NJR Service Corporation, 423 F.3d 241(3d Cir. 2005); Maiorino v. Schering-Plough Corp., 302 N.J. Super. 323 (App. Div. 1997); Payton v. New Jersey Turnpike Authority, 148 N.J. 524 (1997); Maiorino v. Schering-Plough Corp., 1995 WL 405034 (N.J. Super. Law Div. 1995); Turner v. Schering-Plough Corp., 901 F.2d 335 (3rd Cir. 1990); Turner v. Schering-Plough Corp., 705 F.Supp. 1048 (D.N.J. 1989); Crandall v. Prudential Ins. Co., 691 F.Supp. 814 (D.N.J. 1988); Robinson v. Sizes Unlimited, Inc., 685 F.Supp. 442 (D.N.J. 1988); Saporito v. Combustion Engineering Inc., 843 F.2d 666 (3rd Cir. 1988); Anastasio v. Schering Corp., 838 F.2d 701 (3rd Cir. 1988); Walsh v. Schering-Plough Corp., 764 F.2d 1002 (3rd Cir. 1985); Gooding v. Warner-Lambert Co., 744 F.2d 354 (3rd Cir. 1984); Gray v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 191 N.J. Super. 590 (App. Div. 1983); Cointreau, Ltd. v. Board of Review, Dept. of Labor and Industry, 171 N.J. Super. 407 (App. Div. 1979).

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Richard C. Mariani

10 Madison Avenue, Suite 400
MorristownNJ 07960


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