Richard J. Cino: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Richard J. Cino

Office Managing Shareholder
Morristown,  NJ  U.S.A.
Phone(973) 538-6890

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • General Employment Litigation
University Villanova University, B.A., 1987
Law SchoolSeton Hall University, J.D., 1990
Admitted1990, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Bar & Professional Association Memberships
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Academy of New Jersey Management Attorneys


Richard J. Cino is the Office Managing Shareholder of the Morristown, New Jersey office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is also is the Co-Leader of the firm's Corporate Governance and Internal Investigation Practice Group and the coordinator of the Morristown office's Trade Secret and Non-Compete practice.

Richard J. Cino

Mr. Cino has a broad area of practice and responsibility with the firm. He acts as lead counsel on all aspects of employment litigation, including defending claims of whistleblowers under various state and federal laws including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, sexual harassment, all types of discrimination, retaliation, breach of employment contract, and employment related torts.

Mr. Cino regularly litigates claims for breach of non-competition agreements, theft of trade secrets, and/or breach of the duty of loyalty. He has represented employers in employee raiding actions and actions alleging unfair practices relating to the misappropriation of electronic communications and information.

Mr. Cino has litigated matters in the Superior Court of New Jersey, New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, United States Department of Labor, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Cino received his J.D. from Seton Hall University and his B.A. degree from Villanova University. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar and is admitted to practice before the Superior Court of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Best Lawyers in America
•Selected for inclusion in 2010 New Jersey Super Lawyers


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Confidentiality Agreements May Violate Dodd-Frank Act
Richard J. Cino,V. John Ella,David R. Jimenez,Joseph C. Toris, April 16, 2015
Among other things, the DFA established the statutory framework for the SEC’s whistleblower program. After developing and implementing the program, the SEC said that it would turn its focus to employer agreements — whether separation agreements, confidentiality agreements, or other...

U.S. Supreme Court Supports Whistleblower Claim of Employee Fired for Leaking Sensitive Information
Richard J. Cino,David R. Jimenez,L. Dale Owens, March 27, 2015
Strictly construing the Whistleblower Protection Act (“WPA”) against the employer (here, the government) and in favor of the employee, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a federal air marshal’s whistleblower claim may proceed even though he had leaked confidential air security plans...

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Richard J. Cino

220 Headquarters Plaza, East Tower, 7th Floor
MorristownNJ 07960


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