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

Richard J. Cino

Office Managing Shareholder
Morristown,  NJ  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Collegiate and Professional Sports
  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Education
  • Technology and Telecom
  • Financial Services
  • Government Contractors
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
Contact InfoTelephone: 973-451-6324
Fax: 973-644-0733
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

Richard J. Cino is a Shareholder of the Morristown and Monmouth County, New Jersey, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is also Co-Leader of the Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations Practice Group.

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.

Professional Associations and Activities

• Academy of New Jersey Management Attorneys

• American Bar Association

• New Jersey State Bar Association


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New Jersey Rejects Heightened Bar for Whistleblower Claims by 'Watchdog' Employees
Richard J. Cino,Michael D. Ridenour, July 29, 2015
In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court has refused to raise the bar for employees whose job entails ensuring legal compliance (“watchdog” employees) to bring whistleblower claims under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc.,...

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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