Robin H. Rome

Robin H. Rome: Attorney with Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C. Employment Attorneys

Biography

Robin H. Rome is a seasoned practitioner with both law firm and in-house experience. With over 20 years as a litigator, she is skilled defending companies and management in all types of employment and commercial cases, including claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, breach/enforcement of restrictive covenants, and state law violations. She has practiced before federal courts and state courts, as well as before administrative and regulatory bodies such as FINRA, the EEOC, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania civil right agencies, and federal and state Departments of Labor. Ms. Rome also has extensive experience counseling clients on a variety of issues involving disciplinary actions and discharge, employee leaves, wage and hour compliance/audits, drafting and enforcement of company policies, and state and federal laws such as Title VII, the ADEA, the FMLA and the ADA.
In addition to her litigation and counseling expertise, Ms. Rome has acted as an independent investigator in several high-level matters involving workplace misconduct and employee complaints of unlawful treatment. She frequently conducts training sessions on workplace harassment, discrimination and ethics and presents seminars on employment-related issues for organizations such as the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and other industry and professional organizations.
As the former head of the Legal Departments for two multi-million dollar companies, Ms. Rome is adept at understanding underlying business needs, mitigating risks and providing expert counsel to achieve business goals. In her in-house positions, Ms. Rome appeared before tribunals and agencies throughout the country, including state and federal courts and administrative bodies such as the wage and hour division, the Attorney General’s office and state discrimination and consumer protection agencies. Her hands-on experience includes an executive position leading a Human Resources department responsible for over 800 employees and all aspects of personnel relations such as training and development, payroll, benefits administration, supervisory support, and the handling of employee complaints and issues. As a key member of teams responsible for corporate acquisitions, Ms. Rome has unique expertise in the field of due diligence, legally-compliant workforce reductions, separation agreements, and the post-sale integration of personnel and employment policies and practices.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
“Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey”, Super Lawyers (2013 - 2016)
“Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey”, Super Lawyers (2014, 2015)
Listed in Super Lawyers, Labor & Employment (2012 - 2016)
Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Law Firms, Labor & Employment (2012 - 2014)
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
• Recent Developments in New Jersey Law (Labor and Employment Segment), New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (July 2014)
• Social Media Takes Workplace Harassment to a Whole New Level, Society for Design Administration (May 2014)
• Social Media 2:0: New Developments and Persisting Risks for Employers, Princeton Human Resources Association (April 2013)
• Crossing the Line: Recognizing and Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace, Society for Design Administration (January 2012)
• Hot Tips in Labor & Employment Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (June 2010)
• The Costliest Employment Mistakes: What You Must Do to Protect Your Business, Home Health Services Association of New Jersey (March 2010)
• How to Protect Your Company from the Seven Costliest Employment Mistakes!, Morris County Chamber of Commerce (October 2009)
• Workplace Reorganizations: Reduce Your Risks of Wrongful Termination Claims with Carefully Structured Plans, Women Presidents’ Organization Webinar (November 2009)
• Hot Tips in Labor & Employment Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (June 2009)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Prometric Inc., Baltimore, MD
Vice President, Legal and Contracts (October 2005 – March 2008)
Capstar LLC, Lawrenceville, NJ
Vice President, General Counsel and Human Resources (September 2004 – October 2005)
Stanton, Hughes, Mariani, Margello & Cerra, P.C., Morristown, NJ
Partner (December 2000 – September 2004), Associate (1997 – 2000)
Roberts & Finger, New York, NY
Associate (1995 – 1997)
White and Williams, Philadephia, PA
Associate (1993 – 1995)
EDUCATION:
The George Washington University National Law Center (J.D., with honors, 1994)
Boston College (B.A., cum laude, 1991)
ADMISSIONS:
State of New Jersey, 1994
State of Pennsylvania, 1994 (inactive)
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1994
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1994
United States of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2011


CIVIC/CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES:
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Fellow – 2015 to Present
Diversity Law Institute
Trial Law Institute
Member, Mercer County Chamber of Commerce (Legislative/Public Policy Committee)
New Jersey Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
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Areas of Practice (63)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Benefits
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Terminiation
  • Employment at Will
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Harassment
  • Human Resources Law
  • Management Employment Law
  • Management Labor Law
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Personnel Policies
  • Personnel Training
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Public Sector Employment Law
  • Reductions in Force
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Defense Litigation
  • E-Discovery
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • U.S. Supreme Court Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973-665-9100  Phone
973-665-9101  Fax
www.nfclegal.com
University Attended:
Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 1991
Law School Attended:
The George Washington University National Law Center, J.D., with honors, 1994
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
2011, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1994, Pennsylvania (inactive); 1994, New Jersey; 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Memberships:
New Jersey State (Member, Labor and Employment Section) and American (Member, Litigation Section) Bar Associations.
Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 7, 1969
Reported Cases:
Reap v. Continental Casualty Co., 199 F.R.D. 536 (D.N.J. 2001); Northwest Health Care Systems, Inc. v. Novadyne Computer Systems, Inc., 1996 U.S. Dist. Lexis 12427 (E.D. Pa. 1996); Nelson v. Fleet National Bank, 949 F.Supp. 254 (D.De. 1996).
ISLN:
909693709
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Minority - Owned

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