Elliot M. Baumgart is a partner of the firm. His practice is devoted exclusively to labor and employment matters. He represents employees and former employees in a wide range of employment matters, including age, gender, race and disability discrimination, sexual harassment and whistleblower retaliation claims. He also counsels employees in the negotiation of termination-related severance agreements.
In addition to his advocacy on behalf of employees, more recently he has devoted a great deal of his professional practice to serving as a mediator, exclusively in labor and employment law disputes. He has mediated more than 550 employment law disputes and is highly sought after to serve as the neutral by both the management and plaintiffs' bar. He also serves as a mediator for the American Arbitration Association where he has been appointed to its panel of mediators of employment disputes.
Mr. Baumgart was included in the “Super Lawyers” list, published by Thomson Reuters, 2009 to present, (employment and labor) and has been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated - the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards - by Martindale-Hubbell® for the last 30 years.
He is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, where he serves as the chair of its Employment Mediation Interest Group, the National Employment Lawyers Association and its New Jersey affiliate, the Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court and the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. Mr. Baumgart has frequently served as a mentor to new entrants to the field of mediation through the New Jersey Superior Court annexed mediation program. He also holds a Certificate of Proficiency in employment law and mediator skills training for ADR Neutrals awarded by the New York University School of Law Center for Labor & Employment Law. He is a frequent speaker at professional gatherings regarding a variety of employment law and mediation-related topics.
Mr. Baumgart is admitted to practice in the state courts of New Jersey and New York, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and received a B.A. from the City College of the City University of New York.
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