K&L Gates

Labor & Employment Department

New Jersey
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What the team is known for Acts for a broad range of management clients in the healthcare, technology and transportation industries across several jurisdictions. Particularly strong in both single-plaintiff and class action litigation, as well as in relation to traditional labor law issues and compliance counseling. Also known for its expertise in workplace safety, collective bargaining and employee integration matters. Frequently counsels clients with operations in Asia and Europe.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm is extremely cost-effective and manages cases to favorable results. It is consistent, extremely responsive and very practical in its advice."

Clients value the attorneys because they are "knowledgeable, present their arguments well and listen to feedback and input."

Work highlights Acted as Special Counsel for the New Jersey Legislative Select Oversight Committee, relating to the way it handled an employee's allegation that she was raped by another employee.

Notable practitioners

Rosemary Alito
is adept at handling high-profile employment proceedings, often involving sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination claims. She also provides counsel on a range of traditional labor-related issues.

Vincent Avallone
frequently handles contentious and noncontentious work, including defending employers against discrimination and harassment allegations and providing counsel on employee benefit issues. Clients say: "He is very smart, very analytical and he knows New Jersey law inside-out."