Nukk-Freeman & Cerra

Labor & Employment Department

New Jersey
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What the team is known for A popular choice for clients spanning a diverse range of industries including education, technology and financial services. Regularly provides counsel on employment compliance and the design and implementation of internal policies. Particularly well-versed in issues surrounding workplace discrimination and harassment. Additionally recognized for its strength in wage and hour class actions, ERISA, employee benefits and workplace investigations.

Strengths One interviewee praises the team as "tenacious employment litigators," who are "not afraid to try a case and take difficult positions."

In describing their experience with the firm on a particular matter, one client says: "They were very knowledgeable about the law - they really knew the nuances and were able to spot issues right away."

A client praises the team's attention to detail, saying: "They are relentless in digging down to find answers to every question."

Notable practitioners

Holly English 's employment practice sees her act for clients in relation to pre-litigation internal investigations, and provide compliance counseling on a broad spectrum of workplace issues. She regularly assists clients who require guidance on day-to-day employment matters along with harassment and discrimination-related matters.

Katherin Nukk-Freeman is routinely sought out by clients for her expertise in employment guidance and internal training programs. She assists clients with their compliance needs, particularly with regard to the prevention of discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. One source observes: "She is well-versed in the law and does a bang-up job for her clients."

Kerrie Heslin focuses her practice primarily on contentious employment matters. She counsels clients in relation to discrimination and retaliation cases, defamation claims and pre-litigation investigations. One market commentator says: "She's very hardworking and leaves no stone unturned," and also praises her cross-examination skills.

Robin Rome is an accomplished employment litigator with considerable experience defending employers in a range of disputes, notably race, sex and age discrimination cases and matters relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Sources consider Suzanne Cerra to be an "excellent litigator" who "has her eyes on a client's objectives from both a legal and business perspective." Her highly respected practice encompasses a plethora of contentious matters, most notably sexual harassment and discrimination cases. She is also very experienced in handling independent investigations into allegations of workplace misconduct.