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Ms. Holly English
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Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.
26 Main Street
Suite 301
New Jersey
07928  United States
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973 665.9100 (Phone)
973 665.9101 (Fax)
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  Business Litigation, Employment Law, Labor and Employment, Litigation
  New Jersey, New York
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  Holly English, a Past President of the National Association of Women Lawyers, is a seasoned practitioner who counsels management on issues such as hiring, wage and hour, leaves of absence, severance and employment contracts, disability and accommodation, restrictive covenants, termination, and employee handbooks and policies, and provides training on issues such as harassment. She represents management in disputes with federal and state administrative agencies relating to discrimination and wage-and-hour issues, and defends companies in discrimination lawsuits in federal and state courts. She counsels clients in a wide variety of industries, such as hospitality, professional associations, medical groups, manufacturing, aviation, placement agencies, and assisted living/nursing homes. Ms. English also conducts internal investigations into claims of unlawful harassment, discrimination and other allegations of workplace misconduct. She is the author of Gender on Trial: Sexual Stereotypes and Work/Life Balance in the Legal Workplace, published in 2003 by Law Journal Press, a division of American Lawyer Media. Previously, as a consultant, Ms. English worked in the U.S. and internationally with corporations, government units and not-for-profit organizations, helping to align core values for maximum performance.


President, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) (2007 - 2008)
Board Member, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) (2004 – 2011)
Board Member, NAWL Foundation (2010 – present)
Bencher, Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court
New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
Member, Board of the New Jersey Women’s Forum (2009 – present)
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
Newark Regional Business Partnership (2011)


Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey (2009-2014)
Super Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey (2013, 2014)
Super Lawyers, Labor & Employment (2009-2014)
Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Law Firms, Labor & Employment (2012, 2013)
Women’s Initiative and Leaders in the Law (“WILL”) Award from New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, 2010


• Moderator, NAWL Supreme Court Advocacy Panel (featuring all five female current and former NJ Supreme Court justices) (March 2011)
• Panelist, Tenth Anniversary Conference on Women and the Practice of Law for DuPont, Wilmington, DE (May 2010)
• Moderator, CLE presentation on Women’s Initiatives, Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis, MN (June 30, 2010)
• Presentation on networking, keynote luncheon speaker, Committee on Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar of American Bar Association, Orlando, FL (February 14, 2009)
• Keynote luncheon speaker, ALFA International legal network, Women’s initiative program, Washington, D.C. (October 23, 2008)
• Workshop for Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., Women’s Initiative Network, Morristown, NJ (August 14, 2008)
• Speaker at meeting of Gender Equity Council at the New Jersey Bar Association Law Center (June 20, 2007)
• Women in Professional Service Firms: Retaining & Advancing a Diverse Team, Ark Conference, Member of panel, Orlando, Florida (December 4-5, 2006)


• The People Issue: Six tips for managing a merger, BC Law (Spring/Summer 2003)
• Instead of Layoffs, Try Flexible Work Arrangements, New Jersey Law Journal (February 17, 2002)
• The Pros and Cons of Private Practice, New Jersey Law Journal (May 20, 2002)
• Managing Culture Shock, Law Practice Management, (publication of ABA Practice Management section) (May-June 2001)
• How strong core values can make your organization more successful, Front & Center (publication for the Center for Non-Profit Corporations) (June/July 2000)
• Hiring for Values, Executive Excellence (May 2000)


• CBS Evening News: Interview for program on pregnancy discrimination issues (May 2006)
• New Jersey Monthly: Interview with Steve Adubato, “One on One,” on Comcast television (January 2005)
• Chicago Lawyer: quoted in “Gender Gap in Salaries Starts Right After Law School,”
By Jamie Levy Pessin (January 2005)
• ABA Journal: quoted in “Redefining Relationships: You don’t have to lose your Associate friends when you make Partner,” by Jenny B. Davis (October 2003)
Counsel, Post, Polak, Goodsell, MacNeill & Strauchler, P.A., Roseland, NJ
Of counsel (2004 – 2011)
Values Consultant, Montclair, NJ
St. James Ethics Centre, Sydney, Australia
Values and Ethics consultant to corporations and government units (1996-1999)
Cooper, Rose & English, Summit, NJ
Associate Attorney (1990-1996)
Connecticut Law Tribune, Stamford, CT
Executive Editor/Reporter (1985-1988)


The Honorable Daniel J. O’Hern (1983-1984)
New Jersey Supreme Court


Boston College Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1983 -- Winner, Moot Court Competition)
Cornell University (A.B., 1978)


State of New Jersey, 1993
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1983
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1993
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1983


Board Member, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ (2012)
Legal Counsel, Jazz House Kids, Montclair, NJ
Board Member, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Montclair, NJ (2004 –2011)

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Chicago, IL 60601

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