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Last updated: 7/17/2014
Ms. Robin H. Rome
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Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.
Partner
26 Main Street
Suite 301
Chatham
New Jersey
07928  United States
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973 665.9100 (Phone)
973 665.9101 (Fax)
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  Business Litigation, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Labor and Employment, Litigation
  New Jersey, New York
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  Robin H. Rome is a seasoned practitioner with both law firm and in-house experience. With approximately 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.
She has also acted as an independent investigator in several 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 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 and 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.

Speaking Engagements:

• 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)


Awards:

Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey (2013, 2014)
Super Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey (2014)
Super Lawyers, Labor & Employment (2012-2014)
Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Law Firms, Labor & Employment (2012-2014)


Recent Publications:

The Costliest Employment Mistakes,What You Must Do to Protect Your Business, Society for Design Adminstration (Skylines, October 2012)

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., 1994)
Boston College (B.A., 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
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2011


Civic/Charitable Activities:

Member, National Association of Professional Women
Member, Mercer County Chamber of Commerce
New Jersey Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Participant, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
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Chicago, IL 60601
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