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Last updated: 7/17/2014
Ms. Katherin Nukk-Freeman
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Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.
Founding Partner
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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  Katherin Nukk-Freeman devotes a majority of her practice to the counseling of clients on diverse employment issues including those pertaining to family and medical leaves, wage and hour requirements, COBRA compliance, discrimination laws, hiring and termination decisions, drug testing, and state and federal disability laws. Ms. Nukk-Freeman also trains employees of all levels including non-supervisory employees, supervisory employees, human resources professionals and upper management with respect to all of the above areas. She also works with clients to develop and draft employment procedures, contracts and handbooks which fit their business needs. Ms. Nukk-Freeman utilizes her years of employment litigation experience to help her clients avoid litigation through effective and sound proactive business practices. Ms. Nukk-Freeman also has extensive experience representing management clients exclusively in disputes before administrative agencies (including state and federal EEO agencies and the Department of Labor).

Professional Activities:

(2013 - Present)
Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, Board of Directors

(2010 - Present)
Executive Committee, Labor & Employment Section of the New Jersey Bar Association

(May 2010 - Present)
New York Society of Security Analysts, Board of Directors

(June 2009 – Present)
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Advisory Board Member

(2002 – Present)
Women Presidents' Organization

(January 2009 – Present)
Entrepreneur’s Organization

(2005 – 2009)
The Healthcare Marketing & Communications Council, General Counsel to Board of Trustees


Listed in Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor (2010 - 2014)
Listed in Super Lawyers "Top 100" Lawyers in New Jersey, (2011 - 2014)
Listed in Super Lawyers "Top 50 Women" Lawyers in New Jersey, (2011 - 2014)
Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Law Firms, Labor & Employment (2010 - 2014)
"Enterprising Women of the Year", Enterprising Women Magazine (2010)
"Women’s Business Enterprise Star", Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (2009)
"Top 50 Women in Business", NJ BIZ (2009)
Named one of Business News New Jersey's "40 Under 40" Outstanding Achievers (April 4, 2002)
Recipient, "Twin Award", a Tribute to Women and Industry (April 2003)

Speaking Engagements:

Labor and Employment Law Update, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Business Law Symposium (April 2014)

Conducting and Effective Workplace Investigation, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra Webinar Presentation (February 2014)

Social Media and Workplace Harassment Issues, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (January 2014)

Navigating Your Career: Learning to Elevate Your Personal Brand, Presented to Ernst & Young Professional Women's Network (December 2013)

Recent Publications:

Co-author, Achieving Balance: Suzanne M. Cerra and Katherin Nukk-Freeman Reveal How a Flexible, Team-Based Business Model Benefits Fee-Earners and Clients., Managing Partner Magazine (Volume 15 Issue 2; October 2012)

"COBRA Subsidies Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: How Will They Impact Businesses?", New Jersey Defense (Volume 25, Issue 2; Spring 2009), co-authored with Suzanne M. Cerra, Esq.

"We Can Have it All", New Jersey Women Lawyer’s Association Gala Journal (April 2009), co-authored with Suzanne M. Cerra, Esq.

"FMLA Violations - Do Your Merit Increase and Bonus Plans Comply?", The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (November 2005)

"Some States Mandate Harassment Training. A Sign of Things to Come for New Jersey Employers?", Bollinger Solutions (Spring 2005)

Professional Experience:

Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, PC., Newark, NJ
Partner (December 2000 – January 2006); Associate (October 1996 – December 2000)
Downey, Brand, Seymour and Rohwer, Sacramento, CA
Associate (September 1993 – 1996)


Boston College Law School (J.D., 1993)
Pennsylvania State University (B.S., Dual Major: Finance and Accounting Honors 1990)
University Scholars Program


State of California, 1993
State of New Jersey, 1996
United States District Court for the District of California, 1993
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1996

Civic/Charitable Activities:

Board of Trustees, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Parliamentarian and Human Resources Committee (2004 to 2010)

Board of Trustees, The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Human Resources Committee (1999-2008)
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150 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 800
Chicago, IL 60601

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