Naomi N. Gulama

Associate, Naomi Gulama, focuses her practices on the management side of Labor and Employment Law and General Litigation, by conducting research and drafting pleadings and motions pertaining to a variety of employment-related claims, including discrimination, retaliation, failure to accommodate, and restrictive covenants. Additionally, she conducts client interviews, drafts and reviews employee handbooks, and assists clients […]

Alexandra Lapes

Alexandra Lapes focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law. She advises and counsels clients on employment policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. Alexandra designs HR policies and employee handbooks that are legally compliant and written in a manner that is consistent with an organization’s culture. She […]

Whitney H. Lazo

Associate, Whitney H. Lazo, focuses her practice on management-side employment and labor litigation representing employers in a wide array of employment matters such as hostile work environment and harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex, race, disability, age, pregnancy, religion, and national origin. She defends employers in state and federal court, and before various […]

Soundous Bouchouar

Associate, Soundous Bouchouar, focuses her practice on the defense of management in employment-related disputes. She represents employers in state and federal court. Soundous partners with employers to create internal best practices for managing employee relations matters, investigates employee relations concerns, drafts employment and separation agreements, and employee handbooks and policies. Additionally, she independently represented a […]

Melanie Ghaw

Melanie Ghaw focuses her practice on labor and employment law matters. Drawing on significant experience assisting clients with advice and counsel, Melanie represents employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters including drafting contracts, settlement agreements, severance agreements, and general releases, as well as, handbooks, codes of ethics, and compliance policies.  Melanie also […]

Reema L. Chandnani

Reema Chandnani

Reema Chandnani has experience in all areas of employment law. Reema has handled matters pending before State and Federal adjudicative bodies regarding claims under NJLAD, CEPA, ADA, and FMLA. Her experience also extends to the representation of clients on discrimination matters pending before administrative agencies, including the Division of Civil Rights and U.S. Department of […]

Julie S. Alarcón

Julie S. Alarcón joins NFC as an Associate, where she focuses her practice on the defense of management in employment-related disputes. As a member of NFC’s counseling practice group, Julie counsels employers of all sizes on issues involving employee recruitment, hiring, employee classifications, family and medical leave, antidiscrimination, sexual harassment, disability, wage and hour, discipline, […]

Jean Schroll Knapp

Jean Schroll Knapp-S

Jean Schroll Knapp focuses her practice on management defense in employment and labor law litigation. She defends employers in general commercial litigation and employment discrimination actions, including those brought under New Jersey’s LAD, CEPA, and FLA, as well as federal claims under the FMLA, ADA, and Title VII.  Additionally, Jean defends claims under the FLSA […]

Sharina Rodriguez

Sharina Rodriguez-S

Sharina Rodriguez, Esq., has focused her practice in employment litigation and counseling involving age, race, sex and disability discrimination and/or harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, wage and hour, restrictive covenants, and breach of contract disputes arising under federal, New Jersey and New York law. Her experience also includes counseling private and public employers in all areas of […]


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