Kristine V. Ryan

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Kristine Ryan joined Nukk-Freeman & Cerra in 2007, bringing extensive experience litigating complex matters in state and federal court both in and outside the tri-state area. Through her prior firm, Kristine was seconded to a large pharmaceutical company, providing in-house assistance on a variety of transactional and litigation matters. She has experience negotiating and drafting […]

Jesse Grasty

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Jesse Grasty has extensive experience litigating and counseling complex labor and employment matters in federal and state courts and before federal, state and local agencies. Jesse has dedicated his legal career to litigating claims under, and providing legal advice and counsel regarding compliance with, labor and employment laws including Title VII, ADA, FLSA, and FMLA. […]

Kirsten McCaw Grossman

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Kirsten McCaw Grossman leads our Restrictive Covenant practice group and is an employment litigator with 20 years of experience. Kirsten represents management clients exclusively in disputes before state and federal courts, FINRA (formerly NASD) and AAA arbitration proceedings, and administrative agencies (including state and federal EEO agencies and the Department of Labor). Additionally, she regularly […]

Nivritha C. Ketty

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Nivritha (“Nivi”) Ketty has both law firm and in-house experience in employment law for clients spanning a range of industries. Prior to joining NFC, Nivi was Associate General Counsel, Employment Law for a major medical center, and was responsible for providing legal advice and counsel regarding compliance with employment and labor laws, including FMLA, ADA, […]

Robin H. Rome

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Robin H. Rome is a seasoned practitioner with both law firm and in- house experience. With over 25 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, restrictive covenants, and state law violations. She practices in […]

Rachel M. Manne

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Rachel M. Manne co-leads the Firm’s Counseling Practice Group and Training and Development Practice Group. Rachel has extensive expertise in partnering with employers on a broad range of employment law issues. She regularly advises on employer policies, hiring, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, leaves of absences, performance management and terminations, relying upon her deep experience and […]

Phillip J. Lipari

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Phillip J. Lipari assists businesses – from small companies to Fortune 100 corporations – in all aspects of employment law, including by conducting internal investigations, delivering training presentations, providing day-to-day counseling, and representing companies in litigation. Phill is a leader in the Firm’s investigations practice, having significant experience acting as an investigator into employee complaints […]

Kerrie R. Heslin

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Kerrie R. Heslin has an expertise in employment and labor matters for management. Ms. Heslin devotes a majority of her practice to the litigation of employment matters involving discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower claims, wage and hour and benefits issues on behalf of employers. She handles counseling and litigation involving workforce reductions, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, FLSA HIPAA […]

Stacy L. Fode

Stacy L. Fode focuses her practice on employment litigation and advisement and business litigation. She specializes in representing business clients in all aspects of employment law including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, whistle blower, employment agreement and trade secret disputes, and wage and hour matters, including class actions and PAGA matters. Stacy’s clients have included […]

Holly English

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Holly English is a seasoned practitioner who is the co-head of the Firm’s Counseling Department. She has counseled hundreds of clients through complex counseling issues to reach desired results while keeping legal risks low. In that capacity, she regularly counsels  management on issues such as hiring, wage and hour, leaves of absence, severance and employment […]