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Erica M. Clifford, ESQ.


Erica M. Clifford concentrates her practice in the representation and defense of management against employment-related claims, including those brought pursuant to NJLAD, CEPA, NJCRA, NYSHRL, FMLA, Title VII, ADA, and the ADEA. She has significant experience in both New Jersey and New York federal and state courts, managing all stages of litigation from initial fact investigation through trial preparation. Erica also has experience representing management in restrictive covenant disputes. In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Erica investigates employee complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and failure to accommodate and counsels employers on matters of employee discipline and termination. Erica received her Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and was a judicial intern for The Honorable Jose L. Linares, U.S.D.J (Chief Judge, Retired).

Professional Experience
Genova Burns LLC, Newark, NJ | Counsel & Associate 2018-2021
Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, LLC, Whippany, NJ | Associate 2016-2018
Wiley, Malehorn, Sirota & Raynes, Morristown, NJ | Associate 2010-2016
Florio & Kenny, LLP, Hoboken, NJ | Associate 2008-2010
Judicial Clerkships
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Judicial Intern, The Honorable Jose L. Linares, U.S.D.J. (Chief Judge, Ret.) 2006


Seton Hall University School of Law, Juris Doctorate 2008
James Madison University, Bachelor of Arts in English 1999

State of New Jersey
United States District Court – District of New Jersey
State of New York
United States District Court – Southern District of New York
United States District Court – Eastern District of New York
United States District Court - Western District of New York
"Line in the Sand: District Court Untangles Boundaries of Legal Advice, Attorneys’ Role in Employee’s Termination Decision," L&E Blog, March 31, 2022
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