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Iman A. Wells, ESQ.

Counsel & Social Responsibility Committee Co-Chair / DEI Committee Member

Iman A. Wells focuses her practice on management-side employment litigation and counseling. Iman defends employers in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She regularly counsels employers on a wide range of workplace issues including employee handbooks, policies, performance improvement plans, disciplinary materials and separation agreements and releases.

While attending law school, Iman was a Senior Editor for the Rutgers Race and the Law Review, served as the President for the Association of Black Law Students, and was Teaching Associate for the Legal Research and Writing Skills program. She also interned with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and served as judicial intern to the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2022
Garden State Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division | Top 25 Award Recipient 2021
Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars”, Employment & Labor 2019-2020, 2022
The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 2022

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Professional Experience
ADA Compliance Consultant, Verizon, Basking Ridge, NJ 2016-2017
Teaching Associate, Rutgers School of Law, Legal Analysis - Writing and Research Skills Program, Newark, NJ 2014-2015
Legal Unit Intern, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Newark, NJ 2014-2015
Labor Section Law Clerk, City of Newark Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Newark, NJ 2014
Professional Activities
New Jersey State Bar Association, Leadership Academy Fellow 2022-2023
National Employment Law Council, Academy Fellow 2019
Academy Fellow Mentor 2021
ABA and National Employment Law Council, Labor and Employment Law Trial Institute
Attorney Mentor, New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project
Judicial Clerkships
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, New York, NY, Judicial Intern to the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis 2014
Law Clerk, Honorable Bahir Kamil, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division 2015-2016


Rutgers School of Law, Newark NJ J.D. 2015
Rutgers University B.A. History 2012

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
District of Columbia
Author, "Bringing COVID-19 From The Workplace to the Home: California Supreme Court to Weigh in on Employer's Obligations, if any, to Safeguard Their Employees' Household", L&E Blog, April 28, 2022 April 28, 2022
"How Employers Should Be Updating Their Handbooks In Light of COVID-19", NJSBA’s Employment Law Summer Roundup August 2020
Author, ” You’ve got mail! New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Key Ruling Upholding the use of Electronic Arbitration Agreements in the Employment Context”, L&E Blog https://nfc-fix-attorneys.local/youve-got-mail-new-jersey-supreme-court-issues-key-ruling-upholding-the-use-of-electronic-arbitration-agreements-in-the-employment-context/ August 21, 2020
Author, “New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Latest Pro-Arbitrarion Ruling Requiring Delivery Drivers in New Jersey to Arbitrate Dispute with Employer Despite Federal Exemption”, L&E Blog; July 16, 2020
Speaking Engagements
Private Practice & Law Firms, Rutgers Law School, Minority Student Program October 2022
Garden State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Symposium, NJLAD Update October 2022
Transforming Organizations Through Cultural Competency, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2021
Hairstyle Bias, Discrimination, and the Law, Featured Panelist, NJICLE November 2021
Artificial Intelligence – Is its impact on the Workplace "Smart"’ Business? Association of Corporate Counsel New Jersey Annual Conference September 2020
How Employers Should Be Updating Their Handbooks In Light of COVID-19, NJSBA’s Employment Law Summer Roundup August 2020
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