Kirsten McCaw Grossman Bio

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Kirsten M. Grossman, ESQ.


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 counsels clients on various employment law and benefits issues, including employee discipline and termination, harassment, family and medical leave issues, disability accommodation requests, reductions in force, protection of confidential information, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenant enforcement, and unfair competition. Kirsten prepares and reviews employment policies and procedures, negotiates and drafts employment contracts, confidentiality, restrictive covenants and separation agreements, conducts internal investigations of workplace issues and training for corporate employees and management.

In addition to her employment experience, Kirsten also has substantial complex commercial litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey. Her commercial cases include intellectual property/copyright, contract, insurance defense, banking and securities practices and toxic tort.

Listed in Super Lawyers®, Employment & Labor 2012-2020, 2022

“Top 50 Women”, New Jersey Super Lawyers®, 2017 The Super Lawyers® list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Professional Experience
Bressler, Amery & Ross, Florham Park, NJ Associate 2000-2008
Hardin, Kundla, McKeon, Poletto & Polifroni, Springfield, NJ Associate 1998-2000
Professional Activities
New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
Sidney Reitman Labor & Employment Law Inn of Court
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
Judicial Clerkships
Honorable Kenith D. Bloom New Jersey Superior Court, Essex County 1997-1998
Reported Opinions
Dean Witter Reynolds v. Kevin Blackburn, 2002 WL 31233219 (N.A.S.D.) August 29, 2002
RBC Dain Rauscher v. Nowacki and Pryka, 2004 WL 1908044 (N.A.S.D.) August 11, 2004
Tucker Anthony v. Angelo Roman, 2005 WL 773905 (N.A.S.D.) March 10, 2005
Katchen v. Smith Barney, 2005 WL 1863669 (D.N.J.) August 3, 2005
Mannion v. Coors Brewing Co., 2007 WL 3340925 (S.D.N.Y.) November 7, 2007
Raia v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc., 2007 WL 4565139 (E.D.N.Y.) December 21, 2007
Mannion v. Coors Brewing Co., 530 F. Supp.2d 543 (S.D.N.Y.) 2008
Farzan v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 2011 WL 3510860 (D.N.J.) August 8, 2011
Gilbert L. West v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, 462 Fed. Appx. 170 (3rd Circuit) November1 8, 2011
American Leisure Facilities Mgt. Corp. v. Brutus, 2012 WL 6162232 (N.Y.C.) December 7, 2012
Martin v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America, 2013 WL 3354431 (D.N.J.) July 2, 2013
American Leisure Facilities Mgt. Corp. v. Brutus, 2014 WL 4829640 (N.Y.C.) September 30, 2014
Vesuvio v. Karlik, 2015 WL 2458030 (App. Div.) May 28, 2015


Seton Hall University School of Law J.D. 1997
Wright State University B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude 1994

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 Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
United States District Court – Northern District of New York
Author, "California Federal Court Rejects Tesla’s Request for TRO Alleging Trade Secret Theft", L&E Blog, July 1, 2022
Author, “Employer Arbitration Agreement Pointers from 2 Rulings”, Law360 guest article October 2020
Author, “U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling Extending Federal Job Protection to LGBTQ Employees – Bostock v. Clayton County, GA.” L&E Blog; June 16, 2020
Co-author, “”Protected Activity” Continues to Broaden Under Sox”, Corporate Counsel March 2017
Speaking Engagements
So, Your Ideal Employee Candidate Has a Restrictive Covenant. Now what should you do?, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra PC Webinar September 2022
Restrictive Covenants: Both Sides of the Coin, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, 2018 Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2018
Restrictive Covenants: Both Sides of the Coin, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, 2nd Annual Employment Law CLE Day January 2018
Restrictive Covenants That Will Hold Up In Court, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Webinar July 2017
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