Megan Frese Porio Bio

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Megan Frese Porio, ESQ.


Megan Frese Porio has extensive experience in employment counseling and litigation, representing and advising clients on a full range of laws and policies involving hiring, performance management, discipline, termination, and reasonable accommodations, as well as laws involving anti-discrimination, equal pay, wage and hour, and employee leave.  Megan’s expertise also includes advising employers on day-to-day employment counseling matters, and negotiating all types of complex legal contracts, including employment, severance, nondisclosure, partnership and restrictive covenant agreements.

Proficient in drafting employee handbooks, policies, contracts, and other documents, Megan is also skilled in conducting objective investigations into allegations of employee discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  In addition, Megan has successfully facilitated employment audits and training to ensure best employment practices are followed.

Megan’s litigation experience extends to a wide range of cases, including employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, whistle-blower/retaliation, employment contract disputes, defamation, wage & hour, and other compensation disputes.  Megan has also successfully defended employers in wage & hour audits and compliance investigations before federal and state departments of labor and anti-discrimination agencies.  In addition, Megan is a skilled appellate advocate who has been praised by appellate and trial courts alike for her written advocacy.

Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers 2020, 2021, 2022
SuperLawyers® New Jersey “Rising Stars” 2009 - 2016
New Jersey Bar Association; New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

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Professional Experience
Castronovo & McKinney, LLC, Morristown, NJ, Counsel 2011 - 2020
Gibbons P.C., Newark, NJ, Associate Attorney 2006 - 2011
Judicial Clerkships
The Honorable Edwin H. Stern, P.J.A.D. (Chief Judge) (retired) Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Morristown, NJ 2005 - 2006


Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY, J.D., cum laude 2005
Georgetown University, Washington, DC, B.A., cum laude 1998

State of New Jersey
State of New York

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