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Nivritha C. Ketty, ESQ.

Partner & DEI Committee Co-Chair

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, FLSA and USERRA. She also was responsible for supervising outside litigation counsel and representing her employer before state and federal regulatory agencies. At NFC, Nivi works closely with senior management, human resource professional, and business owners to provide advice and risk analysis on a variety of employment matters, which includes reductions in force, leaves/accommodations, and wage and hour compliance. In addition, Nivi provides training to managers and supervisors on compliance with state and federal harassment/discrimination laws and on various diversity and inclusion topics. She also regularly conducts and advises on both privileged and unprivileged workplace investigations into allegations of harassment, misconduct, compliance, and discrimination.

Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars”, Employment & Labor 2020
Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award 2013
Thurgood Marshall Award 2008

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Professional Experience
University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey
Associate General Counsel, Employment Law 2016-2018
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York, New York
Associate 2007 - 2015
Summer Associate 2006
Professional Activities
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
Judicial Clerkships
The Honorable Michael A. Shipp, United States District Judge, District of New Jersey 2015-2016


University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.) 2007
Stanford University (B.A., Political Science) 2002

State 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
Author, “NJ Supreme Court Slims Down the Requirements for Enforceable Arbitration Agreements”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, L&E Blog court-slims-down-the-requirements-for-enforceable-arbitration September 15, 2020
Speaking Engagements
Pay Equity: Why it Still Matters, Especially in a Hot Labor Market, NAMWOLF Annual Meeting, Baltimore September 2023
Linking Diversity Goals to Compensation, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Webinar June 2022
COVID Return to Work - Timely & Relevant Issues That Every Employer Should Prepare For, Nukk Freeman & Cerra, PC, Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2021
The Investigation Aftermath: How Workplace Investigations Are Used in Litigation and Tips to Make them Attack Proof, National Association of Women Lawyers' GCI Conference November 2021
Clearing The Haze Around Workplace Marijuana Rules, Celesq Attorneys Ed Center September 2021
One Year into the Pandemic: Key COVID-19 Considerations & Challenges for Employers, Hot Topics in California Employment Law, Webinar, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC April 2021
Are you ready? Top 10 Employment Issues in 2021, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC and NAMWOLF L&E PAC, Webinar March 2021
Attention Employers: Are you Ready to Ring in 2021?, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Webinar January 2021
Key COVID-19 Considerations and Challenges for Employers, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2020
Battling the Bully: My Way or the Highway, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2019
Clearing the Haze: What Does Weed in the Workplace Mean to Employers?, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, 2018 Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2018
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