Ms. Alito is co-chair of the firm’s 150-lawyer global labor, employment and workplace safety practice. She represents management in disputes involving employment law and employee benefit law issues. Ms. Alito defends employers in litigation, including class action litigation, relating to employment discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment and employee benefit plan terminations. She also counsels on workplace policies and compliance.
Ms. Alito is an experienced litigator in trials and appeals in both state and federal courts. In 1999, the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey honored Ms. Alito with its Trial Bar Award for outstanding performance as a trial lawyer. She has served as lead counsel in the successful defense of class actions under ERISA and the LMRA involving multiple-employer welfare and pension trust funds, and trials of class actions challenging termination of retiree medical benefits. Her litigation experience in discrimination matters ranges from single-plaintiff cases to FLSA class actions and EEOC actions challenging company-wide and nation-wide policies.
Ms. Alito has written and spoken extensively on employment law issues. Her employment law treatise and her law review article on the 1991 Civil Rights Act have been cited with approval by state appellate courts, federal circuit courts of appeal and scholarly publications. Her recent presentations have included a Glass Ceiling panel with former EEOC Chair Naomi Earp, an EEOC New York Region technical advice program on retaliation. Prior lectures include the Third Circuit conference, the United States District Court Conference and the Judicial College.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Rosemary Alito