Attorney Details

David J. Reilly - Partner

DAVID J. REILLY focuses his practice upon the representation of management in labor and employment matters.  He regularly counsels employers on a wide array of labor and employment matters, including employee performance, discipline and termination issues, disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and whistleblowing claims, family leave and other benefits issues, wage and hour issues, union grievances, collective bargaining negotiations, and employer handbooks and policies.  Mr. Reilly has extensive experience counseling management on reductions in force and other company restructurings, including selection processes, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, disparate impact, severance and Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) issues.

Mr. Reilly also is an experienced and well-respected litigator, and has successfully defended employers in numerous state and federal court actions, agency proceedings, arbitrations and mediations, including employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and employee benefits claims, as well as ancillary tort claims such as defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Mr. Reilly received his Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University in 1981 and his Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1988. In law school, he served as Survey Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review from 1987-1988, and he was winner of and had the Best Petitioners Brief at the Appellate Moot Court Competition in 1987.

Mr. Reilly is the co-author of Employment by the Book in New Jersey: Woolley and Its Progeny, 22 Seton Hall Law Review 814. His other publications include Murder Inc.: The Criminal Liability of Corporations for Homicide, 18 Seton Hall Law Review 378; and Another Trap for the Unwary: The Right of Non-Union Employees to Co-Worker Representation During Investigatory Interviews, 9 The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel no.11, November 2001, which he also co-authored. On January 15, 2000, he gave a New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled, Ethical Issues in Employment Litigation.

Mr. Reilly is a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Law Section, the New York State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association, and The Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey. He is also a Master of the Bench of the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court, and is a Past Chair of its Program Committee.  He is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

Mr. Reilly is admitted to the bars of the states of New Jersey and New York, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey, the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York, and the Eastern District of Michigan.