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J. Michael  Riordan - Partner

J. MICHAEL RIORDAN has more than 36 years experience representing Fortune 500 and other clients in employment law and other commercial and corporate, arbitrations, litigation, and advisory matters, including drafting employment policies and procedures, negotiating and drafting employment contracts, conducting in-house seminars and training for clients regarding a wide range of employment and other legal  issues, conducting internal investigations, litigating the full range of employment law disputes in administrative, arbitral and judicial forums across the country, litigating employment, commercial, and corporate class actions as well as mediating commercial and employment disputes.

Michael also has lectured on employment law alternative dispute resolution procedures and trial advocacy to numerous groups, including the Judicial College of New Jersey, the Securities Industry Association, the Inns of Court, and client groups.

Michael is a Member of the Bar of the States of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Michael has been listed in Super Lawyers® (2005-2017), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Employment & Labor, Business Litigation, and Civil Litigation:Defense. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). He has also been listed in Best Lawyers® (2007-2018), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S. News & World Report, in the areas of Employment Law - Management, Insurance Law, and Litigation - Labor and Employment. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). 

Mr. Riordan has also gained recognition  by Top New York Attorney from New York Magazine (2011), Top Attorney in New York, New Jersey & Connecticut from New York Magazine (2010), Top Lawyer from The American Lawyer (2011), a New York Area Best Lawyer (2011), one of New Jersey's Top Attorneys from Inside Jersey magazine (2011), selected as one of America's Most Honored Professionals by American Registry (2011),  and in 2015, 2016 and 2017 Chambers USA as a Leading Labor & Employment Lawyer. In addition, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him its AV Peer Review Rating in Labor & Employment Law, its highest level of professional excellence and a Preeminent Lawyer for 2017.  In recognition of this honor, Mr. Riordan's rating will also be included in the 2016 issue of the Top Rated AV Preeminent Guide to Labor & Employment Law.  In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Michael was selected for inclusion in the Irish Legal 100 and named one of New York's Top Rated Lawyers by ALM Legal Leaders.  In 2017 the American Registry selected Mr. Riordan as an Exceptional Lawyer.

Michael has been certified as a Mediator by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and serves as a Mediator for the Honorable Stephan C. Hansbury, Chancery Division, Morris County. He is a Director of the Alan Ameche Memorial Foundation, a Member of the President's Council and Board of Trustees, Malvern Preparatory School, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, Professional Responsibility Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. Michael also served previously as Chair of the New Jersey District X Ethics Committee, a Member of the New Jersey State Court Pilot Mediation Program, a Member of the Federal Mediation Program, District of New Jersey, a Member of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee for the District of New Jersey and a Master of the Worrall F. Mountain American Inn of Court.