Attorney Details

Michael J. Dee - Partner

MICHAEL J. DEE concentrates his practice on representing private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  He has represented employers in matters pending in State and Federal Court, arbitral tribunals and administrative agencies involving claims under Title VII, Equal Pay Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, among other statutory and common law claims.  Michael has extensive experience representing both public and private sector employers in traditional labor matters, including as chief spokesperson in labor negotiations, labor arbitrations and before the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Commission. 

From 2014 through 2016, Michael served as the Director of the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations under Governor Chris Christie.  As Director, Michael served as the Governor’s agent in all matters involving the State and the various unions representing the over 50,000 employees within the Executive Branch of State Government and State Colleges, including as chief spokesperson in labor negotiations, litigation and matters before administration agencies.  During that time, he also served as Chair of the Police and Fire Interest Arbitration Impact Task Force, created by legislation to study and report to the Legislature and Governor on the impact of recent amendments to the interest arbitration law for police and fire employees throughout the State.  In 2017, the Governor appointed Mr. Dee to chair the Interest Arbitration Task Force.

Prior to entering private practice, Michael served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. John J. Coyle, Jr., J.S.C. (retired).  Michael is admitted in the States of New Jersey and New York.