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Galit Kierkut

Galit Kierkut focuses her practice in the areas of restrictive covenants, privacy, and trade secret counseling and litigation, as well as in matters relating to employment discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, employee leave and accommodation. She represents national and international employers in their U.S. operations in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, financial, hospitality, food service, retail and health care industries in state and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and various Departments of Labor. She also trains and counsels employers in virtually all employment compliance areas. Galit is a member of Greenberg Traurig's Health Emergency Preparedness Task Force, a multidisciplinary, collaborative team drawn from the firm's offices around the world.

In addition to her employment practice, Galit has wide-ranging experience in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, and serves as outside general counsel to certain of her clients. Galit is a strong advocate for women’s advancement in the law, and has been honored for her leadership in this area by a variety of organizations. She is a past president of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and is an active member of the National Association for Women Lawyers.

Concentrations

  • Restrictive covenants
  • Trade secrets
  • Employment discrimination
  • Employee leave and accommodation
  • Employment compliance training
  • Complex commercial litigation

Expertise

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, Chambers USA, “New Jersey Labor & Employment,” 2012-2020
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor & Employment; Commercial Litigation, 2013-2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, 2009 and 2013-2020
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers, “Employment & Labor,” 2013-2020
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers,“The Top 50 Women Super Lawyers” 2014-2020
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers,“The Top 100 Super Lawyers” 2015-2020
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Employment & Labor and Business Litigation, 2009
  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, "Labor & Employment Star," 2020
  • Honoree, NJBIZ,“Best 50 Women in Business,” 2017
  • Honoree, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, “Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Award – Private Sector,” 2018
  • Honoree, Executive Women of New Jersey, "Salute to the Policy Makers" Awards, 2016
  • Recipient, New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law and the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, “Professional Lawyers of the Year Award,” 2011
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 4.4 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Executive Board, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
    • Past President
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Member, Executive Board, Labor & Employment Law Section
      • Co-Chair, Employment Trial Practices Subcommittee, Labor & Employment Law Section
    • Appointed Privacy Law Committee
    • Member, Women in the Profession Section
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
    • Member, Annual Meeting and Mid-Year Meeting Committees
  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
    • Past Chair, Task Force on Women in the Profession
  • Member of the Board of Directors, University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club, Metro New Jersey
  • Editor, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly
  • Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1995
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1991
Zulassung
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Connecticut
Sprache
  • Hebrew, Conversational