MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Oct. 5, 2016 – Kristine J. Feher, Labor & Employment shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office, has been recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the 2016 Top Women in Law. The publication highlighted 25 women attorneys across New Jersey who have had notable achievements in recent years or who have made an extraordinary impact on the legal profession. The honorees will attend a celebratory dinner at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City Nov. 15.
“We are incredibly proud of Kris for her well-earned recognition as one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s Top Women in Law,” said Philip R. Sellinger, co-chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice and co-managing shareholder of the New Jersey office. “She continues to push the profession forward for women, specifically through her commitment to top notch legal service for Greenberg Traurig’s clients.”
“Greenberg Traurig’s culture is one that is committed to the development, advancement, and success of our women attorneys,” said Geoffrey S. Berman, co-managing shareholder of the firm’s New Jersey office. “This is a superb recognition for Kris who is a role model to attorneys in New Jersey and throughout the firm.”
Feher is an experienced employment litigator and trial attorney, whose practice focuses on representing employers and managers in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge cases arising under employment laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the New Jersey Family Leave Act. In addition, she litigates claims for benefits arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as well as wage payment and overtime compensation claims (including class actions) under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws. She also has extensive experience in breach of contract, emotional distress, fraud, and many other employment-related claims; and counsels franchisors regarding employment issues, including avoiding joint employer status with franchisees.
Feher serves as the co-editor of Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment blog, co-chair of the GT Training Workshop team, and is the New Jersey liaison for the firmwide Women’s Initiative. In addition, Feher is a Litigation Counsel of America Fellow, who has been listed in Chambers USA Guide from 2011-2016 as well as in The Legal 500 United States from 2013-2016.
Additionally, the class action group in the firm’s New Jersey office was recently selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as the “Litigation Department of the Year – Class Action,” and will be honored Nov. 16, 2016, at The Newark Club in Newark, New Jersey.
About Greenberg Traurig — New Jersey
Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office has grown to more than 70 attorneys since its founding in 2002. The office’s experienced litigators provide advice and representation in virtually every area of litigation, including class actions, complex commercial and construction cases and white collar criminal defense. The corporate and financial services attorneys, whose clients include numerous major commercial banks and finance companies in the New York/New Jersey area, handle a wide variety of matters, including sophisticated loan transactions and workouts, mergers and acquisitions, and business reorganizations and restructurings. Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office also has a robust IP and patent prosecution practice. Other areas of practice include labor and employment, real estate, immigration, franchise law, tax, trusts and estates, and energy and infrastructure.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative
Greenberg Traurig is committed to its women lawyers’ success, which includes a firmwide women’s affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention, and business development. The firm regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities. Greenberg Traurig also takes thoughtful action to address issues such as maintaining a healthy work-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, taking charge of your health, and giving back to the community.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.