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Martin C. Fojas

Martin C. Fojas focuses his practice on trade secrets and restrictive covenant counseling and litigation, along with employment and wage and hour counseling and litigation. He advises clients on a wide range of matters regarding employment contracts, employee classification, leave laws, state and federal employment and labor laws and regulations, confidentiality and NDAs, severance and terminations, and compensation. Martin is an experienced attorney who has tried numerous commercial and wage and hour cases in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York.

Concentrations

  • Trade secrets
  • Restrictive covenant
  • Privacy
  • Unfair competition
  • Confidentiality
  • Non-disclosure agreements

Capabilities

Experience

  • Obtained multimillion-dollar verdict after trial on behalf of multi-employer pension fund for unpaid employee benefit contributions.°
  • Negotiated settlement after trial of collective action brought by car wash employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.°
  • Defended not-for-profit entity in SLAPP suit seeking to quash peaceful protest.°
  • Handled appeal of employment discrimination action under USERRA before the Federal Circuit.°
  • Settled at arbitration claims brought by sanitation workers and truck drivers for unpaid overtime compensation.°
  • Negotiated settlement of wage and benefit claims exceeding $1 million against union employer.°
  • Obtained dismissal of fraud claims brought against national life insurance brokerage firm.°
  • Argued federal appeal of breach of contract and ERISA claims before the Second Circuit.°
  • Negotiated settlement on behalf of title insurance company of multimillion-dollar title insurance claim.°
  • Handled all aspects of SEC investigation against technology company and its chairman.°
  • Negotiated settlement after trial of multiple payment bond claims brought against surety in connection with several New York City public construction projects.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Fojas prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2020
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2017-2020
  • Pupil, Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court, 2019-2020
  • Mentor, New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJLEEP), 2020-Present
  • Mentor, Brooklyn Law School Alumni Mentor Program, 2019-Present
  • Mentor, Justice Resource Center, 2009-2015

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Brooklyn Law School
    • Articles Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
  • B.A., Cornell University
Clerkships
  • Deputy Clerk, Hon. Shirley Wohl Kram, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2007-2009
Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York