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Noel A. Lesica advises clients on a wide range of employment law issues, representing employers before administrative agencies and state and federal courts. Noel brings to her practice the added perspective gained from her deep in-house experience in the pharmaceutical industry, where she helped clients manage risk and achieve compliance while marketing and selling product in a highly regulated environment.

Building upon the litigation experience she acquired before working in-house, Noel focuses her practice on a variety of workplace challenges facing employers and Human Resources professionals, including preventing and managing claims of discrimination, unlawful harassment and retaliation.

Noel enjoys public speaking, and regularly trains management and staff on the meaning and consequences of unlawful workplace harassment, with a focus on preventing sexual harassment claims.

Noel is committed to pro bono service, and has experience representing clients in domestic violence contempt matters.


  • Harassment and discrimination claims
  • Whistleblower and retaliation claims
  • Equal Pay Act claims
  • Restrictive covenants



  • Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • Eisai Inc.
  • Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corp.
  • Victim Witness Counselor, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office


  • J.D., summa cum laude, American University Washington College of Law, 1996
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University, 1989
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States