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Micala Campbell Robinson focuses on employment discrimination and wrongful discharge arising under state and federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. She represents an array of clients, including those from the transportation and pharmaceutical industries. She has defended employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state fair employment practice agencies. Micala also has experience in breach of contract and related tort actions, consulting agreements, restrictive covenants, and trade secret litigation.

In addition, Micala counsels clients on a number of employment matters, including wage and hour compliance, sexual harassment training, internal investigations, use of criminal background checks in employment decisions, and employment-based immigration.

Concentrations

  • Employment litigation
  • Employment counseling
  • Employment agreements
  • Employee handbooks and policy revisions

The attorney is providing legal services through and affiliated with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a New York Limited Liability Partnership. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and circumstances.

Capabilities

Experience

 
  • Second-chaired jury trial in New Jersey Superior Court, winning a unanimous verdict on behalf of large healthcare network in case alleging failure to accommodate the Plaintiff’s disability and retaliation for whistleblowing.
  • Secured dismissals of Section 1981 race discrimination claims against major financial services client.
  • Second-chaired jury trial in New Jersey Superior Court, securing a unanimous verdict on behalf of major package delivery company in case alleging failure to accommodate the Plaintiff's disability.
  • Achieved summary judgment (affirmed on appeal) in overtime pay class action on behalf of medical device manufacturer who was alleged to be a joint employer of workers provided by a staffing agency.
  • Counsel corporate clients on employment law issues including layoffs, wage and hour compliance, and anticipated employment actions.
  • Defend corporate clients in wage and hour audits and investigations before New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and New York State Department of Labor.
  • Conduct implicit bias training for corporate client.
  • Obtained summary judgment (affirmed on appeal) in a case alleging age discrimination against an employer in New York federal court.
  • Represented employers in wage and hour litigation.
  • Secured favorable outcome at arbitration in case alleging sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation against corporate and executive clients.
  • Obtained summary judgment in cases alleging race, gender, and disability discrimination against employers in New York and New Jersey federal and state courts.
  • Obtained summary judgment (affirmed on appeal) in a case alleging race and gender discrimination against an employer in New Jersey state court.
  • Represented employer and obtained dismissal of a workers’ compensation retaliation case in New York.
  • Obtained dismissals and findings of “no probable cause” in multiple cases alleging race, age, gender and disability discrimination filed with the EEOC, New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.
  • Assisted corporate clients in obtaining temporary work authorizations and/or permanent residence for foreign workers.
  • As co-counsel, obtained asylum on behalf of a pro bono client.

°Certain of the above representations were handled by Ms. Robinson prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2005-2007

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2013-2020
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment Disputes, 2016-2018
  • Listed, New Jersey Law Journal’s "New Leaders of the Bar," 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal’s "General Litigation Department of the Year" award, 2013
  • Team Member, Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013
  • Team Member, Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 & 2013
A description of the selection methodology for the above awards can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2005
  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
Admissions
  • New York
  • 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 Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey