Michael J. Slocum

Michael J. Slocum

Of Counsel

Michael J. Slocum focuses his practice on labor and employment law, including the defense of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge and whistleblower claims. Michael has represented employers in a broad array of industries, including health care and life sciences, pharmaceutical, private security, and retail, and has experience defending against both individual employee claims and class actions.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael practiced in the litigation department of a national firm focused on labor and employment matters in the life sciences industry, where he served as Editor of that firm's "False Claims Act Quarterly." He has experience representing clients at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts, as well as before a variety of state and federal administrative agencies.

Michael served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald S. Coburn of the New Jersey Appellate Division before entering private practice.

Michael has written and spoken numerous times on a multitude of issues facing employers in diverse industries. In addition to many client alerts and online articles, Michael was a contributing author to "Avoiding Liability for Unconscious Bias and Subtle Discrimination" published in the New Jersey Law Journal in December 2008, as well as a chapter on the False Claims Act in the 2010 edition of "Health Law and Compliance Update."  Michael was a speaker at a September 2008 seminar "The New Jersey FCA: Perspectives and Insight," as well as the firm's May 2013 "Taking Care of Business: An Annual Update on Labor and Employment Law" seminar. 

Concentrations
  • Labor and employment litigation and counseling
  • Federal and state False Claims Acts
  • Whistleblower claims
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Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, New Jersey Law Journal, "New Leaders of the Bar," 2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 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
  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with honors, Rutgers School of Law - Newark, 2003
    • Recipient of the Alumni Senior Prize
    • Co-Chairperson, Rutgers Moot Court Board
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2000
Clerkships
  • Hon. Donald Coburn, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division
Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit