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Courteney Lario Caine focuses her practice on representing employers and managers in employment disputes arising under employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, and the New Jersey Family Leave Act. Courteney has extensive litigation experience defending discrimination, wrongful discharge, and wage-and-hour cases in state and federal courts.

Courteney also counsels clients in a variety of employment matters including drafting policies, handbooks, confidentiality agreements, offer letters, employment contracts, arbitration agreements, restrictive covenants, and training programs; ensuring wage and hour and ADA compliance; and defending Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state fair employment practice agency charges.

In addition, Courteney also handles large-scale commercial litigation matters, including corporate contract disputes, class actions, and nationwide product liability matters. Courteney also devotes a significant amount of her time to pro bono efforts.

Courteney earned a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal and also worked as a legal intern for the Honorable Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the Honorable Faith S. Hochberg, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. Prior to law school, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.


  • Labor & Employment
    • Employment litigation
    • Employment counseling and training
    • EEOC direct actions
  • Commercial Litigation
    • Class action disputes
    • Contract disputes
    • Arbitrations
    • Product liability matters


Esperienze Professionali - Attività Accademiche

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a Major Hospital System in 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in a case filed by a former registered nurse and supervisor, who alleged interference with her Family and Medical Leave Rights and who further alleged that her termination violated the Family Medical Leave Act and constituted disability discrimination and a failure to accommodate in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. In July 2021, the Third Circuit affirmed the District Court’s order.
  • Settled EEOC direct action for religious discrimination for large-scale nationwide company
  • Drafted successful summary judgment motions in discrimination suits in state and federal courts
  • Counseled both large-scale multi-state employers and small business owners on harassment, wage-and-hour matters, and best-practice policies to comply with state and federal laws
  • Defended real estate developer in several related arbitration disputes
  • Drafted successful motion to dismiss counter-claims against client in contract dispute
  • Successfully dismissed several New Jersey state court cases for nationwide pharmaceutical company related to a single product
  • Research Assistant, Professor Mark Alexander, Seton Hall University School of Law, 2012
  • General Counsel Extern, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Summer 2013
  • Intern, Hon. Faith S. Hochberg, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Spring 2013
  • Intern, Hon. Stuart Rabner, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Summer 2012
  • Research and Marketing Intern, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, Summer 2011

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2021-2022
    • Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2021-2022
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2019-2021
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year – New Jersey,” Finalist, 2019 
  • Recipient, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Pro Bono Recognition, 2017
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association


  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law, 2014
    • Editor-in-Chief, Seton Hall Legislative Journal
  • Diploma di maturità, Georgetown University, 2011
    • Senior Notes Editor, The HOYA Newspaper
Tirocinio presso una Corte
  • Hon. Thomas L. Weisenbeck, A.J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, 2014-2015
  • 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. District Court for the Western District of New York