Practice and Industry Groups

Richard C. Mariani

Shareholder Morristown

Rich Mariani has extensive experience representing management in employment discrimination, disability accommodation and wrongful discharge matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies. He also counsels clients on all employment-related legal issues, conducts internal corporate investigations, designs effective personnel policies, and conducts on-site training programs for management and non-management personnel on legal issues affecting the workplace.


During his career, Rich has litigated a number of cases that have involved significant issues in the areas of employment law and benefits law and which resulted in opinions published by the courts, including:

  • McGowan v. NJR Service Corp., 423 F.3d 241 (3d Cir. 2005)
  • Maiorino v. Schering-Plough Corp., 302 N.J. Super. 323 (App. Div. 1997)
  • Maiorino v. Schering-Plough Corp., 1995 WL 405034 (N.J. Super., June 16, 1995)
  • Turner v. Schering-Plough Corp., 901 F.2d 335 (3d Cir. 1990)
  • Turner v. Schering-Plough Corp., 705 F.Supp. 1048 (D.N.J. 1989)
  • Crandall v. Prudential Ins. Co., 691 F.Supp. 814 (D.N.J. 1988) 
  • Robinson v. Sizes Unlimited, Inc., 685 F. Supp. 442 (D.N.J. 1988)
  • Saporito v. Combustion Engineering Inc., 843 F.2d 666 (3d Cir. 1988)
  • Anastasio v. Schering Corp., 838 F.2d 701 (3d Cir. 1988)
  • Walsh v. Schering-Plough Corp., 764 F.2d 1002 (3d Cir. 1985)
  • Gooding v. Warner-Lambert Co., 744 F.2d 354 (3d Cir. 1984)
  • Gray v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 191 N.J. Super. 590 (App. Div. 1983)
  • Cointreau, Ltd. v. Bd. of Rev., Dept. of Labor and Industry, 171 N.J. Super. 407 (App. Div. 1979)

Rich has also lectured extensively in connection with state and national employment law conferences and has authored numerous articles on a wide range of employment-related issues. He is a contributing author to the treatise New Jersey Labor and Employment Law, a comprehensive guide to New Jersey employment law published by the New Jersey ICLE. Rich is also a Chapter Chair for the Supplement to the Fifth Edition of Schlei and Grossman’s Employment Discrimination Law, to be published by BNA in 2015.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association (Equal Opportunity Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • New Jersey Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section, Executive Committee)
  • Association of New Jersey Management Attorneys


  • New Jersey Business and Industry Association – Navigating the Maze of Conflicting Leave Laws - ''Leave as an Accommodation Under the NJLAD and the ADA'' - West Orange - October 24, 2014
  • New Jersey ICLE, Hot Tips In Labor & Employment Law - ''Engaging in the Interactive Process'' - New Brunswick - 2008 - 2010

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June 04, 2010 - Engaging in the Interactive Process – Tips on Complying with the ADA and the LAD - "Hot Tips in Labor & Employment Law: 2010"