Robert R. Niccolini

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Rob Niccolini served as the co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare Industry Group for almost a decade, and is the only labor and employment lawyer to have served as President of the American Health Law Association. He represents management in employment litigation and labor disputes, with special experience in the healthcare, technology, insurance, government contracting, and hospitality industries. His practice includes all facets of employment discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, ADA, FMLA, covenants not to compete and employment torts, as well as labor arbitration, union campaigns and unfair labor practice proceedings. He also has extensive experience with class and collective actions.

Rob regularly provides employers with counseling and training on employment law issues, as well as drafting employment policies, handbooks and contracts. In addition to his labor and employment experience, he has also assisted clients extensively in commercial litigation disputes.

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Rob has represented employers in state and federal court throughout the country, including Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He has tried more than 20 cases to verdict before juries in state and federal court, and over 100 bench trials, arbitrations and administrative hearings. Recent accomplishments include:


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Professional Activities

  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) (President 2019-2020; Board of Directors, 2011-2021; Member, Executive Committee, 2015-2021; Chair, Programs Committee, 2018-2019; Chair, Finance Committee, 2017-2018; Chair, Membership Committee, 2016-2017; Chair, Public Interest Committee, 2015-2016; Co-Chair, Diversity+Inclusion Council, 2014-2016; Labor & Employment Practice Group, Chair, 2007-2010; Vice Chair and Co-editor, AHLA L&E Newsletter, 2004-2007)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Bloomberg BNA Labor & Employment Technology and Innovation Board Member (2015-2018)
  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
  • Maryland Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
  • Glen Mar United Methodist Church (Board of Trustees, 2001-2003; Building Committee, 2003-2009; Walk to Bethlehem Committee, 2010-2020)
  • Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland (Board of Directors, 1998-2008; Chair, Personnel Committee, 2005-2008)
  • Family Life Center of Howard County (Advisory Board, 2002-2005)


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