Sharon P. Margello

Shareholder || Morristown

Sharon Margello represents management in all areas of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, restrictive covenant, collective actions and wrongful discharge litigation. She co-chairs the Firm’s nationwide Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets practice group.  Ms. Margello counsels clients regarding employee discipline and termination of union and non-union employees, and she drafts and reviews severance policies and agreements. She also works with management on the design and implementation of reductions in force. She regularly conducts training programs for management and non-management personnel in the areas of sexual harassment, union avoidance and other employment-related issues.

Ms. Margello has substantial experience in both the public and private sectors in the area of labor relations and employment law. Prior to entering private practice, Sharon worked for five years for the New York City Board of Education, Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining. She also was employed as in-house counsel for The Hertz Corporation, concentrating in the area of employment relations.

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Sharon has over 30 years of experience litigating employment disputes on behalf of management.  She has represented management in over 100 arbitrations involving unions throughout the United States.  She has also represented clients before various federal agencies, including the NLRB, EEOC and United States Department of Labor, and numerous state agencies.  She has negotiated labor contracts and handled union representation elections.

More recently, Sharon’s practice has focused on representing employers and supervisors in state and federal court.  She has extensive experience litigating restrictive covenant matters and trade secret cases.  She has represented companies in wage and hour litigation and collective and class actions and defended employers in claims brought by individuals alleging discrimination, unlawful retaliation, violation of Sarbanes Oxley and wrongful discharge based upon whistle-blower activity.


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Professional Activities

  • New York County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1998-; Coordinator, “Litigating the Employment Discrimination Case,” 1997-)
  • New York State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • American Employment Lawyers Council
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Executive Women of New Jersey



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