Galit Kierkut

Galit Kierkut


Galit Kierkut concentrates her practice on employment litigation and counseling. She conducts human resources audits, performs management and employee training in all areas, including sexual harassment, social media and electronic communications use, and counsels clients regarding compliance with state and federal employment laws, including discrimination laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), family and medical leave, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. She also reviews and drafts employee handbooks, social media policies and employment contracts, including restrictive covenants and severance agreements. Her employment litigation practice is primarily focused on resolving claims in the areas of discrimination, sexual harassment, restrictive covenants, whistleblowing and employment contract disputes in state and federal courts and before the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2001
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1996



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Rankings & Recognition

Chambers USA®* 2012-2017, New Jersey Labor & Employment
The Best Lawyers in America®* 2013-2018, Litigation - Labor & Employment; Commercial Litigation 
New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2013-2017, Employment & Labor
New Jersey Super Lawyers®* “The Top 50 Women Super Lawyers” 2014-2017
New Jersey Super Lawyers®* “The Top 100 Super Lawyers” 2015-2017
NJBIZ®* Best 50 Women in Business 2017
Honoree, Executive Women of New Jersey "Salute to the Policy Makers" Awards 2016
Professional Lawyers of the Year Award 2011, presented by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law and the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
New Jersey Super Lawyers®* "Rising Stars” 2009, Employment & Labor and Business Litigation 
Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating

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Executive Board, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
— Nominations Director
— Past President
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
— Member, Executive Board, Labor & Employment Law Section
— Co-Chair, Employment Trial Practices Subcommittee, Labor & Employment Law Section
— Member, Privacy Law Committee
— Member, Women in the Profession Section
Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
Member, Essex County Bar Association
— Member, Labor & Employment Section
— Past Chair, Task Force on Women in the Profession
Past Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee
Member of the Board of Directors, University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club, Metro New Jersey
Editor, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly 
Steering Committee Member, ALFA International’s Women’s Initiative Practice Group