Heather S. Berman, Esq.

Associate

hberman@nfclegal.com
P: 973.665.9100
F: 973.665.9101

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As a former HR professional, I’m able to leverage my unique perspective to support clients in a truly empathic way. My goal is to make their complex project more manageable.

About Heather

Heather S. Berman focuses her practice on the defense of management in all stages of employment and labor law litigation in both state and federal court. Ms. Berman defends litigation brought under federal employment discrimination statutes such as Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, and New Jersey equivalents including the LAD, CEPA and the FLA. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Berman counsels employers on employee handbooks, policies, performance improvement plans, disciplinary materials and separation agreements and releases. Prior to joining NFC, Ms. Berman spent over four years as a human resources professional and compliance officer for a private sector investment firm. Prior to that, she worked as an HR Associate at Ambrose Employer Group, a professional employer organization. Her years of experience in the corporate world as an HR professional bring a unique perspective to her practice.

Listed in Super Lawyers® as a “Rising Star” Employment & Labor, 2014, 2017

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Professional

Professional Experience

Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP, New York, NY
Law Student Intern
2011 - 2012
Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP, New York, NY
Summer Associate
2011
Paulson & Co. Inc., New York, NY
Compliance Officer & HR Coordinator
2008 - 2010
Paulson & Co. Inc., New York, NY
Junior Compliance Officer & HR Coordinator
2006 - 2007
Ambrose Employer Group, LLC, New York, NY
Human Resources Associate
2004 - 2006

Background

Education

Fordham University School of Law
J.D.
2012
Cornell University
B.S. School of Industrial and Labor Relations
2004

Admissions

State of New Jersey 2012
United States District Court, District of New Jersey 2012
State of New York 2013