Robin H. Rome, Esq.

Partner

rrome@nfclegal.com
P: 973.665.9100
F: 973.665.9101

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I have a responsibility to provide my clients with an objective assessment of their situation and offer value-added, practical solutions. Although that may sometimes be a hard nut to swallow, my clients always know I am on their side and will be their staunchest advocate.

About Robin

Robin H. Rome is a seasoned practitioner with both law firm and in-house experience.  With over 22 years as a litigator, she is skilled defending companies and management in all types of employment and commercial cases, including claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, and state law violations.  She practices in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative and regulatory agencies such as the EEOC, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania civil right divisions, and federal and state Departments of Labor.  She has developed a niche representing financial services clients in employment, expungement and promissory note cases before FINRA. Ms. Rome also has extensive experience counseling clients on a variety of issues involving disciplinary actions and discharge, employee leaves, wage and hour compliance/audits, drafting and enforcement of company policies, and state and federal laws such as Title VII, the ADEA, the FMLA and the ADA.

In addition to her litigation and counseling work, Ms. Rome has served as an independent investigator in several high-level matters involving workplace misconduct and employee complaints of unlawful treatment. She frequently conducts training sessions on workplace harassment, discrimination and ethics, and presents seminars on employment-related issues for organizations such as the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and other industry and professional organizations.

As the former head of the Legal Departments for two multi-million dollar companies, Ms. Rome is adept at understanding business needs, mitigating risks, and providing focused advice to achieve business goals. In her in-house positions, Ms. Rome appeared before tribunals and agencies throughout the country, including state and federal courts and administrative bodies such as the wage and hour division, the Attorney General’s office and state discrimination and consumer protection agencies. Her hands-on experience includes an executive position leading a Human Resources department responsible for over 800 employees and all aspects of personnel relations such as training and development, payroll, benefits administration, supervisory support, and the handling of employee complaints. As a key member of teams responsible for corporate acquisitions, Ms. Rome has unique expertise in the field of due diligence, legally-compliant workforce reductions, separation agreements, and the post-sale integration of personnel and employment practices.

Listed in Super Lawyers®, Employment Law, 2012 – 2017

  • Listed in Super Lawyers® “Top 100” Lawyers in New Jersey, 2014 – 2015, 2017
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® “Top 50 Women” Lawyers in New Jersey, 2013 – 2017

Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Law Firms, Labor & Employment, 2012 – 2017

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Professional

Professional Experience

Prometric Inc., Baltimore, MD
Vice President, Legal and Contracts
2005 – 2008
Capstar LLC, Lawrenceville, NJ
Vice President, General Counsel and Human Resources
2004 – 2005
Stanton, Hughes, Mariani, Margello & Cerra, P.C., Morristown, NJ
Partner
2000 - 2004
Stanton, Hughes, Mariani, Margello & Cerra, P.C., Morristown, NJ
Associate
1997 – 2000
Roberts & Finger, New York, NY
Associate
1995 – 1997
White and Williams, Philadephia, PA
Associate
1993 – 1995

Professional Affiliations

Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Fellow 2015 - Present
New Jersey Women Lawyers’ Association Member
National Association of Professional Women Member
New Jersey Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Member
Mercer County Chamber of Commerce Member
Diversity Law Institute Member
Trial Law Institute Member

Background

Education

The George Washington University National Law Center, J.D. 1994
Boston College, B.A. 1991

Admissions

State of New Jersey 1994
State of Pennsylvania 1994
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 1994
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1994
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit 2011

Civic/Charitable Activities

Participant, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

“When the Threat of Litigation Looms, How Can Employers Protect Themselves?”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC Hot Topics in Employment Law Round Table, November, 2015

“Learn How to Avoid Hiring Mistakes: Proactive Strategies for Making the Right Hiring Decisions the First Time Around”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC Hot Topics in Employment Law Round Table, November, 2014

“Recent Developments in New Jersey Law, Labor and Employment Segment”, presented at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, July, 2014

“Social Media Takes Workplace Harassment to a Whole New Level”, presented to the Society for Design Administration, May, 2014

“Social Media 2.0: New Developments and Persisting Risks for Employers”, presented to Princeton Human Resources Association, April, 2013

“Crossing the Line: Recognizing and Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace”, presented to Society for Design Administration, January, 2012

“Hot Tips in Labor & Employment Law”, presented at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June, 2010

“The Costliest Employment Mistakes: What You Must Do to Protect Your Business”, presented to the Home Health Services Association of New Jersey, March, 2010

“How to Protect Your Company from the Seven Costliest Employment Mistakes!:, presented to Morris County Chamber of Commerce, October, 2009

“Workplace Reorganizations: Reduce Your Risks of Wrongful Termination Claims with Carefully Structured Workplace Reorganizations”, Women Presidents’ Organization Webinar, November 2009

“Hot Tips in Labor & Employment Law”, presented at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 2009

“New Jersey Paid Family Leave: What it Means for Your Firm and Your Clients”, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Webinar, October 2008

“Practical Advice and Tips on New Jersey Leave Law”, presented to Greater Princeton Human Resources Association, October, 2008

Recent Publications

“The Costliest Employment Mistakes,What You Must Do to Protect Your Business”, Society for Design Administration, Skylines, October, 2012