Kirsten McCaw Grossman, Esq.

Head of Restrictive Covenant Practice Group
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Practicing employment law is never dull. Discrimination and harassment claims typically involve complex relationships between people in the workplace and, therefore, have a very human component that is often lacking in other types of litigation.

About Kirsten

Kirsten McCaw Grossman leads our Restrictive Covenant practice group and is an employment litigator with 20 years of experience. Ms. Grossman represents management clients exclusively in disputes before state and federal courts, FINRA (formerly NASD) and AAA arbitration proceedings, and administrative agencies (including state and federal EEO agencies and the Department of Labor). Additionally, Ms. Grossman regularly counsels clients on various employment law and benefits issues, including employee discipline and termination, harassment, family and medical leave issues, disability accommodation requests, reductions in force, protection of confidential information, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenant enforcement, and unfair competition. Ms. Grossman prepares and reviews employment policies and procedures, negotiates and drafts employment contracts, confidentiality, restrictive covenants and separation agreements, conducts internal investigations of workplace issues and training for corporate employees and management.

In addition to her employment experience, Ms. Grossman also has substantial complex commercial litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey.  Ms. Grossman’s commercial cases include intellectual property/copyright, contract, insurance defense, banking and securities practices and toxic tort.

Listed in Super Lawyers®, Employment & Labor 2012 – 2020

  • “Top 50 Women”, New Jersey Super Lawyers®, 2017

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Judicial Clerkship

Honorable Kenith D. Bloom
New Jersey Superior Court, Essex County
1997 - 1998

Professional Experience

Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C., Short Hills, NJ
2008 – Present
Bressler, Amery & Ross, Florham Park, NJ
2000 - 2008
Hardin, Kundla, McKeon, Poletto & Polifroni, Springfield, NJ
1998 - 2000

Professional Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
Sidney Reitman Labor & Employment Law Inn of Court



Seton Hall University School of Law
Wright State University
B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude


State of New Jersey 1998
State of New York 2000
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey 2000
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York 2002
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit 2011

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Recent Publications

  • Author, “Employer Arbitration Agreement Pointers from 2 Rulings”, Law360 guest article, October 2020
  • Author, “U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling Extending Federal Job Protection to LGBTQ Employees – Bostock v. Clayton County, GA.” L&E Blog, June 16, 2020,
  • Co-author, “”Protected Activity” Continues to Broaden Under Sox”, Corporate Counsel, March 16th, 2017
  • Co-author, ””Protected Activity” Continues To Broaden Under Sox”, NAMWOLF Labor & Employment PAC, 2017 NAMWOLF Business Meeting
  • Employers Can Prohibit Employees from Using E-Mail For Organizing, New Jersey Labor & Employment Law Quarterly, Spring 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Restrictive Covenants: Both Sides of the Coin, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, 2018 Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar, (November 2018)
  • Restrictive Covenants: Both Sides of the Coin, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, 2nd Annual Employment Law CLE Day, (January 2018)
  • Restrictive Covenants That Will Hold Up In Court, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Webinar, July 2017
  • Restrictive Covenants that Will Hold Up in Court, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Hot Topics in Employment Law Round Table, November 2015
  • Restrictive Covenants that Will HOld Up in court, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Webinar, October 2015
  • The New ADA Amendments, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, November 21, 2011

Reported Opinions:

Dean Witter Reynolds v. Kevin Blackburn, 2002 WL 31233219 (N.A.S.D. Aug. 29, 2002)

RBC Dain Rauscher v. Nowacki and Pryka, 2004 WL 1908044 (N.A.S.D. August 11, 2004)

Tucker Anthony v. Angelo Roman, 2005 WL 773905 (N.A.S.D. March 10, 2005)

Katchen v. Smith Barney, 2005 WL 1863669 (D.N.J. Aug. 3, 2005)

Mannion v. Coors Brewing Co., 2007 WL 3340925 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 7, 2007)

Raia v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc., 2007 WL 4565139 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 21, 2007)

Mannion v. Coors Brewing Co., 530 F. Supp.2d 543 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)

Farzan v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 2011 WL 3510860 (D.N.J. Aug. 8, 2011)

Gilbert L. West v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, 462 Fed. Appx. 170 (3rd Cir. November 18, 2011)

American Leisure Facilities Mgt. Corp. v. Brutus, 2012 WL 6162232 (N.Y.C. Dec. 7, 2012)

Martin v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America, 2013 WL 3354431 (D.N.J. July 2, 2013)

American Leisure Facilities Mgt. Corp. v. Brutus, 2014 WL 4829640 (N.Y.C., Sept. 30th, 2014)

Vesuvio v. Karlik, 2015 WL 2458030 (App. Div., May 28, 2015)



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