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Nivritha C. Ketty, ESQ.

Partner & DEI Committee Member

Nivritha (“Nivi”) Ketty has both law firm and in-house experience in employment law for clients in a range of industries. Prior to joining NFC, Ms. Ketty was Associate General Counsel, Employment Law for a major medical center, and was responsible for providing legal advice and counsel regarding compliance with employment and labor laws, including FMLA, ADA, FLSA and USERRA. Ms. Ketty was also responsible for supervising outside counsel and representing her employer before state and federal regulatory agencies. At NFC Ms. Ketty regularly counsels human resource professionals, senior management, and business owners on a wide range of workplace issues, including leaves under federal and state law, reductions in force, and wage and hour issues. In addition, Ms. Ketty also defends single and multiple-plaintiff litigation on behalf of employers brought under federal employment discrimination statutes such as Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, and the state law equivalents.

Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars”, Employment & Labor 2020
Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society 2013
Thurgood Marshall Award, Legal Aid Society 2008
Professional Experience
University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey, Associate General Counsel, Employment Law 2016-2018
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York, New York, Associate and Summer Associate 2006-2015
Judicial Clerkships
The Honorable Michael A. Shipp, United States District Judge, District of New Jersey 2015-2016

 

University of Pennsylvania Law School J.D. Associate Editor, Journal of Constitutional Law Pro Bono Clinic American Constitution Society NYU High School Legal Clinic
Stanford University B.A., Political Science Honors Political Science 2002

State of New Jersey
State of New York
United States District Court – Southern District of New York
United States District Court – Eastern District of New York
Publications
Author, “NJ Supreme Court Slims Down the Requirements for Enforceable Arbitration Agreements”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, L&E Blog September 2020
Speaking Engagements
"One Year into the Pandemic: Key COVID-19 Considerations & Challenges for Employers", Hot Topicsin California Employment Law webinar, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra April 2021
“Are you ready? Top 10 Employment Issues in 2021”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC and NAMWOLF L&E PAC, Webinar March 2021
“Attention Employers: Are you Ready to Ring in 2021?”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Webinar January 2021
“Key COVID-19 Considerations and Challenges for Employers”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2020
“Battling the Bully: My Way or the Highway”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2019
“Clearing the Haze: What Does Weed in the Workplace Mean to Employers?”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, 2018 Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2018
Awards & Honors
Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars”, Employment & Labor 2020
Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society 2013
Thurgood Marshall Award, Legal Aid Society 2008
Professional Experience
University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey, Associate General Counsel, Employment Law 2016-2018
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York, New York, Associate and Summer Associate 2006-2015
Judicial Clerkships
The Honorable Michael A. Shipp, United States District Judge, District of New Jersey 2015-2016
Law Education
University of Pennsylvania Law School J.D. Associate Editor, Journal of Constitutional Law Pro Bono Clinic American Constitution Society NYU High School Legal Clinic
Undergraduate Education
Stanford University B.A., Political Science Honors Political Science 2002
Bar Admissions
State of New Jersey
State of New York
United States District Court – Southern District of New York
United States District Court – Eastern District of New York
Publications
Author, “NJ Supreme Court Slims Down the Requirements for Enforceable Arbitration Agreements”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, L&E Blog September 2020
Speaking Engagements
"One Year into the Pandemic: Key COVID-19 Considerations & Challenges for Employers", Hot Topicsin California Employment Law webinar, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra April 2021
“Are you ready? Top 10 Employment Issues in 2021”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC and NAMWOLF L&E PAC, Webinar March 2021
“Attention Employers: Are you Ready to Ring in 2021?”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Webinar January 2021
“Key COVID-19 Considerations and Challenges for Employers”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2020
“Battling the Bully: My Way or the Highway”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2019
“Clearing the Haze: What Does Weed in the Workplace Mean to Employers?”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, 2018 Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar November 2018

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