Nivritha C. Ketty, Esq.

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My goal is to offer practical solutions that not only assist clients with the issue-of-the day, but build long-term value for my clients’ businesses.

About Nivritha

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 (2013), Legal Aid Society

Thurgood Marshall Award (2008), Legal Aid Society


Professional Experience

University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey
Associate General Counsel, Employment Law
2016 - 2018
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York, New York
Summer Associate
2006 - 2015

Judicial Clerkship

The Honorable Michael A. Shipp, United States District Judge, District of New Jersey 2015 - 2016



University of Pennsylvania Law School
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


State of New Jersey 2007
State of New York 2008
United States District Court, Southern District of New York 2009
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York 2009

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

“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)

Recent Publications

Author, “NJ Supreme Court Slims Down the Requirements for Enforceable Arbitration Agreements”, Nukk-Freeman&Cerra, L&E Blog, September 2020.



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