Phillip J. Lipari, Esq.

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About Phillip

Phillip J. Lipari assists businesses – from small companies to Fortune 50 corporations – in all aspects of employment law, including investigations, counseling, employee training, and litigation.

Prior to distinguishing himself as a leader in our Firm’s investigations practice, Phill brought significant experience investigating employee complaints in the areas of discrimination, harassment, bullying, whistleblowing, and compliance, from his previous role as Director, Employee Relations, at UBS AG. 

Phill continues to regularly assist companies as a neutral outside investigator and routinely advises clients across many industries regarding various topics such as employee contracts, policies, leave, onboarding, discipline, and performance management. More recently, Phill has spent considerable time counseling on COVID-19 issues, FFCRA, state COVID restrictions, and return-to-work best practices.

In addition to his investigation and counseling work, Phill serves companies around the nation by delivering dynamic and interactive training sessions regarding such topics as: discrimination, harassment, implicit bias, and human resources best practices. Phill is also a successful litigator who also serves companies around the nation by delivering dynamic and interactive training sessions regarding such topics as: discrimination, harassment, implicit bias, and human resources best practices. He advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment matters arising under federal and state laws, arbitration panels, and administrative agencies in a wide-array of employment law issues.

Listed in Super Lawyers® as a “Rising Star”, Employment & Labor 2020

Listed in Super Lawyers® as a “Rising Star”, Employment Litigation: Defense , 2014-2017, 2019

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  • Member; Association of Workplace Investigators Panelist/Investigator
  • American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Workplace Investigators


Professional Experience

UBS AG, Director, Employee Relations, Weehawken, New Jersey & New York, New York 2017 - 2018
Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C., Counsel, Chatham, New Jersey 2015 - 2017
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, Associate, Princeton, New Jersey 2010 - 2015



Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D., cum laude
Associate Comments Editor, Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law
Boston College
B.A., magna cum laude


United States District Court, Western District of New York 2018
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
State of New York 2011
State of New Jersey 2010
United States District Court, District of New Jersey 2010

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • “Breaking the Age Barrier: Combatting Biases in a Multi-Generational Workforce”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, New York Academy of Trial Lawyers CLE Program, July 2020
  • “Battling the Bully:  My Way or the Highway”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar, November 2019
  • Legislative & Strategic Trends in the Aftermath of the ‘Me Too’ Movement, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar, Panel Presentation, November 2018
  • “Headline News: The Permissibility and Best practices Respecting Mandatory Arbitration Agreements”, NAMWOLF Labor and Employment Practice Area Committee CLE, presented at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Business Meeting, February 2017

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