With a Master of Law degree in employment law, and as Co-Chairman of the firm’s Employment Law Group, Dennis J. Alessi has spent over thirty-five years representing employers in all aspects of employment law and human resource management; specifically assisting employers in developing and implementing comprehensive personnel management programs, including employee manuals, and all personnel policies and forms; conducting educational seminars for managers on all aspects of personnel management; otherwise ensuring employer compliance with all employment-related laws; and counseling employers on managing individual personnel problems to avoid lawsuits
When litigation is brought by employees, Dennis has defended employers before the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and all other federal and state employment regulatory agencies. Dennis has also defended employers in hundreds of employment discrimination/harassment, wrongful termination, and “whistleblower” cases in all federal and state courts in New Jersey and New York, in administrative law hearings and arbitrations.
Dennis also has decades of expertise in traditional labor law, including conducting union avoidance campaigns, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, grievance processing and arbitrations, wage and hour audits and litigation, and all forms of proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), federal and state Departments of Labor.
New Jersey, 1989
New York, 1985
Sections American Bar Association, Health and Hospital Section
New Jersey State Bar, Health and Hospital Law and Employment Law
District of Columbia
State of New Jersey
State of New York
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
University School of Graduate Studies
Certificate; Healthcare Law Compliance
New York University School of Law, LL.M., with honors
New England School of Law, J.D.
College of William and Mary, B.A., Political Science