Justin R. Marino represents management in all phases of labor and employment law. Working with national retail stores, restaurants, financial institutions, hospitals, and local businesses, he defends employers before state and federal courts, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and administrative agencies, including the New York State Division of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He defends employers in various claims, including those alleging or pertaining to:
In addition, Justin dedicates approximately half of his practice to representing employers in collective, class and hybrid actions brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws. He has been successful in his efforts to limit and manage plaintiff's pre-certification discovery. Justin has also successfully defeated conditional certification in threatened nationwide collective actions on behalf of national retailers within the Second Circuit.
In addition to his litigation experience in single plaintiff and class action cases, Justin also provides advice and counseling on a broad range of employment and traditional labor law issues, including employment policies and practices, reductions-in-force, hiring and separation agreements and employee/independent contractor issues. Further, he has additional experience preparing employers for and defending against governmental agency audits and investigations.
Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Justin was an associate in the employment law department at an international law firm from 2007 through 2010. While in law school, he interned in the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Queens District Attorney's Office and for Chief Judge Melanie Cyganowski of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. He also served on the executive board of the Moot Court Honor Society and was a St. Thomas More Scholar.
Licensed since 2007
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|St. Thomas More Scholar||St. John's School of Law||2007|
|Attorney||Littler Mendelson||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP||2007 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Institute of Management Accountants||Member||2011 - Present|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Guillen v. Marshalls, et al.2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4364 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 13, 2012)||Denial of conditional certification motions|
|Jenkins v. HomeGoods, et al.2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46394 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2012)||Denial of conditional certification motion|
|Ahmed v. T.J. Maxx Corp. 10-cv-3609, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81942 (E.D.N.Y. June 10, 2013);||Denial of Conditional Certification|
|St. John's School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||2007|