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Justin Robert Marino

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Litigation, Class Action

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About Me

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: 

  • Wage and hour violations

  • Discrimination

  • Harassment

  • Wrongful discharge

  • Bonus and compensation issues

  • Title VII

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act

  • New York state and city laws

  • Employment contracts (e.g., non-solicitation and non-compete agreements)


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.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Employment & Labor: 34%
    7 years
  2. Class Action: 33%
    7 years
  3. Litigation: 33%
    7 years

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Contact Info

Littler Mendelson, P.C.

290 Broadhollow Road
Suite 305
Melville, NY, 11747


NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
St. Thomas More ScholarSt. John's School of Law2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLittler Mendelson2010 - Present
AssociatePaul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP2007 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Institute of Management AccountantsMember2011 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
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

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. John's School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2007