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Lawrence B. Berg

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15000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5429
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 414-6031
(856) 414-6077 - Fax
lbberg@mdwcg.com

Larry's practice is devoted to the defense of employers in employment-related claims involving allegations of discrimination based upon age, gender, race, sexual orientation and disability, as well as claims of retaliation for whistle blowing. This includes the representation of employers in litigated claims and in claims proceeding through arbitration and mediation. Larry specializes in the defense of Laidlow claims filed against employers for workplace injuries. He also handles ADA public accomodation cases. 

A trial attorney for over 20 years, Larry has litigated a variety of cases in the New Jersey state and federal courts and before administrative agencies including the EEOC, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and the New Jersey Department of Labor. He has provided legal counsel to businesses ranging in size from small "mom and pop" businesses to Fortune 250 companies with regard to the establishment of appropriate policies, investigation of claims of discrimination and defense of claims.

Larry has appeared numerous times before the New Jersey Appellate Division and has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court. 

Significant Representative Matters

  • Defense verdict for medical provider in suit alleging discharge for whistle blowing.

  • Represented a hospital in suit alleging age discrimination and violation of state and federal wage and hour laws.

  • Defense of auto dealership in reverse discrimination claim.

  • Defendant granted summary judgment in case against school district because plaintiff failed to comply with statute of limitations.

  • Secured voluntary dismissal of retaliation/wrongful discharge suit against a bank.

  • Represented a condominium association with regard to failure to accommodate disabled resident with regard to the use of common facilities.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Common Law Claims In The Employment Law Context, presented to Zurich Insurance Group

  • Disparate Impact Following The Supreme Court's Decision in Smith v. Jackson, Mississippi, presented to American International Group

Published Works

  • Legal Updates for Insurance Agents & Brokers, regular contributor, 2018-present

  • Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2006-present

  • "New Jersey Workers' Compensation 'Exclusive Remedy Option' - Setting The Immunity Standard," Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 3, September 2003

  • "Meeting the Employee More Than Halfway: The Interactive Process for Finding Reasonable Accommodation," Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2003

  • "After Acquired Evidence: 'The Glass Is Only Half Full'," Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 1, February 2003

  • "One Further Step Beyond Individual Liability Under CEPA," Defense Digest, Vol. 6, No. 1, February 2000

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, TX (J.D., 1987)

  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (B.A., 1984)

    Major: Economics 

Pages

Law Alerts April 1, 2019
After a four-day trial, a jury awarded the plaintiff $5,000 on her retaliatory discharge claim brought under the NJLAD and $2,982.59 in lost wages. Plaintiff’s counsel then sought an award of legal fees of $360,588 and costs of $8,282.56. The..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2019
The plaintiff filed a complaint in federal court alleging a hostile work environment and race discrimination. The plaintiff sought to invoke federal court subject matter jurisdiction by asserting a claim under the Labor Management Relations Act for..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2019
The plaintiff filed a complaint premised upon a claim of age discrimination under the ADEA and following the EEOC’s issuance of a right to sue letter. The employer sought dismissal of a portion of the complaint based upon the argument that the..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2019
In a published and, therefore, binding opinion from the Appellate Division, the court held that Pfizer’s “training module” on its mandatory arbitration policy applicable to employment-related claims was not legally sufficient since..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts March 1, 2019
edited by Timothy Ventura, Esq. New York Courts Continue to Require a High Standard of Proof to Support Claims Against Insurance Brokers By Martin A. Schwartzberg, Esquire A recent decision by the Appellate Division, Third Department again..., Ohio Courts Crack Down on Attempts to Expand Insurance Agent Liability  By Ray C. Freudiger, Esquire & Jeremy M. Welland, Esquire It’s a scenario that plays out all too often for insurance agents: A client comes to you seeking..., Keeping Sympathy Out of Trial and the Importance of Jury Charges To Set the Standard of Care  By Lawrence B. Berg, Esquire In Stephens v. 48 Branford Place Associates, LLC, et al., the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a jury verdict of..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts January 1, 2019
Van Istendal was an employee and minority shareholder in a closely held real estate management company. She took the position that her minority shareholder status mandated that she could only be terminated “for cause.” After being..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts January 1, 2019
The plaintiff is a nonprofit charity established to assist autistic children as they transition from childhood to young adulthood. The plaintiff asserted that the defendants, among other things, sought to interfere with the purchase of property for..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts January 1, 2019
The plaintiff worked for three different auto dealerships that were set up as separate corporate entities even though they were commonly owned. As part of his application with the initial dealership, he agreed to submit any employment claim to..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts January 1, 2019
During a confrontation between a student and a school security guard, it was alleged that the guard used a racial epithet. The school district investigated the allegation and found that the student’s claim was “plausible.” The..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2018
The plaintiff, a human resources specialist, alleged that she was sexually harassed by the Director of Human Resources and her immediate supervisor. The employer sought to dismiss the complaint and to compel arbitration of the claim. The plaintiff..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Pages

May 11, 2017
Obtained summary judgment in an EPL matter where the plaintiff, a former employee of the defendant company, claimed that she was terminated because of her age in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), N.J.S.A. 105-12. The...
Apr 21, 2016
Obtained summary judgment in a matter in Camden County, New Jersey. The three plaintiffs, who were formerly employed by the defendant company as painters and/or painter’s helpers and were members of a union, argued that they were laid off and...

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D., 1987)
  • Northwestern University (B.A., 1984)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

Associations & Memberships

  • Gloucester County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2007

    The 2016 Super Lawyers list is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Year Joined Organization: 1989

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