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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 October 1, 2019
The plaintiff was an Illinois resident who worked for a New Jersey-based employer at their Illinois location. He alleged claims under the NJLAD premised upon his denial of a promotion to a position at the New Jersey headquarters and eventual..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 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, 2019
The plaintiff was terminated from his employment. He alleged that his termination violated the ADA and NJLAD since it was related to his association with his disabled son. The plaintiff alleged that the employer failed to accommodate his need for a..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 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, 2019
The plaintiff suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis and alleged both retaliation and interference claims under the FMLA. The plaintiff alleged that the employer’s request for a second opinion medical examination constituted interference and/or,..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 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, 2019
The plaintiff was diagnosed with gender dysphoria and alleged that he was denied the ability and opportunity to schedule his hysterectomy at the defendant’s facility for discriminatory reasons. He sought compensatory and punitive damages,..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 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 July 1, 2019
The plaintiff, a bus driver, filed suit against the employer for hostile work environment and disability discrimination under NJ LAD. The plaintiff alleged that his obesity rendered him disabled, or caused the employer to perceive him as disabled,..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 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 July 1, 2019
The employer imposed two restrictive covenants on its employees, the first as a condition of hiring and a second, more restrictive covenant, for “high-performing employees” that was a condition of receiving a stock award with the company..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 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 July 1, 2019
The plaintiff was a cancer patient who had been prescribed medicinal marijuana. Shortly after informing his employer of his usage, he was terminated. The plaintiff brought suit, alleging the employer was required to accommodate his disability by..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 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 July 1, 2019
The plaintiff lived and worked out-of-state but filed a complaint in New Jersey for retaliation and termination under NJ Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD), alleging the employer’s actions were due to the plaintiff’s complaints about..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 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...

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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