Lawrence B. Berg

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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

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
Education
Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D., 1987)
Northwestern University (B.A., 1984)
Honors & awards
New Jersey Super Lawyers
2007

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Associations & memberships
Gloucester County Bar Association
Year joined
1989