Peter S. Seltzer’s practice focuses primarily on employment-related matters. Peter represents a wide range of employers and senior executives in all aspects of employment-related litigation and disputes before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and alternative dispute resolution bodies. His experience includes defense of federal and state discrimination and harassment claims, collective and class action wage and hour cases, and a variety of corporate governance issues. Peter has experience defending state and federal retaliation claims, including allegations under the False Claims Act and state whistleblower statutes.
Peter also advises clients on a broad variety of employment-related matters, including non-competition covenants, terminations and other disciplinary actions, employment and separation agreements, investigations of alleged discrimination, harassment and other employee misconduct and employment policies and practices. Peter has also represented executive professionals, across a wide range of industries, as well as medical practitioners in their employment-related agreements. Peter has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers.
Peter authored the article, “A Survey of the Same-sex Marriage Landscape for New Jersey Employers Following United States v. Windsor and Garden State Equality v. Dow,” in the NJ Labor & Employment Law Quarterly (February 2014).
- John Brice, former Chief Investment Officer and board member of private equity fund CarVal Investors in a case against CarVal after it terminated Mr. Brice’s employment and threatened to withhold $230 million in compensation. After winning a preliminary injunction, Kasowitz settled the matter favorably.
- Bridgewater Associates in employment matters involving protection of Bridgewater’s intellectual property.
- Senior Managers of Och-Ziff Capital in their dealings with the company’s founding partners and board of directors.
- Douglas Elliman Realty in a successful suit against one of Elliman’s former managers and a competitor firm involving a wrongful scheme to move a dozen agents to the competitor firm. Kasowitz won a $3.8 million jury verdict on behalf of Elliman, including $2.5 million in punitive damages.
- Geneva Energy Markets in defense of claims that the firm hired employees with enforceable non-competition agreements.