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Robert M. Pettigrew Counsel

Newark, NJ | Direct 201.368.7210Fax 201.638.7254
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Rob represents public and private sector employers and management in all aspects of employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has experience handling matters related to restrictive covenants, orders to show cause, class actions, union organization/arbitration, harassment, retaliation, discrimination and wage and hour claims. In addition, Rob has extensive experience in defending facilities against claims involving accessibility violations and conducting accessibility compliance audits. Rob regularly represents clients in federal and state courts, including the New Jersey Supreme Court, as well as before administrative agencies such as the EEOC, NLRB, OSHA, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and New York Division of Human Rights.

As a trusted advisor, Rob counsels employers on compliance with various federal, state and local employment laws, employee discipline, workplace training and internal investigations. He also drafts and reviews employment-related contracts, covenants, handbooks and workplace policies. Rob's experience spans various industries and governmental sectors, such as education, restaurant/hospitality, insurance, publishing, construction, security, law enforcement, trucking, healthcare, telecommunications and transportation.

Prior to joining White and Williams, Rob was a member of LeClairRyan's Labor and Employment group.

Recognition & Involvement

From 2009-2013, Rob was selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Bar and Court Admissions

New Jersey 

New York

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


Rutgers School of Law - Newark, JD, 2003

Rutgers University, BS, High Honors, 1999

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