Overview

Since 1997, Keith J. Rosenblatt has been representing employers in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels; before federal, state and local equal employment opportunity agencies; and before the National Labor Relations Board. He vigorously defends management against single and multi-plaintiff claims involving:

  • Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation
  • Whistleblower issues
  • Breaches of contract
  • Wrongful terminations
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
  • The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act
  • The New York State and City Human Rights Laws

In so doing, Keith has compiled an exceptional record of success. He has had countless cases dismissed before trial in both federal and state courts and on both summary judgment motions and motions to dismiss. His successes include:

  • Opposing a petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in a case involving the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • Obtaining pre-trial dismissals of cases alleging age, race, sex, and disability discrimination, and sexual and racial harassment under state and federal laws
  • Obtaining pre-trial dismissals of cases alleging retaliation under federal discrimination laws, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and New Jersey and New York discrimination and whistleblower laws
  • Obtaining pre-trial dismissals of cases alleging breaches of implied employment contracts arising from employee handbooks

In addition to his litigation practice, Keith also counsels employers across the country on various employment, human resource, and labor related issues.  He also regularly drafts and revises:

  • Personnel manuals and employee handbooks
  • Employment policies
  • Employment contracts
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Separation agreements

Keith has published articles and lectured on implied employment contracts, restrictions against post-employment competition, discrimination and whistleblower claims, and proper management and litigation prevention policies and practices. His speaking engagements have included presentations before the Society for Human Resource Management and the Council on Education in Management.

Prior to Littler Mendelson, Keith represented employers and management exclusively for nine years at another employment law boutique firm. In law school, he was a member and associate editor of the Seton Hall Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

New Jersey State Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

New York State Bar Association

News, Analysis & Press

Whistleblower Ruling Draws Fire From Employment Bar

New Jersey Law Journal

June 24, 2015

The Summary Jury Trial: An Alternative to the Traditional Alternative Dispute Resolution Process

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Vol. 13, p.16

May 2005

Unions May Be Permitted to Organize Through Corporate E-Mail Systems

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 8, p.18

May 2000

Supreme Court Extends Protections to Employees Who Blow Whistle on Co-Workers

158 N.J.L.J 32

1999

With or Without an Agreement, Former Employees May Be Restricted from Competing

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 16, p.20

June 1998

New Jersey's Recent Employment Manual Decisions: Traditional Contract Law Abandoned in Favor of an Employee's Unreasonable Expectations

25 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1496

1995

Speaking Engagements

On the Cutting Edge of Corporate Protection

Newark, NJ

October 26, 2012

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1997cum laude
  • B.S., Seton Hall University, 1993

Bar Admission

New Jersey
New York

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York