For nearly 25 years, Keith J. Rosenblatt has defended employers and management against claims in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, and before federal, state, and local EEO and other administrative agencies. A significant portion of his practice also includes keeping employers across the country out of court by providing practical legal advice regarding performance management, workplace discrimination, sexual and other harassment investigations, individual terminations and reductions in force, leave entitlements, disability accommodations, and other issues impacting the employment relationship. More recently, Keith has helped employers navigate the impact of COVID-19, including with regard to pandemic-specific leaves and benefits, and remote/telework arrangements. His HR counseling practice also includes drafting and reviewing employment policies and employment agreements of every kind. This includes noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements, which he also helps employers defend and enforce.
Keith’s litigation and counseling experience includes claims and issues involving:
- Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including 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 and other leave laws, including relating to COVID-19
- The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
- The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act
- The New York State and City Human Rights Laws
In the courtroom, Keith has compiled an exceptional record of success. He has had countless cases dismissed before trial in both federal and state courts, on both summary judgment and motions to dismiss. His successes include:
- Opposing a petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in a case involving ERISA
- Obtaining pre-trial dismissals in age, race, national origin, sex, and disability discrimination cases, in sexual and racial harassment cases, and in retaliation cases, under state and federal laws
- Obtaining pre-trial dismissals in cases alleging breaches of implied employment contracts arising from employee handbooks
Keith has published articles and lectured on implied employment contracts, discrimination and whistleblower claims, leave entitlements, 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.