Mr. Zackin joined the firm in 1975, and has, for many years, engaged in general commercial litigation with a concentrated practice of employment law in the areas of litigation and client counseling. He has been particularly active in discrimination and wrongful discharge matters and has focused extensively on reduction in force, and other employment termination related issues. He has also handled a wide variety of ERISA and wage and hour issues both in terms of litigation and counseling. Mr. Zackin is listed as a leading attorney in the area of "Employment Litigation: Defense" by New Jersey Super Lawyers and in the area of "Employee Benefits (ERISA)" by Best Lawyers®.

In addition, Mr. Zackin has authored numerous articles dealing with some of these more timely issues. He is also an editor of the firm's Employment Law Alert blog.


  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D.)
    • Managing Editor, Rutgers Law Review, 1969-1970
  • Rutgers University (B.A.)

Professional Activities

Gibbons on Federal Practice in New Jersey (published by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

New Jersey State Bar Association
Section on Labor & Employment

American Bar Association
Section of Litigation
Committee on Appellate Practice Litigation
Committee on Employment and Labor Relations Law Litigation

"New Jersey Employment Discrimination Issues in the '90's," National Business Institute, Inc. Seminar
Faculty, 1993

New Jersey Supreme Court District Ethics Committee, 1995-1999

Gibbons Employment & Labor Law Alert blog
Editor, (www.employmentlawalert.com)

Legal Employment

Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1971-1975

Professional Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law secretary to the Honorable Lawrence A. Whipple, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, 1970-1971

Publications & Features


Listed in Best Lawyers®, Employee Benefits (ERISA)

Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Employment Litigation: Defense

AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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