Joseph E. Santanasto

Joseph E. Santanasto

Associate, Employment & Labor Law

Mr. Santanasto concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation and employment law. He represents employers and employees in litigation brought under Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), New Jersey Wage and Hour Law (NJWHL), and Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), as well as non-compete, restrictive covenant, breach of contract, and tort claims.



Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)

  • Senior Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
  • Chancellor Scholar
  • Order of the Coif
  • ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law
  • Dean’s List

Fordham University (B.S., cum laude)

  • Dean’s List
  • GLOBE Program, London, UK

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Activities

Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court

New Jersey State Bar Association

Hudson County Bar Association
Treasurer, Young Lawyers Division

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Patrick J. Arre, J.S.C., Law Division, Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson Vicinage, August 2012 – August 2013

Judicial intern to the Honorable Edward O’Connor, Jr., J.S.C., Hudson County, New Jersey