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Pooja Bhutani

Pooja Bhutani

Associate, Employment & Labor Law

Ms. Bhutani concentrates her practice in the area of employment law. She has extensive experience representing employers and management in federal and state courts, in arbitration, and before federal and state agencies. She focuses on the defense of matters pertaining to federal and state employment discrimination, retaliation/whistleblowing, harassment, and wage and hour in New Jersey and New York, and she has multi-faceted experience handling individual, class, and collective actions.

In her employment law compliance and counseling practice, Ms. Bhutani provides advice and counsel to employers from a range of industries on litigation avoidance, leaves of absence, employee discipline and termination, employment contracts and separation agreements, wage and hour, and compliance with company policies and federal, state, and local statutes. She also conducts workplace investigations and assists employers in drafting company policies and training materials.

Prior to joining Gibbons, Ms. Bhutani also had experience working as a plaintiffs’-side employment attorney. She leverages this experience to provide a unique advantage to employers and management in formulating strategy in litigation, arbitration, and counseling matters.

Credentials

Education

Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law (J.D.)

  • Dean’s List
  • Jonathan Falk Memorial Scholarship Recipient
  • Labor and Employment Law Society, President
  • British Journal of American Legal Studies, Student Editorial Assistant

Rutgers University (B.A., cum laude)

  • Dean’s List
  • National Honor Society of Success and Leadership, Member

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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

Professional Activities

New Jersey Bar Association

Monmouth County Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

Legal Employment

Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Associate

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Associate

Brooklyn Law School
Small Group Instructor

Borrelli and Associates, P.L.L.C.
Senior Associate
Junior Associate
Law Cler
Legal Intern