Richard S. Zackin

Richard S. Zackin

Director, Employment & Labor Law

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

Credentials

Education

Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D.)

  • Managing Editor, Rutgers Law Review, 1969-1970

Rutgers University (B.A.)

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

Professional Activities

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

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

Judicial Clerkship(s)

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

Legal Employment

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