On July 16, Michael Hanan joined Gordon & Rees in New Jersey as a partner in the Employment Law Group. Mr. Hanan defends employers against a broad range of employment claims, from the inception of a lawsuit through trial, including wrongful discharge, discrimination, whistleblower and retaliation claims, disability accommodation, family leave and unlawful harassment. He has extensive litigation experience representing clients -- which include Fortune 500 companies, privately owned companies, insurance companies and public employers -- in federal and state courts, as well as arbitral and administrative tribunals. He has successfully defended cases on behalf of his clients through trial in each of these tribunals.
Mr. Hanan also has successfully litigated contentious post-employment restrictive covenant cases involving confidentiality of trade secrets and noncompete and nonsolicit clauses. Additionally, he regularly provides advice and preventive counseling on all aspects of the employment relationship, including the creation, implementation and enforcement of workplace policies and the investigation of harassment/discrimination claims. He works to help clients navigate the complexities of federal, state and local laws, and implement prudent, cost-effective strategies that address employment issues as they arise.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Hanan had the privilege of serving for the first four years of his legal career as a New York City assistant corporation counsel in the Civil Rights Division, where he won defense verdicts on behalf of New York City and its agencies in several civil rights trials, including employment discrimination trials.
Mr. Hanan is a graduate of American University and earned his J.D., cum laude, from New York Law School. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.