Paul P. Rooney, a member of the Firm, specializes in employment law and civil litigation, and has nearly 20 years of experience in the . Rooney advises clients about their legal rights and responsibilities, drafts employment agreements, handbooks, and policies, and performs employment-related corporate due diligence. His cases have included numerous collective actions under The Fair Labor Standards Act, and claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The New York State and City Human Rights Laws, The New York Labor Law, ERISA, and The Family and Medical Leave Act. Mr. Rooney has also litigated cases involving covenants not to compete, claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, and defamation.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rooney was a founding partner of & Rooney LLP (2007-2013) and was an Associate and Counsel at Reed Smith LLP (2000-2007). Paul is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Delaware, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Delaware.
Paul received his B.A. from Wesleyan University with High Honors and his J.D. from The College of William & Mary.
This program will discuss employers’ newest innovations in covenants not to compete that could jeopardize them such as one-sided fee-shifting clauses, liquidated damages clauses and provisions allowing post-employment payments to be unilaterall...