Wendy Johnson Lario > Greenberg Traurig LLP > Florham Park, United States > Lawyer Profile

Greenberg Traurig LLP
200 PARK AVENUE
PO BOX 677
FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY 07932
United States

Work Department

Labor & Employment

Position

Shareholder

Career

Wendy Johnson Lario Chairs the New Jersey Labor & Employment Practice and represents employers in litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and whistleblowing, among others. She appears regularly in federal and state courts in New Jersey and New York and defends employers against charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (NJDCR) and the New York Division of Human Rights (NYDHR). Wendy also provides advice and training to management and in-house counsel on employment issues, including hiring, firing, harassment, misconduct, leave and attendance, employee accommodations, employment and severance agreements, executive contracts, independent contractors, internal investigations, background checks, employee handbooks and policies, social networking, reductions in force, and employer requirements under identity theft statutes. She has represented companies in the telecommunications, retail, automotive, pharmaceutical, consumer electronics and chemical industries, among others.

Wendy lectures extensively and conducts seminars and training sessions concerning numerous employment law issues, including anti-discrimination laws, wrongful discharge, sexual and other harassment, and diversity training. She also trains and lectures on women’s leadership, performance management, social networking, state and federal laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, New York’s Human Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), New Jersey’s Family Leave Act, and New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act.

Concentrations
Employment litigation
Agency litigation (EEOC, NJDCR, NYDHR)
Employment counseling and training
ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation
Employment and severance agreements
Data privacy and protection

Capabilities
Labor & Employment
Trial Practice

Admission to Practice
New Jersey
New York
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Languages

English

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., Duke University, 1986

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

The team at Greenberg Traurig LLP is noted for acting as ‘true business partners‘ for its clients. Led by James Boudreau in Philadelphia and Naomi Beer in Denver, the group covers a wide range of employment litigation regarding topics including wage and hour issues, non-compete agreements, wrongful terminations, sexual harassment claims, and defamation litigation; key clients include Wendy’s and the Kellogg Company. Mark Kemple in Los Angeles and Charles Thompson in San Francisco chair the firm’s class and collective action group. Jonathan Sulds is a noted New York-contact with a broad practice. Wendy Johnson Lario and Kristine Feher in New Jersey, Richard McCrea in Tampa, and Atlanta-based Natasha Wilson and John Richards are also involved practitioners.