On June 16, 2017, Chris Lenzo and Claudia Reis spoke at the Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law Seminar presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Chris discussed political discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. Claudia spoke about how employees can bring successful hostile work environment claims even where the employer has anti-harassment policies and training.
Lenzo & Reis News
On May 18, 2017, Claudia Reis was the sole plaintiffs’ representative on a four-attorney panel at the New Jersey State Bar Annual Convention that discussed the complexities of mediating employment cases and particularly assigning a monetary value to emotional distress claims.
On April 28, 2017, and April 27, 2017, Claudia Reis participated in an ethics panel discussion and presented an opening statement and direct examination of a plaintiff during a mock trial at the 2017 NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar.
On Friday, April 21, 2017, Claudia Reis appeared on MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell where she discussed the impact of the Bill O’Reilly and Fox News sexual harassment controversy on workplace culture and treatment of victims of sexual harassment. Claudia’s segment begins at approximately the three minute mark.
In March 2017, Chris Lenzo and Claudia Reis were selected for inclusion in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the fields of Employment & Labor Law and Employment Litigation for Plaintiffs through a poll of New Jersey lawyers conducted by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and the legal publisher Thomson Reuters.* For the fourth year in a row, Chris Lenzo was in the list of the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers receiving the most votes from their peers. Claudia Reis was in the lists of the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers and the Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers for the second year in a row.
On January 31, 2017, Claudia Reis was a panelist during a presentation to attorneys concerning the law surrounding a hostile work environment at the New Jersey Law Center.
On November 17, 2016,Claudia Reis served as a co-chair for the all day employment seminar at NJAJ’s Meadowlands conference. She was also a member of a panel that discussed punitive damages.
On November 2, 2016, Chris Lenzo spoke at a seminar entitled “Human Resource Law from Start to Finish” presented by the National Business Institute. Chris discussed employee privacy issues.
On November 1, 2016, U.S. News & World report selected Lenzo & Reis for its list of the Best Law Firms in the country for the third year in a row. The firm was ranked in Tier 1 for the New Jersey Metropolitan area for both representation of individuals in employment law matters and labor and employment litigation.*
In its October 2016 edition, the New Jersey Labor & Employment Quarterly published Claudia Reis’ article entitled The Legislature Meant What it Said and Said What it Meant: All Employees are Entitled to CEPA Protection – 100 Percent, which addresses the Supreme Court’s decision in Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc. making clear that there is no job duties exception to New Jersey’s whistleblower law.