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Alvaro Hasani

Associate, New Jersey
New Jersey
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Overview

Alvaro Hasani is an associate in the firm's New Jersey office. He represents employers in various industries and in all aspects of labor and employment law before federal and state courts, as well as regulatory and administrative agencies.

Alvaro has a successful track record defending clients in individual, class, and collective actions on a wide range of issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour claims, whistleblower claims, non-compete, and other business-related disputes. He has also obtained favorable decisions on behalf of clients before governmental agencies including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, NJ Division on Civil Rights, NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, NJ Department of Community Affairs, NY State Department of Labor, and NYC Commission on Human Rights.

In addition to his litigation practice, Alvaro routinely counsels and provides legal training to management clients regarding compliance with US federal, state, and local laws. He also drafts and revises employee handbooks, employment agreements, and other internal corporate policies.

Alvaro has published numerous legal articles that have been cited by the U.S. Courts of Appeals and his expertise on labor and employment law is frequently featured in the media, including NJ 101.5 FM, New NJBIZ, Jersey Law Journal, Law360, Patch, and Practical Law. Given his experience and expertise, Alvaro is frequently invited to present on emerging employment law topics at legal symposiums, corporate training events, and for professional organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Tri-State Human Resource Association (Tri-State HRA).

Experience

Reported Cases

  • Successfully argued before the New Jersey Appellate Division in defense of a client’s termination of a tenured employee.In re Biricik, No. A-0997-13T3, 2014 WL 5782677 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Nov. 7, 2014.
  • Secured dismissal of federal action alleging antitrust and civil rights violations against a municipal client in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Apple Bail Bonds, Inc v. City of Paterson, No. 14-CV-2733 SRC, 2014 WL 6991965 (D.N.J. Dec. 10, 2014)
  • Successfully defended a New Jersey School District against allegations of discrimination upon a full hearing before the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law. D.W., Parent/guardian, on Behalf of C.W., A Minor, & D.W., Individually, Petitioner, OAL DKT. CRT 14876-1, 2016 WL 857801, at *2 (EFPS Feb. 22, 2016).
  • United States v. Kantengwa, 781 F.3d 545, 562 (1st Cir. 2015) (citing Alvaro Hasani, Putting History On the Witness Stand: Evaluating the Criticisms Levied Against Historians Who Testify as Expert Witnesses, 34 Whittier L. Rev. 341 (2013))

    Langbord v. United States Dep't of Treasury, No. 12-4574, 2016 WL 4073269, at *16 (3d Cir. Aug. 1, 2016 (citing Alvaro Hasani, Putting History On the Witness Stand: Evaluating the Criticisms Levied Against Historians Who Testify as Expert Witnesses, 34 Whittier L. Rev. 341 (2013))

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Hudson County Bar Association
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association

Insights

Articles

  • "Forecasting the End of Climate Change Litigation: Why Expert Testimony Based on Climate Models Should Not Be Admissible," 32 Miss. C. L. Rev. 83 (2013).
  • "Putting History On the Witness Stand: Evaluating the Criticisms Levied Against Historians Who Testify as Expert Witnesses," 34 Whittier L. Rev. 341 (2013).
  • "‘You Are Hereby Sentenced to a Term of…Enslavement?’: Why Prisoners Cannot Be Exempt From Thirteenth Amendment Protection," 18 Barry L. Rev. 273 (2013).

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