Julie Levinson Werner Senior Counsel

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As both an employment law counselor and litigator, Julie Levinson Werner considers the employment actions of a business from every possible angle. Julie provides proactive practical and strategic advice to clients to address the potentially wide-ranging impact of their employment actions.

When counseling matters result in litigation, Julie is a zealous advocate for her clients and seeks to achieve the best possible outcome for them. Her practice encompasses a wide array of litigation under federal and state laws, including representing management in actions involving claims of discrimination, wrongful termination and sexual harassment, as well as in contract actions, disputes over non-competition and confidentiality agreements, and other business torts. Julie successfully argued Silvestri v. Optus Software, Inc., 175 N.J. 113 (2003), before the New Jersey Supreme Court, in which the court ruled in the employer’s favor and held that in satisfaction contracts, it is the employer’s subjective business judgment that controls as to whether the employer is satisfied with the employee’s performance.

Julie has written numerous articles emphasizing litigation-avoidance strategies for employers.

Representative Engagements

Obtained summary judgment in favor of internationally recognized cosmetics company in connection with former employee’s claims of disability discrimination.
Represents prominent real estate investment trust in employment litigation.
Obtained and defended against multiple applications for injunctive relief on restrictive covenant agreements.
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Other Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers (2013–2015) – Recognized in the employment law category.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Ban the Box Legal Compliance in 2015,” Lowenstein Sandler and SterlingBackcheck Webinar, February 19, 2015

  • Speaker, “Employee Background Checks and the Law in 2015: Is Your Company at Risk?,” Lowenstein Sandler and SterlingBackcheck Seminar, January 29, 2015

  • Speaker, “Avoiding the Bad Breakup: Advice When Terminating Employees”, the third of a three-part Lowenstein Sandler series, June 4, 2014; June 11, 2014

  • Speaker, “Pitfalls, Policies, and Procedures in the Employment Relationship”, the second of a three-part Lowenstein Sandler series, February 26, 2014; March 5, 2014

  • Speaker, “The Hiring Process”, the first of a three-part Lowenstein Sandler series, October 22, 2013; October 29, 2013

  • Speaker, "What’s New at the EEOC, NLRB, DOL, and OFCCP," Westchester/Southern Connecticut ACCA, April 10, 2013


A New Year's Gift for New York Employers and Employees: Annual Wage Notice Requirement Eliminated for New York Employers, but Increased Penalties Now in Place
Employment Client Alert, January 5, 2015
Julie Werner
Employers May Get a Second Bite of the Apple: NLRB Forced to Reconsider Hundreds of Decisions Following the Supreme Court's Noel Canning Decision
Employment Law Client Alert, July 2, 2014
Julie Werner, Lauren Garcia
Paid Sick Leave in New York City, Jersey City, and Newark: Time to Pay Attention
Employment Law Client Alert, February 27, 2014
Julie Werner, Cristina Baragona
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Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler is representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, in its pending acquisition of GLAMGLOW, the Hollywood skin care brand focused on fast-acting treatment masks designed to deliver stunning, camera-ready results. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in February 2015. The Lowenstein team includes Marita A. Makinen, Seth T. Goldsamt, Michele J. Alexander, Lynda A. Bennett, Jeffrey Blumenfeld, David Leit, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Matt Savare, Jeffrey M. Shapiro, Jack Sidorov, Jeri L. Abrams, Julie Levinson Werner, David Toma, Lesley Pruzansky Adamo, Kimberly Donnelly, Annie Nazarian, and Marisa A. White. , December 19, 2014
In XconomyJulie Levinson Werner comments that part of the culture of sexism and misogyny existing in the technology scene may be due to startups’ natural growing pains. , Xconomy , July 21, 2014
In The Orange County Register, Julie Levinson Werner comments on the National Labor Relations Board's new federal rule requiring millions of private U.S. businesses to display posters promoting unionization. , The Orange County Register , September 28, 2011
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April 29, 2015
ACC NJ and Lowenstein Sandler Life Sciences Breakfast Series

Related Areas

Commercial & Business Litigation


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law ( J.D. , 1996 ) , magna cum laude
Cornell University ( B.A. , 1993 ) , with distinction

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey