Amy Komoroski Wiwi Partner

Roseland
T 973.597.2336 | F 973.597.2337



Amy Komoroski Wiwi is fascinated by the complex relationships between and among members of the workforce, managers and their employers, and has a passion for workplace problem solving. Her practice covers a wide range of litigation involving federal and state laws, representing management in claims of discrimination, wrongful termination and sexual harassment. She also handles contract actions, disputes over noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, and other business torts.

Amy drafts and negotiates executive employment and consulting agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and separation and release agreements, and she works closely with companies’ management, in-house counsel and human resources to develop and implement employment policies and handbooks. She also counsels employers on hiring, disciplining and terminating employees; family and medical leaves; disability leaves and accommodations; compliance with antidiscrimination and anti-retaliation laws; and reductions in workforce.

Off hours, Amy sits on the Jersey Battered Women’s Service board of directors, supporting its work fighting domestic violence by protecting and empowering victims, rehabilitating family members, advocating social reform to prevent partner violence, and educating the public.

Representative Engagements

Represents a private investment firm against claims of a hostile work environment and discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.
Represented a company that manufactures, sells and rents equipment for construction projects against allegations by five current and former unionized employees that they are or were subjected to a hostile work environment and discrimination on the basis of their respective national origins.
Represented a biotechnology company and two individual defendants in defense of claims of a hostile work environment and discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race and skin color; quid pro quo sexual harassment; and retaliation.
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Other Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers (2010, 2012–2013) – Recognized as a "Rising Star."

  • Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers (2013–2014) – Recognized in the labor and employment section and praised by clients for being "very objective," and able to “answer any question in a concise manner and develop a plan quickly.”

Speaking Engagements

  • 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

Publications

Supreme Court Holds that Employers’ Failure to Provide Workplace Accommodations to Pregnant Employees May Violate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Employment Alert, March 26, 2015
Amy Wiwi
Supreme Court Gives Department of Labor Free Rein to Alter Its Interpretations of Regulations
Employment Alert, March 12, 2015
Amy Wiwi
New Jersey Supreme Court Decision Highlights Importance of Anti-Harassment Policies for Employers
Employment Client Alert, February 18, 2015
Amy Wiwi, Cristina Baragona
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Press Mentions

In an article about the challenges employers face in states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana by qualifying patients, Amy Wiwi discusses employers' need to establish workplace policies and practices before the issue arises. , Business Insurance , February 14, 2010

Related Areas

Employment
Fiduciary Counseling & Litigation
Investment Management
Litigation

Education


Boston University School of Law ( J.D. , 2002 ) , cum laude
Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts ( B.F.A. , 1998 ) , cum laude

Bar Admissions


New York
New Jersey

Affiliations


  • American Bar Association
  • The Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Jersey Battered Women's Service, Inc.
    • Member, Board of Directors