Amy Komoroski Wiwi Partner

New Jersey
T 973.597.2336 | F 973.597.2337



Long fascinated by the complex relationships among members of the workforce, managers, and their employers, Amy translates a passion for problem-solving into strategic counsel and effective dispute resolution. Praised by clients as “very knowledgeable,” “very objective,” and “accessible,” (Chambers USA), she thrives on crafting creative solutions to the most intricate of employment problems.

Amy counsels employers on the myriad issues they face related to hiring, disciplining, and termination of employees; family and medical leaves; disability leaves and accommodations; compliance with anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation laws; and workforce reductions. She also drafts and negotiates executive employment and consulting agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and separation and release agreements, working closely with company management, in-house counsel, and human resources to develop and implement employment policies and handbooks.

Amy’s practice also covers a wide range of litigation involving federal and state laws, where she represents management in claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, and sexual harassment. She handles contract actions, disputes over noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, and other business torts.

Amy is deeply committed to supporting her local community. She sits on the Jersey Battered Women’s Service board of directors, supporting its work against 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, 2016) – Recognized as a "Rising Star."

  • Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers (2013–2016) – Recognized in the labor and employment section and praised by clients for being "extremely intelligent" and "responsive," "hard-working and very knowledgeable about salient issues;" "always easily accessible;” "very objective;" and able to “answer any question in a concise manner and develop a plan quickly.”

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “New York Employment Law Developments in 2017,” New York Employment Law Developments in 2017 Seminar, May 9, 2017

  • Speaker, “Wage and Hour Update,” ACC NJ and Lowenstein Sandler Breakfast Series, January 20, 2016

  • Speaker, "The Cybersecurity Threat Posed by Your Company Insider," ACC NJ and Lowenstein Sandler Cyber Day, June 11, 2015

  • Speaker, "Ethics for Lawyers: What Not to Write on Social Media, Blogs, E-mails, Texts, or Any Other Form of Communication that Wasn't Around When You Were Born," Lowenstein Sandler Alumni CLE Day, December 2, 2014

  • Speaker, "Ethics for Lawyers: What Not to Write on Social Media, Blogs, E-mails, Texts, or Any Other Form of Communication that Wasn't Around When You Were Born," ACC NJ and Lowenstein Sandler Breakfast Series, July 31, 2014 

  • Speaker, "Considerations and Documentation for Employee Onboarding: Avoiding Common Pitfalls," New Jersey Law Journal In-House Counsel CLE Seminar, September 16, 2014

  • 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

New California Law Restricts Choice of Law and Forum
Employment Client Alert, December 8, 2016
Amy Wiwi
Despite Opposition, Employers Should Plan for December 1 DOL Overtime Rule
Employment Client Alert, November 16, 2016
Amy Wiwi, Joshua Knapp
Cybersecurity Breach: The Threat From Within
New York Law Journal, November 10, 2015
Matthew Oliver, Amy Wiwi, Natalie Dallavalle
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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 Counseling & Litigation
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