Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, P.C.

25 Independence Blvd., Third Floor, Warren, N.J. 07059
T 908-580-1776 F 908-647-1492
http://www.ammm.com

Unwavering commitment and determination to navigate the best course of action for our clients

Lisa Barré-Quick

Lisa Barré-Quick is a partner with Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro, and Murphy where her practice focusses primarily upon the counseling and defense of management in the spectrum of employment law issues and actions. Ms. Barré-Quick works with clients in a variety of specialized business settings and environments and frequently serves as an external resource to in-house legal and human resource teams advising on employment law and personnel issues. Ms. Barré-Quick also frequently works with clients in the health care field on a variety of employment issues unique to licensed health care professionals and the health care setting. Ms. Barré-Quick undertakes or guides investigations for public and private sector clients, conducts training, and frequently serves as a panelist and lecturer on workplace and employment law topics.

Prior to joining Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, Ms. Barré- Quick was a partner at Florio & Perrucci, P.C. (acquired by Fischbein Badillo Wagner Harding) and began her legal career as an associate at Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon. Ms. Barré-Quick has 24 years of diverse experience in the area of employment law, defending all types of employment related litigation in state and federal forums, with an emphasis on workplace training and client counseling and assisting clients in managing leave, accommodation, and a full range of human resources issues. Ms. Barré-Quick has been at Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro and Murphy since 1999.

Ms. Barré-Quick believes strongly in a pro-active approach to addressing human resource and employment related legal issues collaboratively with her clients. To this end, she advocates putting in place effective policies and training programs and is always available as a trusted advisor to address events and issues as they arise. Such measures and consultation serve as a solid foundation from which her clients may address circumstances as they arise, and when necessary, effectively defend eventual litigation.

Education

  • BA, Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania
  • JD, with Honors, National Law Center, George Washington University

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law and Litigation, with emphasis on workplace training and client counseling and assisting clients in managing leave, accommodation, and the full range of human resources issues.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Adjunct Faculty, Seton Hall Law School (Legal Writing and Research – 1994-98)
  • Editor, George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics
  • Moot Court Board
  • First Place Award, Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Association of Federal Bar
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Society of Human Resource Management

Events and Activities

  • Co-Chair of the Civil Rights and Personal Rights Sub-Committee of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section
  • Co-Chair of the Program Committee, Sidney Reitman Inn of Court
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of Morris Habitat for Humanity
  • Former Elder at the Community Presbyterian Church in Mountainside
  • Co-Director of the Community Presbyterian Church Youth Choir
  • Community Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir

Seminars

  • Ethics for Labor and Employment Lawyers (New Jersey ICLE April 20, 2016)
  • Employment Law Roundtable (New Jersey ICLE December 15, 2015)
  • Workplace Accommodations and Leave: What Is Covered, Who Is Covered, What Is Reasonable, and For How Long? (New Jersey ICLE) (December 8, 2015 and August 6, 2015)
  • Focus on Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation: Rights of the Disabled in the Workplace (New Jersey ICLE) (August 15, 2014)
  • Understanding the Law Against Discrimination (New Jersey ICLE) (November 25, 2013)
  • Labor and Employment Issues for Corporate and In House Counsel (November 14, 2013, December 9, 2011, September 20, 2011, and May 25, 2011)
  • ADA and Psychiatric Disabilities (Rutgers School of Law Labor & Employment Society Labor and Employment Law Forum) (March 14, 2013)
  • Handling Employment Cases Involving Licensed Professionals (New Jersey ICLE) (May 3, 2012)
  • Labor & Employment Issues for Corporate and In House (New Jersey ICLE) (May 25, 2011, September 20, 2011, December 9, 2011)
  • The Intersection Between the FMLA & ADA: Advanced Issues (New Jersey ICLE) (January 26, 2007)

Published Works

  • Sandifer v. United States Steel: The United State Supreme Court “Changes Clothes,” New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly (May 2014)
  • Navigating the Murky Waters of Social Media Policies in the Wake of Costco & Knauz, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly (Winter 2013)
  • The Open Public Records Act: Employee Records and Related Human Resource Issues, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly (Winter 2002)
  • The Replacement of the Replacement Standard: The New Approach to the Prima Facie Case of Discrimination Under Title VII and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly (Winter 2000)
  • “Reasonable” Isn’t Necessarily “Right”- And It Doesn’t Necessarily Have To Be: What Constitutes A Reasonable Belief Under CEPA, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly (Fall 1998)
  • The Road Less Traveled: Obstacles In The Path Of The Effective Use Of The Civil Rights Provision Of The Violence Against Women Act In The Employment Context, Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal (Spring 1998)

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