Education

  • New York University School of Law (J.D. 1994)
  • Tufts University (BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • State of New Jersey (1995)
  • State of New York (1995)

Clerkship

  • Hon. Joel A. Pisano, U.S.M.J., District of New Jersey

Heather A. Adelman proactively counsels employers and employees on a broad range of workplace and employment-related matters. Ms. Adelman is a trusted advisor to both businesses and individuals, and represents companies and executives in the negotiation and drafting of employment and separation agreements, addressing issues such as executive compensation, restrictive covenants, and other terms of employment.

Ms. Adelman works with corporate clients to prevent workplace issues by ensuring that corporate policies and practices are in compliance with federal and state law. Heather partners with in-house counsel and company leadership to effectively counsel employers on federal and state harassment and discrimination laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), wage and hour laws, proper classification of employees and independent contractors, hiring and firing, and performance management.

Ms. Adelman drafts comprehensive employee handbooks and provides workforce training for supervisors, and management and non-management employees, on topics including the prevention of harassment and discrimination, wage and hour law compliance, workplace violence and bullying, and ADA and FMLA laws. Ms. Adelman is regularly called upon to conduct internal investigations of discrimination complaints, whistleblower allegations, and other reports of workplace misconduct.

Ms. Adelman graduated from New York University School of Law and clerked for the Honorable Joel A. Pisano, U.S.M.J., on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. In addition to running her own employment law practice, Ms. Adelman previously practiced employment law at DLA Piper, Gibbons PC, and Holland & Knight.

Ms. Adelman lives in Short Hills, NJ with her husband and three children and serves as the Vice-Chair on the Millburn Board of Recreation.