Four partners joined Vaughan Baio & Partners’ labor, employment and liability and workers’ compensation practice groups in New Brunswick, the firm announced Monday.
Peter Perla Jr., Joseph Horan, Susie Burns and Cindy Ringel join the firm from Jasinski PC in Newark.
The new hires “[continue] our momentum in creating the firm we envisioned Vaughan Baio to be, a firm that provides thoughtful, strategic and effective representation in both litigated and non-litigated matters and obtains results that strengthen our clients’ positions in today’s marketplace,” according to Co-Founding Partner Joe Vaughan.
Perla has extensive experience counseling, litigating and defending corporations, municipalities, public entities and officials in matters involving state and federal employment laws, labor and independent contractor issues as well as allegations of misclassification and commercial disputes.
Burns has extensive litigation experience in employment claims and has won multiple trial verdicts and numerous summary dismissals on behalf of her clients, according to her hiring announcement. She has conducted investigations on behalf of employers regarding employee claims of discrimination, retaliation and other workplace violations, and is often called upon to draft employment policies, contracts and conduct negotiations.
Horan provides labor and employment advice to municipalities in New Jersey, and he defends municipalities in personal injury cases that arise under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act. Horan also provides legal guidance to municipal internal affairs units and also defends police officers accused of violating a person’s constitutional rights.
Ringel has extensive experience representing companies, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, and professional employer organizations in matters regarding labor and employment law, workers’ compensation and class action litigation. She defends claims in federal and state courts and before several administrative agencies regularly. Ringel also assists clients in drafting and updating agreements, policies and procedures; and she conducts training on a range of employment and non-employment issues.