Louis L. Chodoff

Partner
New Jersey

Louis L. Chodoff handles labor and employment law counseling and litigation associated with harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, whistleblower, wrongful discharge, and restrictive covenant disputes.

Lou litigates in state and federal courts as well as in various administrative agencies such as the New Jersey Department of Labor, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He counsels his clients on the employment and labor law implications of corporate acquisitions and advises employers on all aspects of labor and employment law, including discharge and discipline decisions, employee safety and workplace violence issues, drug and alcohol testing issues, training protocols, leave of absence decisions, wage and hour issues, and downsizing.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Served as co-lead counsel in a national origin discrimination case resulting in a jury defense verdict
  • Served as lead trial counsel in successful defense of client in discrimination case before New Jersey Office of Administrative Law
  • Obtained injunction on behalf of housing authority and supermarket clients halting illegal picketing

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Co-chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, Workplace Harassment Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, New Jersey, 2022

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements

Lou is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to all aspects of labor and employment law, and presenter before business and professional groups throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Presentations include: 

Speaker, "Workplace Harassment Law: Update 2020," New Jersey State Bar Association webinar, April 21, 2020

"Retaliation Claims in Real Life – Concrete Examples of Successful Defenses, Investigations, Evidence Collection and Early Resolution," 28th National Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance, American Conference Institute, New York, NY, January 29, 2020 

Speaker, "Toke It If You Got It: Marijuana in the Workplace," SEPA SHRM Legal Summit, September 27, 2019

Credentials 

Education

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D. 1988, cum laude)
Editor, Temple Law Review

Ursinus College (B.A. 1985)

Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania