Brigette N. Eagan

Brigette N. Eagan, Counsel in the firm’s Newark, New Jersey office, is a member of the Human Resource Training & Audit Programs and Employment Law & Litigation Practice Groups.

Ms. Eagan specializes in employment law counseling, human resources best practices training and defense litigation. She has represented employers in a broad range of employment law litigation matters, with an emphasis on wage and hour audits, before administrative agencies and in both New Jersey State and Federal Courts.

Representative Matters:

  • Provides training and consultation to in-house counsel, Human Resource professionals and supervisors on managing the employment experience, including hiring practices, termination procedures, wage and hour issues and leaves of absence.
  • Successfully litigated administrative charges/complaints before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, New Jersey Department of Labor, and Office of Federal Contractor Compliance.
  • Successfully defended employers in litigation (both threatened and actual claims) involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, whistleblowing, USERRA, and breach of contract claims, and worked with in-house counsel to assess cases/risks and on budget issues.
  • Represents employers in the defense of claims including race, age, national origin, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliatory discharge and “whistleblower” allegations, in State and Federal Courts and before administrative agencies.
  • Successfully litigated a pro bono political asylum case in the United States Immigration Court.

Ms. Eagan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and her Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law during which she served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Jack Kirsten, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage.

Ms. Eagan served as Editor for the New Jersey Employment Law Letter in 2013 and authored “Taking He Said-She Said To Trial,” published in the October 2006 edition of In Re Magazine, a supplement to the New Jersey Lawyer. Ms. Eagan regularly presents seminars on various labor and employment matters ranging from discrimination and retaliation claim avoidance to managing employee leaves of absence, including continuing legal education seminars (CLE) for attorneys and HR professionals.

 

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1998
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1998

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1998

  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1995