Dina M. Mastellone is Chair of the Human Resource Training & Audit Programs Group and a Partner in the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group.
Ms. Mastellone is an active strategic and tactical business partner with the firm’s clients in providing employment law counseling and establishing and auditing human resources policies and procedures. She has extensive experience conducting training sessions for businesses and HR organizations on matters ranging from anti-harassment policy compliance, best human resources practices, documentation and discipline to leaves of absences in accordance with federal, state and local employment laws. Ms. Mastellone also conducts on-site harassment and whistleblower investigations. Ms. Mastellone also drafts and negotiates employment-related agreements including confidentiality, non-competition and separation agreements.
As a member of the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group, Ms. Mastellone also manages federal and state litigation, administrative agency proceedings, and arbitrations involving employment law matters, including the oversight of discovery, depositions, hearing and trials, and case resolution.
Ms. Mastellone is the immediate Past Chair of the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Ms. Mastellone is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is a Board Member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association serving as the Co-Secretary, previously serving as the Co-Director of the Gala Committee and the Co-Director of the Judicial Outreach Committee. She is also a member of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Federal Practice and Procedure Section. In 2012, Ms. Mastellone was appointed to serve as a member of Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council. From 2008 to 2011, she served as an Investigator for the Supreme Court of New Jersey District V-B Ethics Committee.
Ms. Mastellone was listed by NJBIZ as Best 50 Women in Business in 2018 and was awarded the 2017 Excellence in Achievement Award from the Rodino Society of Seton Hall Law School in recognition of her outstanding leadership, compassion, integrity, and service to the cause of attorney professionalism and equality. Ms. Mastellone has also been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyer list in Employment Litigation Defense since 2015 and was selected to the Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey list in 2016 and 2017. Ms. Mastellone was also recognized as a “Rising Star” in Employment Litigation Defense in 2010 and 2011. In law school, she received a Touro Academic Excellence Award and the Touro Law Special Service Award. Ms. Mastellone served as the Managing Editor of the Touro Law Review and published “Employees: Show Us Your Paycheck,” 13 Touro Law Review 541, Winter, 1996.
Prior to joining Genova Burns, Ms. Mastellone served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York in the Administrative Law Division where she successfully defended challenges to New York City laws and regulations in numerous federal and state cases. Ms. Mastellone also prosecuted criminal matters on behalf of the Corporation Counsel’s Office. She also received the New York City Law Department’s Legal Rookie of the Year Award in 1999.
- New Jersey, 1999
- New York, 1999
- U.S. District Court, Eastern & Southern Districts of New York, 2000
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2002
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2010
Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, cum laude, J.D., 1998
Providence College, B.A., 1993