Daniel Pierre is an Associate in the Firm’s Newark, NJ office and a member of the Labor Law and Cannabis Law Practice Groups.
Mr. Pierre assists private and public employers in resolving complex matters concerning labor and employment law. He regularly negotiates collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the employer and advises clients on various issues involving disciplinary matters, accommodation requirements, and employee leaves of absence. Mr. Pierre also represents private employers in enforcement proceedings initiated by the New Jersey Department of Labor related to workers misclassification audits and alleged wage and hour violations.
In addition, Mr. Pierre also assists clients in the cannabis industry. He regularly reviews federal and state laws to ensure regulatory compliance for existing cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to enter the emerging industry. He has counseled clients on their licensing concerns and labeling requirements for cannabis products.
Previously, Mr. Pierre served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey in Trenton, where his duties included representing the New Jersey Department of Labor on various administrative and litigation related matters, prosecuting employers for wage and hour violations, and providing formal employment counseling for all state agencies. Prior to that, he clerked for the Honorable Susan L. Reisner, a Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division, and was selected to participate in a summer law intern program in the Civil Division-Commercial Litigation Branch of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC. He also worked as a summer associate at Genova Burns.
Mr. Pierre received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hall University. While in law school, he was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Race & the Law Review and Co-Captain of Phi Alpha Delta-Jackson Chapter Mock Trial Team.