James W. Sukharev



973.535.4433 (Direct)
973.533.1112 (Fax)

James W. Sukharev is an Associate in the Firm’s Newark, New Jersey office and a member of the Employment Law & Litigation, Criminal Defense, Investigations & Compliance and Trade Secrets & Non-Competes Practice Groups.

Mr. Sukharev has counseled large national and international corporations during criminal and civil government investigations. He also represents individuals facing criminal charges, achieving the following representative results:

  • Dismissal of an indictment charging second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun.
  • Downgrade of felony-level drug possession charges to municipal court, ultimately resulting in dismissal of all charges.
  • Avoiding potential immigration consequences for our client by resolving domestic violence charges as a Petty-Disorderly Persons Defiant Trespassing.

Mr. Sukharev also represents private and government entities in employment-related litigation venued in federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies. His practice touches upon the full panoply of employment litigation matters, including workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, and collective and class actions.

Prior to joining Genova Burns, Mr. Sukharev was a prosecutor at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office where he litigated multiple jury trials to verdict as well as dozens of bench trials and pretrial motions. He also gained experience handling appeals, and has argued before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Mr. Sukharev received his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from New York University.

Following law school, Mr. Sukharev clerked in the Superior Court of New Jersey for the Honorable Margaret M. Foti, J.S.C. (now P.J.Cr.) in the Superior Court of New Jersey and then for the late Honorable Carol E. Higbee, J.A.D. in the Appellate Division.

In his spare time, Mr. Sukharev is an active participant in the Sidney Reitman Inn of Court and the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-New Jersey, and has lectured on restrictive covenants for the New Jersey State Bar Association.

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