Pat Robinson is Of Counsel in the New Jersey office. Her practice focuses on representing employers in state and federal court and before state and federal agencies. She has litigated cases alleging race, sex, age, national origin and handicap discrimination; wrongful termination, retaliation and sexual harassment; breach of contract claims based on employee handbooks and personnel policies; and whistleblower claims. Pat has also litigated class actions, including one which challenged an employers salary plan and the conversion of a traditional pension plan to a cash balance formula. Prior to entering law, Pat was a research scientist for Bell Laboratories and a telecommunications manager with AT&T. Her years of corporate experience allow her to bring a manager's perspective to legal problems, assisting clients in navigating their way through the various employment laws without losing sight of their business objectives. Pat's technical background also provides her with a quick understanding of technical and technology-related issues that arise in litigation. Pat is also a member of the firm's Education Law Practice Group handling discrimination matters for private educational institutions relating to both employment and student matters.
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Engers v. AT&T Corp., 428 F. Supp. 2d 213 (D.N.J. 2006)
Engers v. AT&T, 2002 WL 32159586 (D.N.J. 2002)
Svarnas v. AT&T Communications, 326 N.J. Super. 59, 740 A.2d 662 (App. Div. 1999)
Fakhry v. AT&T Bell Labs., 1999 WL 1269184 (N.J. App. Div. 1999)
Versarge v. Township of Clinton, 984 F.2d 1359 (3d Cir. 1993)
Schott v. State, 2006 WL 1911375 (N.J. App. Div. 2006)
Pat has lectured at a seminar sponsored by the National Business Officers Association, an organization serving the needs of business officers for independent schools. She has also lectured for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in New Jersey on issues of interest to employment law practitioners. She is currently Secretary of the Somerset County Bar Association and is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Vicinage XIII Ethics Committee.