Annmarie Simeone Speaks on Labor & Employment Issues Related to Mergers & Acquisitions

Posted on February 22nd, 2011

February 22, 2011

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
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Annmarie Simeone Speaks on Labor & Employment Issues Related to Mergers & Acquisitions

Bridgewater, NJ (February 22, 2011) – Annmarie Simeone, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be on the panel for “Mergers & Acquisitions: A Legal and HR Perspective,” a program hosted by the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) Human Resource Council (HRC). The discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at CIANJ Headquarters at South 61 Paramus Road in Paramus, New Jersey. The other guest speakers are to include, Maria Calabrese, Human Resources Manager at Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa; Geri Kelly, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Columbia Bank; and Janice Torchinsky, Vice President of Human Resources at Mack-Cali Realty Corporation.

The panel will discuss the participation of Human Resources departments in mergers and acquisitions during negotiations. The topics will include the role of Human Resources in identifying employment issues, transitioning with the “back office,” integration of corporate cultures, and continuing staffing and union implications. For more information or to register for the event, visit or contact Nicole Harencak by phone at (201) 368-2100 or by email at

Simeone, a resident of Woodbridge, concentrates her practice on labor & employment litigation. She has a wide range of experience in state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution venues. She primarily defends management in claims made by employees under state and federal employment laws, including claims for sexual harassment, race, gender, national origin, and disability discrimination. She also has defended employers in cases alleging constructive discharge, wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of express or implied employment contracts, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and violations of restrictive covenants. Her work includes the defense of corporations, as well as individual officers, directors and employees, addressing issues unique to small businesses, as well as challenges faced by large public companies.

In addition, Simeone provides advice and counseling to human resource professionals and in-house counsel with respect to a wide range of employment issues, including family and medical leave, employee discipline and terminations, disability accommodations, layoff issues, such as WARN compliance, and the negotiation and design of severance packages. She also drafts employee manuals and employment-related policies and procedures.

Simeone earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University in 1993 and her B.A., summa cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1990. She is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and is a member of the New Jersey State, Middlesex County and Somerset County Bar Associations, as well as the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Resource Center of Somerset.

Established in 1927, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey has approximately 950 members, from Fortune 500 companies like Hertz Corporation, Ingersoll-Rand, Continental Airlines, Stryker, PSE&G, Sharp, and Sony, to emerging companies and sole proprietorships representing all areas of business and industry. The organization is the leader in free enterprise advocacy for the purpose of providing – through education, legislative vigilance and membership interaction – an economic climate that enhances business potential and makes New Jersey a better state in which to live, work and conduct business.

The mission of the CIANJ Human Resource Council is to advocate human resources awareness by providing information and resources in various human resources disciplines. The HRC is committed to educating, advising, representing and supporting its most valuable resource – its people. It serves to bring human resource professionals, or those responsible for HR in their respective organizations regardless of size or structure, together to share information and solve common challenges.

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