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Keya Denner Named New Leader of the Bar by New Jersey Law Journal

Posted on May 5th, 2017

Keya C. Denner, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been recognized in New Jersey Law Journal’s New Leaders of the Bar for his impressive accomplishments and great promise in the legal profession.

The recognition, considered one of New Jersey Law Journal’s most important, identifies attorneys who represent the future of New Jersey’s legal industry.  The winners, named by a distinguished panel of outside professionals, will be honored at the Professional Excellence event hosted by the Law Journal on June 20 at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park.

A resident of Boonton, Denner devotes his practice to labor and employment law, executive compensation, and commercial litigation.  As a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Group, he represents both small and large employers in litigating matters ranging from breach of employment agreements and restrictive covenants to discrimination, disability, and wage and hour violations under federal and state laws.  He has appeared before state and federal administrative agencies throughout the country, and regularly represents management in arbitration proceedings.  A significant part of his practice is also devoted to helping his clients avoid litigation, by training management and human resources personnel on best practices, and drafting policies and agreements to ensure his clients are compliant with the latest laws and regulations in the field.  Denner also advises clients during union organizing campaigns and represents clients in representation and unfair labor practice charge proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

As a member of the Firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group, Denner represents senior-level employees of public and private companies in negotiating their employment packages and associated agreements, at both the commencement of the employment relationship and at termination.

In 2016 and 2017, Denner was included on the Employment & Labor list of New Jersey Rising Stars, published by Super Lawyers Magazine.  He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Community Visiting Nurse Association, where he is chair of the By-Laws Committee and a member of the Personnel Committee.  He is currently co-chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Somerset County Bar Association.  He is also co-host of the Somerset County Business Partnership’s Human Resources Roundtable Group, and sits on the Personnel Committee for the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, and South Amboy.  Denner earned his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2004 and his B.A., cum laude, from Boston University in 2000.