Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Carmen J. DiMaria has spent his entire legal career practicing in the area of employment law and litigation, and has represented management exclusively for the past 14 years. Carmen has defended companies and individual defendants involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), retaliation, whistle blowing (including claims under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act) and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Carmen regularly represents clients in federal and state courts as well as in administrative agencies.Carmen also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to protecting his clients’ customer relationships and confidential information by prosecuting and defending cases involving non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, confidential information and trade secret agreements, breaches of employee duty of loyalty, tortious interference and employee raiding.Carmen provides advice and counseling to employers in all aspects of employment law and restrictive covenant law in an effort to prevent litigation before it occurs, and conducts workplace investigations on behalf of employers.Prior to entering private practice, Carmen served as law clerk to the Honorable John E. Keefe, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. Before law school, Carmen worked as an auditor for the national accounting firm of Ernst & Young.