Valentina M. Scirica’s employment law practice focuses on defending employers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to traditional business startups on claims including wrongful discharge, discrimination and retaliation, and breach of employment contracts. She is part of a dedicated team that regularly advises employers on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, and conducts internal investigations.

​Valentina’s governmental law practice focuses on providing counsel in all aspects of the increasing number of legal issues facing local public entities, including assistance with public meetings; preparing resolutions, ordinances and contracts, procurements; labor negotiations and arbitrations; and handling tax appeals.

​Valentina has counseled clients throughout various stages of litigation and participated in mediation sessions, arbitrations, and depositions. She is also certified as a mediator. Her matters involved the application of laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

​As a law student, Valentina served as a legal intern in the Family Court Legal Program in White Plains, NY, providing legal assistance to victims of domestic violence; as a law clerk for the Honorable Lisa A. Firko, Bergen County Courthouse, Family Division, in Hackensack; and as a legal intern with The Baldonado Group, P.C.

​Upon graduating from law school, Valentina served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Philip J. Maenza, Morris County Courthouse, Special Civil Part, Morristown, NJ where she gained experience in landlord-tenant, small claims and district court matters.