Employment Counseling

Employment Counseling

MARC’s employment group offers clients extensive experience in employment counseling, advising companies and individuals on every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. We draw on our experience across all industries:

  • Financial
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Retail
  • Ecommerce
  • Restaurant
  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Real estate
  • Media

…among many others. We assist clients from Fortune 500 companies to traditional business startups with employment law challenges unique to their businesses.

Our employment law group provides advice and counsel on both strategic and day-to-day labor and employment and human resources issues including worker classification, disability accommodations, executive compensation, stock options, leave of absence, trade secret protection, reductions in force, drug testing, breach of restrictive covenants, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, wage and hour laws, and employee hiring, discipline and termination. This includes developing and implementing policies, procedures and programs and conducting seminars and anti-harassment and anti-discriminatory training, intended to position clients to avoid litigation.

MARC’s employment law group drafts and negotiates employment agreements, handbooks, applications, contracts, arbitration agreements, compensation arrangements, severance packages, releases, exit incentive programs and independent contractor agreements.

MARC’s employment law group conducts independent investigations into allegations by an employee or third party concerning improper behavior such as:

  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Fraud
  • Whistleblowing
  • Discrimination
  • Employee misconduct

Please contact John B. McCusker, Michael R. Futterman or John L. Shahdanian II for additional information.

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Partner and Co-Founder

John McCusker, a director and co-founder, represents corporate and individual clients, including Fortune 500 petroleum and pharmaceutical corporations, in employment discrimination, environmental/remediation and complex commercial litigation matters.

Partner and Co-Founder

Andrew Anselmi, a co-founder and director of the firm, is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex civil and corporate litigation, international arbitration, environmental litigation and class actions. As many of his cases are high-stakes or “bet-the-company” matters, Andrew works intensively and collaboratively with clients on developing winning strategies, be it at trial or through business resolutions.

Michael Futterman, a partner, concentrates on general business/commercial and employment litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies throughout New York and New Jersey. He represents management and employers in all types of workplace disputes, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, noncompete and trade-secret matters.

Katie Hirce, partner, is an employment, environmental and commercial litigator. She defends employers in discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation claims in federal and state court and before administrative agencies. She advises clients, including a Fortune 500 oil company, on environmental investigations and remediations, in litigation and in regulatory matters. In addition, Katie handles general commercial work.

John Shahdanian, a partner, is a veteran practitioner of employment law. He is well-versed in and frequently consulted about matters related to discrimination claims, disability claims, sexual harassment claims, whistleblowing, noncompete clauses, wage and hour, family leave and private sector labor law.

Laura Siclari, a partner, concentrates on environmental/remediation, employment discrimination, special education/disability law and general litigation matters in state and federal court. Her clients are corporations, including a Fortune 500 company in the petroleum industry, as well as public entities and individuals.

Of Counsel

Suzanne Murphy, of counsel, has more than two decades of state and federal experience in complex commercial litigation, particularly employment and environmental law, in New York and New Jersey. She guides clients from the initial preparation and strategy of a defense through settlement and/or trial, as well as at the appellate level.

Of Counsel

William Rupp, of counsel, has more than four decades of experience as a litigator. During this time, William has concentrated on governmental law.


Soundous Bouchouar, an associate at MARC Law, concentrates her practice on employment counseling and litigation.

Patrice LeTourneau, an associate, represents clients in employment and environmental matters, as well as commercial and civil litigation. She handles all aspects of business- and employee/employer-related disputes, including counseling, administrative complaints and litigation in a diverse range of employment-related matters such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, contract and severance issues.


Allison Zsamba’s practice concentrates on litigation and counseling services in the areas of commercial, employment and environmental law. Allison’s clients range from large to small business entities. As a litigator, Allison regularly advocates on behalf of her clients in state and federal courts and via arbitration and mediation panels. She also provides her clients business and transaction guidance to maximize their goals as well as avoid future liabilities.

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