Galit Kierkut is Chair of the Sills
Cummis & Gross Restrictive Covenant, Trade Secret and Unfair Competition
Practice Group and is a member of the Employment & Labor Practice Group. Ms.
Kierkut is willing to run into court to protect her client’s
confidential information, but also understands when negotiation is preferable
to litigation and works closely with her clients to achieve their goals with
the least disruption to their businesses. Ms. Kierkut practices in the areas of restrictive
covenant, privacy and trade secret counseling and litigation, as well as in the
areas of employment discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, employee leave
and accommodation, and wage and hour in state and federal courts throughout the
United States, and before the EEOC and Departments of Labor. She represents
national and international employers in their U.S. operations in the
pharmaceutical, manufacturing, financial, food service, retail and health care
industries. She trains and counsels employers in all employment compliance
areas and is a frequent speaker and writer on restrictive covenants, trade
secrets and privacy law. Ms. Kierkut also has significant experience in complex
commercial litigation in state and federal courts and acts as outside general
counsel to certain of her clients.
Ms. Kierkut is a strong advocate for women’s advancement in the law, and has been honored for her leadership in this area by the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association with its Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Award – Private Sector, the Executive Women of New Jersey at their Salute to the Policy Makers Gala and NJBIZ at its 50 Best Women in Business Award Ceremony. She has also received an award for Professionalism from the State Bar Association of New Jersey in conjunction with New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.
Ms. Kierkut is a past President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and is an active member of the National Association for Women Lawyers. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Employment Section of the State Bar of New Jersey and is a Co-Chair of the Section’s Employment Trial Practices Subcommittee. She is an Editor of the Section’s Labor and Employment Law Quarterly and has been appointed as a member of the Privacy Committee of the NJ State Bar Association.
Ms. Kierkut is also a Board Member of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Metro New Jersey and is a Steering Committee Member of ALFA International’s Labor & Employment Practice Group and Women’s Initiative Practice Group.
Ms. Kierkut has been repeatedly recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers as one of the "The Top 100 Super Lawyers" in New Jersey, and one of the "Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in New Jersey". Ms. Kierkut has also been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA under New Jersey Labor & Employment and The Best Lawyers in America under Litigation – Labor & Employment.