Valerie L. Weiss

Valerie L. Weiss

Associate
 

Valerie L. Weiss is an Associate in the Sills Cummis & Gross Employment and Labor Practice Group.  She represents and advises management from a wide-range of industries, including hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and non-profit agencies, among others, in connection with employment disputes before federal and state courts and agencies.  She also counsels employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, such as avoidance of litigation, leaves of absence, disability accommodations, employment contracts and separation agreements, wage and hour compliance, and compliance with various federal, state and local employment laws.

In her personal time, Ms. Weiss enjoys volunteering in the community.  She currently mentors high school students in NJ LEEP’s college bound program, which prepares and empowers students in the greater Newark area to attend and succeed in a four-year university after graduation.  For over 20 years, Ms. Weiss has also volunteered with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, and most recently served on the Gala Committee for the children’s program – New Jersey’s only full-time afterschool and summer program for homeless and near-homeless children.

Ms. Weiss serves on the Firm’s Professional Relations Committee.  Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Weiss was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Carmen Messano, Presiding Judge for Administration of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.  During law school, she served as an Intern to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and as a Legal Intern to the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2018
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2018

Affiliations

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
Pupil, Sydney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court
Mentor, New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJLEEP)