Justin DiGennaro is an associate in Weil’s Employment Litigation Practice Group, where he focuses on a wide range of labor and employment law issues, including discrimination, wage and hour, restrictive covenants, breach of contract, WARN Act, and ERISA in litigation proceedings in state and federal courts nationwide. He has represented clients in various industries, including financial services, hospitality, insurance, retail, manufacturing, technology, and transportation.
Mr. DiGennaro also has experience counseling employers on various matters, including with regard to confidential internal investigations relating to potential disparate impact liability stemming from changes in compensation structure, allegations of sexual harassment, and overtime liability caused by employee misclassification. He has advised on sensitive executive terminations, drafted employment, consulting, restrictive covenant, retention, secondment, and separation agreements, as well as guided clients through WARN Act and OWBPA compliance in relation to reductions-in-force. Mr. DiGennaro also has experience performing labor and employment due diligence in the context of corporate transactions, as well as negotiating purchase agreements.
In addition, Mr. DiGennaro has a robust pro bono practice, representing numerous non-profits that provide support and services to domestic violence survivors and underprivileged students. He has represented and secured benefits for individual pro bono clients in social security disability benefit appeals before administrative law judges.
In 2017 and 2018, Mr. DiGennaro was recognized as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers.
Mr. DiGennaro graduated from Cornell University in 2012, where he made the Dean’s list. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2015, where he was a two-time James Kent Scholar, Moot Court Judge, and served as the Notes and Case Notes Editor for the Columbia Journal of European Law. Mr. DiGennaro was also awarded the Lawrence S. Greenbaum Prize for the Best Oral Presentation in the Final Arguments of the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition. Prior to joining Weil, Mr. DiGennaro was a summer intern to the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He also worked for the Queens District Attorney’s Office during his third year of law school, prosecuting domestic violence offenders.