Jeffrey P. Gardner
Jeff Gardner grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in Hawthorne in Passaic County. Jeff spent almost 15 years as a Senior Field Attorney with Region 22 of the National Labor Relations Board in Newark, New Jersey, where he, with others, was responsible for the investigation of unfair labor practice charges and the processing of representation petitions in the Region.
As a field attorney in the Newark Regional Office, he represented the General Counsel in the litigation of alleged violations of the National Labor Relations Act. He also served as National co-Chair of the NLRB’s Management-Union EEO/Diversity Advisory Committee, and held the offices of Local President, Vice President and Treasurer in the NLRB Union representing the employees of the Agency.
Jeff graduated with Honors from Rutgers College, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School – Newark, and was awarded its Pro Bono Service Award. He also holds a Certificate in Equal Employment Opportunity Studies from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. While in law school, he interned with then-Magistrate Freda Wolfson in United States District Court, Trenton, NJ. Upon graduation, Jeff clerked for the Honorable Sylvia B. Pressler, P.J.A.D., New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. Prior to joining the NLRB, he worked in private practice for 3 years, first with Stern Steiger Croland in Paramus, and later with Budd Larner in Short Hills, specializing in labor and employment law.
From 2002 to 2004, Jeff was an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, where he taught a series of courses: Drafting Contracts; Legal Reasoning, Writing & Research; and First-Year Written and Oral Advocacy. He has frequently served as a volunteer judge for law students at Rutgers, Seton Hall and New York Law School. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.
In addition to running his own law firm, Jeff is an investigator at Verita, LLC, where he conducts internal workplace investigations of employee misconduct.