Mariel L. Belanger focuses her practice on the representation of employers, including privately owned businesses, international corporations, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education. She litigates employment-related cases in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, and has represented management in matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour claims. She also has experience assisting in a number of general commercial litigation matters for clients in a wide array of industries, including consumer products, aviation, and construction.
In addition, Mariel conducts independent fact-finding investigations for employers faced with workplace complaints. She also provides strategic counseling to employers on a wide range of personnel issues, including benefits, wage payment, employee discipline and discharge, as well as separation and non-compete agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Mariel served as a law clerk to the Honorable Katharine S. Hayden, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, for the 2011-2012 term. She received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, magna cum laude, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Law Review, a member of the Interscholastic Moot Court Board, and a Distinguished Scholar.