Tricia B. O’Reilly is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney with more than twenty years of experience in the fields of commercial litigation, employment law, and internal investigations. As a commercial litigator, Tricia has assisted clients across a broad range of industries in matters involving commercial contract disputes, shareholder oppression, unfair competition, fraudulent business practices claims, intellectual property, and antitrust litigation, and in defending complex, putative class actions. She has represented clients in state and federal courts.
In her employment practice, Tricia specializes in the representation of management in employment disputes and has conducted dozens of internal investigations for major corporations, educational institutions, and privately held businesses. She has litigated cases in federal and state courts involving claims for wrongful discharge, breach of employment contracts, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, alleged discrimination and retaliation under state and federal anti-discrimination, and whistleblower statutes. Tricia has tried numerous cases to jury verdict.
Tricia also has a depth of experience in representing institutions of higher education across a broad range of issues, including investigating Title IX complaints and defending against Title IX claims.
Before entering practice as an attorney, Tricia served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas H. Politan, former United States District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey. She has been named one of New Jersey’s Women Leaders in the Law, Labor and Employment and to the 2015 “Best Lawyers in America,” Commercial Litigation. (This award, published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News & World Report, is not approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Selection methodology is available.) She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a Trustee of the Association of the Federal Bar New Jersey, and a Trustee of the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.