Cole Schotz P.C.



Marissa A. Mastroianni
New Jersey Office
Court Plaza North, 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
T: 201-525-6223 / F: 201-678-6223
Legal Practice Assistant:: Terry Fasciano
T: 201-489-3000 ext. 5029


Marissa A. Mastroianni is an associate in the firm’s Employment, Litigation, and Cannabis practice groups. Marissa litigates on a broad spectrum of employment litigation matters before federal and state courts, arbitration tribunals, and administrative agencies. She is dedicated to assisting clients in matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour disputes, breach of employment contracts, restrictive covenant disputes, and class and collective actions.

Clients from across industries turn to Marissa for counsel on employment and compliance matters. She routinely prepares employee handbooks, policies and various types of employment agreements as well as conducts workplace investigations and harassment and discrimination awareness training for employers. Her clients include members from the healthcare, construction, pharmaceutical, real estate, advertising, health and nutrition, food, and textile industries.

Prior to joining Cole Schotz, Marissa worked as a labor and employment associate for Proskauer Rose LLP. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephan C. Hansbury, P.J. Ch. (ret.) of the Chancery Division-General Equity Part. During her clerkship, she wrote opinions for cases involving injunctive relief and business dissolutions.

During law school, Marissa worked as a law clerk at a prominent plaintiffs’ law firm and interned for the Honorable Michael A. Shipp at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She also served as an associate editor of the Seton Hall Law Review and a member of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team.

Marissa earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law cum laude and her B.A. in international relations and political science from Lehigh University with highest honors.


Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015Lehigh University, B.A., highest honors, 2012

Bar & Court Admissions

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What Can Employers Do If Former Employees Can't Be Reached?

As published in: HR Magazine February 22, 2021

The Do's & Don'ts of Hiring and Firing

As published in: New Jersey Business Magazine December 1, 2020

More States Legalize Marijuana Use

As published in: HR Magazine November 5, 2020

Marijuana Legalization Is on the Ballot in 5 States

As published in: SHRM October 15, 2020

Workplace Medical Pot Protections At Stake In NJ High Court

As published in: Law360 February 3, 2020

Employers ban vaping as the trend's reputation goes up in smoke

As published in: HR Dive December 13, 2019

Don't just add 'other': How to make employment forms inclusive

As published in: HR Dive November 27, 2019

What About Contract Negotiation?

As published in: The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons October 28, 2019

Pay transparency: How much should you share with employees?

As published in: HR Dive July 24, 2019

Coping With a $15 Minimum Wage

As published in: New Jersey Business Magazine May 2019

Tips for Finding Former Employees Who Are Key Witnesses

As published in: SHRM March 25, 2019

Should Employers Stay Friendly with Former Employees?

As published in: SHRM February 25, 2019

NJ's Earned Sick Leave Law Will Cost Employers If Violated

As published in: Law360 November 2, 2018



Free to Discriminate?

New Jersey Lawyer Magazine October 1, 2019

Randi W. Kochman and Marissa A. Mastroianni
The Effect of Cannabis on the New Jersey Workplace

New Jersey Law Journal March 15, 2019

New Jersey's Minimum Wage to Rise to $15 Per Hour

Employment Law February 5, 2019

Suffolk County Enacts Salary History Inquiry Ban

Employment Law January 22, 2019

Employment Issues in Cross-Border M&A Transactions, Contributing Author

The Employment Law Review, Edition 9 April 2018

The Faragher Legacy: Still Going Strong After Twenty Years of Attacks and Counter-Measures, Co-author

68 Lab. L. J. 143 2017

Bridging the Gap Between the "Have" and the "Have-Nots": The ACA Prohibits Insurance Coverage Discrimination Based Upon Infertility Status

79 Alb. L. Rev. 151 2016

Russia Running Rogue?: How the Legal Justifications for Russian Intervention in Georgia and Ukraine Relate to the U.N. Legal Order

46 Seton Hall L. Rev. 599 2016

Growing Numbers of Chinese Blue Helmets: China's Changing Role Within the Security Council

27 Fla. J. Int’l L. 121 2015


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