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Bruce L. Harrison, Esq.

Bruce L. Harrison, Esq.

Bruce L. Harrison, Esq. rejoined the firm in 2009 as a shareholder of the Labor & Employment and Environmental/OSHA Groups and Chair of the Mediation and Dispute Resolution Group. Starting in 1975, Mr. Harrison has focused his practice in the representation of clients in claims relating to labor and employment, civil rights [counseling], business and litigation matters. He also has an active ADR practice and has extensive regulatory law experience handling environmental and OSHA matters. From May 1, 2006 until July 2, 2008, Mr. Harrison served as the Vice President and General Counsel for Metrologic Instruments, Inc., a world leader in designing and manufacturing bar code reading technology. After Metrologic was acquired by Honeywell International, Mr. Harrison returned to the firm. Mr. Harrison has frequently spoken to trade and business associations on topics including sexual and other harassment, OSHA, FMLA and similar issues. A qualified mediator and experienced arbitrator, Mr. Harrison is admitted to practice law in New Jersey.

Carmen Saginario Jr., Esq

Carmen Saginario Jr., Esq

Carmen Saginario Jr., Esq. is Co-Chair of Capehart Scatchard’s Labor & Employment Group. Mr. Saginario focuses his practice in representing public and private sector entities on labor and employment matters, as well as governmental, regulatory and administrative, and complex litigation matters. Mr. Saginario also represents governmental and other entities and individuals with respect to laws governing public entities, as well as educational, procurement, environmental, transportation, and public safety issues. Mr. Saginario also regularly represents public and private sector clients in administrative and complex civil litigation matters. Additionally, Mr. Saginario supervises Capehart Scatchard’s Corporate Compliance Group which counsels and assists public and private sector entities on establishing and implementing legal and ethics compliance programs. He has also been certified by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) as a Contract Advisor (player agent). Mr. Saginario’s other significant experience is he served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey and Assistant Counsel to Governor Thomas H. Kean. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Primitivo J. Cruz, Esq.

Primitivo J. Cruz, Esq.

Mr. Cruz advises clients on employment, administrative/regulatory, and complex litigation matters. He focuses his practice on employment-related matters, including counseling and litigation of issues involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour disputes, contractual breaches, and claims involving restrictive covenants and employee recruitment practices.

Ralph R. Smith, III

Ralph R. Smith, III

Mr. Smith is Co-Chair of Capehart Scatchard's Labor & Employment Group. He practices in employment litigation and preventative employment practices, including counseling employers on the creation of employment policies, non-compete and trade secret agreements, and training employers to avoid employment-related litigation. He represents both companies and individuals in related complex commercial litigation before federal states courts and administrative agencies in labor and employment cases including race, gender, age, national origin, disability and workplace harassment and discrimination matters, wage-and-hour disputes, restrictive covenants, grievances, arbitrations, drug testing, and employment related contract issues.

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