McMoran, O’Connor, Bramley & Burns, P.C. is one of New Jersey’s premier employment law firms.

Our experience and commitment to quality have produced an unparalleled record of success for our clients, including some of the highest employment jury verdicts and settlements in New Jersey1.

The firm focuses on advising and representing individual executives, managers and employees in all types of employment matters, including:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Severance negotiations
  • Discrimination based on age, gender, race, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics
  • Retaliation based on whistleblowing and other protected activity
  • Employment contract claims and contract negotiations
  • Harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race and other protected characteristics
  • Wage and hour claims, including claims for unpaid overtime and/or discrimination in the payment of wages
  • Post-employment restrictive covenants, e.g., non-compete and non-solicit agreements
  • We also represent individuals in whistleblowing litigation under the federal False Claims Act (Qui Tam claims) and State False Claims Acts, which prohibit fraud against the federal and state government.

We represent clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration and in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) and Department of Labor. 

Through Bruce P. McMoran, Esq., who is listed on the American Arbitration Association (AAA) roster of arbitrators, we also provide mediation and arbitration services.

1Individual outcomes vary depending on the particular facts of each case. Past outcomes do not guarantee future results.

The attorneys at McMoran, O’Connor, Bramley & Burns, P.C. have decades of combined experience and are widely recognized as leaders in the field of employment law.

The firm’s success arises from a few basic principles.

First, we are experts at resolving disputes. Litigation is generally an inefficient way to solve problems. Therefore, before filing suit, we first try to resolve matters informally through negotiation and/or mediation. We have been highly successful in resolving the majority of our client’s cases before a lawsuit is even filed. We work closely with our clients to develop a practical, common-sense approach to solving problems.

Second, when a matter cannot be resolved informally, the attorneys at McMoran, O’Connor, Bramley & Burns, P.C. have the knowledge, experience and determination required to successfully pursue litigation. We are first and foremost trial attorneys. Although not every case will go to trial, we treat every case as if it will go to trial from day one. We take pride in our record of success trying cases and do not back down from any company or law firm.

Third, we work together with our clients as a team. We develop close personal relationships with our clients and take our commitment to them very seriously. All of us, lawyers and staff, remain conscious of our clients’ specific needs, goals and budgets in each individual case.

Lastly, we are pragmatists. If we consider it in our client’s interest to settle, we will recommend settlement. If a case should go to trial, we will take it to trial. Everything we do for our clients is intended to advance their interests. Whether through litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation, in state or federal court, we have the experience and ability to lead any type of employment dispute to a successful conclusion.

Other professionals look to us for our expertise in employment laws. We have taught numerous seminars to judges, lawyers and other professionals through the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and the Judicial College on various topics, including workplace discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, non-compete agreements and trial practice.

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Workplace Discrimination & Equal Pay

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Whistleblowing and Retaliation

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Fraud on the Government

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Overtime Pay & Unpaid Wages

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Severance Negotiations

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Non-Compete Agreements

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Worker Misclassification

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Bruce P. McMoran


Michael F. O’Connor


Douglas S. Bramley


Justin D. Burns


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