Michael J. Miles is a partner at the firm and concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation, including the litigation of all manner of business, employment and civil rights disputes. He has experience defending complex contract disputes, banking and financial fraud actions, restrictive covenant and trade secrets actions, business torts and breaches of fiduciary duty, professional malpractice actions and shareholder derivative actions. He has also defended employers in all manner of employment disputes, including claims under Title VII, Section 1981, FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, NJLAD, CEPA and common law in state and federal courts, as well as before the EEOC and NJ Division on Civil Rights. He has also served as local counsel for numerous intellectual property, patent infringement, consumer fraud, breach of contract, franchise and employment cases.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Miles has counseled employers with respect to their obligations under FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, OWBA, wage & hour laws, and WARN for plant closing and mass layoffs. He has also guided employers in conducting disciplinary actions, terminations, and reductions in force. He has experience drafting employment agreements, employee handbooks and providing workplace training sessions on harassment and discrimination. He has counseled employers on obtaining H-1B and L-1 Visas, as well as Permanent Residency Status for foreign employees.
Mr. Miles previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Noel L. Hillman, United States District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey and the Honorable Ann Marie Donio, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey.
While at Rutgers University School of Law, Mr. Miles served as the Lead Notes and Case Notes Editor of the Rutgers Law Journal.*The Rising Stars list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://www.superlawyers.com/
Saint Joseph’s University (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 2002)(Magna cum laude)
Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2005)
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
American Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
Camden County Bar Association
Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
New Jersey Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)*
“Discovery Sanctions Under Amended Rule 37(e): A Safe(r) Harbor,” ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter (2016)
“Proportionality Under Amended Rule 26(b)(1): A New Mindset,” ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter (2016)
“Determining Arbitrability When The Relationship Between Parties Is Governed By Multiple Agreements,” ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution Newsletter (2014)
“When Can a Former Employee Challenge a Restrictive Covenant?” ABA Employment & Labor Relations Law Newsletter (2012)
“State Regulation of HMO Physician Financial Incentives: Finding the Proper Balance Between Motiving Financial Prudence and Protecting Quality of Care,” 36 Rutgers L.J. 651 (2005)
“New Amendments to the Federal Rules One Month After Implementation,” Assn. of the Federal Bar of New Jersey (2016)