Sharon P. Margello - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Sharon P. Margello

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 973-656-1600

Sharon P. Margello represents management in all areas of employment law, including employment discrimination, restrictive covenant, collective actions and wrongful discharge litigation. She counsels clients regarding employee discipline and termination of union and non-union employees, and she drafts and reviews severance policies and agreements. She also works with management on the design and implementation of reductions in force. She regularly conducts training programs for management and non-management personnel in the areas of sexual harassment and other employment-related issues. Ms. Margello has substantial experience in both the public and private sectors in the area of labor relations and employment law. Prior to entering private practice, Sharon worked for five years for the New York City Board of Education, Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining. She also was employed as in-house counsel for The Hertz Corporation, concentrating in the area of employment relations.

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey New BrunswickBA 1974New York Law SchoolJ.D. 1980
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers*Executive Women of New JerseyNational Association of Women LawyersAmerican Employment Lawyers CouncilNew York County Bar AssociationNew Jersey State Bar Association New York State Bar Association American Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Experience — Sharon has over 30 years of experience litigating employment disputes on behalf of management.  She has represented management in over 100 arbitrations involving unions throughout the United States.  She has also represented clients before various federal agencies, including the NLRB, EEOC and United States Department of Labor, and numerous state agencies.  She has negotiated labor contracts and handled union representation elections.More recently, Sharon’s practice has focused on representing employers and supervisors in state and federal court.  She has extensive experience litigating restrictive covenant matters and trade secret cases.  She has represented companies in wage and hour litigation and collective and class actions and defended employers in claims brought by individuals alleging discrimination, unlawful retaliation, violation of Sarbanes Oxley and wrongful discharge based upon whistle-blower activity. 

Office Location

10 Madison Avenue, Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Newark Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Newark Metro Area
Sharon P. Margello has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Sharon P. Margello has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment