Kristin D. Sostowski is a Director with Gibbons P.C., where she practices in the firm’s Employment & Labor Law Department. Ms. Sostowski serves on the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force and as Co-Editor of the Employment Law Alert blog, www.employmentlawalert.com. Ms. Sostowski provides strategic counsel to clients at all phases of the employment relationship, including compliance with federal and state workplace laws, pre-litigation risk avoidance, and defense of workplace-related disputes. She represents management in disputes with their current and former employees, concentrating on whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and restrictive covenant litigation. She has defended single-plaintiff and multi-plaintiff cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. She also has experience representing employers in arbitration and mediation and in government investigations and audits arising from the employment relationship.
Ms. Sostowski’s litigation practice informs and is balanced by her day-to-day employment law advice to clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, technology, financial services, and higher education. She regularly counsels clients on employee leaves and accommodations, performance management, terminations, reductions in force, internal investigations, and employment issues in corporate transactions. She also works closely with clients’ in-house counsel and human resources departments to assess and refine their employment practices and develop policies, handbooks, and employment agreements that complement their business needs.
As a longtime member of Gibbons’ E-Discovery Task Force, Ms. Sostowski is particularly knowledgeable regarding the management of employee usage of technology. She frequently counsels clients and lectures on the evolution of employment law in response to technology, including latest developments in social media and electronic systems policies and strategies for protecting business interests that may be impacted by employees’ use of technology. She has handled all aspects of electronic discovery in employment and commercial litigation matters and offers practical advice to employers on e-discovery practices.
Ms. Sostowski is included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 for Litigation - Labor and Employment. In 2014, she was named to NJBIZ’s “Forty Under 40” list for her work on behalf of employers, supporting the long-term growth and success of businesses throughout the state, and for her leadership on women attorneys’ issues. She is the current Treasurer-Elect of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), the nation’s oldest professional organization devoted to the interests and progress of women lawyers and women’s legal rights. Ms. Sostowski is also a Trustee of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. She was the recipient of NAWL’s 2010 Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” byNew Jersey Super Lawyers.
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Executive Board, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
Swarthmore College (B.A., with High Honors)
Phi Beta Kappa