Employers and executives retain Adam Saravay to guide them through high-stakes, complex employment and commercial disputes. To each engagement, he brings experience and strategic insights acquired through twenty years of litigating a wide range of employment and business issues in the state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies.
Mr. Saravay regularly represents employers and executives in wage-and-hour and overtime class actions and collective actions, employment contract disputes, cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets, employee disloyalty, employee raiding, non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, and discrimination and whistleblower retaliation claims. An accomplished appellate litigator, Mr. Saravay has been involved in over 15 decisions by the New Jersey Supreme Court, New Jersey Appellate Division, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and Second Circuit Court of Appeals, including several often-cited opinions on class action litigation, arbitration, and employment law issues.
Drawing on his broad litigation experience, Mr. Saravay counsels employers and executives on decisions large and small, ranging from major policy changes, terminations, and internal investigations to day-to-day questions involving compliance with employment laws, best practices, and litigation prevention. Clients seek Mr. Saravay’s advice on such issues as protection of trade secrets, arbitration programs, employment agreements, compensation, hiring, firing, background checks, employee discipline, wage-and-hour and overtime requirements, sexual harassment complaints, whistleblower complaints, employee leave requests, and disability accommodations. He also advises clients on issues of accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act and similar state statutes.
In the area of commercial litigation, Mr. Saravay represents closely-held corporations and shareholders in disputes over corporate ownership and control, compensation, minority shareholder oppression, and related issues. He has also represented corporate and individual clients in RICO, fraud, contract, and regulatory cases. In the white-collar criminal defense field, he has counseled witnesses and targets in grand jury investigations and represented clients in the state and federal trial and appellate courts. He was part of the appellate team that obtained the reversal of the convictions in what was, at the time, one of the largest and highest-profile securities fraud prosecutions in the District of New Jersey.
Mr. Saravay’s pro bono work has included representing victims of domestic violence in final restraining order hearings, advising charitable organizations on employment issues, and submitting friend-of-the-court briefs to the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of various non-profit groups.
Mr. Saravay is on the New Jersey Superior Court roster of court-approved mediators and is recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2008 through 2016 editions.