Adam Saravay brings experience and strategic insights acquired through more than 25 years of litigating a wide range of employment and business issues. Adam represents employers and executives in matters ranging from wage-and-hour and overtime class and collective actions to whistleblower retaliation claims to disputes over employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and trade secrets. An accomplished appellate litigator, Adam has been involved in more than 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. Adam is also on the roster of court-appointed mediators for the New Jersey Superior Court and District of New Jersey.
Drawing on his broad litigation experience, Adam 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 his advice on such issues as protection of trade secrets, arbitration programs, employment agreements, compensation, and sexual harassment complaints. He also advises clients on issues of accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act and similar state statutes.
In the area of commercial litigation, Adam 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.
Adam’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.