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Carla A. Katz is Of Counsel to the firm. Ms. Katz is a member of the faculty at the School for Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) at Rutgers University where she teaches labor studies and law. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, she taught at SMLR as a Visiting Lecturer for more than twelve years teaching courses in Collective Bargaining, Union Organizing and Occupational Safety and Health among others. Ms. Katz also writes and lectures on politics, power, and issues that affect working women and men. Her practice is primarily focused on public sector labor and employment law. She works closely with New Jersey’s firefighters and other public employees.

Ms. Katz has a long history of representation of union members and workers, including nine years as the elected president of the Communications Workers of America, Local 1034. She served as a commissioner of the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission from 2002 to 2006. Prior to joining Cohen, Placitella & Roth, she was an attorney with Fox and Fox LLP in Livingston New Jersey.

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Education
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Seton Hall University School of Law,
J.D., 2008


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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Management and Labor Relations,
M.A., 1995

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,
B.A. (Paul Robeson Scholar, Departmental Distinction in Women’s Studies), 1981

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Harvard University, MIT and Tufts University, (Program on Negotiation), 2001

Firm Awards

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Bar Admissions

New Jersey

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Professional Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section and; Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association

American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers

Academics

Carla A. Katz is a member of the faculty at the School for Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) at Rutgers University teaching labor studies and law. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, Carla taught at SMLR as a Visiting Lecturer for more than twelve years teaching courses in Collective Bargaining, Union Organizing and Occupational Safety and Health among others. She also writes and lectures on politics, power and issues that affect working women and men.

Speaking Engagements

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington D.C., before Congress;

Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy;

Columnist, Star Ledger at www.njvoices.com;

Columnist, Politicker, NJ;

Guest Host, NJ 101.5 and CBS 1210 AM.

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