Epstein Becker Green has bolstered its employment practice with the additions of a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney and a former assistant U.S. attorney in New Jersey, who will use their experience trying complex cases at their new firm.
Janene Marasciullo and Eric W. Moran started at Epstein Becker Green’s New York City office on May 29 as Members of the Firm’s Employment, Labor and Workforce Management practice and its Litigation and Business Disputes practice. Marasciullo joined after more than six years at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, where she was a partner, and Moran came from New Jersey’s U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he had worked for 10 years.
Marasciullo told Law360 on Monday that she expects to continue to work on complex and cutting edge employment and business litigation, including discrimination claims, regulation-related employment claims, trade secrets and restrictive covenants. She also said she anticipates handling whistleblower actions brought by current and former employees and criminal enforcement brought by the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division over “no-poach” agreements.
Moran told Law360 on Monday that he will also be working on complex litigation matters, such as business and banking disputes, trade secrets, restrictive covenants and unfair competition cases. Additionally, he will advise on white collar enforcement matters and handle inquiries and internal investigations stemming from state and federal probes, he said.
Both Marasciullo and Moran said they chose Epstein Becker Green partly for the opportunity to do sophisticated trial work.
“Here at Epstein Becker, we try cases,” Moran said. “So I saw that as an opportunity for me to put my DOJ experience to work for my clients who face critical civil and government enforcement actions.”
Both attorneys also said their background in trying high-profile matters taught them the importance of understanding the reputational risks for businesses in litigation, in addition to the legal risks.