Profiles in Diversity

"I did not start my working life as a lawyer, and though my parents had suggested that I consider law school, after graduating college, I opted for a master’s degree in Communications. Upon receiving my master’s degree, I accepted a job in the management training program of a prominent New Jersey insurance company. During my final rotation, as a technical claims examiner, which involved working with lawyers in the legal department, I realized I had an affinity for untangling issues, legal problem-solving, and writing. Also, I saw that the career of a lawyer held more promise to me than that of an insurance executive. Thus, newly married, with a new mortgage, and before being promoted, I quit my job and headed to law school.

"In my senior year, I worked as the Teaching Assistant to Adjunct Professor Elaine Jacoby, who taught Research & Writing. After a judicial clerkship, I joined the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General (“AG”) as a Deputy Attorney General. During this time, I stayed in touch with Elaine, who became an early mentor and remains a dear friend.

"In 1986, Elaine left her in-house legal position to help open Epstein Becker Green’s New Jersey office. Shortly thereafter, she called and invited me to lunch to discuss joining the office as an associate attorney. The position offered the chance to work with a woman whom I liked and admired, become part of a respected national firm, and be involved in cutting-edge employment and health law issues.

"Although the timing was nearly perfect because my initial three-year commitment with the AG’s office was almost up, there was only one hitch—I was six-months pregnant. When Elaine, with the firm’s blessing, offered to hold the job open for nine months, my decision was made. That was more than 30 years ago.

"I felt then, as I still do now, that I had landed in a great firm. Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to work with many fine lawyers in nearly all of our offices and practice groups. My colleagues at Epstein Becker Green—both lawyers and non-lawyers—have been accomplished, smart, and caring people.

"My advice to lawyers entering the legal profession is to determine your professional goals and find a personal balance that works for you. For me, it was finding a place that was collegial, appreciated my work, recognized my contributions to the organization, gave me the opportunity to maximize my potential, and supported my decision to start and grow a family.

"Take the effort to really learn and hone your craft. Accept every opportunity. Always look to add value to the organization and to your clients—and don’t be shy about your accomplishments. At the end of every day, feel that you have done something that has moved the ball forward. Finally, enjoy the work. Enjoying what you do is the foundation to creating a meaningful career and satisfying life. At Epstein Becker Green, I have had the good fortune of a rewarding and purposeful career—and, happily, one that my wonderful family is also proud of."

— Mickey Neuhauser

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Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

  • Defended a global financial services company against claims it terminated an employee in retaliation for complaining about alleged sexual harassment. Mickey successfully demonstrated that the company’s anti-discrimination and sexual harassment policy did not recreate a contract, and her motion to dismiss the case was granted and then affirmed on appeal.
  • Represented a global financial services company in responding to a current employee’s claims of disability discrimination. Mickey helped her client avoid litigation by negotiating a severance package equivalent to what the employee would have received in a job elimination—20 percent of the employee’s initial demand.
  • Defended a national pharmaceutical company after an employee alleged claims including retaliatory discharge for protected whistleblowing, harassment, and discrimination. Through discovery, Mickey established that the plaintiff had demonstrably manufactured claims and was running a side business. Her client determined to take a firm “no pay” stance and go to trial. The jury ruled in favor of Mickey’s client.
  • Represented an equipment manufacturer in responding to an employee’s claim of retaliatory discharge for filing OSHA complaints. Mickey successfully avoided an administrative action by OSHA and a civil lawsuit by successfully getting the OSHA complaints dismissed and then resolving the plaintiff’s claims in an amount representing six weeks' pay.
  • Defeated a lawsuit brought against a national pharmaceutical company alleging retaliatory discharge for protected whistleblowing. Mickey persuasively demonstrated that the employee was discharged for reasons unrelated to the complaint and the employee voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice.
  • Defeated a race discrimination and discriminatory discharge lawsuit brought against an international equipment manufacturer. After Mickey filed a summary judgment motion showing the discharge was for legitimate business reasons, the employee voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice.


Listed in:

  • The Legal 500 United States, Workplace and Employment Counseling (2016 to 2018). This award is conferred by The Legal 500. A description of the selection methodology is available here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense, and Health Care (2005 to 2017). This award is conferred by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology is available here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine, “Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey” (2007 to 2008). This award is conferred by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology is available here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.



  • Rutgers University School of Law – Newark (J.D., 1983)
    • Notes and Comments editor, Women's Rights Law Reporter
  • Syracuse University (M.S., 1977)
  • Tufts University (B.A., cum laude, 1976)

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Labor and Employment, Health Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections
  • Society for Human Resources Management





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