William F. Maderer

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18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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wmaderer@saiber.com

Bill Maderer is Managing Member of the Firm and specializes in employment litigation, complex business litigation, higher education law, corporate investigations and white collar criminal defense.  He has successfully tried employment, business and criminal cases to verdict in both federal and state courts. He also has been retained to conduct independent investigations to assist clients in detecting employee misconduct in both civil and criminal matters.

Bill is listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100, Best Lawyers - Litigation and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

Bill has spoken on a variety of professional panels regarding trial practice, employment discrimination/retaliation, expert testimony, RICO and employee abuse of the Internet. He has also authored articles on employment and labor law issues for various publications. Bill is Co-Author of the "Sanctions" chapter in New Jersey Federal Civil Practice, an annual New Jersey Law Journal publication.

Professional History

Prior to joining Saiber, Bill was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey (1974-1980) where he was Chief of the Special Prosecution Division (1977-1980).

Representative Matters

Retained by a prominent university to conduct independent investigation regarding allegations of improper access to computer systems and files.

Successfully defended business executive at trial against criminal charges of commercial bribery and RICO violations.

Successfully defended business executive at trial against criminal charges of illegal dumping of hazardous waste.

Obtained post-trial judgment after mistrial resulting from hung jury where plaintiff alleged retaliation based on whistleblowing conduct.

Obtained favorable jury verdict in defense of multinational computer services company against plaintiff's allegations of breach of contract based on disability.

Obtained favorable jury verdict in defense of public university against plaintiff's allegations of disability discrimination.

Noteworthy Decisions

Monforte v. Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, 2014 WL 523020 (D.N.J. 2014)

Novak v. Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, 928 F.Supp.2d 723 (S.D.N.Y. 2013)

Furina v. Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, 2011 WL 3798719 (D.N.J. 2011)

Potena v. New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 2011 WL 2713438 (N.J. Super. A.D. 2011)

The Lautenberg Foundation v. Peter Madoff, 2010 WL 4853354 (D.N.J. 2010)

Michael G. McGowan v. State of New Jersey, 2009 WL 1687663 (D.N.J. 2009)

Albert R. Lackman v. Recovery Services of New Jersey, Inc. 2008 WL583660 (D.N.J. 2008)

Anne Galli v. New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, 490 F.3d 265 (3d Cir. 2007)

Debra A. Russenerger v. BASF Corp., 2006 WL 2085466 (N.J. Super. A.D. 2006)

William Bolella v. BASF Corp., 2005 WL 3078573 (N.J. Super. A.D. 2005)

Abel Garcia v. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 210 F.Supp.2d 545 (D.N.J. 2002)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation v. Bober, 1999 WL 440779 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)

Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union Local 54 v. Elsinore Shore Associates, 173 F.3d 175 (3d Cir. 1999)

New Jersey Psychological Association v. MCC Behavioral Care, Inc., 1997 WL 33446538 (D.N.J. 1997)

Frank Lo Bosco v. Kure Engineering Limited, 891 F.Supp. 1020 (D.N.J. 1995)

Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. American Metal Exchange Corp., 991 F.2d 71 (3d Cir. 1993)

Brown Abrams v. John Peter Galanis, 1989 WL 41279 (D.N.J. 1989)

In the Matter of Arthur J. Lobbe, 110 N.J. 59 (1988)

United States v. Salvatore J. Profaci, 1986 WL 20590 (D.N.J. 1986)

Honors and Awards

Included in:

Best Lawyers® - Litigation - Labor and Employment - 2014

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - 2007-2013

New Jersey Super Lawyers® Top 100 - 2009-2010, 2013, 2014

New Jersey Super Lawyers® - 2005-2014

Publications

Co-Author: "Sanctions," New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure, New Jersey Law Journal Books, 2014

"Ensure your disciplinary policy includes safeguards for charged students," Campus Legal Advisor, November 2013

Commentary:  "Annual Law Firm Managing Partners Roundtable," Commerce Magazine, Summer 2011

Panelist: “Third Annual Law Firm Managing Partners Roundtable,” sponsored by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and featured in COMMERCE Magazine’s Summer 2008 issue

Co-Author: "Conflicted Representation May Result in Forfeiture and Disgorgement of Fees," N.J. Law Journal, February 2004

"Resolving Allegations of Employee Misconduct," The Star Ledger, December 2003

"Clear, Written Policies Communicated to Employees Can Reduce Employer Liability," an interview with William F. Maderer, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, March 2003

"When Work-Related Injuries Give Rise to ADA Claims," New Jersey Law Journal, November 2002

"Protection of Distributors Under the Puerto Rico Dealers Act," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, August 2000

"When Does a Psychologist Need to Consult an Attorney?" New Jersey Psychologist, Fall 1996

Presentations

Co-moderator:  “The New Normal:  Strategies for the Current Legal Environment,” Cohn Reznick Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Florham Park, NJ, September 2013

Co-moderator:  "Origination and Compensation: Challenges of Cross-Selling and Dividing the Pot," Cohn Reznick Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Florham Park, NJ, January 2013

Speaker: “Cross-Examination of the Expert Witness: Limiting the Damage and Damages,” NJLJ In-House Counsel CLE Seminar, Brooklake Country Club, Florham Park, NJ, November 2012

Moderator:  "Lessons Learned From Penn State:  A Comprehensive Review of University Practices and Responsibilities in the Aftermath of the Sandusky Sex Abuse Scandal," NJSBA Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, October 2012

Panelist, "Employment Retaliation Update," PLUS Seminar, Chicago, IL, May 2012

Co-moderator: "Partnership Criteria,' JH Cohn Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Florham Park, NJ April 2012

Co-moderator: “Growth Strategies - External,” JH Cohn Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Florham Park, NJ October 2011

"Implementation of New Federal Guidelines on Sexual Violence in Universities, Colleges and Schools," Florham Park, NJ  June 23, 2011

Co-moderator: “Internal Growth Strategies,” JH Cohn Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Florham Park, NJ  May 2011

Co-moderator: “Law Firm Capitalization,” JH Cohn Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Florham Park, NJ  January 2011

Co-moderator: “Client Fee Issues,” JH Cohn Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Florham Park, NJ  September 2010

Co-moderator: "Partner Compensation and Real Estate Market Update," JH Cohn Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Roseland, NJ May 2010

Co-moderator: “Succession Planning and Partner Compensation,” JH Cohn Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Roseland, NJ January 2010

Co-moderator: “Succession Planning and Client Transition,” JH Cohn Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Roseland, NJ September 2009

Co-moderator: “Recap on Current Economic Environment,” “Law Firm Management,” JH Cohn Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Roseland, NJ May 2009

Panelist, “Legal Space: Dynamics Shift for New Jersey’s Law Tenants,” New Jersey Law Journal and Real Estate New Jersey Webinar, March 2009

Co-moderator: “Current Economic Environment,” JH Cohn Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Roseland, NJ  January 2009

Panelist, Third Annual Law Firm Managing Partners Roundtable, sponsored by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, August 2008

Panelist, J.H. Cohn First Annual New Jersey Law Firm Management Forum, West Orange, NJ, May 2008

“Admissibility of Expert Testimony/Challenging Expert Opinions,” Client Sponsored Program, March 2008

“Electronic Discovery in Federal Court Litigation,” Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, March 2004

“Detection, Investigation & Prevention of Employee Misconduct & Fraud,” Firm Sponsored Seminar, November 2003

“Technology in the Work Place: New Risks for In-house Counsel,” Westchester/Southern Connecticut Chapter - American Corporate Counsel Association, January 2003

“Use of Expert Testimony in Federal Court,” Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, March 2000

Memberships and Activities


Appointed to the Advisory Board of Campus Legal Advisor, a Wiley Publication

Appointed to the Editorial Board of NACUANOTES of the National Association of College and University Attorneys

Appointed to the Annual Conference Program Committee of the National Association of Colleges and Universities (NACUA)

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of Special Prosecution Division, U.S. Attorneys Office, District of New Jersey

Former President, Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey

Former Member, Lawyer's Advisory Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selections Committee

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Court Appointed Mediator, U.S. District Court and N.J. Superior Court

Former Master, C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court

Former Member, New Jersey District Ethics Committee

National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) 

Essex County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Beyond the Law

For over 15 years, Bill has mentored an inner-city student who graduated from college with a degree in business administration and is currently working in business.