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. The former Chief of the Special Prosecution Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey, Bill 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 businesses, public agencies and universities in detecting employee misconduct in both civil and criminal matters.
Bill has been recognized by the peer selected 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, and conducting internal investigations. He has also authored articles on employment and labor law issues for various publications.
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).
Retained by a prominent university to conduct an independent investigation regarding allegations of improper access to computer systems and files.
Retained by a public hospital to conduct an independent investigation concerning whether the CFO engaged in improper workplace conduct.
Retained by a public university to conduct an independent investigation regarding a varsity lacrosse coach who was accused of harassment toward his players.
Retained by a public college to conduct an independent investigation where a construction bidding process was alleged to have been improperly implemented.
Retained by a public college to conduct an independent investigation where members of its Board of Trustees were alleged to have conflicts of interest.
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.
Kadakia v. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2015 WL 1310276 (D.N.J. 2015)
Serodio v. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2014 WL 2682111 (D.N.J. 2014)
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
"AV" Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™
"Sanctions," New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure, New Jersey Law Journal Books, 2014
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
"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
Co-moderator: “The Importance of Strategic Planning”, Cohn Reznick Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Florham Park, NJ, October 2014
Panelist: "Business Development at Midsized Law FIrms," a Thomson Reuters Business Development Event, October 2014
Moderator: “How to Respond When Law Enforcement Knocks at Your Door," NACUA Annual Conference, Denver, CO, June 2014
Co-moderator: “Getting the Best ROI From Your Legal Marketing Effort,” Cohn Reznick Law Firm Managing Partner Roundtable, Florham Park, NJ, May 2014
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 at a school and residential treatment center for boys.