David L. Disler

Counsel

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Overview

David simplifies complex matters for clients by guiding them through a variety of challenging circumstances.  This includes investigating and counseling on allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and breaches of the collective negotiations agreement.  He also prepares a wide array of contracts, such as settlement agreements, shared service agreements, collective negotiations agreements, and vendor contracts.

David is a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group and the Education and Employment Team.  He has authored numerous articles for various publications, including the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Lawyer, the American Bar Association's TIPS Employment and Labor Law Committee Newsletter, the School Leader Magazine, and the New Jersey Police Chief Magazine. 

David presently serves on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, as a Member of the New Jersey Supreme Court District Ethics Committee (District XA), on the Board of Directors for the Lehigh Lawyers Association, and as the Morris County co-coordinator for the Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition.

David earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, and his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Lehigh University.

Recognition

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. 

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch" - Labor and Employment Litigation, 2021-2023.
    A description of the selection process can be found here.
  • Recognized on the New Jersey Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List, Schools & Education, 2019-2022.
    A description of the selection process can be found here.

Memberships

  • New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, Board of Trustees
  • Lehigh Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Roseland Glen Condominium Association, Board of Trustees
  • Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition, Morris County Co-Coordinator
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Supreme Court District XA Ethics Committee

Articles

Speaking Engagements

  • "Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace," Porzio Employment Law Forum, 11/02/2022
  • "Hot Topics In Employment Law," Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Human Resources & Talent Committee, 3/08/2022
  • "The Old School and the New - Considerations for School Re-Opening," Porzio Webinar, 7/07/2020
  • "Ethical Issues Attorneys Face in Representing Cannabis Businesses," NBI's Marijuana Business Law in NJ, Princeton, NJ, 12/05/2019
  • "Political Employees: Employers’ Rights, Legal Obligations, and Practical Responses," Porzio Employment Law Forum, October 20, 2021. 
  • “Reductions in Force & Chapter 66,” New Jersey School Boards Association Spring School Law Forum, July 23, 2021.
  • “Managing Staff in the COVID-19 Era,” New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Briefing Series, December 17, 2020.
  • "Politically Incorrect: Regulating Employee Speech In and Out of the Workplace," Porzio Employment Law Forum, October 27, 2020.
  • “The Impact of COVID-19 on Collective Negotiations,” New Jersey School Boards Association Spring School Law Forum, June 17, 2020. 
  • "Recent Legislation Impacting New Jersey Schools," New Jersey School Boards Association School Law Forum, Atlantic City, NJ, October 24, 2019.
  • "Dress to Impress, Not to Discriminate," Porzio Employment Law Forum, October 2019.
  • "Are You Being Reasonable? Handling Requests For Accommodations," Porzio Employment Law Forum, October 2019.
  • "School Law for the 'Non-School' Paralegal," Paralegal Association of New Jersey's General Membership Meeting, Morristown, NJ, June 11, 2019. 
  • "Managing Employment Issues Related to Cannabis for Disability Providers," Cannabis & Disabilities: Emerging Issues & Answers, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC, Morristown, NJ, April 5, 2019. 
  • "New Jersey's Equal Pay Act," New Jersey State Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Institute, New Brunswick, NJ, January 31, 2019.
  • "PERC and the School Laws, Scope Petitions and Unfair Practices," New Jersey School Boards Association School Law Forum, Atlantic City, NJ, October 25, 2018.
  • "New Jersey's Equal Pay Act Explained," Porzio Employment Law Forum, Morristown, NJ, October 3, 2018.
  • "Student Residency Disputes," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, September 25, 2018. 
  • "The FMLA and Other Leave Issues," National Business Institute, Princeton, NJ, July 17, 2018.   
  • "Negotiating Indemnification Provisions and Agreements," National Business Institute, Newark, NJ, December 21, 2017.
  • "Battle of the Sexes: Waging War Over Pay Equity," Porzio Employment Law Forum, Morristown, NJ, November 15, 2017.
  • "Negotiating Healthcare Benefits and the Sunset of Chapter 78," New Jersey School Boards Association School Law Forum, Atlantic City, NJ, October 26, 2017. 
  • "National Labor Relations Board Decisions Affecting Unionized and Non-Unionized Workplaces," National Business Institute, Newark, NJ, December 7, 2016.
  • "Cyber Security For Employers: Not A Question Of If, But When," Porzio Employment Law Forum, Morristown, NJ, November 15, 2016.

Prior Relevant Experience

  • Hon. Frances A. McGrogan, Superior Court of New Jersey, Hackensack, NJ, Judicial Law Clerk.

Opinions, Decisions and Cases

  • In re Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive Nos. 2020-5 and 2020-6, __ N.J. __, 085017 (June 7, 2021).
  • Matter of Ridgefield Park Bd. of Educ., 244 N.J. 1, (2020)
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12 v. City of Newark, 244 N.J. 75 (2020) 
  • Rivera v. Borough of Fort Lee, No. A-4006-16, (App. Div. May 3, 2019)
  • Matter of Ridgefield Park Bd. of Educ. & Ridgefield Park Educ. Ass'n, 459 N.J. Super. 57 (App. Div. 2019)
  • Paff v. Ocean Cty. Prosecutor's Office, 235 N.J. 1 (2018)
  • Squitieri v. Cnty of Passaic, No. A-3348-17 (App. Div. Apr. 1, 2019)
  • Innisfree v. Hopatcong Bd. of Educ., SSX-L-93-17 (Law Div. May 3, 2017)
  • T.O. v. Summit Bd. of Educ. UNN-L-2960-16 (Law Div. Oct. 28, 2016)
  • Mardis, et al. v. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Inc., et al. 2:16-CV-02115-JMV-JAD (D.N.J. 2016)