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Kirsten
scheurer branigan

Owner
Kirsten@KSBraniganLaw.com

Attorney-at-Law
Investigator
Arbitrator
Mediator

Experience

Since establishing KSB Law more than a decade ago, Kirsten has been the driving force behind its growth and evolution.  She is an experienced employment lawyer, investigator, and neutral having exclusively practiced employment law for 20+ years and serving as an arbitrator and mediator for 10+ years.

Experience with matters for both employees and employers has afforded Kirsten a unique dual perspective that has fostered her role as an investigator and neutral. Her practice is rooted in efforts to prevent, manage and resolve employment conflicts through training, compliance training, audits, investigations and alternative dispute resolution.

Throughout her career, she has handled a broad array of employment matters, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing and breach of contract claims and has litigated before state and federal courts and government agencies.

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Employment Compliance & Training

  • Employment Law

  • Workplace Investigations

AAA Panels

  • Arbitrator, Commercial and Employment Panels, American Arbitration Association

  • Mediator, Mediation Panel, American Arbitration Association


CREDENTIALS

Kirsten’s experience and professionalism has led to numerous legal leadership positions and recognitions, including two gubernatorial appointments and serving as President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA).  

She helped to lead the 2006 revitalization of NJWLA (which was on the brink of disbanding) to its present robust membership.  Kirsten still serves on the NJWLA Board and remains dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the law.

She actively publishes on employment law and gender equity topics, and regularly presents regionally and nationally on employment law topics, including conducting effective investigations.

Education

  • Rutgers Law School, Rutgers University, Newark, J.D.

  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, B.A. with High Honors

  • Saint Dominic Academy, Jersey City

Admitted to Practice

Gubernatorial Appointments

  • Appointed to serve on the New Jersey Council on Diversity and Inclusion Transition Committee, focused on opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses in the state (2017)

  • Appointed to serve as a Commissioner (with the advice and consent of the Senate), with the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC), charged with administrating public sector labor issues, unfair practices, mediation, fact-finding and arbitration (2007-2009)

Professional Leadership

  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2006-present; Past President, 2006-2008

  • Workplace Investigations Committee Co-Chair, Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, 2017-present

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee, Women in the Courts, Member (Women of Color and Bar Education Subcommittees), 2014-2018

  • Sidney Reitman American Inn of Court, Bencher and Barrister, 2008-2012

Accolades & Recognitions

Professional Associations

  • Association of Workplace Investigators

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Labor and Employment Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Workplace Investigations Subcommittee

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment, Solo and Small Firm and Dispute Resolution Section

  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association


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