Michael K. Fortunato is an associate in the Princeton, New Jersey office of Hill Wallack LLP, and a member of the Employment & Labor Law, and Trial & Insurance practice groups.
Mr. Fortunato has experience representing businesses and public entities in a broad range of civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He routinely defends employers in state and federal court from all employment-related claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. He has also counseled and represented clients with regard to employment and other agreements containing restrictive covenants and the protection of confidential information and trade secrets.
Mr. Fortunato also defends private and public sector clients in various types of litigation including complex cases related to personal injury, property damage, and economic loss. He has litigated professional liabilities and numerous commercial and contractual matters and defended businesses against violations of consumer protection statutes, including the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Mr. Fortunato has also represented public entities and vendors in matters arising from government contracts and awards. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, he litigated large scale property damage claims on behalf of clients including municipalities and school boards.Mr. Fortunato holds a J.D. from Rutgers Law School-Newark and a B.A. from Cornell University. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.Leadership
Presentations and Publications
- Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
- Cornell University, Alumni Ambassador
- Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition 2019-2020. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey
- Filing Deadlines Have Serious Implications For Whistleblowers, New Jersey Employment Law Letter, 26 No. 9 N.J. Emp. L. Letter 1
- Shareholder Status Doesn’t Undo Employee’s At-Will Arrangement, NJ Court Rules,New Jersey Employment Law Letter, 27 No. 3 N.J. Emp. L. Letter 5
- 3rd Circuit: Firing Employee Substantially Older than His Comparators Can Be Perilous, New Jersey Employment Law Letter, 27 No. 8 N.J. Emp. L. Letter 3
- Recent Appellate Division Ruling Reminds NJ Employers of the Rewards of Diligence, New Jersey Employment Law Letter, 27 No. 6 N.J. Emp. L. Letter 3