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Meredith Cavallaro


Meredith Cavallaro is a member of Paduano & Weintraub LLP and leads its Chambers-ranked Employment Practice. She has been with the firm since 2000. Her practice is devoted to all aspects of employment litigation and counseling. She defends employers nationally, and across various industries, in state and federal actions and arbitrations involving claims of discrimination, hostile work environment, equal pay violations, retaliation, equity and contract disputes, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state and local wage and hour laws. She is a fierce advocate and has obtained defense verdicts in every case she has tried. She has successfully disposed of numerous cases through motion practice and highly favorable resolutions.

Meredith leads a team that responds to and manages the complex issues that arise from workplace crises, including high profile sexual harassment complaints. Meredith helps employers throughout the United States navigate the constantly changing landscape of labor and employment laws and regulations. She supports human resources and management teams by providing prompt, practical and proactive solutions. She advises clients on responding to internal complaints, conducts outside investigations and equal pay audits and develops meaningful workplace trainings. She works with clients to structure terminations, reorganizations, and reductions in force. She is laser focused on helping clients build and maintain a compliant workplace infrastructure consistent with their values and commercial interests.


  • Hofstra University, B.A., 1996

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1999


  • New York

  • New Jersey 

  • United States District Courts: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; District of New Jersey

Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 RIMS Conference, “New Perspectives on Sexual Harassment Claims and Risk Management”

  • 2018 CLM National Conference, “The ADA almost 30 years later: Judicial Activism Versus the Administrative Pullback and The Impact on The ADA’s Application to Websites”

Media Commentary

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