Littie E. Rau, Esq.

Location: Springfield, New Jersey
Phone: 973-467-5111
Email: lrau@rhelaborlaw.com

Littie E. Rau joined Ruderman Horn & Esmerado in 2004 where she represents predominantly management in private and public sector in all aspects of labor and employment law. She litigates discrimination and harassment cases based on race, gender, sexual harassment, age and disability, First Amendment and due process claims, whistleblower (CEPA) cases and Open Public Records Act claims in state and federal courts and in administrative forums, including the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Civil Service Commission and Public Employment Relations Commission.  She also conducts internal investigations in the workplace. Littie brought to our law firm her experience in previously representing plaintiffs in employment and civil rights cases (both in state and federal court and administrative agencies) and familiarity with general civil practice, medical malpractice, personal injury, contract disputes, unemployment claims and landlord tenant issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Disciplinary Actions (public and private sector)
  • Discrimination/Harassment Claims
  • Litigation (Discrimination, Harassment, Whistle-Blowing & Wrongful Termination)
  • Internal Investigations
  • Open Public Records Act Matters

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1984
  • Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. – 1983
    • With Honors
  • Millersville University, Pennsylvania
    • B.S.Ed. (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Stanford University
    • Humanities/Arts

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Joseph A. Fortunato, Esq., Montclair, NJ, 2002 – 2004
  • Cynthia A. Matheke, Esq., Lum Danzis, Roseland, NJ, 1995 – 2002
  • Donald M. Friedman, Esq., West Orange, NJ, 1985 – 1995
  • Michael J. Reimer, Esq., South Orange, NJ, Co-Counsel, 1988 – 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Staff Attorney for Pennsylvania-Based Non-Profit Human Services Program
  • Steilacoom Indian Tribe, Steilacoom, Washington