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Jules counsels employers in varied industries on employee relations, human resources policies and workplace compliance. He investigates allegations of employee misconduct, audits employment practices and delivers anti-discrimination, business ethics and human resources-related training. Jules also prepares employment and separation agreements, defends administrative charges and negotiates with government agencies. Jules speaks on a variety of workplace law topics both locally and nationally. Before founding Jules Halpern Associates, Jules held senior level human resources and employment law roles within major corporations and was a human resources consultant. He was Senior Director of Employee Relations and employment law counsel at Random House, Inc. and the senior employment attorney at The Home Insurance Company and its affiliated companies.
Jules is a 1977 graduate of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Brooklyn College, where he was a member of the Scholar's Program. He is admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Paul L. Scrom Jr. is a Partner at Jules Halpern Associates LLC. He devotes his practice to representing organizations in all employment law matters.
Paul regularly advises Human Resources executives, in-house counsel, management and business owners on compliance and preventative measures in order to avoid expensive litigation and costly government penalties. His counsel includes issues of employee discipline, terminations, discrimination/harassment, wages and hours, independent contractor classifications, restrictive covenants and social media. Paul also prepares employee handbooks, employment agreements, separation agreements and other HR documents.
Paul frequently presents on legal and HR topics to business groups, professionals, and clients. Such topics include respect in the workplace (harassment/discrimination), wage and hour compliance, disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, conducting workplace investigations and the performance review process.
Paul received his Juris Doctorate in 2012 from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, which he attended on a full merit scholarship. During law school, Paul was Articles Editor of the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal. Prior to law school, Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude from Binghamton University in 2009 with a B.A. in both Philosophy of Law and History.
Paul is admitted to the practice of law in the states of New York, New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Peter G. Goodman is Of Counsel at Jules Halpern Associates LLC and focuses his practice on employment litigation and dispute resolution for the firm.
Peter handles a wide variety of litigation involving federal, state and local employment laws, including claims of unlawful employment practices such as discrimination and retaliation, and wage and hour claims. Peter also has wide-ranging experience litigating and counseling clients regarding employment agreements, including restrictive covenants such as non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements. He has extensive experience prosecuting and defending claims in state and federal courts, and regularly handles the defense of charges brought before administrative agencies and commissions such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Commission on Human Rights, and the New York State Department of Labor. In addition, Peter frequently engages in alternative dispute resolution for his clients, such as arbitration and mediation.
Peter is a frequent speaker and writer on various issues of topical interest in employment law. Peter also is a leader of the bar, having served as the Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, and has served on various other committees and sections of the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
Peter received his Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1985. Prior to law school, Peter graduated from Binghamton University in 1982. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
Jillian M. Burke is a Law Clerk at Jules Halpern Associates LLC.
Jillian is a J.D. Candidate at St. John’s University School of Law. At St. John’s, she serves as a mentor for incoming and first year law students. While in law school, she interned for a New York Supreme Court Justice and for a bi- state government commission.
Prior to attending law school, Jillian received her undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology and Human Development from Boston College. Before embarking on her law school career, she worked in development research for a large hospital system in Massachusetts.
Theresa M. Wilson is a Legal Analyst at Jules Halpern Associates LLC.
Theresa graduated from Farmingdale State College with a B.S. in Business Management. Her course of study at Farmingdale State College allowed her to enroll in several classes focused on legal studies.
Theresa provides support to all areas of the firm. She regularly assists with the preparation of employment investigation reports, employee handbooks, audits, training materials, and employment agreements.
Theresa also handles the administrative duties of the firm including monthly billing, the distribution of our topical newsletter, and managing the firm’s schedule.