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 Hofstra University School of Law 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 Senior Associate 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 Hofstra University School of Law, 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 a member of the Nassau and Suffolk Bar Associations. He is admitted to the practice of law in the states of New York and New Jersey.
Samantha E. Hudler is a law clerk at Jules Halpern Associates LLC.
As a third-year student at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Samantha serves as an Articles Editor on the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal and is expected to graduate in May 2018.
Prior to entering law school, Samantha received her B.A. in Criminal Justice from Widener University. During her senior year at Widener University, Samantha interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
In 2016, Samantha interned at the New York State Division of Human Rights. In addition, Samantha was previously employed as a paralegal at a boutique labor and employment law firm located in Suffolk County where she performed research and drafted legal documents including various motions and memoranda of law.
Samantha intends to focus her career on labor and employment matters.
Robert G. Brody has been in private practice for over 30 years, and represents employers before Federal, State and Local civil rights agencies and in Court. Bob was previously a Managing Partner for one of the largest management and labor law firms in the United States. He is an AV rated lawyer, which is the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a national directory of attorneys. Bob has published articles on employment law topics for numerous periodicals, appears in national magazines and on television, and is a contributing editor to the leading treatise in the field of employment litigation.Bob graduated Magna Cum Laude, with honors in Economics, from Kenyon College in Ohio in 1979. In 1982 he graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, Tennessee. He is licensed to practice law in the states of New York, Connecticut, Michigan and Illinois, as well as admitted to nine United States District and Circuit Courts.
Katherine M. Bogard is an Associate with Brody and Associates and represents employers in both Labor and Employment matters.
Prior to joining the Firm, Kate worked with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. in Memphis, Tennessee where she represented employers in employment disputes covering wage and hour claims, discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation, both in court and before administrative agencies. Kate also served as a law clerk to the Honorable S. Thomas Anderson for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
Kate received her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2009 (summa cum laude) and her Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University in 2006 (summa cum laude).
She is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, Mississippi, and Tennessee. She is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, United States District Court for the Northern & Southern Districts of Mississippi, Mississippi Supreme Court, Tennessee Supreme Court, and United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits.
Alexander Friedman works on both Labor and Employment law matters. Alex received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2011. During his time in law school, Alex was a Leadership Scholar and served as an Associate Editor on the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy. Alex received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 2008, where he majored in History modified with Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He attended the Hun School of Princeton and was Valedictorian of his 2004 graduating class.
Prior to joining Brody and Associates, Alex worked at The Chiacchio Firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked on matters relating to employment law, corporate law, and litigation. Alex has been involved with the Trenton Office of Central Jersey Legal Services, a legal aid organization. While there, he counseled, advised, and represented clients in Elder Law matters including Fair Housing and litigation issues, as well as assisted in the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney. He is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and New Jersey. Born in Minsk, Belarus, USSR and raised in New Jersey, Alex speaks fluent Russian.