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Coming from the former Yugoslavia, my experiences in that war-torn country taught me never to give up or lose sight of what is important. I use that philosophy to guide my legal practice, working to achieve my clients’ goals with focus and tenacity.

Ms. Obradovic concentrates her practice in litigation, with a particular focus in employment litigation and bankruptcy reorganization matters. She has experience in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Ms. Obradovic is Co-Chair of the firm's Employment Law Practice Group.  Her employment litigation experience includes the defense of a variety of employment discrimination, whistleblower, wrongful discharge, and restrictive covenant claims.  Her work in the area of employment counseling includes employment contract negotiations and the review and drafting of restrictive covenants, employee handbooks and employment policies. Ms. Obradovic has represented clients in litigation involving issues at the intersection of an employee’s expectation of privacy when using social media and other forms of electronic communication, and an employer’s right to maintain secure confidential information and control their employees’ productivity.  She has lectured on the topic of social media and related issues for groups comprised of business owners, employees and in-house counsel.  

Ms. Obradovic has experience in all aspects of the representation of Chapter 11 debtors, including her significant participation in the successful dissolution of an international corporate entity.  Her work on Chapter 11 reorganizations includes all aspects of motion practice, financial analysis, counseling clients and interacting with co-counsel and court-retained bankruptcy professionals. Her experience in bankruptcy proceedings also encompasses Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings.

Ms. Obradovic has played an integral role in the mediation of various disputes, including the drafting of formal written opinions involving complex commercial matters. She has assumed a central role in support of attorneys serving as Special Masters in complex discovery disputes. 

Representative Matters

  • Ms. Obradovic has represented Rutgers University and its employees in numerous litigation matters including state cases brought under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) as well as in federal litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 1983 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  These cases include allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination based on race, gender, national origin and disability, as well as hostile working environment claims. She has also defended the university in matters involving breach of contract, denial of due process, violation of the Fourth Amendment and invasion of privacy, violation of the NJ Wire Tapping and Electronic Surveillance Act, and violation of the Computer Related Offenses Act.  Ms. Obradovic has obtained favorable results in these matters, including the dismissal of complaints, summary judgments and favorable settlements.  

  • Ms. Obradovic represented the State of New Jersey and numerous individual defendants in a matter involving claims under CEPA, NJLAD, and under the State Constitution for violation of due process rights.   
  • Ms. Obradovic represented a private employer in appealing a significant jury verdict in a case involving claims alleged under the NJLAD including a hostile work environment and harassment based on race, discriminatory termination based on race, retaliatory termination and failure to promote.
  • Ms. Obradovic served as debtor's counsel in the Chapter 11 reorganization of a large real estate developer, which was ultimately confirmed by the court.

Uniquely NJ

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association; Labor and Employment Law Section, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member, Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
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Education

Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, J.D., 2000

University of Belgrade Law School, LL.B., 1991 

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2000
  • New York, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015

Clerkships

  • Former law clerk to The Honorable Douglas K. Wolfson, Superior Court, Middlesex County, New Jersey
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