Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.


  • WBE

Firm Size

  • 20-50

Willing to Act as Local Counsel

  • Yes


Recognized as a top-ranked employment law firm, NFC provides a progressive, creative and forward thinking approach to the practice of management-side employment law. Staffed with highly experienced employment attorneys and a robust support team, we deliver superior work product and incomparable client service. NFC attorneys have litigated thousands of cases and handled appeals at all levels in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Our substantive knowledge encompasses all areas of employment and benefits law. In addition, NFC has an entire team dedicated to developing meaningful and impactful employment law training. We work vigorously to counsel our clients on the most effective preventative measures.




Chatham, NJ

26 Main Street

Person of contact: Katherin Nukk-Freeman

New York, NY

1180 Avenue of the Americas 8th Floor

Person of contact: Katherin Nukk-Freeman

Hamilton, NJ

3525 Quakerbridge Road Suite 6425

Person of contact: Katherin Nukk-Freeman

San Diego, CA

550 West B Street

Person of contact: Stacy L. Fode

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
    • Internal Investigations
  • Labor & Employment
    • Arbitration
    • Class Actions / MDL
    • Compliance
    • Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents
    • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
    • ERISA
    • Immigration / I-9 Compliance
    • Investigations - Internal/Agency
    • Labor /Union
    • Leave and Pay Acts (e.g. FLSA / FMLA / Service Contracts Act / Davis Bacon Act / Walsh-Healey)
    • Litigation
    • Regulators/Regulations (e.g. DOL, NLRB, OFCCP, OSHA, OWBPA, SOX,)
    • Trade Secret
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Corporate/Commercial (Shareholder Derivative Suits, Securities, FINRA, Antitrust, Banking, Bankruptcy, etc.)
    • Employment (HR, Discrimination, ERISA, Labor, Workers Comp, etc.)

Firm Bio


Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C. is a 100% women-owned and WBENC Certified employment law firm providing counsel to businesses in all areas of employer-employee relations across a variety of fields including technology, pharmaceuticals, financial services, health care, manufacturing, construction, education, consumer products, and other service-oriented businesses. The firm has successfully litigated thousands of employment law cases and delivers unparalleled strategic litigation defense.  Our core philosophy is to tactically help clients prevent employment law issues.  When prevention is not possible, we vigorously defend against such claims.  All of our attorneys are dedicated to preventative counseling and training on employment and benefits issues and have deep expertise advising on the various employment and benefits related issues that arise on a daily basis.

At NFC, we are committed to diversity and the empowerment of women in the workplace. We continue to receive numerous awards and accolades recognizing our diversity efforts from various organizations such as:  Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award for “Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility” and more.


Bank of America, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Goldman Sachs, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, MetLife, Morgan Stanley, Novartis, Panasonic, Prudential Financial Services, Inc., State Farm, United Airlines, Valley Hospital, Walmart.


  • Chambers USA, the highly regarded international legal research body, annually recognizes NFC as one of the top Employment Law Firms in New Jersey as well as singling out many of the Firm’s partners as leaders in their field.
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine for more than a decade,18 NFC attorneys are included on their 2020 lists, including 5 attorneys on the “Top 50 Women Lawyers” list and 3 attorneys on the “Top 100 Lawyers” in the state list.
  • U.S. News & World Report named NFC as Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” for Employment Law Management & Litigation/Labor & Employment in 2020; six of our attorneys are recognized on their 2021 “Best Lawyers” list. 
  • Inc. magazine placed NFC on its annual Inc. 5000 list as “One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America” 2020, 2016 – 2015, 2013, 2011 – 2010.