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Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. offers exceptional career opportunities to lawyers, aspiring graduates and business support professionals in an environment that is challenging and rewarding. Our continued success depends on our most important asset – our people – which is why we take care in recruiting and retaining the best. We look for candidates with academic excellence, proven commitment and self-motivation.

As a forward-thinking and client-oriented law firm, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla is continually seeking out new talent to join our team. We look for team players possessing the ability to work individually and as a part of our departmental teams.

If interested, we encourage you to submit a cover letter and resume directly to James D'Arcy, via email to or via fax to (732) 224-6599.

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    Ari G. Burd

    Ari devotes his time to assisting and defending employers with regard to traditional employment issues. He frequently counsels employers for compliance with New Jersey laws and has extensive transactional and litigation experience.

    Ari has litigated employment matters throughout the state, having made appearances in almost every Superior Court in New Jersey, as well as before both Federal District Courts in New Jersey and the Federal and State Courts in New York.  These actions have involved a diverse range of claims such as wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, enforcement of non-compete/restrictive covenant provisions and wage and hour disputes.  Ari also assists businesses during all stages of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Division of Civil Rights (DCR), Wage and Hour and Department of Labor (DOL) investigations.  In addition to his litigation experience, Ari regularly assists clients with the preparation and review of employment related documents, such as employment agreements, policies and handbooks.

    Ari has spoken on numerous occasions to New Jersey businesses regarding employment related issues and is the co-author and regular contributor to the New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Blog, which provides news and updates for employers regarding all labor and employment matters throughout New Jersey.

    In addition to his labor and employment law practice, Ari also assists the firm's health care clients, providing counsel to hospitals, physicians, and physician groups in matters, generally involving employment, contract and HIPAA issues.

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Employment Law
    • Health Care Law
    Professional Activities
    • Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Vice President, Parker Family Health Center Board of Trustees
    Other Professional and Personal Information
    Prior to joining the firm, Ari worked at a Monmouth County firm which specializes in educational and labor and employment law related issues. He participated in labor negotiations and often appeared before the Office of Administrative Law.
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. (2002)
    • University of Florida, B.S. (1999)
    • Voted a 2018 Monmouth County Top Lawyer, Monmouth Health & Life, November 2018
    • Selected by Super Lawyers as a New Jersey Rising Star, 2014-2017
    • "What Would you Do? Legal Issues Facing Employers: Independent Contractor or Employee?" NJBIA Seminar, May 13, 2016
    • "Documentation, Discipline & Discharge: Investigating & Documenting Misconduct," NJBIA Seminar, March 11, 2016
    • "The Implications of the ACA on Small Businesses," GH&C Seminar, March 2015
    • "The Implications of the ACA on Small Businesses," CPE Seminar, December 2014
    • HIPAA - Compliance and Release of Medical Records, Medical Practice Management Seminar, Cooper University Health Care, November 1, 2013