Carole Lynn Nowicki


Carole Lynn Nowicki is an employment law attorney and commercial litigator with over 20 years of experience.

Areas of Expertise

She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in jury and non-jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts as well as arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She also serves as an Arbitrator for the AAA on the Employment, Commercial, and Consumer Panels, and has served as a Title IX attorney-adviser at Princeton University and an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law (teaching Appellate Advocacy).

Carole has handled a wide range of employment laws claims, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, equal pay, wage law claims, reasonable accommodations, and whistleblower claims under statutes such as Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FSLA, Title IX, the NJ Law Against Discrimination, the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, CEPA, the NJ Wage and Hour Law, the NY Wage Payment Law, and the NY Human Rights Law.

She has also conducted numerous independent workplace investigations and equal pay audits for public and private entities and has presented employment compliance training programs on a multitude of topics, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation prevention, human resources and management compliance, service animal law and reasonable accommodations, cannabis law, and conducting effective investigations.

Speaking Engagements

Carole frequently speaks before large and small audiences on employment law issues and has published numerous articles on employment law topics.

Awards and Affiliations

She has served on the Executive Board and Board of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association for over 10 years, holding positions such as Co-General Counsel, Co-CFO, Secretary, and Gala Co-Chair, among others. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the NJSBA New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly and is a member of the NJSBA Cannabis Law Committee.

Additionally, Carole frequently volunteers her time to coach and/or judge moot court competitions at the high school, college, and law school levels. Carole is also on the Board of a private foundation that benefits animals, women, and girls.


Carole received her B.A. degree from Douglass College/Rutgers University and her J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was also a published member of the Legislative Journal.

She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, the District of New Jersey, and the United States Supreme Court.