Robert Marx is a 1976 graduate of New York University Law School with over 35 years specializing in the employment law field. Click to see Robert’s full biography.
Since being admitted to practice law in 1976 he has exclusively worked in the area of employment law, counseling clients, litigating cases from inception up through petitions for certiorari at the United States Supreme Court. The scope of his practice covers a wide variety of areas in the employment field from employment discrimination matters to class actions under the FLSA raising wage and hour claims.
From 1976 to 1984 Mr. Marx worked at New York State Division of Human Rights, which is New York State’s §706 agency under Title VII where he served in several capacities 1) as trial attorney trying several hundred employment discrimination cases; 2) as appellate attorney representing the New York State Division of Human Rights in all four Departments of the Appellate Division (equivalent to Georgia’s Courts of Appeal) and the New York State Court of Appeals (equivalent to Georgia’s Supreme Court); and 3) as Special Counsel to the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights. In 1984 Mr. Marx opened his private practice in New York City specializing in employment law and litigation. He formed Marx & Marx, L.L.C. with his partner, Jean Simonoff Marx, in 1991.
Mr. Marx is also an established author and lecturer in the employment law field. He co-authored “The Employee Termination Handbook, published by John Wiley, Inc. in 1986, and was a feature lecturer on “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” in 1988 on behalf of the New York Bar Association. He was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Pace University in New York teaching Constitutional and Administrative law from 1984-1989, and for many years served as an Arbitrator including for the Eastern District of New York, the Civil Court of New York, and on the commercial and Employment law panels of the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Marx is admitted to practice law in New York and Georgia. He is a member of the bars of the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Northern and Middle Districts in Georgia, has been admitted pro hac vice in the federal courts in North and South Carolina, and is admitted to the Second and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Jean Simonoff Marx is a 1983 Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Columbia University and 1987 graduate of Columbia University School of Law. School. She has been admitted to practice law since 1987, and since that time has practiced exclusively in the employment law field. She has over 27 years experience representing plaintiffs and defendants. Click to see Jean’s full biography.
Ms. Marx started her career in 1987 at the New York City law firm of Rosenman & Colin where she was responsible for building the burgeoning employment law practice group. In 1991 she and Robert N. Marx formed Marx & Marx, L.L.C., a law firm specializing in employment law.
Over the course of her career Ms. Marx has both written and lectured extensively on a wide range of employment law issues. These include the following publications: “Wrongful Discharge Under New York Law’, a book which Ms. Marx coauthored which was published by the Cambridge Institute in 1988; “Damages for Age Discrimination : Courts Split on Willfulness Rule” and “ Courts Draw the Line on Work Place Sex Harassment” both published in the National Law Journal in 1988 and 1989 respectively; “The Changing Burden of Proof: Desert Palace and Its Progeny”, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2005; “Plumbing Reeves: Has it Unclogged the Law”, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 19th Annual Multi-State Labor & Employment Institute, 2001; “The Supreme Court Revisits Employment Liability for Workplace Sexual Harassment”, Southern Methodist University School of Law 16th Annual Multistate Labor and Employment Law Institute, 1998.
In addition, Ms. Marx has been a repeated lecturer on employment law issues, including: The Changing Burden of Proof: Desert Palace and Its Progeny, Twenty- Third Annual Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Tuscon, AZ, 2005; Plumbing Reeves: Has it Unclogged the Law, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 19th Annual Multi-State Labor & Employment Institute, San Antonio, TX, 2001; Faragher and Beyond: Emerging Issues in Sexual Harassment, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 16th Annual Multi-State Labor & Employment Law Institute, Palm Beach, FL,1998; and Wrongful Discharge under New York Law, Defending Employment Law Claims in New York – Cambridge Institute, NYC, NY, 1988.
Ms. Marx additionally has spent many years in leadership positions in the employment law field, including as Chairperson of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia from 1998-1999, a member of the Executive Committee of Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia from 1996-1999, and a member of the Planning Committee for SMU’s Labor and Employment Law Institute during the years 2003-2005.
Ms. Marx is admitted in New York and Georgia. She is admitted to practice in the Southern District of New York, the Northern and Middle Districts in Georgia, has been admitted pro hac vice in the federal courts in North and South Carolina, and is admitted to the Second and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.