Robert T. Szyba

Robert Szyba

Title: Partner, Associate
Company: Seyfarth Shaw PPL
Location: Weehawken, New Jersey, United States

Robert T. Szyba, partner and associate at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in employment defense.

Dedicated to reaching practical solutions for clients facing litigation and various business challenges related to their workforce, Mr. Szyba represents employers with regards to issues that arise under various employment laws, including discrimination, harassment, leaves, background checks, whistleblower and restrictive covenants. Initially pursuing a career in music, he obtained a Bachelor of Music in business management, cum laude, from Berklee College of Music in 2001. Fascinated by contractual and tax issues pertaining to touring, music and musicians’ rights, Mr. Szyba later earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 2009.

Mr. Szyba was admitted to practice law by the State Bars of New Jersey and New York. Following these accomplishments, he began his career in legal service with the music industry as an accountant at LiveNation Entertainment before establishing himself as a law clerk for the Federal Aviation Administration Office of the Eastern Regional Counsel. Mr. Szyba subsequently earned served as a summer associate at Valli, Kane & Vagnini and an associate attorney at Hyderally & Associates P.C.

A seasoned litigator, Mr. Szyba partners with clients to craft an optimal solution for each unique circumstance, ranging from negotiating a pre-litigation resolution to advancing the client’s interests through trial and appeal. He has served as the editor in chief of both the New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly from 2013 to 2018 and the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal from 2008 to 2009. Throughout his career, he has maintained his affiliation with American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court. For his achievements in the field, he is proud to have been recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star in 2012 and selected for inclusion in New York Metro Super Lawyers every year since 2013. Looking toward the future, Mr. Szyba aims to continue making strides at Seyfarth Shaw LLP with an expanded client base.

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