Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Named New Jersey Law Journal’s Law Firm of the Year 2023*

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Keith D. McDonald concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and higher education law.

In the area of commercial litigation, Keith represents an array of clients in all phases of litigation in both state and federal court. He has recently litigated cases involving false advertising, product disparagement, restrictive covenants, and contract-related disputes. Keith has developed an expertise in federal court practice, with substantial experience in handling emergent matters and dispositive motion practice, as well as litigating matters through the trial and appeal stages.

Keith’s labor and employment law practice focuses on the representation of employees and management in all aspects of employment law, with particular focus on litigating discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower claims. He regularly counsels employers and their human resource departments on a wide range of employment-related policies and procedures, with a particular focus on wage and hour compliance and employee leave and accommodation issues. Keith also focuses his practice on negotiating employment contracts and separation agreements on behalf of corporate executives and other key employees.

In addition, Keith represents several colleges and private primary and secondary schools in New Jersey and New York. He also provides outside legal counsel to clients in several other industries, including food and beverage, consumer products, hospitality, transportation, technology, and financial services.

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B.A., Muhlenberg College, cum laude, 2000

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude, 2003

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