Zazzali Fagella Nowak Kleinbaum
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Raymond Baldino is an associate at the firm’s Newark office. His practice focuses on labor and employment law, representing public and private sector unions in state and federal court and administrative proceedings.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Baldino was a member and served as an organizer for the Rutgers AUUP-AFT chapter, when he was appointed as an instructor of writing courses in the English department of Rutgers University for several years.
Mr. Baldino attended law school at Rutgers School of Law-Newark, where he interned at the ACLU-NJ, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and other First Amendment and media advocacy organizations. He was a recipient of a PILF grant and merit-based scholarship. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in English from Rutgers University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors, and his Master’s in English from Rutgers University.
An experienced litigator, he has served as commercial litigator for major national companies and banks, and has handled OPRA cases in the Appellate Division and Supreme Court of New Jersey. In addition, he is a former journalist who is knowledgeable of First Amendment and media law, and has handled copyright, trademark, First Amendment and defamation matters, represented citizen journalists, and worked as an attorney in the legal department of The Record and Herald News, handling diverse transactional and litigation needs, as well as providing assistance to journalists.
Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, J.D.
Rutgers University, M.A.
Rutgers University, B.A.
U.S. District Court New Jersey
U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeal
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
New Jersey State Bar Association
Content Aggregation: Stealing or Spreading the News? The News Media & The Law (Summer 2012)
Who Is a Journalist? New Jersey Extends Shield Law Protection to a Partisan Blogger Tina Renna, 25 Entm’t, Arts & Sports L.J. (Spring 2014)
Third Circuit Develops Doctrine of Union Protected Right of Association under First Amendment - New Jersey Labor & Employment Quarterly (May 2020)
New Jersey Supreme Court Defines Scope of of Good Faith Defense to State Wage and Hour Laws for the First Time - New Jersey Labor & Employment Quarterly (April 2021)