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John G. Geppert represents private and public sector clients in labor and employment matters. He has extensive experience representing school boards in all facets of education law. He serves as General Counsel to many boards of education throughout New Jersey.

Biography

John G. Geppert represents private and public sector clients in labor and employment matters. He has extensive experience representing school boards in all facets of education law. He serves as General Counsel to many boards of education throughout New Jersey. In that capacity, his role includes conducting negotiations with employee associations and collective bargaining units. He also handles all aspects of employee and student disciplinary hearings, and participates in all board issues including tenure, HIB, residency, and tuition.

Mr. Geppert frequently appears before the New Jersey Commissioner of Education, Arbitrators, the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”), and Public Employment Relations Commission (“PERC”). He also argues before the New Jersey Supreme Court, Appellate Division, and other State and Federal Courts.

Representative School Board Clients

General Counsel for:
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Cumberland Regional School District
  • Northfield School District
  • Mendham Borough School District
  • Garwood School District
  • Holland Township School District

Education

  • Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.B.A 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association School Law Committee, Chairman
  • New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, Past President
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
Recognitions
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated Lawyer by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell
  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. John J. Gibbons, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • New Jersey “Super Lawyer”, Schools and Education, 2005-2007  
  • New Jersey Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund, Board of Trustees, 1981-1983
  • Township of Rockaway, Councilman, 1980-1983
  • United Way of Morris County, Board of Directors, 1997-2006

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Education

  • Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.B.A 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association School Law Committee, Chairman
  • New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, Past President
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
Publications
Article Publisher Date
“Student Publicity and Privacy: Districts Need To Know The Laws That Govern Publicizing Student Information” School Leader May/June 2011
“What Gets Disclosed Before Closed Session” School Leader September/October 2007
“No Tabula Rasa Here” New Jersey Law Journal May 7, 2007

Education

  • Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.B.A 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association School Law Committee, Chairman
  • New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, Past President
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
Media Coverage

Education

  • Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.B.A 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association School Law Committee, Chairman
  • New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, Past President
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
Presentations
TitleDate

Twists and Turns in Tenure Matters, NJSBA – Annual Meeting, May, 2017

May, 2017

“Intersection of School Litigation and Insurance”, Special Interest Track/Civil Litigation Track , School Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association – Annual Conference, Atlantic City, May 18th, 2017

May 2017

“Update on School Law 2017”,  School Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association – Annual Conference, Atlantic City, May 18th, 2017

May 2017

“Twists and Turns in Tenure Matters”, New Jersey Association of School Administrators  – Spring Leadership Conference, Atlantic City, May 17th, 2017

May 2017

“Twist and Turns in the World of Tenure” – Somerset County Administrators

July 2016

“Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Challenges and Solutions” – New Jersey Association of School Administrators

May 2016

“Pitfalls in Ethics and Board Governance for Board Members” – New Jersey School Board Association Annual Workshop

October 2015

“Beware Looming Ethical Disasters for Board Members”, New Jersey School Board Association – Annual Workshop

October 2014

“The New Tenure Hearing Law: Promises and Pitfalls”, New Jersey School Board Association – Annual Workshop

October 2014

“Taking the Intimidation Out Of Anti Bullying Proceedings: The Role of the Board Member”, New Jersey School Board Association- Annual Workshop

October 2013

“The New Tenure Law Landscape”, New Jersey School Board Association – Annual Workshop

October 2013

Education

  • Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.B.A 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association School Law Committee, Chairman
  • New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, Past President
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
Blogs

Education

  • Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.B.A 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association School Law Committee, Chairman
  • New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, Past President
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member