Gail Oxfeld Kanef
Gail Oxfeld Kanef concentrates her practice almost exclusively in the labor and employment law field. She represents unions in both the public and private sectors, individuals in disciplinary actions, employees in education law matters and plaintiffs in all types of employment discrimination, whistleblower, and disability accommodation cases. She counsels clients regarding issues related to the termination of the employment relationship and reviews and negotiates employment agreements on behalf of employees. Ms. Kanef has extensive experience with appellate matters and matters before the New Jersey Supreme Court.
In 2017, Ms. Kanef was elected by her peers as a Fellow of the prestigious national organization, the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Ms. Kanef is a member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law and that Section’s Committee on NLRB Practice and Procedure and the NLRB Region 22 Conference Planning Committee. She is also a member of the American Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law. A Bencher of the Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court and former President for the Inn, Ms. Kanef has received the David Solomon Award for outstanding contributions to the Reitman Inn of Court. Ms. Kanef has been a speaker at the annual Public Employment Relations Commission Conference, the annual NLRB Conference, NJICLE-sponsored conferences on labor and employment law topics and New Jersey State Bar Foundation functions. She has authored numerous articles for scholarly legal publications related to labor and employment law topics. Ms. Kanef has also served as a judge for the New Jersey State Bar Foundation High School Mock Trial Competition.
Ms. Kanef received her B.A. cum laude from Brandeis University and her J.D. cum laude from Boston University School of Law. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Kanef served as a law clerk to the Honorable John A. D’Amico, J.S.C. Superior Court, Monmouth County.