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Carmon M. Popler
Cherry Hill Office

LibertyView
457 Haddonfield Road
Suite 600
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

P: 856-488-7719
F: 856-488-7720

Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7268
F: 215-371-3717

Biography

Carmon M. Popler is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Labor and Employment practice.

Popler focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling, including wage and hour issues, hiring, firing, employee discipline, federal and state discrimination laws, sexual and other prohibited harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and trade secrets and non-compete agreements.

She also counsels institutions of higher education regarding faculty, student, administrative, and compliance matters, including faculty promotion and tenure proceedings, Title IX compliance, and university and faculty policies and procedures.

Popler also regularly counsels clients regarding commercial disputes and handles a broad array of commercial litigation.

Prior to rejoining Montgomery McCracken, Popler served as co-leader of a national law firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, comprised of more than fifty attorneys across the United States. She also served as the office leader for the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Selected Representations

  • Represented a private school and individual defendant in three state sexual harassment, invasion of privacy, and infliction of emotional distress cases. Popler obtained summary judgment in her clients’ favor as to all claims.
  • Represented a retail merchant in a federal race and national origin discrimination litigation. In connection with this matter, Popler obtained summary judgment in her client’s favor as to all claims, which subsequently was affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented an international technology and consulting company in federal court relating to a state employment whistleblower claim. In connection with this matter, Popler obtained dismissal of the case for her client through a dispositive motion to dismiss.
  • Represented a retail merchant and related individual defendants in a state race discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower litigation. In connection with this matter, Popler obtained summary judgment in her clients’ favor as to all claims.
  • Represented an international technology and consulting company in federal court relating to an alleged failure to pay wages pursuant to the federal Immigration and Nationality Act and in breach of an alleged contract. Popler obtained summary judgment in her client’s favor as to all claims, which subsequently was affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  The plaintiff thereafter filed a second litigation, with respect to which Popler obtained dismissal of the case through a dispositive motion to dismiss.
  • Represented a grocery warehouse operator in a federal employment discrimination trial. In connection with this age and disability discrimination and harassment matter, Popler obtained a result favorable to her client.
  • Represented a local university in a federal employment discrimination trial. In connection with this religious and national origin discrimination and retaliation matter, Popler obtained a jury verdict in her client’s favor.
  • Represented a local university in a federal litigation involving claims by a student of race and national origin discrimination. Popler successfully challenged the claims on a motion to dismiss, which dismissal subsequently was affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented a local university and others in litigation involving a catastrophically-injured college football player who allegedly sustained a concussion and Second Impact Syndrome.
  • Represented a hotel and casino operator in AAA employment discrimination arbitrations in which Popler obtained decisions in her client’s favor.
  • Represented a state law enforcement employer in a First Amendment retaliation trial. In connection with this matter, Popler obtained judgment as a matter of law following trial and briefed the matter in a successful appeal before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “The Trump Experience: How U.S. Law Will Change,” Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, April 5, 2017, East Rutherford, N.J.
  • Speaker, “Navigating Employment Practice Challenges Created by Same Sex Marriage and LGBTQ Employees,” The National Catholic Risk Retention Group Annual Winter Meeting, January 30, 2017, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Moderator, “Risk Management and Defensive Strategies for Religious Employers,” CLM 2016 Midwest Conference, June 23, 2016, Omaha, Neb.
  • Panelist, “2016 Hot Topics for Employers,” Philadelphia SHRM Webinar, February 5, 2016, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Speaker, “Recent Developments in Wage and Hour Law,” ALI CLE, December 3, 2015, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Speaker, “Sensitive Legal Issues for Higher Education,” Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) Informative Session, February 27, 2015, Clifton, N.J.,
  • Speaker, “Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, and Mediation,” ALI CLE, December 3, 2014, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Panelist, “Other On-the-Job Issues: Wage and Hour; Safety in the Workplace,” ALI CLE, December 3, 2014, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Speaker, “Recent Employment Decisions in the World of Religious Education,” 50th Meeting, National Diocesan Attorneys Association, April 2014, Arlington, Va.
  • Speaker, “New Jersey’s New Social Media Law,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute, April 2014, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Presenter, “How to Avoid . . . Lining Your Employment Lawyer’s Pocket,” The National Catholic Risk Retention Group Annual Meeting, January 2014, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Presenter, “Title IX Update,” Montgomery McCracken’s Fall Forum for Colleges and Universities, October 2013, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Presenter, “Title IX: The Elephant on Campus,” Montgomery McCracken’s 2013 Higher Education Forum, March 2013, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Regular speaker on employment law issues facing the Catholic Church for The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc.’s Legal Defense Practice Workshop series, held at venues across the country.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in Benchmark Litigation as a “Top Litigator Under 40,” 2017

Academic Achievements

Popler graduated, cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law. While in law school, she served as Lead Articles Editor for the Temple Law Review and as President of the Moot Court Honor Society. She received a B.A. in Political Science (with distinction) and in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Creighton University.