Mr. Hennessy served as First Chair trial counsel in a New Jersey tenure case on behalf of an employee of a New Jersey School District. The employee, a Director of Projects and Programs, appealed the School District’s termination of his employment and argued that the School District improperly attempted to terminate his employment through a reduction-in-force (“RIF”). He also argued that he had tenure and seniority rights which would have required the School District to place him in a position occupied by less senior and/or non-tenured administrators. Following a trial on the merits, the New Jersey Administrative Law Judge agreed on all points and ordered that the School District reinstate him with full back pay. The Commissioner of Education agreed with the ALJ and denied an appeal. The matter subsequently settled for a six figure sum.