Timothy Cedrone

Associate General Counsel


Timothy D. Cedrone concentrates his practice on labor and employment matters. He represents the University in labor negotiations, arbitrations, and proceedings before various administrative agencies.  He also provides counsel to University offices on labor and employment law issues.

Prior to joining Rutgers, Mr. Cedrone was an associate with the law firm of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro and Murphy.  He represented public and private employers in a variety of industries, including higher education, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, pharmaceutical, government, banking, sports, and entertainment, among others.  He regularly provided counsel to employers on compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws, and a significant portion of his practice was devoted to defending employers in labor and employment litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Cedrone also has experience with commercial litigation and transactional matters.  Prior to joining Apruzzese McDermott, Mr. Cedrone was a judicial law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, where he clerked for the Honorable Christine L. Miniman, J.A.D.  Mr. Cedrone’s previous work experience also includes time with the National Football League and the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, where he assisted in-house counsel with labor relations matters at both organizations.

Mr. Cedrone has conducted seminars on labor and employment law issues for several organizations and has published numerous articles addressing various labor and employment law issues facing private and public employers.  Mr. Cedrone has also served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University since 2011, and he is active in the New Jersey State Bar Association, previously serving as Chair of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section and currently serving on the Section’s Executive Board.

Mr. Cedrone graduated summa cum laude from Seton Hall University, where he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Sports Management and a minor in History. Mr. Cedrone earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, graduating cum laude. During law school, Mr. Cedrone served as Symposium Editor of the Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and as a research assistant for several faculty members.  He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York and before the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and Eastern District of New York.