Timothy Cedrone

Associate General Counsel


Timothy D. Cedrone concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, athletics, and student affairs and provides counsel to University offices, schools, and departments in those subject matters. He represents the University in collective negotiations, arbitrations, and proceedings before various administrative agencies and supervises outside counsel in litigation related to his practice areas.  He also serves as one of the University’s pre-law advisors. 

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, entertainment, and others.  He counseled employers on compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws; litigated labor, employment, and commercial cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies; and represented clients in transactional matters.  Prior to private practice, Mr. Cedrone was a judicial law clerk the Honorable Christine L. Miniman in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.  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 many seminars and published numerous articles on labor, employment, and sports law issues.  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 and on the Higher Education Committee.

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.  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.