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Jonathan Jay Ben-Asher

Jonathan Jay Ben-Asher

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

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About Me

        I represent employees, particularly executives and professionals, in employment disputes concerning employment contracts, executive compensation, whistleblowing, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employee benefits.   I also have siginificant expertise in retaliation cases under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and cases under the Qui Tam (False Claims) Act.   



           I counsel current employees, negotiate employment contracts and severance agreements, and mediate, arbitrate and litigate employment claims.  I pride myself on being practical, thorough, creative, diligent and client-centered.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    35 years, 3 thousand cases

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Contact Info

Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP

59 Maiden Lane, 39th Floor
New York, NY, 10038

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in the New York AreaAmerican Lawyer Media2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Lawyers Media2012
Super Lawyers - New YorkThomson - Reuters2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBeranbaum Menken Ben-Asher & Bierman LLP1998 - 2009
Clinical Associate Professor of LawBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law1989 - 1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law - Sixth Annual ConferenceEmployee Chair2011 - 2012
New York University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment LawBoard of Advisors2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Contracts and Executive Compensation Subcommittee, Employment Rights and Responsibilities CommitteeCo-Chair2010 - 2014
American Bar Association, Fifth Annual Section Conference,Employee Vice-Chair2010 - 2011
American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Employment Rights and Responsibilties CommitteeEmployee Chair2007 - 2010
College of Labor and Employment LawyersFellow2006 - Present
New York State Bar Association - Labor and Employment SectionExecutive Committee2002 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law - Annual CLE ConferenceDevelopments in Retaliation Cases2009
American Bar Association - Section of Labor and Employment Law: Annual CLE ConferenceDo I See a Fraud: Developments in Whistleblower Cases under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act2008
Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Termination of an EmployeeWrongful Termination Actions / Negotiating Severance Agreements2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Columbia UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Practising Law Institute - Employment Discrimination Claims 2009Working with the EEC2009
American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Third Annual CLE ConferenceDevelopments in Retaliation Cases2009
American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Annual MeetingIt's a Whole New World: What the Economic Crisis Means for Labor and Employment Law2009
New York State Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law: Nuts and Bolts of Arbitrating Individual Employment ClaimsNuts and Bolts of Arbitrating Individual Employment Claims2008