Benjamin D. Sharkey is a Shareholder in the Jacksonville, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Benjamin D. Sharkey
Mr. Sharkey's practice focuses on counseling and representing employers in litigation matters. He has significant federal and state court trial experience throughout the country representing management in cases involving all types of employment litigation, including claims of discrimination on the basis of age, disability, race, national origin, sex, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, whistleblower retaliation, wage hour disputes, breach of contract, and state tort issues. He also has extensive experience prosecuting and defending claims for injunctive relief involving trade secrets, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. Mr. Sharkey's practice includes single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, class action and collective action cases.
Mr. Sharkey regularly counsels clients on human resources policies and procedures, reductions in force, employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and wage and hour issues. He also speaks to employer groups on topics such as best employment practices, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Mr. Sharkey was named a Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for Employment Law in 2011, 2012 and 2013, a distinction bestowed on only 2.5 percent of Florida lawyers. He also served as the Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (2010-2013).
Mr. Sharkey received his law degree in 2000 from Wake Forest University School of Law. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Bucknell University in 1997, and studied international economics at Cambridge University.