Jeffrey A. “Jake” Schwartz is a Shareholder in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He joined the firm in 2006 after moving from New Orleans, Louisiana, where he practiced labor and employment law for more than seventeen years.
Mr. Schwartz has extensive experience in both traditional labor and employment law. The cases he handles include a variety of state and federal court claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, contracts and employment related torts. Mr. Schwartz is an experienced trial lawyer and regularly handles cases before federal and state agencies, judges and juries. In January, 2006, he successfully argued an important employment case before the United States Supreme Court. He is also committed to early case analysis that seeks to prevent lawsuits or to dispose of them early in the litigation. Mr. Schwartz is also recognized for his experience and counsel in matters related to non-competition agreements, trade secrets, employment contracts, and wage and hour matters.
Mr. Schwartz has represented management in numerous counter-organizing drives and participated in dozens of unfair labor practice proceedings and other matters before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Schwartz has participated as the lead spokesperson in collective bargaining and has assisted employers with strike preparation and strikes. Mr. Schwartz has handled numerous arbitration cases. Mr. Schwartz has been an active member of firm teams assisting employers in responding to corporate campaigns and demands for card check and neutrality.
To assist employers in avoiding expensive employment related lawsuits and claims, Mr. Schwartz regularly presents training programs for managers and executives. He also assists employers in developing workplace policies and practices which maximize positive employee relations and act as effective risk management strategies for the workplace. Mr. Schwartz is regularly called upon by clients to guide them with discharge/discipline issues, workplace investigations and other sensitive employment related problems for both union and non-union employers.
While attending the the University of Pittsburgh, he was a Winner of the Murray S. Love Trial Moot Court Competition.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•New Orleans Jewish Community Center, President (2005-2006)
•New Orleans Metropolitan Area Committee, Leadership Program (1993)
In the News
August 31, 2015
Jeffrey Schwartz Comments On Murphy Oil Arbitration Agreements
August 31, 2015
Jeffrey Schwartz comments on Law 360's 5th Circ. Tough on NLRB In Murphy Oil Class Waiver Fight. Subscription may be required to view article
August 17, 2015
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective
Surveying the Workplace Law Landscape
December 4, 2015
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
The St. Regis Atlanta
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Atlanta, GA 30305
Join us for a unique, fast-paced seminar discussing hot workplace law topics geared towards in-house counsel, high-le... (Also at New Orleans, LA Office)