John A. Snyder: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

John A. Snyder

New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone(212) 545-4000

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Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
University Seton Hall University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1990 The Wall Street Journal Award, Finance Honors Citation
Law SchoolNew York University, J.D., 1993 Editor, Review of Law and Social Change, 1991-93, Ocean County Bar Foundation Memorial Scholarship
Admitted1993, New Jersey; 1994, New York and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Bar & Professional Association Memberships
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York University Law School Alumni Association
New York City Bar Association
Human Resources Association of New York


John A. Snyder is a Shareholder in the New York City office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Snyder has extensive experience litigating state and federal discrimination, retaliation, commission and wage and hour, contract, restrictive covenant, executive compensation, whistleblower and many other facets of employment-related litigation on behalf of management. He is an active member of the firm's Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition practice group, and a regular contributor to its blog. He provides advice and counseling on employee hiring and departure issues, drafts restrictive covenant, employment, and executive compensation agreements, as well as litigates and handles employment contract, executive compensation and non-competition matters throughout the country.

Mr. Snyder is an active member of his community and the professional bar. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the New York State and County Bar Associations, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resources Association of New York. Mr. Snyder serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Employment Law 360 and as a newsletter editor and contributor for the ABA Labor and Employment Law Committee and Real Estate Litigation and Condemnation Committee.

Mr. Snyder has been interviewed and quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Thompson Publishing Group, CCH and CEO Update on employment-related issues. Mr. Snyder remains an active alumnus of New York University School of Law and Seton Hall University's W. Paul Stillman School of Business, where he serves as a student mentor. He is a former pupil and barrister of the William J. Brennan Chapter of the American Inns of Court program. In 2012, and again in 2013 and 2014, Mr. Snyder was selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers, and in 2013 he received an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Snyder is an avid runner, having successfully completed a number of half marathons, marathons and races of other distances.

Published Works


NY Department of State Tightens Rules on Job Titles published by American Bar Association (Winter 2014) [Co-Author]

“Website Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act ” published by American Bar Association (June 2013) [Co-Author with Joseph Lynett]

Eighth Circuit Affirms Severance Repayment by Executive Who Breached Non-disclosure Obligations Jackson Lewis (January 2013) [Author]

Super Bowl Sunday is Coming - Relevant Considerations for Employers Jackson Lewis (January 2013) [Author]

Preventive Strategies for Workplace Bullying Human Resource Executive Online (November 2012) [Co-Author]

Top Ten Questions Regarding Political Dialogue in the Workplace ACC (June 2012) [Author] (recognized by ACC for reaching 1000 downloads)

Managing the (March) Madness at Work Jackson Lewis (March 2012) [Co-Author]

New Jersey Adopts Trade Secret Law Jackson Lewis (January 2012) [Co-Author]

New York's Highest State Court Asked By Second Circuit To Review Whether Federal Law Claims Are Barred By Prior Dismissal for Untimeliness of Similar State Law Claims Jackson Lewis (October 2011) [Co-Author]

Court in New York Says No Trade Secret Protection for Outdated Information Available on Internet Jackson Lewis (October 2010) [Co-Author]

No Injunction on Ex-Employee's Blogging Absent Extraordinary Circumstances, New York Court Rules Jackson Lewis (March 2010) [Co-Author]

Supreme Court Holds Arbitration Provision in CBA May Bar Employee Federal Age Claims In Court Jackson Lewis (April 2009) [Co-Author]

Supreme Court Recognizes Disparate Impact as a Basis for Recovery in Age Discrimination Cases Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin 5.5 (May 2005) [Co-Author]

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

•15 Year Circle Award for at least 15 years of service to Lawyers Alliance for New York non-profits, 2014
•Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013 and 2014
•2013-2016 Committee Member, Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities, New York City Bar Association
•Pro Bono Attorney, Lawyers' Alliance for New York
•Pro Bono Attorney, InMotion Counseling and Advocacy, New York
•Lawyers Alliance for New York 2011 Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services to Non-profits
•Seton Hall Law School Advisory Board, Member
•Mentor, Seton Hall University W. Paul Stillman School of Business
•Mentor, New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division, Mentoring Program
•2013-2016 Commissioner, Township of Montclair Civil Rights Commission


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Workplace Considerations for the Coming (March) Madness
Richard I. Greenberg,John A. Snyder, March 31, 2015
The focus of nearly every sports fan — whether devoted or casual — and even many people who rarely pay attention to sports will be drawn to the coming men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments. Held over three weeks, more than 130 teams will compete for the national...

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John A. Snyder

666 Third Avenue
New YorkNY 10017


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