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

John A. Snyder

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Technology and Telecom
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

Professional Associations and Activities

American Bar Association
ABA Labor and Employment Law Committee and Real Estate Litigation and Condemnation Committee, Newsletter Editor and Contributor
Employment Law 360, Editorial Advisory Board
Human Resources Association of New York
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York University Law School Alumni Association
Society for Human Resource Management


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

Mr. Snyder 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 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. While attending law school, Mr. Snyder was editor of the Review of Law and Social Change from 1991-1993.

Mr. Snyder is an avid runner, having successfully completed a number of half marathons, marathons and races of other distances.

Honors and Recognitions

•Lawyer's Alliance for New York, 15 Year Circle Award for at least 15 years of service (2014)
•Lawyer's Alliance for New York, Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services to Non-profits (2011)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•InMotion Counseling and Advocacy, Pro Bono Attorney
•Lawyers' Alliance for New York, Pro Bono Attorney
•New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division Mentoring Program
•New York City Bar Association, 2013-2016 Committee Member, Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities
•Seton Hall Law School Advisory Board, Member
•Seton Hall University W. Paul Stillman School of Business, Mentor
•Township of Montclair Civil Rights Commission, 2013-2015 Commissioner

Published Works

• NY Department of State Tightens Rules on Job Titles, American Bar Association (Winter 2014) [Co-Author]
•“Website Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act, ” 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 1, 000 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]


March 16, 2015

Workplace Considerations for the Coming (March) Madness

March 16, 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 championships in the two tournaments.

March 20, 2014

Making the Most Out of March Madness

March 20, 2014

With the seasonal turn from winter to spring comes the annual rite of “March Madness” - the competition for the NCAA annual national basketball championship. School spirit abounds as 68 men's teams and 64 women's teams compete. Any event with great public interest can affect the workplace, and this one is no

January 27, 2014

Super Bowl Sunday Considerations for Employers

January 27, 2014

Millions of Americans will tune in on February 2nd to the Super Bowl, one of the biggest sporting events of the year. The widespread interest in the football game potentially affects the workplace. While office camaraderie and positive working relationships may result from coworkers socializing over the game, employers may suffer


Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report

Plaintiff in Dispute over LinkedIn Account gets “Zero” Damages
April 26, 2013

Plaintiff pro se Linda Eagle, the former president of banking education company Edcomm, Inc.

By John A. Snyder

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report

Videotaping of Machine Permitted Over Trade Secrets Objection
February 11, 2013

A federal court in the Northern District of Mississippi has allowed a plaintiff in an employment law dispute to conduct an on-site inspection for purposes of videotaping the machine which he formerly operated in Morton v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., (N.D. Miss. Dec. 10, 2012).

By John A. Snyder

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report

Eighth Circuit Affirms Severance Repayment by Executive Who Breached Non-disclosure Obligations
January 31, 2013

Our contributor John A. Snyder writes on the Jackson Lewis website about an interesting decision out of the Eighth Circuit involving an executive of Hallmark Cards, Inc.

By John A. Snyder

In the News

March 10, 2015

Law 360

John Snyder Selected to Law 360's 2015 Employment Editorial Advisory Board

March 10, 2015

Law 360's Law 360 Employment Editorial Advisory Board notes John Snyder's role as board member.View Article (subscription may be required)

January 26, 2015


John Snyder Comments on Super Bowl Bets in the Workplace

January 26, 2015

John Snyder is quoted in SHRM's Gambling and Arguments: Just Another January at Work - Striking a balance between 'fun' and 'disruption' before Super Bowl Sunday. View Article (subscription may be required)

November 11, 2014

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Shareholder John Snyder Receives 15 Year Circle Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service

November 11, 2014

NEW YORK, NY (November 11, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce New York City Shareholder John A. Snyder has received a 2014 15 Year Circle Award from Lawyers Alliance for New York, which connects attorneys with nonprofits serving communities in


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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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