Jonathan Ben-Asher

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Practice Areas

  • Executive Employment Law
  • Employment Contracts
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Employee Rights
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Termination
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation
  • Restrictive Covenants
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 212-321-7075
Fax: 212-321-7078
http://www.rcbalaw.com
 
University Columbia University, B.A., 1974
 
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 1980
 
Admitted1981, New York, U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
 
Memberships American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law (Co-chair, Contracts and Executive Compensation Subcommittee, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2010-2014; Employee Chair, Section of Labor and Employment Law - Sixth Annual Conference, 2011-2012; Employee Vice-chair, Fifth Annual Section Conference, 2010-2011; Co-chair, Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Meeting Committee, 2008-2010; Employee Chair, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2007—2010; Co-chair, Annual Meeting Committee, 2008—2010; Employee Vice-chair, Fifth Annual Section Conference, 2010-11; Program Co-Chair, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2003-2004; Administrative Co-Chair, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2004-2007; Co-chair, Contracts and Executive Compensation Subcommittee, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2010—; Co-chair, Statutory Rights Subcommittee, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2002-2003); New York State Bar Association, (Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, 2004—; Co-Chair, Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment Law, Labor and Employment Law Section, 2004—); and Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York; National Employment Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, New York Affiliate, 2001-2008; Secretary, 2004; Vice President, 2005-2008).
 
BornNewark, New Jersey, September 21, 1952
 
Biography

New York Super Lawyers - Metro, 2007-2010; Best Lawyers in America, 2010; Best Lawyers in the New York Area, 2008, 2009; Co-Editor, Newsletter, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee (ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law) 1996-2002; Editor, New York Employee Advocate (National Employment Lawyers Association/New York), 1998-2004; Member, Advisory Board, New York University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law, 2010—; Speaking Engagements and Publications: "Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims: A Changed Landscape," in "Whistleblower and Retaliation Cases: What They Are and How to Litigate Them," ALI-ABA Webcast, February, 2011; "Developments in Retaliation Cases," Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges, New York University School of Law, Center for Labor and Employment Law, 2010; "Developments in Retaliation Cases," American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual CLE Conference, November, 2009; "Developments in Whistleblower Cases Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act," American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual CLE Conference, September, 2008; "Representing Whistleblowers in Sarbanes-Oxley Cases," American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual CLE Conference, November, 2007; "Wrongful Termination Actions" and "Negotiating Severance Agreements," in "Termination of an Employee", Association of the Bar of the City of New York, November, 2005, September, 2006, September, 2007, December, 2008, January, 2010; "Counseling Current Employees," National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 2006; "Negotiating Severance Agreements," New York County Lawyers Association, May, 2005; "What to Do When the Whistle Blows or How to Blow It: Sarbanes-Oxley's Dilemmas and Protection for Lawyers," American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August, 2003; "Representing Whistleblowers Under Sarbanes-Oxley," National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 2004; "Whistleblower Protections under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act", New York Law Journal, October 23, 2002; "What Works and Doesn't Work in the Mediation of Employment Claims," New York State Bar Association, October, 2005; "Age Discrimination," Basic Elder Law, Practising Law Institute, 1998, 2000; "Arbitration of Employment Claims - An Overview," August 2001, 2002 and "The Family and Medical Leave Act," Basic Employment Rights and Responsibilities, American Bar Association, August 2001; "Employee Leave for Military Service" and "The EEOC After September 11th," The Aftermath of September 11th: Emerging Issues in Labor and Employment Law, New York State Bar Association, January, 2002; "Discovery of a Plaintiff's Therapy Records in Litigation of Emotional Distress Claims: From the Couch to Counsel Table and Back," Employee Rights and Responsibilities Newsletter, American Bar Association, Summer, 1997; "Case and Client Evaluation and Agency Practice," How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case, New York County Lawyers Association, June, 2001, June, 2002, June 2005; "In-house ADR Programs: Do They Work? Are They Fair? What Would Improve Them?", New York State Bar Association, January, 2007; "Changes in Federal Rules Alter Discovery Landscape in Employment Cases," The New York Employee Advocate, National Employment Lawyers Association/New York, February, 2001; "Fisher Redux: Pretext Plus What?" The New York Employee Advocate, National Employment Lawyers Association/New York, November/December, 1999. Moderator, "The Impact of the Obama Administration on Labor and Employment Law," American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Annual Meeting 2010; "Nuts and Bolts of Arbitrating Individual Employment Claims," New York State Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2008, 2010; Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1989-1996. Faculty, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, 1991-1992, 1994-1995. Assistant Attorney General, Labor Bureau, Attorney General of the State of New York, 1988-1989. Staff Attorney: Legal Aid Society, Civil Division, New York, 1980-1988; Civil Appeals & Law Reform Unit, 1985-1986.

 
Reported CasesCurry v. Volt Information Sciences, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20910 (S.D.N.Y. 2008); McKenna on behalf of the United States v. Senior Life Management, Inc. 29 F. Supp. 2d 695 (SDNY 2006); Wright v. SFX Entertainment, Inc. 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1000 (SDNY 2001); Zastrow v. Ikegami Electronics (U.S.A.) Inc., 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21002; 75 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 929 (D.N.J. 1997); Sweeney v. Bane, 996 F.2d 1384 (2d Cir. 1993); Schachner v. Perales, 85 N.Y.2d 316 (1995); Yates v. Philip Morris, 690 F. Supp. 180 (S.D.N.Y. 1988); Chaplin v. Consolidated Edison Co., 579 F. Supp. 1470 (S.D.N.Y. 1984), 628 F. Supp. 143 (S.D.N.Y. 1986); Davis v. United Air Lines, 575 F.Supp. 677 (E.D.N.Y. 1983); Rodriquez v. Joseph, 544 N.Y.S.2d 592 (1st Dept. 1989).
 
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