Joseph E. Schuler: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Joseph E. Schuler

Reston,  VA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Diversity Counseling
  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Airline and Airline Service Providers
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Technology and Telecom
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Government Contractors
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
University University of Maryland, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976
Law SchoolGeorgetown University, J.D., cum laude, 1979
Admitted1979, District of Columbia; 1983, Maryland; 2007, Virginia; 1980, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit; 1987, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 2008, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Bar & Professional Association Memberships
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland State Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association


Joseph E. Schuler is a Shareholder in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has litigated claims for breach of non-competition agreements, theft of trade secrets, and/or breach of the duty of loyalty in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Schuler recently represented a publicly-traded real estate trust in a breach of trade secrets action against a former employee and start-up competitor backed by a national real-estate firm, resulting in a settlement that provided the client with a mid-six figure recovery and a non-compete agreement. Mr. Schuler has guided companies through internal and external “whistleblower” investigations, and secured summary decisions in several claims litigated under the employee-protection provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Mr. Schuler's cases also include PADCO Advisors v. Omdahl, 179 F. Supp. 2d 600 (D. Md. 2002), in which he represented a former employee of a highly specialized mutual fund who left to work for one of two competitors nationwide, in alleged violation of a non-compete agreement specifically targeted at those two competitors, successfully defending against application of the inevitable disclosure” doctrine under Maryland law and securing an order that permitted the employee to continue employment with his new employer subject to not soliciting former clients.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•The Bollinger Foundation (educational opportunities for children who have lost a parent), Secretary and Director


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Joseph E. Schuler

10701 Parkridge Boulevard, Suite 300
RestonVA 20191


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