- General Employment Litigation
- Wage and Hour
- Financial Services
- Technology and Telecom
- Professional Services
- Public Sector
|University ||Cornell College, B.S.S., 1975|
|Law School||University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1985 Order of the Coif|
|Admitted||1986, Oregon; 1988, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1991, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1997, California; 1998, U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California; 2003, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado|
Professional Associations and Activities
•Northern California Association of Defense Counsel
Robert J. Schnack is a Shareholder in the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice emphasizes defense of private and public sector employers in state and federal courts and before California DFEH and the EEOC in all variety of workplace-related claims, including harassment and discrimination claims under Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, ADA, FEHA and CFRA, wrongful termination and public policy claims, wage and hour and other California Labor Code claims.
His responsibility includes all phases of litigation, including initial case evaluation, pleadings, motion practice, discovery, depositions, mediation, arbitrations and jury trials. Mr. Schnack also defends employers on wage and hour claims before the California Labor Commission/DLSE and advises and counsels employers on wage and hour issues and human resources policies and practices. His clients include, among others, private companies, non-profit corporations, public entities, PEO organizations and EPL insurers. He also represents religious entities, schools, non-profit organizations, public entities, and private companies in litigation of claims of child sex abuse.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2008, Mr. Schnack was a partner in a West Coast regional law firm where his employment law practice included the counseling and defense of private and public sector employers in harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and wage and hour claims in California and Oregon state and federal courts and before California DFEH, Oregon BOLI and the EEOC. Mr. Schnack has defended religious entities in clergy abuse and related tort claims. He has briefed and argued a number of appeals in the California and Oregon state appellate courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Schnack served as a briefing attorney for Judge John C. Warden of the Oregon Court of Appeals from 1986-88.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•El Dorado County Superior Court, Pro Tem Judge
•Peace Corps Volunteer (1976-1978)
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