Jonathan L.  Shapiro

Jonathan L. Shapiro’s practice focuses on all aspects of employment-related litigation and disputes before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and alternative dispute resolution bodies.  Jonathan’s experience includes defense of claims of discrimination, harassment/hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful termination and whistleblowing; disputes involving the enforcement of employment contracts and non-competition/non-solicitation covenants; and tort claims arising out of the employment relationship, such as breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition and tortious interference.  He also has experience representing employers in wage and hour collective and class action litigation.  Jonathan’s commercial litigation experience includes high-stakes disputes involving business torts and breach of contract. 

Jonathan also advises clients on a broad variety of issues, including terminations and other disciplinary actions; employment, consulting and separation agreements; investigations of alleged harassment and other employee misconduct; employment policies and practices; and litigation avoidance.

Jonathan has authored articles on employment issues that have been published in Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin, Law360, and Thomson Reuters Practical Law.

Jonathan also devotes time to pro bono cases, including asylum and wage and hour matters.  Jonathan was honored by the New York State Bar Association as Empire State Counsel for his outstanding commitment to pro bono service and awarded the 2021 Pro Bono Publico Award by The Legal Aid Society for his outstanding service to Legal Aid and its clients.

Jonathan has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and by Best Lawyers on its Ones to Watch list.