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Brett M. Anders

Principal
Morristown

P 973-451-6305
F 973-540-9015
AndersB@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Brett M. Anders is a Principal in the Morristown, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He exclusively represents management in workplace law, including counseling and litigation.

Mr. Anders routinely advises clients regarding day-to-day employment issues, such as employee discipline and discharge, disability management issues, reductions-in-force and restrictive covenants. He also regularly conducts training programs for employers on a variety of employment-related topics, such as performance management, sexual harassment awareness and disability management.

Mr. Anders has extensive experience representing employers in all types of employment litigation matters, such as employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and wage and hour cases. He regularly litigates in both state and federal court, as well as before various governmental agencies including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Department of Labor and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.

Mr. Anders frequently speaks and lectures regarding e-discovery and other employment law topics. He has also successfully argued several motions regarding the spoliation of electronic evidence and has conducted the direct and cross-examinations of forensic computer experts and/or IT professionals at trial. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Anders worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Louis F. Locascio, J.S.C.

Honors and Recognitions

  • New Jersey Law Journal, “Top Forty Under Forty” (2006)
Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Garden State Council
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee Member and Chair of the Section's E-Discovery Committee
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Central New Jersey Chapter

Published Works

  • “The Evolution of E-Discovery: The Defendant’s Perspective on the ESI Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” New Jersey Labor and Employment Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 1 (December 2017) [Co-Author]
  • Building a Better Play List with Technology-Assisted Document Review,” www.TodaysGeneralCounsel.com (September 2016) [Co-Author]
  • "Title III of the ADA – A Primer For Business Owners and Employers,” New Jersey Lawyer (December 2009) [Co-Author]
  • "Court Rewards Employer For Conducting A Prompt And Effective Investigation," Commerce (October 2003)
  • "An Employer's Guide to Avoiding the Pitfalls Associated with E-Mail and Internet Monitoring," New Jersey Labor and Employment Quarterly 25.2 (April 2002) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “E-Discovery in Light of Rule 26(b) and 37(e) Changes,” Forum For Motor Carrier General Counsel (Beaver Creek, CO, July 16-19, 2017)
  • “Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law,” NJ ICLE Seminar (New Brunswick, NJ, June 16, 2017)
  • “Discovery Rules Amendments in Practice,” NELA-NY Spring Conference (New York, NY, May 12, 2017)
  • “Social Media at Work & Through the Eyes of the NLRB,” NELA-NJ Employment Law Conference (New Brunswick, NJ, April 7, 2017)
  • “Technology and 21st Century Small Firm Practice,” Seton Hall Law Symposium (Newark, NJ, March 29, 2017)
  • “Cutting Edge Strategies for E-Discovery in Class Actions,” Jackson Lewis Webinar (January 11, 2017)
  • ‘The Cutting Edge of E-Discovery,” NJ ICLE Seminar (Woodbridge, NJ, November 21, 2016)
  • ‘The Cutting Edge of E-Discovery,” NJ ICLE Seminar (Atlantic City, NJ, August 12, 2016)
  • “Whistleblowing, Retaliation and CEPA: Update 2016,” NJ ICLE Seminar (West Orange, NJ, June 22, 2016)
  • “Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law,” NJ ICLE Seminar (New Brunswick, NJ, June 3, 2016)
  • “Recent Trends & Issues in E-Discovery,”  New Jersey Judicial College (Newark, NJ, November 23, 2015)
  • “2015 Privacy Law,” NJ ICLE Seminar (New Brunswick, NJ, July 15, 2015)
  • “Whistleblowing, Retaliation and CEPA:  Update 2015,” NJ ICLE Seminar (Morristown, NJ, June 19, 2015)
  • “2015 Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law,” NJ ICLE Seminar (New Brunswick, NJ, June 5, 2015)
  • “Lippman v. Ethicon – Is This The End to the Job Duty Exception,” NJ ICLE Seminar (Morristown, NJ, May 15, 2015)
  • “The Cutting Edge of E-Discovery – CLE Fest,” NJ ICLE Seminar (East Brunswick, NJ, November 24, 2014)
  • “Hot Tips in Preventing Employment Claims,” NJ ICLE Seminar (New Brunswick, NJ, September 12, 2014)
  • “Hot Tips in Labor & Employment Law,” NJ ICLE Seminar (New Brunswick, NJ, June 13, 2014)
  • “Labor and Employment Law for Corporate and In-House Counsel,” NJ ICLE Seminar (Morristown, NJ, November 14, 2013)
  • “E-Discovery:  Controlling Costs & Evidence Issues,” NJ ICLE Seminar (New Brunswick, NJ, September 7, 2012)
  • “Labor & Employment Issues for Corporate & In-House Counsel,” NJ ICLE Seminar (Mt. Laurel, NJ, December 9, 2011)
  • “Labor & Employment Issues for Corporate & In-House Counsel,” NJ ICLE Seminar (Fairfield, NJ, September 20, 2011)
  • “Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law:  2011,” NJ ICLE Seminar (New Brunswick, NJ, June 17, 2011)
  • “Labor & Employment Issues for Corporate & In-House Counsel,” NJ ICLE Seminar (New Brunswick, NJ, May 25, 2011)
  • “Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law:  2010,” NJ ICLE Seminar (New Brunswick, NJ, June 4, 2010)

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

July 6, 2017
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Brett Anders and Ana Shields Author "Navigating the New Sources of Electronically Stored Information"

July 6, 2017

Brett Anders and Ana Shields author "Navigating the New Sources of Electronically Stored Information," published by Legaltech News. Subscription may be required to view article.  Read More

October 10, 2016
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Brett Anders Authors "Building a Better Play List with Technology-Assisted Document Review"

October 10, 2016

Brett Anders authors "Building a Better Play List with Technology-Assisted Document Review," published by Today's General Counsel. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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January 22, 2018

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2018

January 22, 2018

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Minimum wage: Tip traps The legislation Regulatory roundup Prevention pointer Meanwhile, in the states … Jackson Lewis advocates... Read More

November 2, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2017

November 2, 2017

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Minimum wage traps Prevention pointer The legislation (Not) Only in California Regulatory roundup Class action trends—the top ten... Read More

July 14, 2017

Nurse’s Disability Discrimination Claims May Proceed to Trial, New Jersey Supreme Court Rules

July 14, 2017

A registered nurse employed by a New Jersey health care system for approximately 10 years may proceed to a jury trial with her disability and perceived disability claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has ruled. Grande v. Saint Clare’s Health Sys., 2017 N.J. LEXIS 746 (July 12, 2017).... Read More

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Class Actions and Complex Litigation Webinar Series

March 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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Class Actions and Complex Litigation Webinar Series

February 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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Class Actions and Complex Litigation Webinar Series

January 10, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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The Eastern District of Wisconsin Limits Corporate Defendant’s Efforts To Redact Large Portions Of Business Information In Discovery
December 20, 2017

Authored by Katerina Mantell In IDC Financial Publishing Inc. v. BondDesk Group LLC, et al., Case No. 15-cv-1085 (PP), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177626 (Oct. Read More

Court Holds That Self-Selection Of Emails By Employee Satisfies Discovery Obligations
August 16, 2017

In Mirmina v. Genpact, LLC, Civil Action No. 3:16-CV-00614 (D. Conn. Read More

Lack Of Prejudice Precludes Sanctions Following Automatic Deletion Of Emails
August 2, 2017

Contributing Author: Kathryn B. Moynihan Magistrate Judge Iain D. Johnston recently held that sanctions were not warranted under Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(e) against a defendant who admitted to erroneously destroying electronically stored information (ESI). Read More