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Brett M. Anders

Principal
Berkeley Heights

P 908-795-5125
F 908-464-2614
Brett.Anders@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Brett M. Anders is a Principal in the Berkeley Heights, 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)
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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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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

March 21, 2018
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Jackson Lewis and Attorneys Recognized by JD Supra's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards

March 21, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (March 21, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce JD Supra has recognized the firm and three of its attorneys in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards recognizes top authors and firms that produced content read by C-suite executives, in-... Read More

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Class Action Trends Report Fall 2019

December 12, 2019

Our quarterly report takes a look back at the most significant class action developments over the last year, including litigation trends, court decisions, and legislative and regulatory changes that are certain to invite class litigation. We discuss: The proliferation of independent contractor claims Noteworthy class... Read More

September 17, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2019

September 17, 2019

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: California Consumer Privacy Act breaks new ground GDPR set the course State consumer privacy and security laws likely to proliferate... Read More

June 24, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2019

June 24, 2019

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: Who gets notice of a collective action – and why it matters Arbitration agreements Considerations regarding whether to adopt or continue... Read More

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New Jersey Prohibits Enforcement of Non-Disclosure Provisions in Settlement Agreements, Other Contracts
March 20, 2019

A sweeping amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) bars enforcement of non-disclosure provisions in settlement agreements and employment contracts, and prohibits the waiver of substantive and procedural rights under the statute. Read More

Court Confirms Employer Can Be Liable For Harassment By Non-Employee
February 8, 2019

Faced with a question not yet addressed by the Third Circuit, a federal judge in Pennsylvania found an employer, as well as individual managers, may be held liable for an employee’s claim of a hostile work environment based on conduct by a non-employee who had regular contact with the employee. Hewitt v. BS Transp. Read More