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Clifford R. Atlas

Principal
New York Metro
New York City

P 212-545-4017 F 212-972-3213
Clifford.Atlas@jacksonlewis.com

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Clifford R. Atlas

Biography

Clifford Atlas is a principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is the co-leader of the Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition practice group.

Cliff works extensively with clients in developing and drafting employment contracts and restrictive covenant agreements, and developing programs to best protect clients’ confidential business information. He has significant experience in prosecuting as well as defending actions involving breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, employee raiding, misappropriation of confidential information, tortious interference with contract, unfair competition, and related business claims. Cliff also has assisted clients in employment issues arising from corporate transactions.

Additionally, Cliff handles all types of employment discrimination, harassment, disability, wrongful discharge, and related employment tort, contract, wage-hour and employee benefits claims. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. Cliff has argued numerous appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Cliff joined Jackson Lewis in 1985.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2018-present)
  • Lawyer’s Alliance for New York, Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services to Non-profits (2011)
  • Super Lawyers®, "Super Lawyer" (2010-2020)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • New York State Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment Law