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Colin A. Thakkar

KM Attorney
Jacksonville

P 904-638-2655
F 904-638-2656
Colin.Thakkar@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Colin Thakkar is the Knowledge Management (“KM”) Attorney for Jackson Lewis P.C.’s Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition Practice Group, and is based in the Jacksonville, Florida, office.

In his role, Mr. Thakkar serves as a subject-matter expert on restrictive covenant agreements and unfair competition litigation; creates and manages legal and electronic resources and materials to provide innovative client services; serves as a resource for other practice group members; monitors and analyzes regulatory and case law developments; and contributes to the firm’s blogs and legal updates.

Since 2005, Mr. Thakkar has represented and counseled employers nationwide with regard to federal, state, and local employment laws. In addition to representing companies in non-compete, non-solicitation, and other unfair competition lawsuits, he has defended employers against claims alleging discrimination, unpaid wages, ERISA violations, and other employment-related matters. Mr. Thakkar also has significant experience representing and advising employers regarding traditional labor law issues, including labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Indo-US Chamber of Commerce of Northeast Florida
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • College of William and Mary Alumni Association, President of Northeast Florida Alumni Group
  • Episcopal Diocese, Jacksonville, Founding Member of Refugee Outreach Committee

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June 6, 2019
Jax Daily Record

Richard Margulies, Jennifer Shoaf Richardson and Colin Thakkar Comment on Jackson Lewis' Growth in Jacksonville

June 6, 2019

Richard Margulies, Jennifer Shoaf Richardson and Colin Thakkar comment on Jackson Lewis' growth in the firm's Jacksonville office in "Jackson Lewis Growing in Jacksonville," published by the Jacksonville Daily Record.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 17, 2018
SHRM

Daniel Schwarz, Martha Van Oot, Erik Winton and Colin Thakkar Author "Three States May Restrict Use of Employment Noncompete Agreements"

January 17, 2018

Daniel Schwarz, Martha Van Oot, Erik Winton and Colin Thakkar author "Three States May Restrict Use of Employment Noncompete Agreements" published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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May 15, 2019

Does Massachusetts Non-Compete Law Restrict Access to Federal Court or Arbitration?

May 15, 2019

The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (Non-Compete Act) has yet to be tested, but its venue provision likely will come under special scrutiny. The venue provision governs the geographical location and forum in which a non-compete lawsuit may be maintained. Due to its apparent conflicts with federal law, the venue provision will... Read More

August 1, 2018

Massachusetts Legislature (Finally) Passes Non-Compete Law

August 1, 2018

The Massachusetts Legislature, at long last, has passed a bill regulating the use and enforcement of non-compete agreements in the private sector. Once “An Act relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements” is signed by Governor Charlie Baker, it will take effect on October 1, 2018. The Legislature has attempted... Read More

March 2, 2018

Massachusetts Legislature Close to Deal on Non-Compete Law?

March 2, 2018

The Massachusetts Legislature, after a decade of attempts, may pass restrictions on the use of non-compete covenants in the Commonwealth. The co-chairmen of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Paul Brodeur, reportedly are optimistic that the Legislature is “closing in on a... Read More

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Virginia Attempts, Maryland Succeeds, in Limiting Non-Competes For Low-Wage Employees
June 7, 2019

In numerous states throughout the country, legislatures are moving to limit the use and enforcement of non-compete and other restrictive covenant agreements. Two such states, Maryland and Virginia, are seeking to curtail such agreements with regard to low-wage employees. Read More

Trade Secrets – Courts Won’t Protect You If You Don’t Protect Yourself!
May 13, 2019

A decision from the Northern District of Illinois is the latest to reiterate a stern warning we have long highlighted for employers: when insufficient steps are taken by an employer to protect its own proprietary information, courts will not provide trade secret protection when such information is misappropriated. In Abrasic 90 Inc. Read More

Washington Governor Signs Non-Compete Law
May 9, 2019

On May 8, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 1450, described as “AN ACT Relating to restraints, including noncompetition covenants, on persons engaging in lawful professions, trades, or businesses[.]”  While the Act does not take effect until January 1, 2020, its restrictions apply retroactively to exis Read More