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Jeffrey Schwartz

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Atlanta

P 404-525-8200
F 404-525-1173
Jake.Schwartz@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Jeffrey A. “Jake” Schwartz is a Principal and the Office Litigation Manager of the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

He joined the firm in 2006 after moving from New Orleans, Louisiana, where he practiced labor and employment law for more than seventeen years.

Mr. Schwartz has extensive experience in both traditional labor and employment law. The cases he handles include a variety of state and federal court claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, contracts and employment related torts. Mr. Schwartz is an experienced trial lawyer and regularly handles cases before federal and state agencies, judges and juries. In January 2006, he successfully argued an important employment case before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Schwartz also represented Murphy Oil in the 2018 landmark Supreme Court case validating class and collective action waivers in employment based arbitration agreements.  

Mr. Schwartz has represented management in numerous counter-organizing drives and participated in dozens of unfair labor practice proceedings and other matters before the National Labor Relations Board. He has participated as the lead spokesperson in collective bargaining and has assisted employers with strike preparation and strikes. Mr. Schwartz has handled numerous arbitration cases. He is also committed to early case analysis that seeks to prevent lawsuits or to dispose of them early in the litigation. Mr. Schwartz is also recognized for his experience and counsel in matters related to non-competition agreements, trade secrets, employment contracts, and wage and hour matters.

To assist employers in avoiding expensive employment-related lawsuits and claims, Mr. Schwartz regularly presents training programs for managers and executives. He also assists employers in developing workplace policies and practices which maximize positive employee relations and act as effective risk management strategies for the workplace. Mr. Schwartz is regularly called upon by clients to guide them with discharge/discipline issues, workplace investigations and other sensitive employment-related problems for both union and non-union employers.

While attending the University of Pittsburgh, he was a winner of the Murray S. Love Trial Moot Court Competition.

Honors and Recognitions

Jeffrey A. Schwartz
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Martindale-Hubbell  2019 - Jeffrey 'Jake' Schwartz
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms
Chambers USA 2019 - Jeffrey 'Jake' Schwartz

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • New Orleans Jewish Community Center, President (2005-2006)
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Area Committee, Leadership Program (1993)

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August 15, 2019
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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

May 30, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

May 30, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 30, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2019 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation... Read More

May 21, 2019
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Jake Schwartz Comments on the Anniversary of the Epic Systems Ruling

May 21, 2019

Jake Schwartz comments on the anniversary of the blockbuster Epic Systems ruling in "Insiders Look Back At Epic Systems' Rise To The High Court," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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June 28, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Roundup – 2017-2018

June 28, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended June 2018 included decisions on many topics important to workplace law, including class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements, public-sector “agency shop” arrangements, and the Fair Labor Standard Act’s “automobile dealer” overtime exemption. The Court also examined who is a “... Read More

May 21, 2018

Supreme Court: Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements Do Not Violate Federal Labor Law

May 21, 2018

Class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the U.S. Supreme Court has held in a much-anticipated decision in three critical cases. Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, No. 16-285; Ernst & Young LLP et al. v. Morris et al., No. 16-300; National Labor Relations Board v.... Read More

May 21, 2018

Supreme Court Rules Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements Valid

May 21, 2018

Class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements do not violate federal law, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a much-anticipated decision in three critical cases. Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, No. 16-285; Ernst & Young LLP et al. v. Morris et al., No. 16-300; National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc., et al.,... Read More

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ALERT: United States Supreme Court Delays Oral Argument in Class Action Waiver Cases
February 9, 2017

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court notified the parties in National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Case No. 16-307; Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Case No. 16-285; and Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris, Case No. 16-300 that the cases will be heard in October 2017. Read More

By Samia M. Kirmani, Daniel L. Messeloff and Jeffrey Schwartz

United States Supreme Court Agrees to Review Class Action Waiver Cases
January 13, 2017

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Case No. 16-307, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Case No. 16-285 and Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris, Case No. Read More

By Samia M. Kirmani, Daniel L. Messeloff, David E. Nagle, Jeffrey Schwartz and Collin O’Connor Udell

ALERT: United States Supreme Court Agrees to Review Class Action Waiver Cases
January 13, 2017

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Case No. 16-307, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Case No. 16-285 and Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris, Case No. Read More

By Samia M. Kirmani, Daniel L. Messeloff, Collin O’Connor Udell, Jeffrey Schwartz and David E. Nagle

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SCOTUS Ruling in EPIC SYSTEMS CORP. v. LEWIS

Eric Magnus and Jake Schwartz discuss the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements. 

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