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John L. Sander

Principal
New York

P 212-545-4050
F 212-972-3213
John.Sander@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

John L. Sander is a Principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is also co-leader of the International Employment Issues Practice Group, and Chairman of L&E Global, the international alliance of employers’ counsel.    His practice focuses on cross-border labor and employment matters for our multinational clients.  He is also Adjunct Professor of Law in Global Labor and Employment Law at Cornell Law School. 

Before joining the firm, Mr. Sander served in senior in-house roles for more than 16 years at Merck & Co., Inc. and its predecessor, Schering-Plough Corporation. At Merck, he was Vice President and Associate General Counsel, leading the team responsible for labor and employment law matters outside the U.S. Before the merger of Merck and Schering-Plough, he was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Schering-Plough, where he managed the employment law group, responsible for labor, employment, and immigration counseling and litigation within the U.S. and globally. At Schering-Plough, he also at various times served as head of commercial litigation (responsible for product liability, Lanham Act, a wide variety of general commercial litigation and international arbitrations) and as general counsel to the consumer healthcare and generic divisions of the Company, as well as managed the compliance and corporate security functions within the law department. Before joining the Schering-Plough law department, he was a litigator at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.

Mr. Sander has substantial experience in international dispute resolution processes and their reform. He has served as Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration, and was a member of the Drafting Sub-Committee responsible for the 2011 revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration. He has also served as a member of the ICC Working Group in the Role of In-house Counsel in International Dispute Resolution. He is currently a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and the USCIB Arbitration Committee.

Mr. Sander is a frequent speaker and panelist at seminars sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, Association of Corporate Counsel, International Bar Association, Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, American Conference Institute, New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association and others on a variety of topics including international arbitration, employment law, product liability, consumer fraud claims, class actions, protection of trade secrets, e-discovery, and conduct of internal investigations. He is an author of and contributor to numerous articles and publications on cross-border employment law.

While attending law school, he served as Article Editor of the Cornell Law Review. After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Joseph L. Tauro of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Corporate Counsel Association
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, Past Board of Directors Member
  • New York City Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Partnership, a nationally recognized non-profit which provides business legal services and educational resources to community-based and public interest organizations in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York, by leveraging pro bono services of volunteer attorneys from corporations and law firms throughout the region, President

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February 22, 2018
L&E Global

L&E Global Recognized as an “Elite” Legal Network in Chambers 2018

February 22, 2018

We are extremely proud to announce that L&E Global has been awarded the “Elite” status among the global-wide employment law networks in the recently published edition of Chambers Global 2018. This is a great recognition of all the efforts and all the hard work of our member firms to build our strong global alliance, dedicated to... Read More

April 17, 2017
The In-House Lawyer

John Sander and Maya Atrakchi Author "The Legal 500: Employment & Labour Law Country Comparative Guide"

April 17, 2017

John Sander and Maya Atrakchi author "The Legal 500: Employment Law Country Comparative Guide," published by The In-House Lawyer. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

September 21, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Clyde & Co Joins L&E Global as UK Affiliated Member

September 21, 2016

NEW YORK, NY (September 21, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that global law firm Clyde & Co has joined L&E Global in the United Kingdom. Clyde & Co has one of the largest market-leading employment, pensions and immigration practice groups within the... Read More

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April 20, 2018

Brazilian Labor Courts Continue to Emphasize Importance of Non-Compete Clause Limitations

April 20, 2018

A recent Brazilian labor court ruling clarified the procedural requirements for employers drafting non-compete clauses in employment agreements. Although the Brazilian Federal Constitution establishes “freedom of work,” and the Brazilian Industrial Property Law (Law 9.279/1996) prevents an employee from disclosing an employer’s... Read More

February 23, 2018

Foreign Parent Company is Joint Employer with Subsidiary for Employment Claims, Court Rules

February 23, 2018

A foreign parent company can be held jointly liable for employment claims against its U.S. subsidiary, a federal district court has held. Middlebrooks v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., No. 17-00412 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 1, 2018). The employee brought claims against his former employer, Teva USA, and its parent company, Teva Israel, alleging... Read More

December 6, 2017

Labor Aspects in North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Renegotiation

December 6, 2017

Few issues were more dramatically debated during the 2016 U.S. election than the country’s participation in trade agreements, particularly in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Since the election, the U.S. has withdrawn from TPP and is seeking renegotiation of NAFTA. In this... Read More

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Managing Difficult Employment Issues: US and Canadian Perspectives

January 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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Webinar: Employment Contracts: A US/Canadian Comparison

June 15, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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