R. Shane Kagan

Of Counsel
Berkeley Heights

P 908-795-5200 F 908-464-2614


R. Shane Kagan


R. Shane Kagan is of counsel in the Berkeley Heights, New Jersey office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including pre-litigation claims and litigation, and preventive advice and counsel. 

Shane is experienced in a wide-range of employment matters, including matters filed in state and federal courts, with the EEOC, and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. His practice includes all aspects of litigation and pre-litigation matters, specifically including risk management, litigation strategy, mediation, and restrictive covenant counseling and enforcement. From inception to conclusion, Shane has successfully represented management and individual clients in matters within the public and private sectors, including NJLAD, Title VII, ADA, CEPA, FMLA, NJFLA, wage and hour, non-compete, and numerous other employment litigation matters. Additionally, Shane routinely counsels his clients on company policies and handbooks, employment-related business concerns, and personnel actions. 

While attending law school, Shane served as treasurer and executive board member for the Moot Court Board, and was an articles editor for the Rutgers Law Record. He also was a judicial extern for the Honorable Freda L. Wolfson, the current chief judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

After law school, Shane was a law clerk for the Honorable W. Hunt Dumont, P.J.Cv. (ret.) in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Morris County. Following his clerkship, Shane practiced company and management-side labor and employment law for several years before joining Jackson Lewis in 2016.

Prior to engaging in a career in law, Shane was a high school social studies teacher and coach in South Plainfield, New Jersey. 

Shane lives in Morris County, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Labor and Employment Law - Management" (2021-present)
  • Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2018-2019)

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Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Partnership

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Morris County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

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 Law Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 1 (December 2017) [Co-Author with Brett M. Anders]
  • “Employer Lawfully Refused to Bargain with Union,” Society for Human Resource Management, (June 20, 2016) [Author]
  • "Sexual Harassment Punitive Damages Award Reduced," HR Magazine (February 2014) [Co-Author]
  • "Racially Offensive Comments and Jokes Supported Harassment Claim," HR Magazine (September 2012) [Co-Author]
  • “Third Circuit Outlines Applicable Standard For Residency Requirement, Disparate Impact Case,” New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 3 (March 2012) [Author]