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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

2029 CENTURY PARK EAST, SUITE 3500, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-3021, USA
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Work +1 310 277 7200
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Fax +1 310 201 5219
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www.seyfarth.com
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London and 9 more

Jon Meer

Tel:
Work (310) 201-1586
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Work Department

Labor & Employment Department; Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group; Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group

Career

Mr. Meer is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He is a member of the Labor & Employment Department and has extensive experience representing global clients in class action and collective action lawsuits, as well as several other types of high exposure claims.

Mr. Meer has successful experience in litigation and client counseling of employers in all areas of wage & hour class action and collective action litigation, mass layoffs and related litigation, employment discrimination class actions, and high exposure claims for wrongful discharge, discharge in violation of public policy, sexual and other harassment, disability, reasonable accommodation and access issues, labor arbitration, unfair business practice litigation under California Business & Professions Code Section 17200, employee benefits litigation, and protection of employer trade secrets and non-competition issues.

Mr. Meer also has assisted numerous clients in large employment-related transactions such as wage & hour compliance audits, corporate restructuring, plant or facility closures, reductions in force, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, internal investigations, state and federal audits and investigations, trade secret protection and privacy issues, electronic discovery issues, and document retention for litigation.

Education

J.D., Boston University School of Law (1989), Law Journal Executive Editor for Publication, Honorable Paul J. Liacos Scholar in the Law; B.S., Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, with honors (1986), Dean's List (all semesters), Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society


United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Seyfarth Shaw LLP fields a team of 'good experts, comprising seasoned lawyers supervising stellar long-term associates'. Noted for its expertise in wage-and-hour class actions and workplace litigation alleging discrimination, the nationwide group is praised for being 'hands on, extremely thorough, and extraordinarily knowledgeable'. Work highlights included Noah Finkel and Andrew Scroggins acting for Epic Systems as co-counsel (alongside Hogan Lovells US LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP) in a landmark case decided by the Supreme Court in May 2018, relating to the enforceability of the agreement into which the plaintiff entered requiring the parties to resolve wage-hour disputes through individual arbitration and waive class and collective proceedings. The 'one-of-a-kind' Gerald Maatman continues to lead a team acting for Sterling Jewelers (together with co-counsel Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP) in an employment discrimination class action. Brian Ashe successfully acted for Digital Realty Trust before the Supreme Court in a case relating to the definition and statutory application of the term 'whistleblower'. Camille Olson is a 'world class lawyer' and Washington DC-based Raymond Baldwin is a ' zealous advocate for his clients with a practical approach'. In Los Angeles, Andrew Paley is an 'extremely well-versed adviser', and Jon Meer is praised for his 'immense knowledge and trial practice'. Atlanta's Robert Stevens is described as an 'expert in restrictive covenant work'; clients also appreciate Kerry Friedrichs in San Francisco and Pamela Devata for 'being leaders in their field and being able to answer questions on the spot'. Further recommended individuals are practice head Laura Maechtlen and Christian Rowley in San Francisco, Boston's Richard Alfred and the 'greatly experienced and knowledgeable' Lisa Damon, Lorie Almon and Gina Merrill in New York, as well as Richard Lapp. In Houston, the team was strengthen by the arrival of Scott Nelson from Baker McKenzie LLP in May 2018, while John Yslas joined the Los Angeles office from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP in July 2018. Named attorneys are based in Chicago except where indicated otherwise.

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Workplace and employment counseling

Within: Workplace and employment counseling

Clients appreciate Seyfarth Shaw LLP for being ‘smart, creative, practical and for genuinely caring about getting the best quality’. The team has experience in advising on organizational change and developing innovative technology tools as well as in workplace discrimination and harassment counseling. Chicago-based David Baffa chairs the workplace compliance solutions practice group and is an expert on a variety of employment-related matters, such as workforce reductions and restructurings, pay equity and training. Senior counsel Lawrence Lorber in Washington DC is regularly engaged by the US Chamber of Commerce in connection with employment issues, including regulatory representation on pending rule making. Ellen McLaughlin, who is based in Chicago, assisted an automotive manufacturer in increasing productivity while staying compliant with federal and state laws. The firm also has a dedicated group advising on pay equity, which is led by Christine Hendrickson (recently promoted to partner) and Annette Tyman in Chicago. Lisa Damon in Boston has ‘detailed knowledge of the law and is pragmatic and unfailingly responsive’. Further notable practitioners are the ‘fantastic’ Daniel Waldman in New York, the ‘excellent strategist’ Jon Meer in Los Angeles and Frederick Smith in Atlanta, who has a ‘great amount of experience to lean on’. In New York, William Perkins is well versed in the different forms of discrimination and harassment claims, while associate Joshua Seidman specializes in paid sick leave matters. Chelsea Mesa in Los Angeles has a ‘meticulous no-nonsense approach’. Scott Nelson was a new arrival in May 2018 in the Houston office, joining from Baker McKenzie LLP.

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