Jonathan S. Hershberg

Associate

P 212.216.8009   F 212.216.8001

 

Jonathan S. Hershberg

Associate

P 212.216.8009   F 212.216.8001    jhershberg@tarterkrinsky.com

Jonathan S. Hershberg is an Associate in the Labor and Employment Practice at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP.

Jon represents employers in a broad array of matters before federal and state courts, arbitral tribunals and state and federal administrative agencies. He regularly handles single-plaintiff, complex and class-action litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation under federal, state and local laws; defense of claims under the FLSA and state wage and hour laws; whistleblower claims; claims of defamation, breach of contract and intentional torts; and claims involving restrictive covenants and unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets and confidential information.

In addition to his extensive litigation practice, Jon regularly advises employers on a wide range of employment and human resources issues. He counsels clients concerning management of personnel problems, reductions in force, investigation of employee complaints, state and federal leave laws, wage and hour issues, employment policies and contracts. Jon also has experience conducting internal investigations, on behalf of employers, into allegations of discrimination and harassment.

Jon has deep experience representing management in the traditional labor context, including union organization issues and elections, strike and lockout preparation and strategy, contract negotiations and the day-to-day administration of collective bargaining agreements. He regularly appears before the National Labor Relations Board to both defend and prosecute charges of unfair labor practice.

Jon began his legal career in the labor and employment department of Proskauer Rose, LLP, and he joined Tarter Krinsky & Drogin from a well-respected boutique litigation firm in midtown Manhattan. Before he became a lawyer, Jon had a successful career as a print journalist and corporate communications professional.

Representative Matters:

  • Defended a blue-chip, global law firm against claims of gender- and age-based discrimination brought by one of its former partners under federal, state and New York City laws.
  • Defended a high-profile member of the New York State Assembly against charges of sexual harassment brought by a subordinate.
  • Defended a well-known entertainment company against allegations of class-wide violations of the FLSA in a suit brought by its former interns.
  • Represented a well-known private equity firm in three related matters that stemmed from a lift-out executed by a group of the firm’s former partners and that involved claims of breach of fiduciary duties, violation of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and theft of confidential information.
Community Involvement
  • Member of the board of directors of Docs for Tots, a non-profit, non-partisan organization led by pediatricians to promote practices, policies and investments that enable young children to thrive.
Education
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, M.A., 1998
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.S., 1992
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Community Involvement
  • Member of the board of directors of Docs for Tots, a non-profit, non-partisan organization led by pediatricians to promote practices, policies and investments that enable young children to thrive.
Memberships
  • The American Bar Association
  • The New York State Bar Association
  • The New York City Bar Association

What’s on my iPod:
Anything and everything by Levon Helm and The Band, as well as Anders Osborne, Lucinda Williams and way, way too many others to list.

What I do when not practicing law:
I’m an amateur photographer, and an even more amateur musician.

Quote I live by:
"I am what I am." Popeye.

Education
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, M.A., 1998
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.S., 1992
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Memberships
  • The American Bar Association
  • The New York State Bar Association
  • The New York City Bar Association