Jonathan Ben-Asher - Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP

Jonathan Ben-Asher

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 212-321-7075

Jonathan Ben-Asher is a partner at Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP. He represents executives and professionals in employment disputes, especially those concerning employment contracts, executive compensation, whistleblowing, retaliation and employment discrimination.  He has particular expertise in executive compensation in the financial services industry, whistleblower cases under the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts, and qui tam matters under the False Claims Act.   Jonathan is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.   Jonathan prides himself on being creative, diligent, thorough and practical in representing employees.

Columbia UniversityBA 1974New York University School of LawJ.D. 1980
New York State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association New York University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law

Case History

Curry v. Volt Information Sciences, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20910 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)

We opposed employer’s motion to compel arbitration of plaintiff’s whistleblower claim under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; court granted motion to compel.

McKenna on behalf of the United States v. Senior Life Management, Inc. 29 F. Supp. 2d 695 (SDNY 2006)

Denying employer's motion to dismiss retaliation claim under the False Claims [Qui Tam] Act, and holding, in a decision of first impression, that the statute of limitations for bringing such a claim in New York is three years from the retaliatory act

Wright v. SFX Entertainment, Inc. 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1000 (SDNY 2001)

We opposed employer’s motion to compel arbitration of plaintiff’s race discrimination and breach of contract claims; court denied employer’s motion to compel arbitration of claim against individual defendant and granted it as against the employer.

Zastrow v. Ikegami Electronics (U.S.A.) Inc., 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21002; 75 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 929 (D.N.J. 1997)

Denying employer’s motion to dismiss sexual harassment claims.

Yates v. Philip Morris, 690 F. Supp. 180 (S.D.N.Y. 1988)

Disability discrimination claim under the Rehabilitation Act, prior to enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Office Location

One Liberty Plaza, 23rd Floor
165 Broadway
New York, NY 10006-1404
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals
Litigation - Labor and Employment