Jonathan Ben-Asher is a partner in Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP in New York. He represents executives, professionals and other employees in employment disputes, including those involving employment contracts, executive compensation, whistleblowing, retaliation and employment discrimination. He also has particular expertise in disputes concerning executive compensation in the financial services sector, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblowing cases, and cases under the False Claims (Qui Tam) Act and Dodd-Frank Act.
Jonathan is former Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section (2013 - 2014). He has also held numerous leadership positions in the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. He is a member of the Section’s governing Council, and has been Chair of the Section’s CLE / Meetings and Institutes Committee. From 2007 - 2010, he was Employee Chair of the Section’s Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee. He was also Employee Chair of the Section’s Sixth Annual CLE Conference (2012), and Employee Chair of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee’s Contracts and Executive Compensation Subcommittee.
Jonathan was formerly Vice President of the National Employment Lawyers Association / New York, and a member of its Executive Board. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the New York University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law.
Jonathan is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has repeatedly been named as a New York Super Lawyer and one of the Best Lawyers in America and in the New York Area. He is a frequent speaker on employment law issues for professional groups, including the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges of the New York University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law, and the Practising Law Institute.
He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law (1980) and his B.A. from Columbia University (1974).