Jonathan A. Beckerman is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale and Tampa offices of Lewis Brisbois and a vice-chair of the Labor & Employment Practice.
A go-to resource in complex employment matters, Jonathan A. Beckerman leverages his legal experience and deep subject matter knowledge to achieve successful results on behalf of management-side clients. His proactive counsel helps employers identify and mitigate workforce risks, particularly for companies in the hospitality, retail, construction, manufacturing and health/wellness sectors.
Jonathan is a tenacious federal and state court litigator known for his thorough understanding of intricate employment issues, including:
• Wrongful termination
• Workplace harassment
• Public accommodation
• Employee leave
He also regularly interacts with state and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), defending his client’s interests at every stage of the complaint/charge process – from investigations and negotiations to fact-finding conferences and administrative hearings.
Additionally, he has accomplished the following for his clients:
- Achieved favorable results for a well-known luxury resort property that was sued by 50 staffing employees over alleged wage and hour violations
- Litigated to successful conclusion novel associational discrimination claim brought by EEOC against a national retail client
- Counseled several national employers with thousands of workers in an audit of their human resource function and developed/implemented new practices to ensure compliance with ever-changing employment laws in multiple jurisdictions
In law school, he was a technical editor for the Nova Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.
With distinctive parallels to his law practice, Jonathan hones his techniques studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which he has pursued for more than a decade. The ability to adapt and alter tactics against opponents carries over advantageously to legal strategy as he evaluates and modifies defensive maneuvers against plaintiffs. He approaches labor and employment challenges not only with an extensive legal background but a keen awareness that each situation necessitates an individualized approach.
Awards & Honors
- Named, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018-2019, 2021-2024