Andrew J. Shapren focuses his practice on labor and employment issues with a special emphasis on employee raiding and recruitment matters. He has served the employment law needs of a range of companies from local family businesses to nationwide Fortune 500 corporations.
Andrew has handled hundreds of cases involving the enforcement and defense of restrictive covenant agreements, protection of trade secrets and competitively sensitive business information, breach of employees’ fiduciary duties, unfair competition and violation of various federal and state statutes prohibiting the misuse of employers’ confidential information.
In this area, Andrew has represented clients in various industries in state and federal courts throughout the country. Andrew has particular experience in the financial services industry, having handled over 100 cases in the FINRA arbitration forum. Andrew has also litigated employee transition matters in the AAA and JAMS arbitration forums.
Andrew also has experience litigating federal, state and administrative proceedings involving Equal Employment Opportunity laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. He has also handled various matters involving common law employment claims such as breach of contract and wrongful discharge.
Andrew’s practice includes drafting and negotiating employment agreements, restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements, as well as counseling employers regarding the protection of trade secrets, the legal and business issues surrounding the recruiting and departure of key employees and various other employment-related issues.
Andrew also serves as a neutral investigator for claims of harassment and other policy violations in the workplace, as well as for student complaints in the higher education sector.
- Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2003, cum laude
- Saint Joseph’s University, B.A., 1999, Dean’s List, International Relations
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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