Jonathan A. Moskowitz is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Labor and Employment Group. Resident in the firm's New York office, Jon's practice involves all areas of labor and employment law, including litigation, counseling, training and development of employment policies and procedures.
Jon litigates employment disputes around the country based on various statutory and contractual claims, including claims based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and analogous state and local statutes. He also defends employers against various tort claims, including defamation, wrongful discharge and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Additionally, he counsels clients on a broad range of employment issues, including wage and hour, discrimination, family and medical leave, discipline and drug testing.
Jon has successfully argued numerous motions in state and federal courts, including motions for summary judgment, and successfully defended, in the Michigan Court of Appeals, an appeal of summary judgment dismissing a defamation action against an employer. He has served as second-chair at federal employment discrimination trials, and participated in all aspects of trial, including jury selection, examination of witnesses and arguing Motions in Limine.
Jon also defends clients against administrative charges of discrimination filed in federal, state and local administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR), and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). He also has defended employers in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). He counsels government contractor clients about affirmative action issues pursuant to various federal laws, and represents clients in compliance reviews conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
Jon attended Brooklyn Law School and was a member of the Journal of Law and Policy, where he published a case comment entitled "The Griffin v. Eller Exemption from Washington's Law Against Discrimination." Prior to attending law school, Jon worked in public relations and advertising.