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Jacob Oslick

Counsel

New York
Direct: (212) 218-6480
Fax: (917) 344-1315
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Mr. Oslick is counsel in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and a member of the Labor & Employment Department.

As an experienced labor and employment litigator, Mr. Oslick has served as counsel of record in over 120 litigations, arbitrations, and administrative matters.  He appears regularly before the federal, state, and commonwealth courts of New York and Pennsylvania.  He also frequently handles arbitrations and administrative matters.

Mr. Oslick’s practice focuses on representing employers in discrimination, wage & hour, restrictive covenant, executive compensation, and traditional labor matters.  In addition to his overall level of client service, Mr. Oslick takes pride in uncovering creative solutions to thorny issues.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Oslick also provides counseling to clients on matters of federal, New York, and Pennsylvania law.  This includes fielding employer questions, revising employee handbooks, and drafting agreements (including employment, compensation, and restrictive covenant agreements).

Mr. Oslick previously served as a law clerk to the Hon. Joanna Seybert, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York (2009-2011), and the Hon. Harry Leinenweber, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois (2003-2004).  While clerking for Judge Seybert, Mr. Oslick guest lectured to classes at Touro Law School.  Additionally, as a pro bono Special Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Oslick has successfully litigated three criminal appeals.

Mr. Oslick is counsel in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and a member of the Labor & Employment Department.

As an experienced labor and employment litigator, Mr. Oslick has served as counsel of record in over 120 litigations, arbitrations, and administrative matters.  He appears regularly before the federal, state, and commonwealth courts of New York and Pennsylvania.  He also frequently handles arbitrations and administrative matters.

Mr. Oslick’s practice focuses on representing employers in discrimination, wage & hour, restrictive covenant, executive compensation, and traditional labor matters.  In addition to his overall level of client service, Mr. Oslick takes pride in uncovering creative solutions to thorny issues.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Oslick also provides counseling to clients on matters of federal, New York, and Pennsylvania law.  This includes fielding employer questions, revising employee handbooks, and drafting agreements (including employment, compensation, and restrictive covenant agreements).

Mr. Oslick previously served as a law clerk to the Hon. Joanna Seybert, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York (2009-2011), and the Hon. Harry Leinenweber, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois (2003-2004).  While clerking for Judge Seybert, Mr. Oslick guest lectured to classes at Touro Law School.  Additionally, as a pro bono Special Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Oslick has successfully litigated three criminal appeals.

Education

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law (2003)
    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy Law and Economics Scholar
  • B.A., University of Michigan (2000)
    With Honors

Admissions

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Representative Engagements

  • Achieved a landmark summary judgment decision, and Third Circuit affirmance, holding that the ADA and Rehabilitation Act do not apply extraterritorially to foreign universities with United States parents.
  • Achieved summary judgment in a complex, four-plaintiff criminal history discrimination and defamation case.  As a matter of first impression, the decision held that employer inquiries connected to multistate professional licensing requirements did not violate New York law.
  • Achieved summary judgment holding that an employer properly terminated a senior executive for “cause.”
  • Achieved bench-trial victory in intricate breach of contract dispute arising from patent license agreement.
  • Achieved discovery decision which required discrimination plaintiff to turn over social media chats with purported psychics.
  • Achieved dismissal of whistleblowing case after plaintiff’s perjury during deposition.
  • Achieved dismissal of small pro se matter by discovering plaintiff’s apparent perjury on in forma pauperis form.

Presentations

  • "Politics and Work Don’t Mix: Advice To Keep Businesses Stronger Together This Election Season," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (September 13, 2016)

Publications