Alexander J. Nassar focuses his practice on a broad spectrum of employment litigation, compliance, and drafting matters. Alex regularly defends employers against claims under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, the FMLA, and state anti-discrimination statutes. Alex represents companies and individuals on both sides of trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation and disputes. Alex acts as an outside HR partner for employers on compliance and litigation avoidance related to all manner of issues arising under state and federal anti-discrimination laws, laws providing for job-protected leave, and wage and hour laws. Alex drafts and negotiates employment agreements, compensation plans, bonus plans, restrictive covenants, intellectual property and related assignment agreements, and confidentiality agreements, on behalf of both employers and executives. Alex drafts a variety of employer policy documents, including employee handbooks (and related state-specific addenda) for employers across a wide range of industries. Additionally, Alex serves as the firm’s expert on compliance with, and best practices related to, constantly evolving rules and regulations on employers related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Separately, Alex represents a Fortune 500 insurance company in claims litigation throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Alex also drafts coverage opinions for insurers.
- A publicly traded biotech company
A Fortune 100 banking and financial services company
A Fortune 500 insurance company
A national broker-dealer
One of the country’s largest privately-owned marketing and advertising solutions firms
A national family-owned auto parts manufacturing company
A national trucking and logistics company
A regional bank
- Multiple tech startups
- Our client, a nationwide company learned that a former national executive was violating his non-compete and non-solicit agreements by going to work for a new company that was attempting to leverage this executive to build out its service offerings to directly compete with our client. Forensic electronic discovery leading up to and throughout the ensuing lawsuit also revealed that the executive had departed with a massive amount of company data. RCCB secured a favorable result ensuring compliance with our client’s restrictive covenants and the executive’s obligations with regard to company confidential information and trade secrets, and also achieved a favorable settlement for our clients.
- Settled a complaint of race and religious discrimination and retaliation on behalf of a family-owned business for less than 10 percent of initial demand.
- Settled a charge of age discrimination and retaliation on behalf of the regional employer for less than 30 percent of initial demand.
- Resolved a complaint on behalf of a national business involved in a dispute with a placement agency over its hire of an independent contractor.
Lead counsel in wage and hour litigation resulting in resolution for five percent of the initial demand.
Lead counsel for plaintiff in claims under the federal Defense of Trade Secrets Act in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, resulting in temporary and then permanent restraining order.
Lead counsel in discrimination lawsuit settled before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and prior to the suit in Federal Court, resulting in mitigation of group plaintiff and/or class action risk.
Represented Fortune 100 broker-dealer in employment-related litigation and arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, including enforcement of restrictive covenants, protection of trade secrets, prosecution and defense of raid claims, defense against state and federal discrimination claims, and defense against wage and hour claims.
Obtained voluntary dismissal of two employment retaliation/whistleblower lawsuits through the use of computer forensics that revealed materially false allegations by plaintiffs before formal discovery began.
Routinely draft employee handbooks and policy documents, and counsel employers on compliance with wage and hour, harassment and discrimination, and other employment compliance issues, serving as an extension of, or in some cases, a surrogate for, clients’ Human Resources Departments.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of the insurer on claims for breach of the insurance policy.
- Managed claims process on behalf of insurer related to catastrophic loss affecting dozens of claimants against proceeds from single policy, including negotiating and settling numerous pro-rata claims, resulting in total avoidance of claims litigation against insurer and settlement across all claims within policy limits.
My Greatest Strengths
Creating litigation strategies that are in line with business objectives, including helping to avoid litigation where it is not consistent with those objectives.
Working tirelessly on behalf of clients, which means being available 24/7.
Bringing my experience across multiple industries and at multiple market levels to bear to act as counsel in fostering new business opportunities for clients.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW
- I routinely draft business and employment policy documents for clients, applying my litigation experience to a business counseling role.
- I routinely serve as an “employer hotline” for employers in need of an outside HR partner to assist in real-time with all manner of employment compliance issues and personnel decisions.
WHAT MAKES ME UNIQUELY ME
- I am motivated most of all by my personal connection to clients. I enjoy hearing their personal and professional stories because I firmly believe that it informs my practice in a special and important way.
- Employment Litigation and Counseling
- Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition Litigation and Counseling
- Business, Commercial & Contract Disputes
Financial Services Litigation
- Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation
- Emerging Technologies
- Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld (RCCB) Announces Fourteen 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®Firm News, May 26, 2022
- Firm News, September 22, 2021
- Firm News, September 9, 2021
- Firm News, June 3, 2021
- Firm News, May 3, 2021
- Firm News, June 8, 2020
- Firm News, May 9, 2019
- Firm News, May 21, 2018
- Firm News, May 22, 2017
- Firm News, May 4, 2017
- Firm News, November 16, 2016
- Publication, February 18, 2022
- Publication, Employment Alert, July 2021
- Publication, February 2021
- Publication, Employment Alert, July 2020
- Publication, Employment Alert, July 2020
- Speaking Engagement, Webinar, July 2020
- Publication, July 2020
- Does Green Always Mean Go? What Philadelphia Area Businesses Need to Know About Preparing for Workplace ReopeningSpeaking Engagement, Webinar, June 2020
- What Philadelphia HR Leaders Need to Know About Preparing for Workplace ReopeningSpeaking Engagement, SHRM Webinar, May 2020
- Speaking Engagement, The Practice Institute, May 2020
- PA Governor Wolf’s May 4th Reopening UpdatePublication, Employment Alert, May 2020
- Navigating Employment Questions and Concerns in Our New NormalPublication, Employment Alert, April 2020
- Screening For COVID-19 and Paid Leave Requirements For Impacted EmployeesPublication, Employment Alert, April 2020
- Successful Waiver Request Allows RCCB Client to Re-Open BusinessPublication, Employment Alert, April 2020
Community & Professional
Community & Professional
- Alex has been named a "Rising Star" by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine
United Communities of Southeast Philadelphia, Former Board Member
Saint Joseph’s University Veterans’ Entrepreneurial Jumpstart Program, Counsel
Homeless Advocacy Project – Veterans Project, Volunteer
Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Volunteer
J.D., Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 2012
B.A., cum laude, St. Joseph's University, 2009
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Middle District of PennsylvaniaU. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- District of New Jersey
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2018-Present