A.J. is a member of the firm’s employment law and litigation practice groups. His employment law practice focuses on representing and counseling employers in a variety of labor and employment matters in both state and federal court, including Title VII discrimination, wage and hour claims, retaliation, labor relations, WARN, OSHA, and employment-related tort, contract, and equitable claims. A.J. has experience drafting and evaluating restrictive covenants and other employment-related agreements. A.J. also represents employers in pre-litigation matters before state and federal administrative agencies.
Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, A.J. practiced complex commercial litigation at a well-respected New York City law firm and consumer finance litigation in the Dallas office of a large national firm.
During law school, A.J. served as a judicial intern for Judge Joan B. Lefkowitz of the New York State Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District. In 2007, A.J. was selected for, and completed, the White House internship program. At the White House, A.J. worked in the Office of Political Affairs where he assisted in tracking and analyzing key political and legislative issues for inclusion in the President’s daily briefing materials.