Jonathan F. Bloom

Chair, Employment & Labor

jbloom@stradley.com

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Jonathan Bloom

Overview

Jonathan Bloom focuses his practice on employment and labor law, representing public and private companies, governmental entities and executives in all aspects of employment law and litigation. Jonathan is a member of the board of directors of Meritas, an international affiliation of law firms in 200 markets in the United States and worldwide.

As an employment lawyer, Jonathan provides advice and counsel to employers throughout the country (and, through our Meritas affiliation, to clients’ business operations around the globe) in a wide range of industries. He partners with clients to provide direction and step-by-step counsel in an effort to proactively address and manage employment problems. He also lectures on a variety of employment related topics.

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Results

Representative Matters

  • defended a financial brokerage company in federal court against claims of race discrimination
  • defended an international engineering firm against claims of sexual harassment
  • spearheaded the defense of a preliminary injunction action involving claims of unfair competition, breach of restrictive covenants and misappropriation brought against a national medical testing company by its chief competitor; the case involved each company’s hiring of the other’s employees and re-affiliation of entire offices nationwide
  • prosecuted on behalf of a national insurance brokerage company a restrictive covenant/non-competition action against former employees who started up a competing business and solicited clients and employees
  • defended a health care system against wage and breach of contract claims by a physician whose practice the health system had acquired
  • represented a National Football League franchise in employment-related litigation and other legal actions
  • defended employers in wage claims, both individual claims and as class actions, under Pennsylvania’s Wage Payment and Collection Law
  • spearheaded the defense of a multi-defendant Fair Labor Standards Act collective/class action
  • defended an officer of a bankrupt national weight loss company in a class action brought by former employees seeking monies owed under the company’s profit- sharing plan
  • defended, as local counsel, several National Hockey League teams against a former player’s breach of contract claim
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • J.D., cum laude, George Washington University Law School
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin
  • B.A., cum laude, Georgetown University
Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Labor & Employment Law Sections
  • Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Meritas
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

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