Jeffrey I. Pasek is the immediate past chair of Cozen O’Connor's Labor & Employment Group. Working out of the firm's offices in Philadelphia and New York, he maintains a national practice of representing employers in all facets of labor and employment law, including the negotiating and drafting of employment agreements for c-suite executives. Jeff has handled collective bargaining negotiations and grievance arbitrations in a variety of industries, including apparel, construction, education, entertainment, food, health care, retail and transportation. A former management trustee of a nationwide retirement plan, Jeff also has extensive experience in handling withdrawal liability claims involving multi-employer pension plans.
An active litigator, Jeff has tried cases and argued appeals in the federal courts throughout the United States, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the types of claims he has successfully tried to verdict are cases alleging:
Jeff advises management of compliance with a variety of workplace laws ranging from occupational safety and health, wage and hour, and affirmative action compliance.
Called upon regularly as a course planner and speaker in continuing legal education programs, Jeff has served as a speaker on labor and employment law and on legal ethics for such groups as the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the American Arbitration Association, the University of Pennsylvania Law School Center of Professionalism, and the American Bar Association (ABA) Labor and Employment Law Section. On behalf of the ABA Labor and Employment Section Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Jeff served as regional liaison and helped train lawyers and investigators from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Jeff has written on a variety of legal topics and his articles have been published in French, Spanish, German and Chinese legal publications. He is the editor of the 2015 New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Human Resources Manuals, published by American Chamber of Commerce Resources, LLC in conjunction with the Business Council of New York State, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973 and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1976.
Jeff is active in the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, where he has served as a member of the executive committee of the board of directors, and chairman of the Industrial Relations Committee, Government Affairs Committee and Candidate Selection Committee of the Chamber’s PAC.
He has been listed for several years in Chambers Partners (USA), has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Jeff has been elected as a fellow in the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.