Jason A. Cabrera

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-7267

(215) 253-6797

Jason focuses his practice on handling all aspects of labor and employment law for the firm's public and private-sector clients. He has handled and assisted with the resolution of numerous single-plaintiff discrimination claims, both in litigation and at the administrative level. Jason has represented clients in connection with collective bargaining negotiations. He has also handled whistleblower claims and workplace safety issues before OSHA. In addition, he recently assisted with a client's defense in a FINRA arbitration proceeding, in class/collective action matters brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and in the resolution of unfair labor practice complaints and representation petitions under the National Labor Relations Act. Jason also regularly provides employment advice to the firm's clients to help them avoid employment litigation altogether.

Jason earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Rutgers University School of Law, where he was also a Governor's Executive Fellow at the Eagleton Institute. While in law school, Jason was a teaching assistant for federal evidence and represented Rutgers Law in the American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition. Jason also served as Administrative Editor of the Rutgers Law Journal.  Upon graduation from law school, Jason received the Student Advocacy Award from the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Jason earned his bachelor's degree in political science and international affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

During law school, Jason served as an intern for the Honorable Ann Marie Donio, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Experience

News

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

47 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 28, 2021

Super Lawyers has selected 47 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 15 Attorneys to Member

March 25, 2021

Cozen O'Connor promoted 15 attorneys to member: Donnie Apodaca, Brian Burack, Jason Cabrera, Kristina Cherevas, Jonathan Gale, Matthew Glavin, Yehudah Gordon, Max Kaplan, Jason Kreps, Anna Will Kentz, Daniel Levine, Peter Lim, Matthew Policastro Laura Reinhart, and Danielle Sapega.

Fifty-Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's 2014 Pro Bono Roll of Honor

November 04, 2014

Sixteen Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's 2014 Pro Bono Roll of Honor. Each year, the pro bono committee of the First Judicial Court recognizes attorneys who have provided pro bono services to litigants in the Philadephia Courts. In order to be named to the Roll of Honor, an attorney must practice in Philadelphia County, must have provided services to a client in a case before the FJD, must not be employed by an organization whose primary purpose is the provision of free legal services to the underprivileged, and must have provided legal services with no expectation of receiving a fee.

Publications

Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act

March 28, 2020

Members of Cozen O'Connor's Coronavirus Task Force provide analysis of the CARES Act and how it will impact small businesses, distressed industries, employers and employees, taxes, and the health care, real estates, and energy industries.

Labor and Employment Observer 2015/2016

January 06, 2016

The 2015/2016 Labor and Employment Observer looks back at significant developments in labor and employment law over the past year and forward to what employers can expect in 2016.

NLRB General Counsel Offers Glimpse Into the Board’s Approach to Employee Handbooks [Labor & Employment Alert]

March 26, 2015

In a move that should remind all employers (whether unionized or non-unionized) to regularly review their employee handbooks, Richard F. Griffin, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (Board or NLRB), recently issued a memorandum addressing the kind of handbook language that could run afoul of the National Labor Relations Act.

Complaints from Transgender Employees by the EEOC: How Can a Company Prepare & Respond? [HR Advisor]

February 02, 2015

In an article titled ''Complaints from Transgender Employees by the EEOC: How Can a Company Prepare & Respond?'' Jason Cabrera, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses how companies should prepare for and learn how to respond to Title VII claims from transgender employees given the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent enforcement actions in fall 2014.

2014/2015 Labor and Employment Observer

December 31, 2014

The 2014/2015 Labor and Employment Observer looks back at significant developments in labor and employment law over the past year and forward to what employers can expect in 2015.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2019 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 20, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

2018 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 13, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Critical Employment Law Issues for 2015

November 05, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
  • The George Washington University, B.A., 2004

Awards & Honors

Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2020 and 2021 lists. This award is conferred by Super Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, Board Member

American Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association