Jonathan R. Cavalier's practice is focused on ERISA class action and single plaintiff litigation, prosecuting and defending actions involving noncompetition agreements, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and defending employers from claims of discrimination in state and federal court. Jon also has extensive experience resolving electronic discovery disputes and advising clients on how to best prepare their systems for e-discovery before litigation arises.
Jon has substantial trial experience, including experience as first-chair jury trial counsel. He has also had significant involvement in several jury and bench trials in state and federal court and in arbitrations, including experience as lead counsel in both settings.
Jon was recently named a "BTI Client Service All-Star" - one of only 49 labor and employment lawyers featured on this prestigious, national list. The “All-Star” designation is based on candid feedback from corporate counsel at nearly 300 Fortune 1000 companies, and recognizes lawyers who demonstrate superior client focus, have an exceptional ability to understand their client's business, consistently exceed clients’ expectations, possess excellent legal skills and depth of knowledge, and deliver outstanding results.
Jon earned his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University. He holds an M.B.A. from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. As a result, he is especially suited to understand his clients' needs from a business perspective, and to find solutions for clients that are both fiscally and legally sound. At the Fox School, Jon was the recipient of the Benjamin L. Winderman Award for attaining the highest cumulative GPA in the joint J.D./M.B.A. program. Jon graduated cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, served as a teaching assistant for legal research and writing, and co-founded the business law society.