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John P. Barry is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Non-Compete & Trade Secret Group, resident in the Newark office.

John is experienced in representing management in a wide range of employment and labor law matters in both New Jersey and New York. He provides counsel and litigates cases concerning compliance with equal opportunity laws, disability, harassment, retaliation, family leave, wage and hour, privacy, contract, handbook, restrictive covenants, force reduction and general discrimination laws. He conducts training in sexual harassment and related areas. John also represents colleges and universities concerning employee, faculty and student issues.

As co-head of the Non-Compete & Trade Secret Group, John litigates and counsels clients concerning employee movement between competitors, with emphasis on the meaning, enforceability and drafting of various types of restrictive covenants, such as non-competition, non-solicitation, invention assignment and confidentiality provisions.

John’s practice extends across several key industries, including retail, financial services, pharmaceutical, higher education, technology and wireless communications.

John regularly appears before various administrative and judicial bodies in both New York and New Jersey, including the Department of Labor, New York’s State Division on Human Rights, New Jersey’s Division on Wage and Hour Compliance and Division on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, FINRA, Department of Education and federal and state courts.

A noted author and speaker, John frequently writes and speaks on employment-related topics. He has been quoted by The National Law Journal and other publications regarding employment law, privacy in the workplace and restrictive covenants.