Jurate Schwartz is a special employment law counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department, who devotes her practice to representing employers in federal and state litigations, arbitrations and administrative proceedings, as well as counseling clients in employment matters.
Jurate has extensive experience litigating employment disputes of all types, including claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, breach of contract, employment-related torts, and claims under the federal and state wage and hour laws. Jurate also assists clients in matters involving trade secrets and non-competes, as well as non-solicitation, non-disclosure agreements and other restrictive covenants.
In addition to litigation, Jurate’s practice includes providing advice on compliance with various laws affecting the workplace, including the FMLA, ADEA, Title VII, ADA, FLSA, and similar state and local laws. She counsels clients on developing, implementing and enforcing personnel policies and procedures and assists clients in drafting employment, consulting and separation agreements and various restrictive covenants. Jurate also conducts wage and hour audits under federal and state wage-hour laws.
Jurate has been named by Chambers USA as an "Associate to Watch" in Florida since 2012. One client comments, "I am a client with extremely high expectations and Proskauer never ceases to exceed them. Jurate has a perfectionist personality and that fits well with how we operate."
Jurate’s pro bono work includes service on the HR Committee of a not-for-profit organization, YMCA of South Palm Beach County, Florida, as well as her successful representation of an unaccompanied immigrant child in an asylum proceeding referred by the National Center for Refugee & Immigrant Children.
Jurate currently serves as Co-Chair of South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Committee.