Jonathan Pollard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Pollard, PLLC
 | 401 E Las Olas Bvd, Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-332-2380
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jonathan Pollard is the principal of Pollard PLLC, a Fort Lauderdale-based litigation boutique focused on competition law. He has extensive experience litigating non-compete, trade secret and antitrust matters. He has tried both jury and bench trials to verdict and successfully prosecuted appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Florida District Courts of Appeal. Jonathan has been interviewed about non-compete and trade secret issues by reporters from Bloomberg, FundFire, Inc. Magazine, and more. He has taught continuing legal education courses to other lawyers on topics related to non-compete and trade secret litigation. He has published numerous articles on non-compete litigation, most recently in Litigation Commentary & Review. In addition to litigation, Jonathan routinely advises both companies and individual on related issues including employee poaching and raiding, hiring decisions and the purchase or sale of business interests.

Mr. Pollard is admitted to practice law before the state courts of Florida as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Prior to establishing his own firm, he was an attorney at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP where he represented numerous blue chip companies in complex securities and antitrust cases.

Mr. Pollard is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. During his time at Cornell, he served as the President of the Cornell Speech & Debate Team and earned honors as a national finalist and All-American; received a research fellowship through the Andrew Mellon Foundation; was elected to the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program and was nominated by the University to represent Cornell in the Rhodes Scholar competition. Mr. Pollard attended law school at Georgetown University on a scholarship and served as an associate editor of the Law Review.

Prior to law school, Jonathan taught high school English in southwest Baltimore, Maryland. To this day, he remains actively involved with public education and education reform. In November 2014, the City of Lauderdale Lakes honored Mr. Pollard by proclaiming November 24th Jonathan Pollard Day in honor of his extensive work with the debate program at Boyd Anderson High School.

 
Practice Areas

Employment & Labor (20%)
Business Litigation (30%)
Antitrust Litigation (30%)
Employment & Labor (20%)

Employment & Labor (20%): Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Labor Law

Business Litigation (30%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Antitrust Litigation (30%): Antitrust & Trade Litigation

Employment & Labor (20%): Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Labor Law

Focus Areas

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Labor Law

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Antitrust Litigation: Antitrust & Trade Litigation

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Labor Law

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017

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About Jonathan Pollard

Admitted: 2010, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.pollardllc.com/jonathan-pollard/

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Honored by United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, for pro bono work. , 2016
  • Honored by Lauderdale Lakes, Florida with proclaimation for volunteer work with local high school students. , 2015

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Taught high school English in southwest Baltimore, Maryland
  • Associate Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Silva et. al. v. Nightingale Nurses, LLC, Case No. 4D17-0032 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017) (granting stay of injunction and contempt orders pending appeal in dispute between rival nurse staffing agencies) , 2017
  • IDMWorks v. Pophaly, 192 F. Supp. 3d 1335 (S.D. Fla. 2016) (denying injunction in software non-compete dispute) , 2016
  • American Registry Hanaw, 2013 WL 6332971 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 5, 2013) (dismissing trade secret and FDUTPA claims under Twombly)
  • Moon v. Medical Technology Associates, 2015 WL 413347 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 30, 2015) (denying preliminary injunction on remand)
  • Moon v. Medical Technology Associates, 577 F. App'x 934, 935 (11th Cir. 2014) (vacating preliminary injunction in non-compete case)
  • American Registry, LLC v. Hanaw et al, 2015 WL 5687693, (M.D. Fla. Sept. 25, 2015) (awarding defendants prevailing party attorney's fees under FDUTPA in trade secret dispute)
  • Evans v. Generic Solution Engineering, No. 5D15-578, 2015 WL 6554429, at *3 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015) (vacating preliminary injunction in non-compete case)
  • Assisting with the prosecution claims under the Anti-Cybersquatting Protection Act in Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences v. Godaddy.com Inc., case No. 2:10-cv-03738, (CD Cal)
  • Prosecuting Lanham Act claims for trademark infringement and false advertising against former employee and industry rival in Racing Sports Concepts v. Dickinson, Case No. 13 – 20428 (SDFL)
  • Prosecuting antitrust claims related to patent abuse on behalf of a consumer products company in Kimberly Clark v. First Quality, 09-CV-1685 (MDPA)
  • Defending media technology company and its principals against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets in American Registry v. Hanaw, 13-cv-00352 (MDFL)
  • Defending a prominent wine & spirits sales executive in non-compete litigation against his former company in Southern Wine & Spirits v. Simpkins, 10-cv-21136 (SDFL)
  • Defending a medical gas company against non-compete and breach of fiduciary duty claims in Moon v. Medical Technology Associates, Case No. 13-cv-02782 (MDFL)

Educational Background:

  • J.D., Georgetown University
  • B.A., Cornell University      

Industry Groups

  • Healthcare
  • Medicine
  • Software
  • Staffing
  • Transportation
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    Office Location for Jonathan Pollard

    401 E Las Olas Bvd
    Suite 1400
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

    Phone: 954-332-2380

     

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