Jonathan Bernstein

Senior Counsel

Jonathan is an authentic voice of protest when he encounters injustice. Prior to practicing law, he was an advocate for Central American asylum seekers in immigration courts.

His life experiences as a translator, editor, travel agent, disc jockey, migrant farm worker and small business owner importing Mexican handicrafts provides him with valuable insight into the experiences and struggles faced by many American workers and business owners.

As a result, Jonathan is a dedicated and fervent advocate for work place fairness for public and private workers. He is well versed in the complex laws and rules that regulate relationships between workers and their employers providing practical and pro-active counsel. His range of knowledge in employment law makes him a valued resource in negotiating executive compensation packages, severance agreements, and settlements of work place disputes.

Jonathan represents workers in arbitration proceedings pursuant to both written contracts or employer mandate. His knowledge of employment law provides a valuable resource to all involved in the process often motivating a just resolution for those he represents. He is thoroughly familiar with the rules of arbitration and the presentation of evidence at these proceedings. If necessary, he will ensure the arbitration award is confirmed in Court to protect the rights and interests of those he represents in the arbitration process.

Many small businesses rely on Jonathan’s expertise to provide guidance on workplace practices and various labor laws and compliance issues. Jonathan provides meaningful assistance to start-ups, entrepreneurs, aspiring business owners regarding business structures, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, bylaws, commercial leases and internal practices.

Jonathan is proud to serve as outside counsel in labor and employment matters to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Argentina to the United Nations. The Permanent Mission is committed to respecting federal, state and City laws protecting workers (even though diplomatic missions are not required to do so).


Full Name : Jonathan A. Bernstein
Company : Meenan & Associates, LLC
Job Title : Senior Counsel
Web Page Address :
Business Address : 1635 Market Street,
Suite 1600 Philadelphia,
PA 19103 United States of America
Business Phone No : (212) 226-7334
Business Fax No : (212) 226-7716


Employment Law


University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in History, 1982
City University of New York at Queens College, J.D., 1997


New York State, Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Western District of New York


Gayle v. Harry’s Nurses Registry, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17768 (E.D.N.Y.), aff’d, 594 Fed. Appx. 714 (2d Cir. 2014), cert. denied, 135 S. Ct. 2059 (2015) Almanzar v. C&I Assocs., 175 F.Supp.3d 270 (S.D.N.Y. 2015) Amastal v. Pasta Resources, Inc., 10 Civ. 7748 (S.D.N.Y.) See Article Estrella v. P.R. Painting Corp., 596 F. Supp. 2d 723 (E.D.N.Y.), aff’d, 356 Fed. Appx. 495 (2d Cir. 2009) Jacobs v. N.Y. Foundling Hosp., 483 F. Supp. 2d 251 (E.D.N.Y. 2007), aff’d, 577 F.3d 93 (2d Cir. 2009) Battino v. Cornelia Fifth Avenue, 861 F.Supp.2d 392 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) Slaughter v. American Building Maintenance Co., 64 F.Supp.2d 319 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)

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