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Leonard Schoponhove

Leonard Schoponhove concentrates on labor and employment law. His practice includes representing and advising plan sponsors, plan administrators and fiduciaries on Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), denial of benefits litigation, structuring executive compensation arrangements, and plan compliance under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. He also represents and assists employers with traditional labor and employment matters, which include wage and hour issues arising under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and whistleblower claims. He also regularly assists in revising employers’ handbooks and faculty manuals.

In addition to having familiarity in employment and health care environments, Leonard maintains a complex commercial litigation practice. He has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including e-discovery, depositions, dispositive motion drafting, and settlement negotiations. He has litigated matters involving breach of contract claims, business torts, negligence and product liability claims. He is also a trained Title IX investigator.

Prior to joining Bricker, Leonard was a legal extern at the Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel for the Governor, Department of Labor & Industry.

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2017
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2018

Education

  • Rutgers Law School (J.D.), 2017; Staff Editor, Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy; Dean’s Pro Bono Publico Awards For Significant Service
  • The College of New Jersey (B.A, International Studies with Trade and Economics), 2015; Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society