John D. Shyer


John Shyer is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Shyer is the Co-chair of the firm’s Employment Law Practice and is a member of the Benefits & Compensation Practice.

Mr. Shyer regularly counsels clients with respect to all aspects of employment law, including recruitment, disciplinary matters, terminations, reorganizations, mass layoffs, plant closings, wage and hour compliance and restrictive covenants. He has represented clients as defendants in legal actions alleging race, sex, national origin, disability and age discrimination, breach of contract and wrongful termination, filed with administrative agencies and federal and state courts. His diverse clients have spanned numerous industries, including financial services, insurance, real estate management, technology, broadcasting, newspaper publishing, pharmaceuticals, food manufacturing, fashion, textiles and toys. In addition, Mr. Shyer regularly advises non-US clients with respect to employment law issues affecting their US operations.

Mr. Shyer is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council. He also serves on the Board of Editorial Advisors of The Employment Law Strategist, for which he writes regularly on developing topics in employment law. In addition, Mr. Shyer serves as a trustee of the Princeton Broadcasting Service, Inc., the radio station of Princeton University, and has previously served on the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School.


  • Bar Qualification
    • New York
    • JD, Stanford University Law School, 1981
    • AB, Princeton University, 1978