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Labor & Employment | USA

Pennsylvania

In Chambers USA, Labor - as distinct from employment – refers to the representation of corporates in their dealings with labor unions, including collective bargaining negotiations, strike avoidance and NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) proceedings. The section also covers wage and hour class and collective actions, as well as OSHA (Occupational health and safety act) and other workplace safety issues, which are also recognised in the Nationwide Occupational Safety and Health section. Employment covers litigation related to sex, race, age and national origin discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and employment-related restrictive covenants. This section also covers non-contentious matters relating to day-to-day business issues as well as workforce restructuring, and employment issues related to mergers and takeovers. Lawyers also advise on the writing of policy handbooks for major corporates and HR training.

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Band 1
  1. Cozen O'Connor
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    Cozen O'Connor
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Cozen O'Connor has a comprehensive labor and employment practice that draws on a strong bench of litigators. The firm is frequently retained in high-stakes judicial and administrative disputes, including discrimination claims, wage and hour actions, and equal pay matters. It is also noted for its expertise in managing labor relations and handling related arbitration. Cozen O'Connor represents clients from an array of sectors including healthcare, education, technology and energy.
  2. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius maintains its position as one of the leading labor and employment practices in Pennsylvania. It demonstrates strength in employment litigation that includes advising on noncompete disputes, wage and hour claims, and discrimination suits. The firm is also noted for its strong noncontentious labor practice. The team is adept at handling matters for clients in sectors such as transportation, pharmaceuticals, energy, and food and beverages.
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Band 2
  1. Ballard Spahr LLP
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    Ballard Spahr LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Ballard Spahr is recognized for its distinguished labor law practice, which includes advising management-side clients on collective bargaining and NLRB proceedings. The firm also maintains an active employment litigation practice, fielding particular expertise in wage and hour actions. Its broad industry experience includes particular strengths in the healthcare market and higher education space.
  2. Duane Morris LLP
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    Duane Morris LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Duane Morris offers comprehensive coverage across a range of employment and immigration matters. It draws from an experienced pool of litigators to act on wage and hour disputes and wider employment claims that cross state lines. The firm is also noted for its strength in traditional labor law, including labor relations matters, union issues and regulatory compliance. It acts for a broad spectrum of public and private sector clients.
  3. Littler Mendelson, PC
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    Littler Mendelson, PC
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Littler Mendelson provides traditional labor law expertise, with experience representing clients in administrative proceedings, during arbitrations and in union negotiations. It also fields strong employment law capabilities and has experience handling discrimination disputes. The firm's strong presence in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh is supplemented by extensive nationwide capabilities.
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Band 3
  1. Blank Rome LLP
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    Blank Rome LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Blank Rome represented Veer Plastics in a dispute with Continental Materials (CMI) arising from a joint marketing and sales agreement between the parties that included joint employment of a high-value sales employee who subsequently sought to cut ties with CMI and work exclusively with Veer.
  2. Faegre Drinker
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    Faegre Drinker
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Faegre Drinker has a solid labor and employment practice in Philadelphia that acts for a broad nationwide and international client base. The team defends employers against matters such as discrimination claims and wrongful termination claims as well as regularly handling major class and collective actions such as wage and hour disputes. It has notable strength in representing nonprofits, while also advising for-profits in industries such as financial services, retail and manufacturing.
  3. Fisher Phillips
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    Fisher Phillips
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Fisher Phillips provides comprehensive advice on the range of labor and employment matters, such as trade secrets, restrictive covenant disputes, and wage and hour matters. The firm acts for an array of public and private sector clients and frequently coordinates cross-border personnel mandates for multinational businesses.
  4. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC
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    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart has a well-regarded labor and employment practice group counseling employers on discrimination claims, harassment matters, misappropriation of trade secrets and restrictive covenant agreements. It also provides strategic advice on employment litigation and collective bargaining agreements. The firm advises clients across a broad range of sectors including retail, healthcare, higher education and technology.
  5. Reed Smith LLP
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    Reed Smith LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Reed Smith has a well-regarded team of litigators with particular experience in defending against wage and hour class actions. The firm also provides strategic counsel across a range of employment law matters. It attracts an impressively broad public and private sector client base, advising nonprofits, municipalities, corporate entities and executives.
  6. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Greenberg Traurig handles a variety of contentious employment matters including litigation, arbitration and class actions. The team's expertise includes wage and hour disputes, discrimination claims and restrictive covenant issues.
  2. Holland & Knight LLP
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    Holland & Knight LLP
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Holland & Knight fields a dynamic labor and employment practice recommended for expertise in whistle-blower actions and discrimination claims. Noted for its strength with regard to restrictive covenant agreements and equal pay matters, the team is adept at handling matters for large employers in sectors such as financial services, healthcare and telecommunications.
  3. Jackson Lewis P.C.
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    Jackson Lewis P.C.
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Jackson Lewis is a highly regarded firm with a longstanding focus on labor and employment work. The group's broad capabilities include strength in internal investigations, class action litigation and trade secret matters.
  4. Troutman Pepper
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    Troutman Pepper
    Labor & Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Troutman Pepper represented three affiliated metal recycling companies in their defense of a putative class action alleging misclassification of employees as exempt supervisors under the FLSA and other statutes.