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A partner with Willig, Williams & Davidson, Laurence Goodman focuses his practice on labor and employment law matters. He counsels and represents unions and individuals regarding a wide range of issues including grievance and other arbitration, collective bargaining, wrongful termination, disputes arising from state and federal laws and appearances before boards, agencies and commissions.
Laurence is an experienced practitioner who routinely advocates for clients in state and federal courts and before state and national administrative tribunals. In a significant case, he represented a union in a labor arbitration defending the union’s ground-breaking contract provisions protecting employee job security with a major Philadelphia-area employer, and then successfully defended the arbitrator’s award in federal court, resulting in the preservation of thousands of jobs. Laurence also takes particular pride in representing workers who have been unjustly terminated, often securing reinstatement of their jobs.
Laurence is a 1988 graduate of New York University School of Law, where he served as staff editor of the New York University Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Prior to entering law school, Laurence worked as a Field Examiner for the National Labor Relations Board.
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|Partner||Willig, Williams & Davidson||1991 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Office of the Appellate Defender||1988 - 1990|
|Field Examiner||National Labor Relations Board, Region 2||1983 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1991 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||N/A||1991 - Present|
|UFCW, Local 1776 (Carpenters Health and Welfare Fund)||Successful|
|Super Fresh v. UFCW, Local 1776||Successful|
|TOWNSHIP OF EAST WINDSOR v. TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 676||Successful|
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|Labor and Employment Website||NLRB Modernizes Union Representation Election Rules||2014|
|nj.com (Times of Trenton)||East Windsor employees win paycheck fight in court||2011|
|ABA/ BNA publications||How to Take a Case Before the NLRB, Eight Edition (Chapter Editor)||2008|
|ABA/ BNA publications||The Developing Labor Law, Fifth Edition (Chapter Editor)||2006|
|The Labor Lawyer (ABA)||Merit Pay Proposals and Related Compensation Plans – Detroit Typographical Union v. NLRB and McClatchy Newspapers Revisited,”||2002|
|New York University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations||Labor Relations||B.S.||1983|
|Committee on Development of the Labor Law Under the National Labor Relations Act||Merit Pay Proposals and Related Compensation Plans||2001|