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I am a partner in the Philadelphia office of Willig, Williams & Davidson. I represent unions and working people in a wide range of labor and employment matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act, state and federal statutes governing collective bargaining, union representation, wage and hour laws and employment discrimination. I handles all aspects of litigation, arbitration and collective bargaining for his clients, regularly appearing before state and federal courts, administrative tribunals and labor arbitrators.
I find assisting working individuals with their legal needs extremely gratifying. I have tried hundreds of arbitration cases and have won numerous arbitration awards reinstating employees to their jobs after they were unjustly terminated, winning contract cases, and other issues. I h ave successfully appealed a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decision regarding an arbitrator’s authority to interpret the just cause provision of a collective bargaining agreement, resulting in an important win for the union before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
My professional experience also includes appearing before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and other tribunals on behalf of individuals and unions; negotiating collective bargaining agreements; litigating matters such as Fair Labor Standard Act and Title VII disputes; and advising clients regarding ADA, FMLA, Title VII, contract interpretation and other issues.
To further enhance his skills as a labor and employment practitioner, I earned a LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1997, where I received the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood Prize for the most distinguished academic performance in my graduating class. I was also honored as an outstanding student of practice and procedure before the NLRB. As a law student at California Western School of Law, I was a staff writer and editor for the California Western Law Review and a member of the Traynor Moot Court Team. Prior to beginning my legal career, I was a reporter and editor for The Forward, a weekly newspaper published in New York. Since that time, I has been published in The Washington Times, The New York Times, and Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, among others.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Philadelphia Magazine||2006|
|Associate||Harmon and Davies||2001 - 2003|
|Associate||Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling||1999 - 2001|
|Associate||Reed Smith Shaw & McClay||1998 - 1999|
|Associate||Spear Wilderman Borish Endy & Runckel||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1997 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Affiliate Member||1997 - Present|
|Legal Intelligencer||NLRB's New Rules for Processing Union Elections||2012|
|The Legal Intelligencer||Whither the Employee Free Choice Act?||2011|
|BNA publications||Practice and Procedure Before the National Labor Relations Board (Chapter Editor)||2008|
|Metropolitan Corporate Counsel||Legal Tools in the Challenge of Retaining and Atracting Employees for Start Ups,||2001|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Labor Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1997|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|New York University School of Law||English||MA - Masters||1991|
|San Diego State University||Comparative Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute||Employee Privacy and Surveillance||2008|