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I represent employers and management in all phases of labor and employment law, including collective bargaining, employment counseling and litigation, class actions, and executive compensation.  My experience includes practice before state and federal trial and appellate courts in matters arising under the NLRA, ADEA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, ADA, FLSA, WARN Act, Section 301 of the Taft-Hartley Act, Section 1113 of the Bankruptcy Code, and injunction, breach of contract, and employment cases.


Practice Areas:

Trade Secrets / Noncompetition Executive Compensation Wage & Hour Litigation (Class Action) Employment Counseling & Litigation Labor Relations Collective Bargaining Unfair Labor Practices


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 80%
    22 years, 360 cases
  2. Class Action: 20%
    16 years, 24 cases

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Wilmington, DE, 19801-1053

P.O. BOX 391
Willmington, DE, 19899-0391



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2010
Labor & Employment; Employment DefenseSuper Lawyers2009
America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Labor & EmploymentChambers & Partners USA2009
The 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys in AmericaLawdragon2009
Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2009
America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Labor & EmploymentChambers & Partners USA2008
Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2008
Labor & Employment; Employment DefenseSuper Lawyers2008
Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2007
America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Labor & EmploymentChambers & Partners USA2007
America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Labor & EmploymentChambers & Partners USA2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerYoung Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Delaware SHRMMember2008 - Present
Employers Counsel Networkmember1998 - Present
American Bar Associationmember1995 - Present
Delaware Bar Association - Labor & EmploymentPast President1995 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Temple UniversityN/AN/A1991
University of Colorado - BoulderN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2010 Annual Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2010
The New FMLA Regulations: What You Need to Know Now!FMLA2009
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly,Labor & Employment Law DevelopmentsEmployment law2009
Layoffs and Reductions in Force: A 2009 Employment Law BriefingEmployment law2009
21st Century Noncompetes: What's Changing and What HR Needs to KnowNoncompete Agreements and Trade Secrets2009
Creating Multi-State Noncompete and Nondisclosure Agreements That Stand Up in CourtNoncompete Agreements2007