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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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Willig, Williams & Davidson

Willig Williams & Davidson
1845 Walnut St 24th FL
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWillig, Williams & Davidson1991 - Present
Staff AttorneyOffice of the Appellate Defender1988 - 1990
Field ExaminerNational Labor Relations Board, Region 21983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Super Fresh v. UFCW, Local 1776Successful
UFCW, Local 1776 (Carpenters Health and Welfare Fund)Successful
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Publication nameTitleDate
Labor and Employment WebsiteNLRB Modernizes Union Representation Election Rules2014 (Times of Trenton)East Windsor employees win paycheck fight in court2011
ABA/ BNA publicationsHow to Take a Case Before the NLRB, Eight Edition (Chapter Editor)2008
ABA/ BNA publicationsThe 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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor RelationsLabor RelationsB.S.1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Committee on Development of the Labor Law Under the National Labor Relations ActMerit Pay Proposals and Related Compensation Plans2001