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I head the firm’s Litigation and Employment Practice. I focuses my practice primarily on employment law, where I represents employers in litigations over employment terminations; restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and other employee mobility issues; employment discrimination and sexual harassment matters; employment contract disputes; and defamation and privacy related matters.  I also serves employers in a wide variety of non-litigation matters, including contract negotiation, preparation of policies and procedures, and hiring and termination.  These services help employers to avoid and resolve disputes without resorting to the courtroom.


In addition to employment law matters, I also handles complex litigation and dispute resolution in the areas of land use and zoning law, education law, and government regulation.

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  1. Employment: 70%
  2. Education: 30%

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  • John A. Gallagher

    I worked with Tom for 9 years. Of all the lawyers that I have worked with and against, there is no one that I know that better understands employment law than Tom Rees. He is also a fierce advocate, always prepared to a T and a real gentleman. If Tom is handling your case, you are in superb hands.

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High Swartz, LLP

40 East Airy Street.
Norristown, PA, 19401

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive197704/02/2016
NYCurrently registered 197607/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2016
Super Lawyer- Employment LawCorporate Counsel Magazine2015
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2015
Super Lawyer- Employment LawCorporate Counsel Magazine2014
Pennslyvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2014
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2013
Super Lawyer- Employment LawCorporate Counsel Magazine2013
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2012
Super Lawyer- Employment LawCorporate Counsel Magazine2012
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2011
Super Lawyer- Employment LawCorporate Counsel Magazine2011
Pennslyvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2010
Super Lawyer- Employment LawCorporate Counsel Magazine2010
Super Lawyer- Employment LawCorporate Counsel Magazine2009
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2009
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2008
Super Lawyer- Employment LawCorporate Counsel Magazine2008
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2007
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Grant Manufacturing and Alloying v. McllvainDismissed claim under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Malik v. Ruttenberg and American Arbitration Association, 942 A.2d 136 (NJ Super A.D. 2008)Reversing decision of lower court
Pottstown School District v. The Hill School, 786 A.2d 312 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2001)Affirming decision of lower court
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State by State SurveyChapters on Pennsylvania law and New Jersey law2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Stanford UniversityN/AA.B1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Northeast Employment Law InstituteEmployment Contracts2007
Northeast Employment Law InstitutePA Wage Payment and Collection Law2006
Northeast Employment Law InstituteEmployee Nonsolicitation Agreements2005
Northeast Employment Law InstitutePrivacy Rights Basics2004
Northeast Employment Law InstituteEmployment Contracts2003
Northeast Employment Law InstituteRestrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets2001