Profile

Adam is Chair of the McNees Public Finance & Government Services Group and a Member in the McNees Labor & Employment Group.  Adam collaborates with businesses, non-profits and government entities to provide creative solutions to solve the difficult problems that arise in today’s workplace.

Responsiveness is important to clients and Adam gets it – he is available when you need him.  Adam strives to develop long term, trusted relationships with the goal of proactively avoiding legal claims.

But litigation happens, and when necessary, Adam zealously represents employers facing lawsuits or other claims by employees or former employees.  He has recently successfully defended:

  • Wage payment claims in state court;
  • Discrimination and harassment claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in federal court;
  • Whistleblower claims; and
  • Contract interpretation and discharge grievance arbitrations.

Adam also helps conduct internal investigations and assists with government investigations.  Many organizations turn to Adam and the Labor and Employment team for employee and supervisor and manager training as well.

Adam regularly represents and counsels unionized employers in all aspects of labor relations including collective bargaining and labor arbitration, and he has secured numerous successful outcomes in grievance arbitrations and favorable outcomes in interest arbitration proceedings.  He also provides counsel to non-unionized employers looking to remain union-free.

Immediately before joining McNees, Adam served as the Human Resource Director for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.  Adam also spent approximately six years with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in the Labor Relations Division.

Adam proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties, and serves on the Widener Commonwealth Law School’s Business Counseling Advisory Committee.  Adam also Chairs the Strategic Planning Committee at McNees.

EDUCATION

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 2002, with distinction, Golden Key National Honor Society, Psi Chi National Honor Society

Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2009, summa cum laude, Valedictorian, Widener Law Journal, Legal Research and Writing Award, Phi Kappa Phi

HONORS/AWARDS

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2022

Select Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016

Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Washington DC Bar Association

Employment Law Alliance, Member

United Way Bridges Society, Member

Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, President

Bryn Mawr Trust, Hershey Advisory Board

LLS of Central Pennsylvania MWOY Executive Leadership Team

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

District of Columbia

New Jersey

PUBLICATIONS

June 25, 2021 - Pay For College Play Not Coming to a School Near You
McNees PA Labor & Employment Blog

May 24, 2021 - New York Strikes First On COVID Influenced Legislation
McNees PA Labor & Employment Blog

February 24, 2021 - The National Labor Relations Board 2020 Year In Review - An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law
McNees White Paper

August 12, 2020 - Public Employers Face Tough Choices Related to Employee and Workplace Safety
McNees Advocate Alert

March 19, 2020 - President Trump Signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act to provide Paid FMLA Leave and Paid Sick Leave in Response to COVID-19
McNees Employment Law Alert

February 28, 2020 - The National Labor Relations Board 2019 Year End Review: An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law
McNees White Paper

February 28, 2019 - The National Labor Relations Board 2018 Year In Review - An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law
McNees White Paper

August 20, 2018 - The Demise of Fair Share Fees: Janus and its Impact
McNees Advocate Alert

March 1, 2018 - As federal courts split, Pa. grapples with anti-discrimination laws

February 1, 2018 - The National Labor Relations Board 2017 Year In Review - An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law
McNees White Paper

February 21, 2017 - The National Labor Relations Board 2016 Year in Review - Whitepaper
An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law

October 27, 2016 - Three Workplace Trends that will Impact your Bottom Line in 2017
Food & Beverage Client Alert

February 3, 2016 - The National Labor Relations Board 2015 Year in Review An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law

January 20, 2015 - A Small Borough Closes on a Big Lease of its Water and Sewer System: Lessons for Other Municipalities
The Legal Intelligencer

January 9, 2015 - The National Labor Relations Board 2014 Year in Review

February 20, 2014 - The National Labor Relations Board 2013 Year in Review

May 11, 2013 - Liquor Law Update - May 2013
In this issue: Employee Tip Pools:  Dive In With Caution  l  Ahhh…Spring  l  The Ska / Duclaw Trademark Dispute Over Euphoria, Trademark Lessons for the Craft Brewer

February 9, 2013 - The National Labor Relations Board 2012 Year in Review

PRESS RELEASES

September 27, 2021 - McNees and Keystone Municipal Solutions to Present on Succession Planning

August 19, 2021 - 39 McNees Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®, Six Named “Lawyer of the Year”

January 14, 2021 - McNees Attorney to Discuss Impact of 2020 on Labor and Employment Law

October 3, 2019 - McNees Attorneys to Present at Annual NEPA SHRM Legal Update

May 9, 2019 - McNees Attorneys Among 2019 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

April 10, 2019 - McNees Attorneys Presenting at PSATS’ 2019 Solicitors Spring Seminar

January 28, 2019 - McNees Launches Public Finance & Government Services Group

May 31, 2018 - 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 30, 2018 - McNees Attorneys to Present Session on ADA Compliance at 2018 CCAP County Administration Conference

April 23, 2018 - Six McNees Attorneys to speak at 2018 PSATS Solicitor’s Seminar

July 25, 2017 - McNees Attorneys to Speak at PA Municipal Legal Update

July 25, 2017 - Adam L. Santucci Named Chair of McNees’ Public Sector Practice Group

January 4, 2017 - McNees Elects Attorneys Julia Coelho, James Franklin, Timothy Horstmann, Kelley Kaufman, and Adam Santucci into Membership

June 9, 2016 - McNees Wallace & Nurick attorneys selected as 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

December 8, 2015 - McNees Attorneys Selected as 2015 Select Lawyers

July 15, 2015 - McNees Attorneys Jennifer E. Will and Adam L. Santucci To Present "The Risks and Benefits of Bringing Your Own Device to the Workplace"