Adam is Chair of the McNees Public Sector Group, and as a Member in the McNees Labor & Employment Group he provides proactive advice and counsel to employers with respect to labor and employment law matters. Adam helps employers solve the difficult problems that arise in today’s workplace, and he zealously represents employers facing lawsuits or other claims by employees or former employees. Adam also asserts employers’ rights when they are facing government investigations or audits.
Adam has successfully defended employers facing discrimination and harassment claims, as well as other types of employment litigation, such as wage and hour claims and wrongful termination suits. He has recently helped numerous employers investigate and respond to claims of harassment, including sexual harassment.
He regularly represents and counsels unionized employers in all aspects of labor relations including collective bargaining and labor arbitration, securing successful grievance arbitration decisions for clients and favorable outcomes in interest arbitration proceedings. He also provides counsel to non-unionized employers looking to remain union-free.
Responsiveness is important to clients and Adam understands this, he is available when you need him. Ultimately, his goal is to partner with clients to proactively address compliance issues to avoid potential legal claims. Policy development, training and proactive counseling help employers avoid potential workplace problems.
Adam frequently conducts training for clients and participates in several speaking engagements each year. Adam is also a regular contributor to the McNees labor and employment law blog.
As a member of the McNees Public Sector Group, Adam utilizes his labor law knowledge to aid municipalities in developing a global strategy for solving fiscal problems.
Immediately before joining McNees, Adam served as the Human Resource Director for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, an independent Commonwealth agency. He managed all of the human resource programs for the Commission including recruitment, employee training and development, payroll, Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity compliance, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, Civil Service Act compliance, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, performance management and labor relations. Adam also spent approximately six years with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in the Labor Relations Division where he gained valuable experience representing the Department in employee discipline matters, grievance handling and advocacy, meet and discuss sessions, collective bargaining negotiations, interest arbitration proceedings, and labor relations strategic planning and consulting.
Adam proudly serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc., where he is helping build a better community for pets and people. Adam is also a member of the LLS of Central Pennsylvania’s Man and Woman of the Year Campaign Executive Leadership Team, and the Widener Commonwealth Law School’s Business Counseling Advisory Committee.
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
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Dauphin County Bar Association
Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, President
Bryn Mawr Trust, Hershey Advisory Board
LLS of Central Pennsylvania MWOY Executive Leadership Team
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
May 11, 2013 - Liquor Law Update - May 2013
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