Anne E. Zerbe is a Member of the McNees Labor & Employment and Public Finance & Government Services Practice Group.  Anne has successfully defended business clients in county, state and federal courts for more than 20 years and focuses her practice on prevention of employment liability and risk-management, defending against employment claims and assisting clients with compliance issues concerning the multitude of employment laws and regulations governing employers.  She also counsels employers, practice groups and health care providers on employment law compliance, risk management and HIPAA compliance issues unique to the health care industry.  Anne serves as special counsel for investigations and is a trusted resource to handle sensitive and confidential matters including executive terminations.

Anne also serves as the Solicitor for the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania.  In that role, she works with county commissioners and executive leadership to address issues affecting counties across the Commonwealth.

Anne is a trusted problem solver for clients.  She has been a featured speaker regarding various employment law topics for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the Pennsylvania State Counsel of SHRM, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Employee Relations Council, the York Society of Human Resource Managers, the Physicians’ Office Management Association of York, the Lancaster Society of Human Resources, the Hanover Area Human Resource Association, and Quest Behavioral Health EAP.

Anne served in executive roles for years on the Board of Directors for the York County Bar Association, the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Pennsylvania and the Children’s Home of York.  She also volunteers as a member of the Endowment Committee for Advent Lutheran Church.  Anne lives in York with her family and spends her free time cheering on her kids in their high school and collegiate games and riding her horses, Big Blue and Megan.


Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D.

Wittenberg University, 1993, B.A.


Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2019-present

Best 50 Women in Business, 2008

Central Penn Business Journal, Forty Under 40, 2009

Central Penn Business Journal, Women of Influence, 2015

Included on the list of 2017 & 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers


  • Retained to review litigation strategy in advance of imminent trial.  Successfully resolved employment contract litigation on behalf of specialty practice plaintiff and negotiated dismissal of counterclaim by former physician.
  • Successfully addressed disruptive physician and provider issues, drafted physician and provider code of conduct, behavioral expectation policies and last chance agreements for health care practices for both physician and mid-level providers.
  • Counseling clients concerning COVID-19 employment issues, including ADA accommodations and implications of reduced business hours on professional employment agreements.
  • Trained managers and providers on employment risk management practices, including but not limited to prevention of sexual harassment and appropriate documentation of workplace issues.
  • Successfully litigated case of first impression (holding that patient referral sources are a protected business interest of health care providers) on behalf of maternal fetal medicine specialist to join central Pennsylvania  health system in order to establish high-risk pregnancy practice and narrowed overly-broad restrictive covenant.   WellSpan v. Bayliss, 869 A.2d 990 (Pa. Super 2005).
  • Successfully litigated case on behalf of interventional radiologist to provide comprehensive radiology services to Central Pennsylvania health system in the face of an overly-broad restrictive covenant of private physician group.
  • Featured and frequent presenter for human resource and medical office manager professional associations regarding health care employment law issues.
  • Served as the first legal intern in the Office of Risk Management under Carol Runyan Price, J.D. at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey  Medical Center
  • Served as President of Federally Qualified Health Center.


York County Bar Association, President

Advent Lutheran Church, Endowment Committee Member

Albright Care Services, former member of the Board of Trustees

Cultural Alliance, former member of the Board of Directors, Marquis Society Council

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Pennsylvania, former member of the Board of Directors

Children’s Home of York, former member of the Board of Directors

Family First Health, former President and member of the Board of Directors, 2008- 2012


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U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court, Middle District of PA

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of PA

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