Profile

Langdon represents employers in labor and employment matters.  In labor, he counsels management (particularly to public sector employers) in all facets of labor relations.  This includes representing employers in contract negotiations, interest arbitration, grievance arbitration, as well as unfair labor practice charges filed with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and National Labor Relations Board.

He regularly represents public sector employers on all matters of labor and employment.  This includes representing municipalities in contract negotiations and interest arbitrations that relate to pension benefits, counseling municipal employers on Act 205 compliance for police pensions, advising employers on increases to service increments and creations of DROP programs, working with municipalities on Strategic Management Planning Programs through the Pennsylvania Department of Community Development to develop strategies on the reduction of minimum municipal obligations, and working with other McNees attorneys on the sales of municipal infrastructure assets to resolve pension debt.

With respect to employment matters, Langdon provides day-to-day counseling to employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, among others.  He also provides counseling to federal contractors with respect to affirmative action and executive order compliance.

In employment litigation, Langdon represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and federal and state courts.  Prior to joining McNees, Langdon was a clerk to The Honorable William W. Caldwell of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  As a law clerk, he worked closely with Judge Caldwell on matters of federal litigation, including employment litigation.

Langdon also has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations.  In particular, he has experience investigating wrongdoing by c-suite level officials and counseling companies on the strategic removal of those officials, if warranted.  Before attending law school, Langdon served as a police officer in central Pennsylvania for eight years.

Langdon’s labor and employment experience covers a variety of industries, including municipal government, construction, manufacturing, food and beverage, entertainment, and higher education.

Finally, Langdon is the Chair of McNees’ Esports Practice Group.  The Esports Group is dedicated to providing legal representation to existing and start-up companies in the billion-dollar emerging esports industry.

EDUCATION

Millersville University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2006, cum laude, Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society in Economics

Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2014, summa cum laude, Widener Law Journal

COURT ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania

EXPERIENCE/REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Some of Langdon’s notable experience and cases in 2020 include:

Public Sector Labor: Represented municipality before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board in an unfair labor practice charge filed by police union alleging a failure to bargain over compensatory time and obtained a decision and order from hearing examiner dismissing the charge.

Public Sector Labor: Represented county government in binding interest arbitration against Laborers’ International Union of North America (who represented court-related non-professional employees), and obtained interest arbitration award that granted wage and benefit increases that were less than and/or consistent with offers the county made during negotiation sessions.

Public Sector Labor:  Represented county government in grievance arbitration filed by Teamsters related to premium pay and obtained decision denying the grievance.

Public Sector Labor: Represented county government in negotiating successor collective bargaining agreement that resulted in avoidance of arbitration and/or strike during pandemic.

Private Sector Labor: Represented international company before National Labor Relations Board in three related unfair labor practice charges filed by United Steel Workers alleging failure to bargain and union animus, and obtained orders deferring all charges to contractual grievance procedure.

Employment Litigation:  Represented large construction contractor in employment litigation and obtain partial judgement on the pleadings dismissing majority of claims.

Employment Litigation: Represented employer before the EEOC and PHRC on three related and simultaneously filed charges of discrimination and obtained dismissal from EEOC.

Internal Investigations:  Conducted internal investigation that revealed embezzlement of over $1 million that lead to the federal prosecution and conviction of c-suite level employee.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania