Profile

Langdon T. Ramsburg leverages nearly a decade of experience to provide employers quality representation in all facets of labor and employment matters, from counseling clients on labor relations and compliance issues to representing them before government agencies and federal and state courts. He covers a variety of industries, including municipal government, construction, manufacturing, food and beverage, entertainment, and higher education.

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

A speaker and writer, Langdon maintains thought leadership in workforce management.

What does Langdon do for Clients?
In his labor practice, Langdon counsels management (particularly to public sector employers) in all facets of labor relations. This includes representing employers in contract negotiations, interest arbitration, grievance arbitration, and unfair labor practice charges filed with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and National Labor Relations Board.

He regularly counsels public sector employers on employment-related matters. This includes Act 205 compliance for police pensions, advises employers on pension service increments and the creation of DROP programs, works 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 collaborates 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
  • The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

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. He 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.

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. Before attending law school, Langdon served as a police officer in central Pennsylvania for eight years.

How does Langdon spend his free time?
Langdon spends his spare time with his wife and two children.  On the weekends, he spends as much time as possible outdoors, including hiking the Appalachian Trail.

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

Langdon’s Representative Cases:

Employment Litigation

  • Served as co-trial counsel in employment discrimination claim filed by former employee against state agency in Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. The verdict was returned in favor of the employer.
  • Represented large private sector employer in two separate employment discrimination cases filed in federal court. Filed motions to dismiss a combined twenty (20) counts from both cases.  The motions were granted on eighteen of the twenty counts.
  • Represented mid-size private sector employer in employment discrimination litigation filed in state court and obtained summary judgment in favor of employer.

Public Sector Labor

  • Represented public transportation authority in unfair labor practice charge filed by union alleging transfer of bargaining unit work. Following a hearing before the labor relations board, the public transportation authority prevailed.
  • Represented County government in discharge grievance arbitration after county terminated employee for using racial epithets. The County prevailed at arbitration and the grievance was denied.
  • Represented public transportation authority in discharge grievance arbitration after transportation authority terminate long-term employee for fraud. Transportation authority prevailed at arbitration and the grievance was denied.
  • Represented municipality in discharge grievance arbitration after municipality terminated police officer for policy violations. The municipality prevailed at arbitration and the grievance was denied.

Federal Contractors

  • Represented higher education institution in rule to show cause issued by Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). OFCCP withdrew the rule to show cause for lack of jurisdiction.

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

PUBLICATIONS

February 1, 2023 - The National Labor Relations Board 2022 Year In Review - An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law
McNees White Paper

June 20, 2022 - Employers Must Think 3 Moves Ahead In Their Bid For Talent
Law360

March 31, 2022 - Allegheny County Paid Sick Leave Ordinance – Take Two
McNees Labor & Employment Blog

March 7, 2022 - Federal Contractors: Reminder of Approaching OFCCP Certification Obligations

January 31, 2022 - The National Labor Relations Board 2021 Year In Review - An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law
McNees White Paper

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

January 13, 2021 - Vaccines: Where are We?
Corporate Counsel Business Journal

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

January 29, 2020 - As Technology Redefines the Meaning of Sports: Legal Questions Abound
Corporate Counsel Business Journal

September 1, 2018 - Hit the Beach: Esports Is Here To Stay
Corporate Counsel Business Journal

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

June 13, 2018 - Esports Phenomenon - Video