News and Views
Press Release

Blank Rome’s Anthony Haller and Howard Knee Elected Fellows of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Blank Rome LLP is proud to announce that Philadelphia Partner Anthony B. Haller and Los Angeles Partner Howard M. Knee have been elected as Fellows of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication, and excellence. The twentieth installation of Fellows will be held November 7, 2015, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA.

“We are proud of Anthony’s and Howard’s election as Fellows to the College, honoring their exemplary professional reputation and achievements in the field of labor and employment law,” said Alan J. Hoffman, Blank Rome Chairman and Managing Partner. “The Firm highly values their vast experience and notable capabilities practicing in our national labor and employment practice, representing Blank Rome on both the West and East Coasts.”

The College, which was established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association, was the vision of a number of the Fellows to further establish the profession in the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution. With the current installation, the College is represented by more than 1,300 members in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and eight provinces from Canada. It operates as a free-standing organization recognizing those who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field. For more information, please visit

Anthony Haller is based in Blank Rome’s Philadelphia office, and is the immediate past chair of the Firm’s Employment, Benefits and Labor practice group as well as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Haller concentrates his practice on all aspects of labor and employment law, including preventative counseling, complex litigation, trial, and appellate work, as well as the prosecution and defense of cases involving theft of trades secrets and unfair competition. He is recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leader in labor and employment law, and is a frequent writer and lecturer on employment law issues and regularly appears on Law Journal Television. Mr. Haller is the past president and member of the Executive Committee of the Temple American Inn of Court and an at-large trustee of the American Inns of Court Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Ballet, and a board member of Dragonfly Forest, an organization that offers an overnight camp experience for seriously ill children. Mr. Haller is also a member of both the Thouron Award Executive Committee and the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

Howard Knee is based in the Blank Rome’s Los Angeles office and has more than 40 years of experience concentrating his practice on labor and employment law. He advises employers in all aspects of employment relations, and represents management in a variety of labor and employment related matters in both the private and public sectors, including clients in the entertainment industry and small and medium-sized companies. Mr. Knee also has a broad range of trial and appellate court experience involving sexual harassment, race discrimination, wage and hour, class actions, defamation, interference with contract, and unfair competition cases. He has represented labor organizations and was one of the prevailing attorneys in City of Los Angeles v. Manhart, a landmark sex discrimination case in the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Knee has been listed in Super Lawyers for the past ten years, and was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of California’s top 75 labor and employment lawyers for 2014.