Anthony Haller’s practice covers all aspects of labor and employment law, including preventative counseling, complex litigation, trial, and appellate work. By way of example, he acts on behalf of clients in the following areas:
- Counseling on strategic labor relations, employment issues, and preventative policies
- Designing and enforcing policies and agreements to protect confidentiality and non-solicitation and post-employment competition, and litigating claims for breach of non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and related torts
- Litigating civil rights and employment cases including claims of race, age, sex, disability, and reverse discrimination; sexual harassment; whistleblower retaliation; wrongful discharge; defamation; and work-related torts
- Handling multiple plaintiff, class, and representative actions involving civil rights and employment claims
- Litigating class and collective actions involving alleged violations of federal and state wage and hour laws
- Counseling, handling, and litigating labor relations issues including collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice proceedings, arbitrations, strikes, picketing, and related injunction proceedings
Anthony, who was named the 2018 and 2019 US Trade Secrets Lawyer of the Year by Financial Monthly, is recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leader in labor and employment law both nationally and internationally. Global Chambers reports that clients describe him as “brilliant and deeply committed to the practice of law,” “exceptional in his breadth and depth of knowledge, patience and consistency," “one of the best attorneys that I have worked with throughout my career… I trust him with any challenge presented,” “an iron fist in a velvet glove…tenacious, creative, smart and tough." Chambers USA states "[he] is a driving force at the practice,” a “calming force in difficult circumstances” and “a masterful strategist with a great appreciation of practical business concerns.” Clients have stated that he is a “[p]henomenal litigator,” is “masterful in front of judges,” “[has a] creative and thoughtful approach to counseling and negotiations,” “excellent at sorting out all our complex employee relations matters,” and is “adept at handling very complex, high-stakes litigation with very sophisticated corporate clients." Clients have also commented on his “innate attributes as a trial lawyer; he’s exceptionally well prepared and his presentation in the courtroom is marvelous,” and how “he has a high degree of integrity, develops and executes a solid legal strategy, and is able to clearly articulate legal principles.”
Anthony received the Lexology Client Choice Award in both 2020 and 2021, an honor which recognizes attorneys from around the world who “stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service,” with clients noting that “Anthony makes sure that his clients are his priority” and that “he is excellent with details and his tactics are brilliant.” Others stated, “Anthony responds in a very timely manner, which is a must-have for a great lawyer” and "his experience in his field is second to none.”
Anthony was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1979 and practiced as a Barrister in England before coming to the United States.
Anthony has written numerous articles on employment law topics. He co-authored the chapter on “Introduction to Employment Laws of the United States for Foreign Investors” in Business One Irwin’s Business Opportunities in the United States Reference Guide and the chapter on “Labor Law in the Construction Industry” in Aspen Publications’ Construction Business Handbook.
Anthony is a frequent lecturer on employment law issues and for many years has presented at the Annual Pennsylvania Bar Employment Law Institute. He has been a frequent guest on The American Law Journal. Three of the programs in which he has appeared dealing with the MeToo movement, sexual orientation discrimination, and transgender issues in the workplace, won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences MidAtlantic Region and two other programs dealing with gender pay equality and the gig economy, received Emmy nominations.
Anthony is a member of the firm’s Partner Board, served on the firm’s Executive Committee from 2010 to 2020, was chair of the Labor and Employment practice group (2008–2013), and currently leads the firm’s Trade Secrets & Competitive Hiring practice. He also chairs the firm’s International Alliances Committee.
- Labor & Employment
- Labor Management Relations
- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
- Strategic Counseling & Employment Practices
- Internal Investigations
- Wage and Hour
- Whistleblower Complaints
- Trade Secrets & Competitive Hiring
- Class & Collective Actions
- Class Action Defense
- Compliance & Investigations