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; wrongful discharge; defamation; and work-related torts
- handling multiple plaintiff, class, and representative actions involving civil rights and employment claims
- litigating class 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 is recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in labor and employment law, stating that he is regarded as a “calming force in difficult circumstances” and is “praised for his strategic capabilities.” He also received “universal praise for his work in employment disputes.” Chambers has noted him as “a masterful strategist with a great appreciation of practical business concerns, ‘[he] is a driving force at the practice.’” Clients have stated that he is “an excellent lawyer who would be near the top of anyone’s list for employment litigation,” “attentive and responsive,” “[has a] creative and thoughtful approach to counseling and negotiations” and a “full understanding of the complexities of our business,” and “Anthony is just excellent at sorting out all our complex employee relations matters” and is “an excellent litigator who is very talented in trade secrets work.” 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 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 regularly appears on Law Journal Television. Two of the programs in which he has recently appeared, dealing with sexual orientation 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 Executive Committee of the Firm, served as Labor and Employment Practice Group Chair (2008–2013), and currently leads the Trade Secret and Unfair Competition Practice at the Firm.
- Investigations & Risk Management
- Labor & Employment
- Labor Management Relations
- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
- Strategic Counseling & Employment Practices
- Internal Investigations
- Wage and Hour
- Whistleblower Complaints
- Trade Secret Protection, Employee Defection, and Unfair Competition
- Class & Collective Actions