Rosemary McKenna concentrates her practice in labor and employment litigation and counseling, as well as commercial litigation. She provides legal counsel to clients on a wide range of business issues arising in employment disputes and complex corporate and commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country, including:
- litigation on behalf of employers involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, wage claims, and restrictive covenants in federal and state courts, and administrative agencies when applicable
- disputes involving misappropriation and protection of trade secrets and intellectual property, enforcement and defense of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, breach of duty of loyalty/fiduciary duty, unfair competition and corporate raiding, including time-sensitive injunction proceedings
- counseling on employment policies and practices
- executive employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and protection of corporate assets, including the protection of competitively valuable information, employee work product, and human capital and related investments in employee training and research and development
- separation agreements
- commercial business and contract disputes
- intellectual property, software, and technology
Rosemary also has significant experience in managing electronic discovery and forensic analysis of electronic evidence.
While in law school, Rosemary served as Research Editor of the Temple Law Review and was a Teaching Assistant in the Temple University Beasley School of Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program. She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Honorable Sandra Mazer Moss of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County.
Rosemary handles pro bono cases each year on behalf of indigent clients, including cases with the SeniorLAW Center. She was recognized by Blank Rome with its Pro Bono Hero award, and has been named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania’s Pro Bono Roll of Honor in 2010, 2011, and 2013–2017 for her work on behalf of indigent clients. The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County awarded Rosemary the First Judicial District’s Distinguished Pro Bono Award for her representation of a World War II veteran who was defrauded by a con man and rendered homeless.
Rosemary serves on the Firm’s Recruitment and Retention Committee and co-chaired the Summer Associate Program in 2013 and 2016.
Outside the Firm
Rosemary is a member of the Raven Society, a group of young supporters of the Free Library of Philadelphia. She is also active in her local community and is a member of the Fishtown Neighborhood Association as well as the Fishtown Beer Runners Club.