Adam is Co-Chair of the McNees Public Finance & Government Services Group and a Member in the McNees Labor & Employment Group. Adam provides proactive counsel to employers with respect to labor and employment law matters. His goal is to help employers solve the difficult problems that arise in today’s workplace efficiently and effectively.
Responsiveness is important to clients and Adam understands this – he is available when you need him. He strives to develop long term, trusted relationships with the goal of proactively addressing compliance issues to avoid potential legal claims.
But litigation happens, and when necessary, Adam zealously represents employers facing lawsuits or other claims by employees or former employees. He has successfully defended employers facing discrimination and harassment claims, as well as other types of employment litigation, such as wage and hour claims and wrongful termination suits. He has recently helped numerous employers investigate and respond to claims of harassment, including sexual harassment. Adam can also assist with government investigations or audits.
Adam regularly represents and counsels unionized employers in all aspects of labor relations including collective bargaining and labor arbitration, and he has secured numerous successful outcomes in grievance arbitrations and favorable outcomes in interest arbitration proceedings. He also provides counsel to non-unionized employers looking to remain union-free.
Adam frequently conducts training for clients and participates in several speaking engagements each year. Adam is also a regular contributor to the McNees labor and employment law blog.
As a member of the McNees Public Finance & Government Relations Group, Adam utilizes his labor and public finance law knowledge to aid municipalities in developing a global strategy for solving fiscal problems.
Immediately before joining McNees, Adam served as the Human Resource Director for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, an independent Commonwealth agency. He managed all of the human resource programs for the Commission including recruitment, employee training and development, payroll, Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity compliance, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, Civil Service Act compliance, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, performance management and labor relations. Adam also spent approximately six years with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in the Labor Relations Division where he gained valuable experience representing the Department in employee discipline matters, grievance handling and advocacy, meet and discuss sessions, collective bargaining negotiations, interest arbitration proceedings, and labor relations strategic planning and consulting.
Adam proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc., where he is helping build a better community for pets and people. Adam is also a Director for Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties, and serves on the Widener Commonwealth Law School’s Business Counseling Advisory Committee.