Colleen Bannon holds the position of director of research & legal information and is a shareholder, practicing in the areas of employment discrimination, civil rights, public entities liability, and privacy and data security. She also leads our firm's E-Discovery program and utilizes her litigation and IT background to work closely with other attorneys in the firm to provide our clients with cutting-edge legal advice and guidance in this complex and evolving area of law. Colleen also has experience with a variety of litigation support tools such as Recommind and Access Data's Summation Pro. In addition, with a legal practice focused on employment law and a significant knowledge of technology applications, Colleen has developed a deep understanding of employer and business owners exposure in privacy and data security.
Colleen has spoken at numerous conferences, as well as internal seminars, on the topics of electronic discovery in litigation, social media in the workplace, and privacy and data security. Colleen was an author for the Labor Report, a monthly publication of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry which features articles on employment law issues including sexual harassment, disability and racial discrimination.
In 1980, Colleen began employment with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as a member of the firm's support staff. While continuing full-time employment with the firm, first as a secretary and then as an applications specialist with the firm's IT department, Colleen obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Holy Family College in 1992. She then went on to receive her juris doctor from Temple University, in 1996.
•Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Important PA Human Relations Act Issues, Defense Digest, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1999 and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, June 6, 1999
•Labor Report, a monthly publication of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
•Employment Law Cases -Recent Developments, CounterPoint, a publication of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute
•A Recreational Hazard: Governmental Immunity: New Cases May Result in Greater Liability for Municipalities Under the Real Property Exception, Pennsylvanian, The Magazine of Local Governments
•Governmental Immunity: Greater Liability Under The Real Property Exception, Defense Digest, Vol. 3, No. 5, 1997
•The Many Considerations Pertaining to the ESI 30(b)(6) Witness, International Association of Defense Counsel, Construction Law Committee, Annual Meeting, 2008
•E-Discovery Law Update, Pennsylvania Defense Institute Annual Meeting, 2007
•Electronic Data: When Delete Does Not Mean Goodbye, PLRB Claims Conference, 2006 Annual Meeting
•Electronic Discovery and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, 2006