Lee C. Durivage: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Lee C. Durivage

Lee C. Durivage is an associate with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His practice revolves around the following areas of law: employment law-employer, labor law, environmental law, and toxic torts.
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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law - Employer
  • Labor Law
  • School Leaders' Liability
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Law
 
University Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, B.S., Communication & Rhetorical Studies, Political Science, 2004
 
Law SchoolWidener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, J.D., cum laude, 2007 Business Organizations Law Certificate, With Honors, Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society, Member, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Articles Editor
 
Admitted2007, New Jersey; 2007, Pennsylvania; 2014, U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2013, U.S. District Court of New Jersey; 2007, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships

•American Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association

 
Biography

Lee is a member of the Employment Law Practice Group and represents employers in the full spectrum of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, including claims pursuant to Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, whistleblower, housing discrimination and related tort claims. He is experienced in handling wage and hour lawsuits, including class and collective actions, pursuant to the FLSA, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.

Lee serves as lead counsel for clients from a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, restaurant and hospitality, education, real estate development, health care and non-profit organizations. He has served as lead counsel in a number of employment litigation matters in federal court and state court, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. Additionally, Lee advises clients on how to avoid employment disputes altogether by counseling them on compliance with federal, state and local laws with respect to hiring, discipline, medical leave and terminations, as well as conducting workplace investigations and creating and updating employment policies and procedures to proactively manage employee relations. In 2004, Lee graduated from Syracuse University with a double major in Communications & Rhetorical Studies and Political Science. Following graduation, he attended Widener University School of Law, receiving his juris doctor, cum laude, in 2007 and was awarded a Business Organization Law Certificate, with honors.

During his time in law school, Lee served as an administrative board member of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and as a member of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society. He joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as a Summer Associate in May 2006 and continued to work with the firm during his final year of law school. Following graduation, Lee returned to the firm as an associate in August 2007.

In addition to his employment practice, Lee has experience litigating environmental, toxic tort and professional liability matters. He has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer: Rising Star by Philadelphia Magazine in the area of Employment Litigation: Defense in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top-up-and-coming lawyers in Pennsylvania. Only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys receive this honor each year.

Honors & Awards

•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, Employment Litigation: Defense, 2012-2015

Year Joined Organization

2006

Classes/Seminars Taught

Best Practices in Handling Employment Issues, Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation, November 2015

EPL Training, Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, co-presenter, June 26, 2014

Social Media & Cyber Breaches: the Internet's Impact on Your Business, The Graham Company, co-presenter, May 2014

News

Marshall Dennehey Announces New Shareholders and Special Counsel

January 4, 2016

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 14 attorneys were elected shareholders of the firm at the annual shareholders' meeting held December 8 in Philadelphia. The new shareholders, listed by office, are as follows.Philadelphia, PA: Jason W. Bialker, member of...

Marshall Dennehey Partners With Widener Law Schools Veterans Law Clinic

August 2, 2013

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has partnered with the Veterans Law Clinic of Widener Law School to provide pro bono legal services through its Volunteer Attorney Program. The clinic provides free legal representation to veterans and their dependents with disability compensation...

Publications

Plaintiff's attempt to assert a common law wrongful discharge claim against an alleged “joint employer” rejected

Law Alerts • July 6, 2015

A company hired the plaintiff as a laborer and driver and assigned him to work at Lowe's. The plaintiff injured his ankle approximately two weeks after he was hired and subsequently filed for workers' compensation benefits. The company..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2015 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

U.S. Supreme Court finds that a pregnant employee who was denied a lifting restriction accommodation survives summary judgment when the employer offers similar restrictions to non-pregnant employees who have on-the-job injuries or other disabilities

Law Alerts • July 6, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court determined that an employee created a genuine issue of fact (requiring denial of summary judgment) when that pregnant employee presented evidence that the employer provided more favorable treatment to other employees whose..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2015 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

U.S. Supreme court holds that courts are permitted to judicially review whether the EEOC fulfilled its duty to attempt conciliation prior to initiating a lawsuit

Law Alerts • July 6, 2015

A woman filed a Charge of Discrimination against Mach Mining, alleging that its failure to hire her as a coal miner constituted gender discrimination. The EEOC later found that “reasonable cause” existed that the company had..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2015 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

A driver who could reasonably be expected to drive interstate falls within the Motor Carrier Exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act, even if the driver did not actually drive interstate

Law Alerts • July 3, 2015

The plaintiff filed a lawsuit on behalf of a class of drivers, allegedly that the company's failure to pay them overtime was a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. It was undisputed that the company had multiple routes to which the..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2015 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Avoiding Penalties When Classifying Independent Contractors

Articles • June 30, 2015

Legal Updates for Employment Law

Law Alerts • April 8, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court determines that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires a new standard.by Candace D. Embry, Esq.*The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., on March 25, 2015, in which the Court..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirms decision to uphold $187 million judgment in favor of employees who were allegedly forced to work off the clock and skip breaks.

Law Alerts • January 6, 2015

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed a decision upholding a jury verdict and award in favor of a class of Wal-Mart employees who were allegedly forced to work through their break periods in violation of the company's policy....

The United States Supreme Court holds that time spent undergoing post-shift security screenings was not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Law Alerts • January 6, 2015

A class of plaintiffs, who were tasked to retrieve items from warehouse shelves and package them for shipment to Amazon.com, customers filed this lawsuit, alleging that they were not paid for the time it took to undergo post-shift security..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015

The court finds that plaintiff's Section 1981 retaliation claim failed when he was unable to demonstrate an underlying race discrimination claim.

Law Alerts • January 6, 2015

Plaintiff alleged that he complained that four swastikas were graffitied on the wall of a janitor's closet at a client's location and that his employment was terminated in retaliation for his complaint. The court, however, rejected..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015

Third Circuit finds that docking plaintiff's pay was not an adverse employment action to support a claim for retaliation.

Law Alerts • January 6, 2015

Plaintiff asserted that he was provided with a verbal warning, a written warning and was docked 15 minutes of pay in retaliation for “not fitting into a traditional male role as [the] breadwinner” for his family. The Third Circuit, in..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015

 
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U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Courts Are Permitted To Judicially Review Whether the EEOC Fulfilled Its Duty to Attempt Conciliation Prior to Initiating a Lawsuit
Lee C. Durivage, July 14, 2015
A woman filed a Charge of Discrimination against Mach Mining, alleging that its failure to hire her as a coal miner constituted gender discrimination. The EEOC later found that “reasonable cause” existed that the company had discriminated against a class of women who also applied for...

U.S. Supreme Court Finds that a Pregnant Employee Who Was Denied a Lifting Restriction Accommodation Survives Summary Judgment When the Employer Offers Similar Restrictions to Non-Pregnant Employees Who Have On-The-Job Injuries or Other Disabilities
Lee C. Durivage, July 13, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court determined that an employee created a genuine issue of fact (requiring denial of summary judgment) when that pregnant employee presented evidence that the employer provided more favorable treatment to other employees whose requests for lifting restriction accommodations could...
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