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.
•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
Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, Employment Litigation: Defense, 2012-2015
Year Joined Organization
• Avoiding Penalties When Classifying Independent Contractors, The Legal Intelligencer, Employment Law Supplement, June 30, 2015
• Pennsylvania Employment Law Update, Counterpoint, newsletter of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, April 2014, Dec. 2013, Aug. 2013, April 2013, Dec. 2012, Aug. 2012, April 2012, Oct. 2011, April 2011, Jan. 2010, Oct. 2009, April 2009, Jan. 2009, Oct. 2008
• Avoiding Age Discrimination Claims in Succession Planning, The Legal Intelligencer, June 11, 2013
• When Does Striving for a Health Workforce Violate the Law?, The Legal Intelligencer, June 12, 2012
• The Continued Expansion of the ADA: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Updated Regulations In Light of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, Counterpoint, newsletter of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Oct. 2011
• Undue Hardship: the Employer's Burden Under the ADAAA, The Legal Intelligencer, June 15, 2011
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...