Robert M. Goldich: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Robert M. Goldich

Philadelphia Operating Shareholder
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Higher Education Law
  • Global Benefits & Compensation
  • ERISA Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.988.7883
Fax: 215.717.5242
University Lehigh University, B.A., 1974, Member
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1977
Admitted1977, Pennsylvania; 2005, New York; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional & Community Involvement

•American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
•Budget Co-Chair of Section (2012-2015)
•Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee - Past Co-Chair (2010-2012), Program Co-Chair (2008-2010)
•Moderator and Speaker at Annual ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Conferences
•Member, New York State Bar Association
•Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
•Past Chairman, Bar News Media Committee
•Family Services, Montgomery County, PA, Board of Directors
•President of Board (2013-2015)
•Past Vice President and Board Member

BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, 1953

Robert M. Goldich has more than 35 years of experience as a labor and employment lawyer and litigator representing employers in all aspects of labor and employee relations, including general employment counseling, employment contract negotiation, collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitration, and the representation of employers in administrative and courtroom litigation. As the practice of labor and employment law has evolved into one requiring courtroom litigation skills, Robert's practice has become concentrated in the areas of complex employment and ERISA litigation. He has tried to judgment more than 25 cases around the country, and obtained summary judgment rulings in many others, including equal employment cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, ERISA, wrongful discharge, whistleblower and employment tort actions, and suits involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements and trade secrets issues. Robert has represented in litigation a number of Fortune 100 companies, several universities and colleges, health care institutions and numerous smaller and entrepreneurial businesses. Robert also has litigated cases involving commercial contracts and other business disputes.

Robert has developed a national practice in the areas of ERISA and wage and hour class action litigation. He has represented the defendants in six different ERISA class actions, involving amounts in dispute in excess of one billion dollars. These class actions have involved a variety of ERISA issues, including fiduciary liability, pension plan design, termination of retiree medical coverage, benefit integration, and pension plan spinoffs in the context of corporate acquisitions. Robert has tried cases and advised unionized clients in connection with withdrawal liability claims under the Multi-Employer Pension Plan Amendment Act. Robert has represented clients in defeating class and collective certification in a number of wage and hour class and collective actions.

Areas of Concentration

•Employment litigation
•ERISA litigation
•Labor law - Union Contract Negotiation and Labor Arbitrations
•Restrictive covenant litigation
•Employment counseling
•Employment agreements
•Commercial litigation

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.31.15 7 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America
05.19.15 Six Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
04.14.15 Six Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Who's Who Legal 'International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers' List
01.05.15 A Year in Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia
11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Receives Five First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms'
11.11.14 Greenberg Traurig Hosts 14th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar
09.08.14 Greenberg Traurig Labor & Employment Practice Receives Multiple Recognitions
08.25.14 7 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers 2015
05.30.14 Six Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named As 2014 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
04.28.14 Five Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Who's Who Legal “International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers” List


05.12.14 Life Sciences & Medical Technology Newsletter, Spring 2014
03.11.14 Will Your Company Be Wearing New SOX? - Supreme Court Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection to Employees of Privately-Held Companies
06.22.09 Supreme Court Makes it More Difficult to Prove Age Discrimination

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Quoted, Sealing The Deal: Greenberg Guides Consol's $3.5B Mine Sale, Law360, December 3, 2013
•Mentioned, Greenberg Among Firms on Consol Deal: Business of Law, Bloomberg, October 29, 2013


•Co-Author, Chapter on Civil Enforcement of ERISA, ERISA: A Comprehensive Guide, Aspen Publishers
•Author, Chapter on Defamation in the Work Place, Employment Termination Rights and Remedies , BNA Supp., 2003


Robert has made presentations and demonstrated trial advocacy techniques on ERISA and employment litigation at numerous mid-winter and annual meetings of the Labor Law Section of the American Bar Association.

•Faculty Member, Annual Employment Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Law - Litigation and Management, 2009-2015
•Listed, The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, 2012-2014
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004-2014
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013
•Team Member, a Law360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011 & 2013
•Elected fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2002
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Acted as defense counsel in the first reported ERISA action tried to verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Robert won a defense verdict upheld in the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Obtained a trial verdict for a college in an EEOC prosecution of a multi-plaintiff Equal Pay Act action. Tried two jury cases in California , both resulting in directed verdicts for the defense. One was an executive compensation dispute. The other was a disability discrimination claim under California 's Fair Employment and Housing Act. Won an FLSA collective action for a large distributor of petroleum products against a u nion representing a class of drivers. Prevailed in the trial of a whistleblower action brought by an employee claiming that he was discharged due to complaints by the FDA about unsafe medical products. Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Goldich prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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Robert M. Goldich

2001 Market Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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