Robert M. Goldich has more than 30 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 20 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 area of ERISA 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.
Areas of Concentration
•Restrictive covenant litigation
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.
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
Associated News & Events
09.08.14 Greenberg Traurig Labor & Employment Practice Receives Multiple Recognitions
08.25.14 8 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
08.15.13 8 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Listed in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
06.28.13 Five Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Who's Who Legal “International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers” List
06.21.13 Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2013 Legal 500 United States Guide; Recommended as 'Top Tier' Firm in Real Estate
03.22.12 Greenberg Traurig Sponsors American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law Midwinter Meeting in Las Vegas
12.23.11 Greenberg Traurig's Labor and Employment Practice Recognized Among Law360's Employment Groups of the Year
06.08.11 Greenberg Traurig's Robert M. Goldich Discusses Disability Rights, Best Practices at University of Pennsylvania
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