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.
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
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Associated News & Events
A Year in Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia
Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Receives Five First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms'
Greenberg Traurig Hosts 14th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar
Greenberg Traurig Labor & Employment Practice Receives Multiple Recognitions
8 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers 2015
Six Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named As 2014 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Five Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Who's Who Legal “International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers” List
8 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Listed in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
Five Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Who's Who Legal “International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers” List
Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2013 Legal 500 United States Guide; Recommended as 'Top Tier' Firm in Real Estate
Life Sciences & Medical Technology Newsletter, Spring 2014
Will Your Company Be Wearing New SOX? - Supreme Court Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection to Employees of Privately-Held Companies
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
Areas of Concentration
•Restrictive covenant litigation