Robert M. Goldich

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  • Philadelphia Operating Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2041 Attorneys)
  • 2700 Two Commerce Square, 2700 Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Biography

Robert M. Goldich has 40 years of experience as both a traditional labor lawyer and an employment lawyer and litigator, with a focus on complex employment and class action litigation. His nationwide practice includes the trial of cases involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Multi-Employer Pension Plan Amendment Act, wrongful discharge, whistleblower and employment tort actions, and enforcement of restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements and trade secrets. Robert has been lead counsel in many class and collective actions alleging violations of ERISA, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state wage and hour laws. Robert also negotiates union contracts, and represents employers in NLRB matters and labor arbitrations. Robert’s clients include Fortune 100 companies, smaller and entrepreneurial businesses, and higher education and health care institutions.

Robert also has litigated commercial contract and other business disputes.

Concentrations

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

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Law - Litigation and Management, 2012-2019
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2012-2019
•Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Pennsylvania,” Finalist, 2018
•Listed, Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2016, Labour & Employment, 2016-2017
•Listed, The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, 2012-2014
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013
•Team Member, a Law360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2013
•fellow, College of Labor Employment Lawyers.
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2002

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , 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

Articles

•Mentioned, Greenberg Among Firms on Consol Deal: Business of Law,Bloomberg, October 29, 2013

Books

•Co-Author, Chapter on Civil Enforcement of ERISA, ERISA: A Comprehensive Guide, Aspen Publishers

•Author, Chapter on Defamation in the Work Pl ace, Employment Termination Rights and Remedies,BNA Supp., 2003

Speeches

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

Press-Releases

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

08.16.10 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Robert M. Goldich Appointed Employer Co-Chair of The Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor & Employment Law

10.15.08 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2009

Alerts

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 Member:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Administrative Chair, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee

•Founder and Past Management Chairman, ERISA Litigation Subcommittee

•Past Co-Chair, Trial Advocacy Subcommittee

•Member, Meridian Club Duplicate Bridge Team

•Member, New York State Bar Association

•Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

•Member, Philadelphia Bar Association

•Past Chairman, Bar News Media Committee

•Vice President, Family Services, Montgomery County, PA, Board of Directors Fellow: College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2002

• Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Professional Experience

Significant 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 union 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.

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

Books

• 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

Speeches

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

Member: Pennsylvania Bar Association; Philadelphia Bar Association (Past Chairman, Bar News Media Committee); New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association (Administrative Chair, Employment Rights and Responsibility Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section; Founder and Past Management Chairman, ERISA Litigation Subcommittee of the ERR Committee, Labor Law Section; Past Co-Chair, Trial Advocacy Subcommittee of ERR Committee).

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Education
  • ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
215.988.7883  Phone
215.717.5242  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Robert-M-Goldich
University Attended:
Lehigh University, B.A., 1974, Member
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1977
Year of First Admission:
1977
Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 2005, New York; 1977, Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of the United States
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
•Council Member (2017-2020)
•Budget Co-Chair and Vice Chair of Section (2012-2015 and 2016-2017), Marketing Co-Chair (2015-2016) Past Chair of Employee Rights And Responsibilities Committee
•Moderator and Speaker at numerous Annual ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Conferences
•fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
•Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
•Member, Arizona Bar Association
•Family Services, Montgomery County, PA, Board of Directors
•President of Board (2013-2015)
•Current Board Member
•Outstanding Leadership Award (2015)

Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1953
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: 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 union 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.
ISLN:
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