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Fox Rothschild LLP

Steven K. Ludwig


Philadelphia, PA


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Steven represents private and public clients in the full range of labor and employment matters including:

  • labor litigation
  • civil rights litigation
  • collective bargaining (management)
  • personnel counseling and training
  • appellate representation
  • regulatory compliance (ADA, ADEA, COBRA, ERISA, FLSA, FMLA, OSHA, HIPAA)
  • alternative dispute resolution

He has also litigated matters involving:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (race, color, sex, national origin)
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • Section 1983 Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • contract disputes
  • wrongful discharge
  • defamation and other torts

Steven has been lead counsel in dozens of reported cases, including:

  • Hitchens v. Washington Group International, Inc., 480 F.Supp.2d 746 (D.Del. 2007)
  • Webb v. International Broth. of Elec. Workers, 96 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1215 (E.D.Pa.)
  • Parker v. Williamsport, 406 F.Supp.2d 534, 87 Empl. Prac. Dec. P. 42,305, 152 Lab. Cas. P 35,087 (M.D.Pa.)
  • Pappas v. Lebanon, 331 F.Supp.2d 311 (M.D.Pa.)
  • Rivera v. Thomas, 316 F.Supp.2d 256 (D.Md.)
  • DeSimone v. Coatesville Area School District, 248 F.Supp.2d 387, 175 Ed. Law. Rep. 249 (E.D.Pa.)
  • Colbert v. Angstadt, 169 F.Supp 2d 352 (E.D.Pa.)
  • Community College of Philadelphia v. Brown, 544 Pa. 31, 674 A.2d 670, 108 Ed. Law Rep. 1205
  • City of Philadelphia v. Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 5, 140 Pa.Cmwlth. 235, 592 A.2d 779 (Pa.Cmwlth.)

Before Fox Rothschild

Steven served as a Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, prosecuting code enforcement violators and representing all city and county agencies in special litigation and labor matters. He also served as a law clerk for the Hon. Edward Rosenwald, Court of Common Pleas.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Steven has served as Board member and Secretary for the Women’s Law Project; President of the Shannon Village Condominium Association; and, President of the Board of Family Support Services, Inc.

He has lectured at numerous continuing legal education seminars for lawyers on topics including:

  • Mediation in Federal Courts
  • Litigating Under Section 1983
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Update
  • Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Disputes
  • Employment Issues for Nonprofit Organizations

Honors and Awards

  • Included in a list of “Top Rated Lawyers in Labor and Employment” by ALM (2014) 
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated 
  • Included in a list of “Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers” in the area of Employment Litigation (2009 and 2010) 
  • Included in a list of "Super Lawyers" by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2006-2010, 2015) 
  • Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in America" in Employment Law (2013-2015)
Practice Areas
Labor & Employment
Charter Schools
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appellate Practice
Employee Privacy and Background Checks
Employment and Wage and Hour Class Actions
Employment Counseling, Policy Developments and Audits
Employment Litigation
Employment Training
Wage and Hour Law
Labor Management Relations
Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets

Bar Admissions


New Jersey

New York


J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School

B.S., University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


American Bar Association

Bar Association of the Third Federal Circuit

Lawyer’s Club of Philadelphia

Louis D. Brandeis Law Society

National Association of College and University Attorneys

Philadelphia Bar Association

Past Co-Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association

Board of Directors

Anti-Defamation League (Metropolitan Philadelphia Board)

Family Support Services, Inc.

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