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 & 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 (2013-2016)