Anthony Haller’s practice covers all aspects of labor and employment law, including preventative counseling, complex litigation, trial, and appellate work. By way of example, he acts on behalf of clients in the following areas:
Counseling on strategic labor relations, employment issues, and preventative policies
Designing and enforcing policies and agreements to protect confidentiality and non-solicitation and post-employment competition, and litigating claims for breach of non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and related torts
Litigating civil rights and employment cases including claims of race, age, sex, disability, and reverse discrimination; sexual harassment; wrongful discharge; defamation; and work-related torts
Handling multiple plaintiff, class, and representative actions involving civil rights and employment claims
Litigating class actions involving alleged violations of federal and state wage and hour laws
Counseling, handling, and litigating labor relations issues including collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice proceedings, arbitrations, strikes, picketing, and related injunction proceedings
Anthony, who was named the 2018 and 2019 Trade Secrets Lawyer of the Year by Financial Monthly, is recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leader in labor and employment law. Chambers states that he is regarded as a “calming force in difficult circumstances” and is “praised for his strategic capabilities.” Chambers has noted him as “a masterful strategist with a great appreciation of practical business concerns, ‘[he] is a driving force at the practice.’” Clients have stated that he is a “[p]henomenal litigator,” is “masterful in front of judges,” “[has a] creative and thoughtful approach to counseling and negotiations” and is “adept at handling ‘very complex, high-stakes litigation with very sophisticated corporate clients,’” Chambers also quotes sources who say, “Anthony is just excellent at sorting out all our complex employee relations matters” and is “an excellent litigator who is very talented in trade secrets work.” Clients have also commented on his “innate attributes as a trial lawyer; he’s exceptionally well prepared and his presentation in the courtroom is marvelous,” and how “he has a high degree of integrity, develops and executes a solid legal strategy, and is able to clearly articulate legal principles.”
Anthony was a recipient of a Lexology 2020 Client Choice Award, which recognizes attorneys from around the world who “stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.” He was recognized for Employment & Benefits, with clients noting that, “Anthony makes sure that his clients are his priority” and that he “is excellent with details and his tactics are brilliant.” Others stated, “Anthony responds in a very timely manner, which is a must-have for a great lawyer” and his “experience in his field is second to none.”
Anthony was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1979 and practiced as a Barrister in England before coming to the United States.
Anthony has written numerous articles on employment law topics. He co-authored the chapter on “Introduction to Employment Laws of the United States for Foreign Investors” in Business One Irwin’s Business Opportunities in the United States Reference Guide and the chapter on “Labor Law in the Construction Industry” in Aspen Publications’ Construction Business Handbook.
Anthony is a frequent lecturer on employment law issues and for many years has presented at the Annual Pennsylvania Bar Employment Law Institute. He regularly appears on The American Law Journal. Three of the programs in which he has recently appeared, dealing with the MeToo movement, sexual orientation discrimination, and transgender issues in the workplace, won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences MidAtlantic Region and two other programs, dealing with gender pay equality and the gig economy, received Emmy nominations.
Anthony is a member of the Executive Committee of the Firm, served as Labor and Employment Practice Group Chair (2008–2013), and currently leads the Trade Secret and Unfair Competition Practice at the Firm.