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Marjorie McMahon Obod

Partner; Chair, Labor & Employment Group
Primary Office
1500 Market St. 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7015
Fax(215) 575-7200
mobod@dilworthlaw.com

Assistant

Lori A. Zimmerman
Direct(215) 575-7091
lzimmerman@dilworthlaw.com

Marjorie Obod dedicates her practice to providing counsel to corporate clients and non-profit organizations in labor, employment, and regulatory matters. She handles jury trials in general litigation, including the employment area, wage and hour audits and reviews, Title VII cases, U.S.C. §1981 cases, the enforcement of restrictive covenants in employment agreements in arbitrations and mediations, Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") and other employer/employee disputes raised by the Department of Labor, as well as in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia, as well as regulatory and litigation in labor matters. In addition, Ms. Obod represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA"), and the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB").

Representative Experience

  • Assisted a private sector manufacturing company concerning strategy in a business reorganization
  • Representation of management before NLRB with respect to grievances and arbitrations with union-represented employees
  • Represented private sector clients in labor and employment litigation and arbitrations, NLRB, human rights, and federal court litigation
  • Represented management in union negotiations in a first contract
  • Represented management in the decertification of election relating to a union contract
  • Represented a corporate client against a former employee's charge of discrimination based on an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Represented both regional and national public companies ensuring compliance with the WARN Act
  • Represented a non-profit entity against a former employee's charge of discrimination based upon race in the Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County
  • Represented a public utility company charged with violating regulatory compliance
  • Represented management with respect to negotiating severance agreements for high level executives
  • Prepared injunction papers in response to a union threat to strike at local hospitals
  • Drafted personnel policies and procedures for the US branch of an international technology company
  • Counseled on principles and appropriate documentation for employment-at-will principles and the enforcement of restrictive covenants and trade secrets
  • Represented corporate and public entities in Department of Labor investigations
  • Represented individual employees with respect to negotiating severance agreements
  • Represented corporate companies charged with a OSHA violations
  • Represented employers in downsizing, layoffs, and furloughs
  • Represented employers in negotiating employee benefits, including pension matters

Speeches & Presentations

  • Presented on LGBT Issues in the Workplace for the Midatlantic Employers Association HR & Employment Law Conference on November 13, 2015
  • Presented a Webinar on Restrictive Covenants on April 9, 2009
  • Presented a Webinar on Benefits of Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies and Training on May 7, 2009
  • Presented “Pointers on Application Screenings” on June 23, 2009
  • Presented CLE Credits on FMLA and ADA Interplay on July 14, 2009

Professional Recognition

  • Selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Philadelphia Business Journal, "Leaders in Law” for Labor & Employment, 2009
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Education

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1986
  • B.S., Washington and Jefferson College, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2002

Languages

  • Italian