Claire Ghormoz concentrates her practice in labor and employment litigation, representing clients in a broad array of industries including financial services, healthcare providers, restaurants, and medical marijuana dispensaries.
Claire’s employment litigation experience includes the defense of employment discrimination cases, wrongful discharge cases, wage and hour claims, employment contract matters and restrictive covenant litigation. She regularly counsels clients and HR professionals through compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, including Title VII and state and local anti-discrimination laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Claire also drafts and reviews personnel policies, employee handbooks, employment contracts, and separation agreements. She has worked with clients to draft training materials and present trainings for managers regarding compliance with state, federal, and local employment laws.
In addition to her counseling and litigation practice, Claire conducts impartial investigations of employment complaints of alleged harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bullying, misuse of company funds, and other workplace misconduct.
Claire also represents clients in complex commercial litigation and white collar matters. Her work encompasses all aspects of litigation, from inception through trial, as well as assisting with settlement opportunities where litigation is not consistent with a client’s ultimate objective.
Claire served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joshua D. Wolson on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Temple University, Beasley School of Law, where she was a staff member of the Temple Law Review. While in law school, she completed a legal internship for U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Rice of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to attending law school, Claire served as a staff member in the Office of Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. in both Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020