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Marjorie McMahon Obod

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


Deborah Farris
Direct(215) 575-7161

Achieved dismissals of 8 discrimination cases in past 6 months.

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 U.S. 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 the Department of Labor investigations.
  • Represented individual employees with respect to negotiating severance agreements.
  • Represented corporate companies charged with an 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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Alternate Biographies





  • 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


  • Italian