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Colleen O’Donnell rejoins the firm as an Associate in our Philadelphia Labor & employment Law Department. Ms. O’Donnell was previously a member of the Labor Department from May 2010 to June 2014.
Ms. O’Donnell’s practice includes counseling employers on compliance with federal and state laws governing the employment relationship, including personnel policies, wage and hour issues, leaves of absence rights, personnel actions, protection of proprietary information, sexual harassment and other workplace investigations and disability accommodations.
She has also handled a broad variety of employment litigation and administrative proceedings, such as class actions, disability, sex, age, and race discrimination claims, defamation and wrongful discharge claims, non-compete matters and various other employment-related matters. When she is not counseling clients on live matters, Ms. O’Donnell enjoys developing and presenting training programs, including but not limited to programs related to discrimination, harassment, managing leaves of absence, drug and alcohol testing, affirmative action programs, performance management, and conducting effective internal investigations.
Prior to rejoining Obermayer, Ms. O’Donnell spent over two years at Aramark, providing employment relations guidance to the company’s HR business partners, operators and executives across all lines of business throughout the U.S. Prior to that, Ms. O’Donnell was senior counsel at a boutique Labor & Employment firm in New York. She has also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, and has clerked for the Chief Administrative Judge of Merit System Protection Board in Boston, Massachusetts.
Honors & Awards
- Selected to Pennsylvania's Rising Stars 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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