Larry Besnoff
Co-Chair, Labor Relations & Employment Law Department
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Phone: 215-665-3126


Larry Besnoff is a partner with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP. He is co-chair of the firm’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Department.

Mr. Besnoff’s practice is devoted to the representation of management in all phases of employment law. He has extensive experience defending equal employment opportunity and wrongful discharge cases before administrative agencies, and state and federal courts.

Throughout his legal career, he has litigated numerous cases in the federal courts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and New York. He joined Obermayer in 1992.

Prior to joining Obermayer, Mr. Besnoff was a law clerk for the Honorable Herbert S. Fogel in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He then served as a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Philadelphia District Office. At the EEOC, he was responsible for litigation of government lawsuits involving violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Mr. Besnoff’s civic activities include participation on the board of directors of Washington Square West Trust, Philadelphia, and Chairman, 5th Ward Democratic Party. He has previously served on the board of the Washington Square West Civic Association and volunteered on the WSW Townwatch.

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Washington Square West Trust
  • Chairman, 5th Ward, 6th Division, Democratic City Committee
  • Homeless Advocacy Project
  • Community Outreach Program, Temple University School of Law

PBI Presentations

  • “Controlling Employee’s Use of Social Networks,” August, 2011
  • “Protection from Retaliation Claims After Thompson v. North American Stainless,” August, 2011
  • “Don’t Hire A Crook,” Starting a New Business, December 2010
  • “Greater Liability for Employers After Burlington Northern?,” April 2007
  • “FLSA Collective Actions: Not Your Typical Rule 23 Class Action,” December 2004
  • “An Aging Workforce – Employment Issues,” November 1998


  • “Hazardous Hires,” Waste Magazine, April 2007
  • “Violence Strikes the Workplace,” Image Magazine, National Association for Women in Construction, July/August 2006
  • ”ADA Alert, Review ‘92/Preview ’93,” Focus Magazine, March 1993
  • “Avoiding Claims of Negligent Hiring,” Supervisory Management, August 1989
  • “How to Comply With the Immigration Reform Act,” Management Solutions, August 1987
  • “Older Americans in the Work Force,” Challenges and Solutions, 1987


  • ”Employment Decisions and Social Media – What Can An Employer Do?”, Webinar, July, 2011

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