Robert M. Goldich

Robert M. Goldich

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Robert M. Goldich has  40 years of experience as both  a traditional labor lawyer and an employment lawyer and litigator, with a focus  on complex employment and class action litigation. His nationwide practice includes the trial of  cases involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Multi-Employer Pension Plan Amendment Act, wrongful discharge, whistleblower and employment tort actions, and enforcement of restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements and trade secrets. Robert has been lead counsel in many class and collective actions allgeging violations of ERISA, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state wage and hour laws. Robert also negotiates union contracts, and represents employers in NLRB matters and labor arbitrations. Robert’s clients include Fortune 100 companies, smaller and entrepreneurial businesses, and higher education and health care institutions.  

Robert also has litigated commercial contract and other business disputes.

Concentrations

  • Employment litigation
  • ERISA class action litigation
  • Labor law – Union Contract Negotiation and Labor Arbitrations
  • Restrictive covenant litigation
  • Employment counseling
  • Employment agreements
 
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Acted as defense counsel in the first reported ERISA action tried to verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Robert won a defense verdict upheld in the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Obtained a trial verdict for a college in an EEOC prosecution of a multi-plaintiff Equal Pay Act action.
  • Tried two jury cases in California, both resulting in directed verdicts for the defense. One was an executive compensation dispute. The other was a disability discrimination claim under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.
  • Won an FLSA collective action for a large distributor of petroleum products against a union representing a class of drivers.
  • Prevailed in the trial of a whistleblower action brought by an employee claiming that he was discharged due to complaints by the FDA about unsafe medical products.

Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Goldich prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2012-2017
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Law - Litigation and Management, 2012-2017
  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2016, "Labour & Employment," 2016-2017
  • Listed, The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, 2012-2014
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2013
  • Fellow, College of Labor Employment Lawyers.Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

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  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Budget  Co-Chair and Vice Chair of Section (2012-2015 and 2016-2017), Marketing Co-Chair (2015-2016) Past Chair of Employee Rights And Responsibilities Committee
    • Moderator and Speaker at numerous  Annual ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Conferences
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Family Services, Montgomery County, PA, Board of Directors
    • President of Board (2013-2015)
    • Current Board Member
    • Outstanding Leadership Award (2015)
 

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1977
  • B.A., Lehigh University, 1974
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • Arizona
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit