Lee D. Moylan has over fourteen years of experience practicing Labor and Employment law and has had the privilege of representing employers and employees in a wide variety of matters at all stages of counseling and litigation. Lee’s clients range in size from very large to very small, including, but not limited to, multi-state asset/property management and construction companies, a large infrastructure and site development contractor, a major employer in the healthcare industry, and a small twenty-employee distribution company. Lee is available to her clients to provide counseling on day-to-day workplace issues to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and to mitigate litigation risk as much as possible. She has advised her clients related to the hiring, discipline and terminating of employees, workforce reductions, and employer obligations under common law, local and state sick leave laws, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act, FLSA, ERISA, Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law, Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law and Minimum Wage Act, PHRA, and Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance. In many instances, Lee has been entrusted to conduct prompt, thorough, and unbiased workplace investigations of and submit reports concerning allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination.
After litigation has begun, Lee has gained vast experience defending employers against claims brought under the foregoing laws, including, but not limited to, most recently: defeating a multi-million dollar breach of employment contract claim following a bench trial and appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court, convincing the Pennsylvania Superior Court to enforce an arbitration clause which resulted in a published decision that has been cited as authority by Pennsylvania state and federal courts, obtaining a preliminary injunction preventing a salesman from violating a restrictive covenant, securing settlements for nuisance value of multi-claim retaliation and discrimination complaints after the close of discovery, convincing a plaintiff to dismiss with prejudice a Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law claim against her client at the pleading stage, and zealously defending her clients sued on class and collective action claims and thereafter securing favorable settlements for a fraction of the threatened damages. Lee also has represented thousands of employees in a half dozen WARN Act class actions, all of which have ended in favorable settlements for the displaced employees.
Lee practices before Pennsylvania state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as the EEOC, the PHRC, the PCHR, the NLRB, and the DOL. She also has been admitted to practice pro hac vice when representing her clients in states such as California, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York.
The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (1997)
High Honors, Order of Coif; Editor Environmental Lawyer; Member Moot Court Board; Recipient of Corpus Juris Secundum Award in contracts
Lafayette College, B.A., cum laude (1993)
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Some of the most recent articles that Lee has written or that mention her are:
"The Third Circuit Reiterates that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act Proscribes Age Discrimination, not Merely Forty-and-Over Discrimination," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Fall 2017
"With Certain Exceptions, Philadelphia Employers May Not Lawfully Obtain or Consider Credit History Information in Making Employment Decisions," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Summer 2016