Meredith Swartz
Meredith Swartz

Meredith C. Swartz

Associate

swartzm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8132
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

Meredith C. Swartz represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Ms. Swartz's employment litigation experience, in both the collective action and single plaintiff contexts, includes defending wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, unfair competition, and wrongful termination claims. She counsels employers regarding workplace issues such as hiring and discharge matters, reductions in force, wage and hour compliance, drug testing, and disability accommodations.

Ms. Swartz also advises both public and private employers on traditional labor issues, including union-organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and unlawful picketing activity. She has experience handling interest arbitrations and grievance arbitrations, as well as representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, and Delaware Public Employment Relations Board.

Pro Bono Experience

Ms. Swartz maintains an active pro bono practice. She has assisted pro bono clients in a variety of matters ranging from child adoption proceedings to internal investigations.

Judicial Internships

Hon. Russell F. Canan, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named among Super Lawyers Pennsylvania "Rising Stars" in the area of Employment and Labor for 2013

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Pro Bono Roll of Honor, 2010-2011

Speaking Engagements

"Legislative Issues Boot Camp," Penjerdel Employee Benefits and Compensation Association (PEBA), Philadelphia, September 27, 2012

"The Family Medical Leave Act: A Year in Review," Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, PELRAS Annual Training Conference, March 22, 2012

"Cover Your Back(ground) – Conducting Employee Background Checks," Ballard Spahr webinar, November 2, 2011

"Background Checks: What Are They Hiding?" Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, PELRAS Annual Training Conference, March 25, 2011

"When the Harasser Sues: Lessons Learned about Workplace Harassment Investigations," Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, PELRAS Annual Training Conference, March 25, 2011

"When Generations Collide: Understanding the Motivations, Expectations, and Behavior of the Latest Crop of Lawyers," Ballard Spahr CLE Program, December 8, 2010

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D. 2008, cum laude)
Associate Editor, Catholic University Law Review

University of Michigan  (B.A. 2005)

New Jersey

Pennsylvania