Ted Schroeder represents management clients in all aspects of employment and labor law, with a focus on employment litigation and employment law counseling and compliance.

Ted’s litigation practice is focused on representing employers in both single-plaintiff and class action employment disputes. He has litigated cases through trial in the jury, nonjury and employment arbitration settings, and also handles matters requiring emergency injunctive relief. Ted handles litigation matters throughout the employment and labor spectrum, with a primary focus on litigating disputes relating to:

  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation
  • Unfair competition
  • Wage and hour
  • Pay equity

While he works with a broad range of national, regional and local employers, Ted has significant experience representing retail and manufacturing clients in both litigation and multistate compliance issues. As the primary point of contact for managing Littler’s relationship with multiple national and multinational clients, Ted excels at efficiently deploying Littler’s resources and knowledge to provide clients with efficient and cost-effective solutions.  

Additionally, Ted regularly counsels clients on issues relating to:

  • Employment policies and handbooks
  • Discipline and termination issues
  • Leaves of absence and disability accommodation
  • Internal investigations related to employee misconduct and compliance issues
  • Executive employment agreements and restrictive covenants
  • Arbitration in the union and nonunion context

Ted serves as the office managing shareholder of the firm's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Charleston, West Virginia, offices. He is also co-chair of the firm’s Associates Committee and its Career Advocacy Program (CAP). Ted regularly lectures on various issues related to employment law and federal litigation practice. He previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he taught courses in employment law and labor law.

Previously, Ted served as a law clerk to Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In law school, he was editor-in-chief of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.


Named, Lawyer of the Year

Labor Law - Management, Pittsburgh, 2022 and Employment Law - Management, 2020, 2023

The Best Lawyers in America®

Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Ranked, Labor & Employment

Chambers USA



College of Labor and Employment Lawyers


Named, Client Service All-Star

BTI Consulting Group, Inc.


News, Analysis & Press

High Court Nixes ‘Last Discriminatory Act’ Ruling

Bloomberg BNA Human Resources Report

May 22, 2016

After Scalia Death, Outlook Unclear for Some Employment Cases

Westlaw Journal Employment

March 1, 2016

Address Offensive Attire with Dress Code, Nondiscrimination Policy

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

September 10, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Managing Risk in COVID’s Wake: Assessing the Pandemic’s Impact on Trial Outcomes and the Implications for Employers

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 5, 2022

COVID-19 Guidance for Employers: Updates and Practical Tips

June 2, 2020

Don’t Get Wrecked by the Reckoning: How to Respond to Harassment in the Age of #MeToo

Pittsburgh, PA

February 6, 2018

A Whistleblowing Whistle-Stop Tour: The Hottest Trends and Topics in Whistleblowing and Retaliation

Pittsburgh, PA

November 5, 2014

The NLRB’s Efforts to Strengthen Employees’ Section 7 Rights: What Retailers Should (and Shouldn’t) Be Doing About It

July 30, 2013

Conducting Lawful Investigations: An Interactive Program for Internal Investigators

Pittsburgh, PA

November 1, 2012

Eleven for '11: The Top Employment & Labor Trends to Watch in the Year Ahead

January 26, 2011

Punching Employers' Clocks: Top Ten Ways Your Payroll and Timekeeping System Will Be Used Against You in Court

June 4, 2009


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1997summa cum laude
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Foro di appartenenza

West Virginia


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia