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Overview

Terry Murphy has represented employers for more than 35 years in multiple areas of labor and employment law, including:

  • Discrimination and employment jury trials
  • Employment class actions
  • Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission litigation
  • National Labor Relations Board proceedings
  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor arbitration
  • Complex transaction advice

He practices regularly in multiple federal district courts and has extensive knowledge of:

  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • Public sector bargaining laws

In recent years, Terry has:

  • Represented various employers in age discrimination and retaliation litigation
  • Defended retail chains, oilfield companies and life insurers in nationwide FLSA collective actions
  • Advised multiple companies on complex labor relations matters

Formerly Assistant General Counsel of a Fortune 12 manufacturing company, Terry counsels on wage and hour issues, human resource practices, reductions-in-force, workplace investigations and corporate transactions. His clients include hospitals, universities and manufacturing companies.

Terry regularly speaks on labor and employment law issues for the American Bar Association and other groups. He has been a chapter editor and senior editor of the Employment Discrimination Law (BNA).

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

EEO Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Member

Litigation Section

American Bar Association

Member

Section on Labor and Employment Law

New York Bar Association

Member

American Employment Law Council

Director

Waynesburg University

President, Board of Trustees

Shadyside Presbyterian Church

Member, Board of Directors

Coalition for Christian Outreach

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2007-2019

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Labor Law - Management, Pittsburgh

The Best Lawyers in America©

2017

Named, Who's Who in American Law

2014

Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2009-2016

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2004-2018

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Named, Cambridge Who's Who

News, Analysis & Press

Looking to Rebound

Corporate Counsel

March 1, 2015

Keeping Up With the EEOC in 2015

Texas Lawyer

February 2, 2015

Keeping Up With the EEOC in 2015

Corporate Counsel

January 14, 2015

CMU study finds employer discrimination via social media sites

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

November 27, 2013

A Comment on Forced Employee Rankings

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 10, No. 6

June 2002

What Every Employer Should Know About Supreme Court Rulings on Sexual Harassment

Provider, Vol. 24, No. 10

American Health Care Association

October 1998

Protected Concerted Activity and Refusals to Work

34 Labor Law Journal 654

CCH

1983

Labor Relations Law, 1982 Survey

34 Syracuse Law Review 345

1983

Labor Relations Law, 1979 Survey

31 Syracuse Law Review 347

1980

Labor Relations Law, 1978 Survey

30 Syracuse Law Review 129

1979

Impasse and the Duty to Bargain in Good Faith

39 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 1

1977

Books & Book Chapters

  • 2010 Supplement, Employment Discrimination Law, associate editor, BNA, 2010
  • 2009 Supplement, Employment Discrimination Law, associate editor, BNA, 2009
  • 2008 Supplement, Employment Discrimination Law, executive editor, BNA, 2008
  • "Seniority," Chapter 17, Employment Discrimination Law, 4th Ed., BNA, 2007
  • "Separation Agreements," , Chapter 37, Employment Law Deskbook for Human Resources Professionals, contributing author, West Group, 2001 and 2005

Speaking Engagements

Proving Damages in Wage-Hour and Employment Discrimination Cases After Tyson Foods

Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute West, Pittsburgh, PA

November 17, 2016

Review and Analysis of U.S. Supreme Court Labor and Employment Law Decisions

Allegheny County Bar Association Pittsburgh, PA

September 15, 2016; October 27, 2015; September 10, 2013

Avoiding Legal Landmines When Screening Applicants

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

April 25, 2016
Key Issues for Employers in the Last Year of the Obama Administration

Pittsburgh, PA

April 19, 2016
Littler's Annual Report on the EEOC

January 26, 2016

Negotiation Tips and Tricks: What Does EPLI Have To Do With It?

Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute West, Pittsburgh, PA

November 12, 2015

Ten Themes for Defending Employment Jury Trials

American Employment Law Council, Ojai, CA

October 23, 2015

Traditional Labor’s Approach to Religious Accommodation

National Conference on EEO Law, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, Miami Beach, FL

April 17, 2015
Littler’s Annual Report on the EEOC

January 9, 2015

Top Ten Evidentiary Issues for Employment Lawyers

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Employment Law Institute West, Pittsburgh, PA

November 12, 2014

Hobby Lobby: Reflections and Predictions for Employment Lawyers

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Employment Law Institute West, Pittsburgh, PA

November 12, 2014

The EEOC's Expanded Agenda and Systemic Initiative: What Employers Can Expect During the Coming Year

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

Scope of EEOC Investigations

National Conference on EEO Law, Labor and Employment Law Section - American Bar Association, San Francisco, CA

March 23, 2012
The 2011 Health Care Summit

Pittsburgh, PA

September 22, 2011

Review of the Supreme Court's Labor and Employment Law Decisions in the 2010-2011 Term

Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA

September 5, 2011
Employment Class Actions: The Trends, The Law, and What You Can Do About It

Pittsburgh, PA

May 18, 2011

New and Expanded Challenges in Dealing with the EEOC and OFCCP

American Employment Law Council, Ojai, CA

2011

Wage and Hour Collective Actions: What You Need to Know

Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Employment Law Institute West, Pittsburgh, PA

November 3, 2010

Human Resources Issues

HR Executives' 2010 Conference - NCCN, Buffalo, NY

September 17, 2010

The Supreme Court's 2009-2010 Term: A Review and Analysis of Key Labor & Employment Decisions

Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA

September 14, 2010

Gender Discrimination Class Actions

Law Seminars International, Washington DC

April 6, 2009

Valuing Employment Cases

2009 Employment Law Institute West - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

2009

Force Reductions in a Declining Economy

National Conference on EEO Law, Labor and Employment Law Section - American Bar Association

2009

Practical Observations on Use of Employment Agreements

Annual Conference, Labor and Employment Law Section - American Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA

2007

ADA Update: Responding to the Most Difficult Challenges in Real-Life Employment Settings

National Conference on EEO Law, Labor and Employment Law Section - American Bar Association

2006

Education

  • M.S., Cornell University, 1977
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1975
  • B.A., University of Rochester, 1972

Bar Admission

Pennsylvania
New York