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.