Overview

Ted Schroeder represents management clients in all aspects of employment and labor law, with a focus on employment law counseling and litigation before federal and state courts and administrative tribunals, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.

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, non-jury 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

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 multi-state compliance issues. Additionally, Ted regularly counsels clients on employment and labor law compliance issues, including:

  • Employment policies and handbooks
  • Discipline and termination issues
  • Leaves of absence and disability accommodation
  • Wage and hour
  • Union avoidance
  • Arbitration in the union and non-union context

Ted serves as the office managing shareholder of the firm's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Charleston, West Virginia, offices. He 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.

Recognition

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Pittsburgh

The Best Lawyers in America©

2020

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2013-2020

Fellow

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

2019

Named, Client Service All-Star

BTI Consulting Group, Inc.

2018

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

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

Pittsburgh, PA

January 26, 2011

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

Pittsburgh, PA

June 4, 2009

Education

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

Bar Admission

Pennsylvania
West Virginia

Courts

  • 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