Defend employers against retaliation and discrimination claims by current and former employees based on race, gender, disability and religion.
Amy C. LachowiczAmy Lachowicz Clark Hill
Amy C. Lachowicz
Amy C. Lachowicz is a Senior Attorney in the Philadelphia office of Clark Hill. Amy concentrates her practice in the areas of Labor and Employment Law, Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation and Commercial Litigation.
Amy’s employment litigation practice focuses on the representation of employers against claims of discrimination and retaliation based on race, gender, age, disability and religion. Her practice includes the litigation of restrictive covenants in employment agreements, disputes over confidentiality agreements and the misappropriation of trade secrets. She also counsels clients on policies and procedures that comply with Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and other federal and state anti-discrimination statutes. Amy frequently drafts and revises employee handbooks to ensure that employers comply with the applicable anti-discrimination laws.
Amy has successfully represented governmental entities in civil rights litigation pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, she regularly litigates FELA claims (injuries to railroad workers) and handles a wide range of complex commercial matters.
Amy was selected a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2010 in the area of Business Litigation, and for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in the area of Employment and Labor. Additionally, she formerly served as a Senior Member of the Hearing Committee of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Amy earned her J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University. Following her graduation from law school, she completed a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Joseph R. Slights, III of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, where she handled a variety of civil and criminal matters.
Amy is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and also is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
- "Debate on Gender Pay Equality Not Going Away Anytime Soon," The Legal Intelligencer, October 2017
- "The U.S. Department of Labor's Shift in Policy: A Win for Businesses?," E-Alert, June 2017
- Presenter, “Preventing Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace,” Delaware Valley Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 2017
- “Philadelphia Employers Can No Longer Ask About an Applicant's Salary History,” E-Alert, December 2016
- “Workplace Violence - Minimizing Risk and Protecting Employees,” The Legal Intelligencer, October 2016
- Presenter, “Standards of Discipline,” Clark Hill CLE, May 2016.
- Presenter, “Disciplinary Procedures That Protect Your Company from Litigation,” “Bullet-Proofing Your Employee Handbook in the Wake of the NLRB General Counsel Guidance Regarding Lawful Handbook Policies,” Delaware Valley Labor & Employment Law Conference, April 2016.
- "Philadelphia Amendments to Ban-the-Box Become Effective," E-Alert, February 2016.
Litigate various restrictive clauses in employment agreements, confidentiality agreements and claims based on misappropriation of trade secrets.
Draft and revise employee handbooks to comply with requirements of federal and state anti-discrimination laws.
Conduct investigations and make recommendations to clients related to claims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment.