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Amy C. Lachowicz

Senior Attorney
fax +1 215.640.8501|+1 609.785.2999

Amy C. Lachowicz defends and advises employers regarding claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, as well as disputes over restrictive covenants and employment agreements. She litigates claims under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act and represents governmental entities in civil rights litigation.

A large part of Amy’s practice includes defending employers at the administrative, state, and federal levels against claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment based on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and religion. She counsels and litigates on behalf of her clients’ matters that include restrictive covenants in employment agreements, disputes over confidentiality agreements, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. Amy counsels and trains clients on policies and procedures that comply with Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal and state anti-discrimination statutes. As a way to support her clients in promoting Best Practices in their workplace and to ensure that employers comply with the applicable anti-discrimination Amy drafts and revises employee handbooks.

Amy regularly litigates claims under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (involving injuries to railroad workers). She has successfully defended employers against claims by employees who are allegedly injured as a result of workplace hazards and exposure to toxic substances. Amy also represents governmental entities in civil rights litigation pursuant to Section 1983.

Education

J.D., Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 2003
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, 2000

Recognitions

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

Memberships

Philadelphia Bar Association

American Bar Association

State Bar Licenses

Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Presentations/Publications