Amy G. McAndrew is of counsel with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the firm’s Berwyn office. Ms. McAndrew’s practice includes a variety of labor and employment issues, and she concentrates in representing management in labor and employment-related claims before state and federal administrative agencies and courts and at arbitration. She also counsels employers on employment policies and practices, including Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour issues, conducts management and staff training on issues such as union avoidance, litigation avoidance and harassment prevention, and speaks on employment-related topics.
Representative examples of Ms. McAndrew’s experience include:
Ms. McAndrew speaks frequently on labor and employment law topics, including litigation avoidance and union avoidance. She recently was a co-presenter of a webinar entitled, “Preparing for the ADAAA: Creative Solutions to the New Wave of Disability Discrimination Claims.” In addition, she has been co-presenter for Lorman Educational Services at a seminar entitled “Employee Discharge and Documentation” and recently presented a program entitled “Legal Ramifications of Newer Workplace Issues and Policies” for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. She has been quoted in a variety of publications, including USA Today, and has appeared on the cable news show Art Fennell Reports.
- obtaining summary judgment (which was affirmed by the First Circuit Court of Appeals) for a large manufacturing company in a federal law suit brought by a former in-house attorney who sued under the ADEA after his employment was terminated for harassing another employee
- obtaining summary dismissal (which was affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals) of all discrimination and retaliation claims brought by a former executive against a health care services provider in federal court in New Jersey
- obtaining dismissal (which was affirmed by the Pennsylvania Superior Court) of a wrongful termination claim brought against a semiconductor manufacturing company by a former employee who claimed that his employment was terminated because he complained about alleged safety violations at the employer company
- obtaining summary judgment on behalf of a professional services firm in a claim brought by a former employee under the ADA and the ADEA after the employee suffered a stroke and his employment subsequently was terminated
- obtaining summary judgment (which was affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals) for a fiberglass insulation manufacturer sued by a former employee under the ADEA after his employment was terminated as part of a reduction in force
- successful representation of a health care system in an attempt to organize the maintenance workers at one of the system’s hospitals by the International Union of Operating Engineers
- conducting an investigation on behalf of a school district following allegations of sexual harassment by a student against a teacher
- obtaining dismissal of a complaint for a parking facility operator brought by a former employee alleging national origin discrimination under Title VII
- successful representation of a large manufacturing company in an attempt to organize the production employees at one of the company’s manufacturing facilities
- representing a medical device manufacturer in a Department of Labor investigation regarding allegations of failure to pay overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which investigation resulted in a very favorable settlement for the client
- successful defense of a major petroleum refinery in a labor arbitration upholding the discharge of an employee accused of violating the company’s substance abuse policy.
Ms. McAndrew graduated from Boston College Law School in 1994, cum laude. While attending law school, she won the 1994 National Administrative Law Moot Court Competition. Ms. McAndrew is a 1991 graduate of Rutgers College, where she received a B.A. in English and communication and graduated with highest honors in communication. She also is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.