Named by Best Lawyers as Philadelphia "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Labor and Employment (2019).
Tracey E. Diamond is of counsel with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Ms. Diamond practices in the areas of employment law, human resources counseling and employment litigation. She regularly counsels clients on workplace issues, provides harassment training, conducts internal investigations, drafts policies and procedures, negotiates employment and severance agreements, advises on independent contractor, FMLA and ADA compliance issues, and partners with clients to structure their workforce in the most efficient and effective way possible. Ms. Diamond vigorously defends clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state administrative agencies and federal and state courts. She handles matters in the enforcement or defense of non-competition and non-solicitation clauses and defense against discrimination and harassment claims.
In the labor area, Ms. Diamond assists clients with negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and defense of grievances.
Ms. Diamond is also a member of Pepper’s Food and Beverage and Cannabis Industry groups and advises clients in these industries on their unique labor and employment needs, including workplace counseling, noncompete and labor union agreements.
Ms. Diamond is a New Jersey Superior Court Rule 1:40 qualified mediator and is included on the roster of court-approved mediators. Ms. Diamond previously served as an adjunct professor at Drexel University Kline School of Law.
Prior to joining Pepper, Ms. Diamond was director of human resources and operations for a not-for-profit charitable organization, where she was responsible for all human resources issues for more than 1,000 employees and contract administration for the agency’s union. She also was general counsel of a national retail optical company, where she oversaw the company’s employment law matters, negotiated commercial contracts and managed the litigation docket. Previously, Ms. Diamond served as a law clerk for a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, and also worked at several large law firms in New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey.
Ms. Diamond is regularly called on to speak and write about a multitude of employment law issues. She is the editor of the Hiring to Firing Law Blog, Pepper's go-to resource for all human resources and employment law issues affecting the workplace – from hiring to firing.