Marcia DePaula focuses her practice in the area of labor and employment law representing hospitals, manufacturers, and corporate clients. She has extensive experience in commercial and business litigation, including breach of contract actions, matters arising under the Uniform Commercial Code, banking litigation and compliance with advertising and consumer protection laws. She defends clients in matters involving FTC statutes, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Truth-in-Lending Act.
Trial counsel for complex commercial litigation, banking and labor & employment law
Provides litigation advice from inception through trial in both state and federal courts
Represents clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration, mediation and mini-trials
Defends employers in claims involving employment discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Counsels clients on employee discipline, discharge and accommodation requests
Represents debt collectors and creditors in state and federal courts
Represents financial institutions in matters alleging breach of contract and violations of consumer protection laws
Litigated violations of Storm Water Management Act and Pennsylvania Tort Claims Act
Prepared reports for charitable organizations to maintain property tax exemption (HUPP Test)
Assisted client with FDA compliance investigation
Successfully litigated cases to verdict wherein clients were awarded in excess of $1 million.
- J.D. University of Pittsburgh
- B.A. University of Pittsburgh, summa cum laude
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