Martin J. Saunders
Of Counsel
(724) 873-3176
Office: Southpointe
J.D. William & Mary
B.A. University of Cincinnati
LL.M. in Labor Law, New York University
Licensure: OH | PA | WV
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Martin Saunders focuses his practice in the area of labor and employment law and related litigation.

Work Experience

2015 Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
2011 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1995-2011 Jackson Lewis LLP
1978-1994 Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh
1977-1994 Thorp, Reed and Armstrong
1983-1986 Adjunct Professor, Community College of Allegheny County
1974-1976 Labor Counsel, Westinghouse Electric Corporation
1972-1973 Summer Internship, The Honorable Hubert I. Tietelbaum, Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania

Speaking Engagements

"Laughs, Libations & Liability," Smart Business Pittsburgh, 2010

Defining 'Employee' Under Antidiscrimination Laws, Law 360 Employment Law, 2010

When Employees Won't Work, Winning Strategies for Controlling Absenteeism, Warren/Youngstown Regional Chamber, 2006

Buying & Selling a Business, Employment Law Issues, Sterling Education Series, 2003

Key Experience

Jury trial on behalf of aircraft leasing company where plaintiff claimed constructive discharge, sexual harassment and battery claims
Sought summary judgment on behalf of large law firm in shareholder's discrimination retaliation action
Challenged National Labor Relations Board's bargaining order against nursing home when labor board changed the size of the bargaining unit after the union election

Memberships & Awards

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