Stephanie concentrates her practice on labor and employment matters, focusing on labor relations. She represents many employers, both large and small, in all aspects of traditional labor and employment law. Clients rely on Stephanie’s responsiveness, creativity, dedication to their interests, and efficient and practical legal and business guidance.
Stephanie serves as the lead negotiator for many labor contract negotiations with various unions and negotiates best in industry contracts for her clients. She also routinely handles labor arbitrations and various workplace disputes, including discrimination and harassment cases. Stephanie frequently counsels employers on day-to-day labor relations and employment issues, emphasizing prevention and cost effectiveness, and regularly drafts various employment-related agreements and documents.
Stephanie began her practice in 2005, representing management clients in the Pittsburgh office of a large national labor and employment law firm. Prior to joining Marcus & Shapira in 2010, Stephanie clerked for the Late Honorable Max Baer, Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2005 (J.D., Managing Editor of The Journal of Law and Commerce, Legal Writing Teaching Assistant, and Research Assistant) and the University of Michigan in 2001 (B.A. Economics, with distinction). Prior to attending law school, she worked at a non-partisan economic policy think tank in Washington, DC, on labor and social policy issues, including employment discrimination and labor shortages, authoring reports for the United States Congress, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Education.
Stephanie is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment topics and has authored articles published by law reviews, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and National Business Institute.
- Labor and Employment Law
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- The Urban Institute, Labor and Social Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
- Jackson Lewis, Pittsburgh
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2005
- University of Michigan, B.A. in Economics with distinction, 2001
- The Honorable Max Baer, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2007-2010
- Managing Editor, Journal of Law and Commerce