Philadelphia, PA, August 29, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Willig, Williams & Davidson, a Philadelphia labor, employment and workers’ compensation firm, is pleased to announce that managing partner Deborah R. Willig has been elected as a Fellow in Labor of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. This is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained, outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.
“I am truly honored to be chosen as a Fellow of the College, which sets the standard for excellence in labor and employment law,” said Willig.
Willig has fought for the rights of working people and their families since she founded Willig, Williams & Davidson in 1979. As a labor and employment lawyer, she represents a wide range of labor unions including public school teachers, public health workers, firefighters, Teamsters, and orchestra musicians. Her work for both public and private sector unions includes handling contract negotiations, presenting interest and grievance arbitrations, and advising clients on internal union governance and staff matters.
Willig has been recognized with a wide array of prestigious awards and honors including the Agent of Change Award from Women’s Way; the Sandra Day O’Connor Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association; the Labor Human Rights Award from the Jewish Labor Committee; the Vocational Service Award from the Rotary Club of Philadelphia; the Spirit of Life Award, from the City of Hope; the Jewish National Fund’s Attorney of the Year Award; and a Lifetime Achievement award from The Legal Intelligencer, an ALM publication.
Founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the formation of the National Labor Relations Board, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is a nonprofit organization comprised of highly accomplished, well-regarded members of the labor and employment law community. The College aims to promote achievement, advancement and excellence in the practice of labor and employment law, as well as to share information and act as a resource for lawyers, academicians and more.
Willig, Williams & Davidson partner Stuart W. Davidson was elected to the College as a Fellow in 2013.
About Willig, Williams & Davidson – Willig, Williams & Davidson (www.wwdlaw.com) is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Media, Jenkintown and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; tax and benefit law compliance issues; discrimination and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; and workers’ compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond.