Shannon Farmer > Ballard Spahr LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
1735 MARKET STREET, 51ST FLOOR
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-7599
PENNSYLVANIA
United States
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Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Shannon D. Farmer represents public and private employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters. She conducts collective bargaining negotiations and interest arbitrations, defends employers in all types of employment and civil rights claims, and provides advice and training related to employment policies and other HR needs.

Admissions

Pennsylvania

Memberships

Fellows of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

ACHIEVEability, Board Member

Support Center for Child Advocates, Board Member

Temple Sholom, Member-at-large, Executive Committee

Upper Darby Police Pension Board, Member

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1998)

Stanford University (B.A. 1993)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor-management relations

Ballard Spahr LLP assists employers with collective bargaining, arbitrations and unfair labor practice cases. Regularly appearing before the National Labor Relations Board, the firm has been involved in corporate campaigns, high-stakes labor negotiations and threatened job actions, and frequently works in the healthcare, retail and manufacturing industries. The firm is led by New Jersey-based partner Denise Keyser. Philadelphia-based Shannon D. Farmer leads on many cases, including a precedent-setting University of Pittsburgh case concerning whether or not grad students are considered to be employees with the right to organize. Philadelphia-based Brian Pedrow also prominently deals with transport and other public services, while Salt Lake City–based Steven W. Suflas represents the State of New Jersey in all labor issues.