Brian Pedrow > Ballard Spahr LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
United States
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Brian D. Pedrow represents employers and management in the full scope of matters related to employment, labor, and employee benefit disputes. Brian’s practice includes all facets of employment-related litigation, such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and employment-based torts.

He also has a significant practice representing benefit plans, fiduciaries, and plan sponsors in Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation arising from benefits eligibility disputes, breach of fiduciary litigation, and interference with benefits claims.



U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


President, Society for Human Resource Management, Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter (SEPA SHRM)

Member, Homeless Advocacy Project Board, Philadelphia, PA

Volunteer, Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP): Oversees SOAR disability benefits program and participates in legal intake clinic at adopted homeless shelter

Volunteer, Comcast Cares Day: Annually leads a team of volunteers to conduct a food drive for and conduct a workday at the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission homeless shelter

Volunteer, Surrey Services for Seniors: Provides transportation and in-home services to senior citizens in Chester County, Pennsylvania


Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 1988)
Managing Editor, Law & Policy in International Business; Recipient, honors as Law Fellow and Lawyers Cooperative Academic Achievement Award in Constitutional Law

Dickinson College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1985)
Double major in Spanish and psychology with a certificate in Latin American studies

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.