Joseph (Joe) Centeno, who is the co-chair of Buchanan’s Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration section, has a national practice which includes collective and class action litigation, employment litigation, labor relations, policies, leave, termination of employment, joint employment, diversity strategy, Title IX and executive employment agreements.
He represents public and private employers in matters relating to labor organizing, negotiations, arbitrations and issues before the National Labor Relations Board. Joe counsels employers on virtually all employment and labor related laws and regulations. He has extensive jury trial experience and has been lead trial counsel in numerous high stakes trials.
He also has broad experience in defending claims before state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, where he served as a Commissioner by mayoral appointment.
Joe is also passionate about increasing diversity in the legal profession. He has served as the President of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and currently serves on the Comcast NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council and as Outside General Counsel to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
Clients can expect highly responsive, thoughtful and strategic guidance and advocacy from Joe. Joe is passionately client-focused and brings almost 25 years of legal, human resources, and business experience to every matter.
- Boston College Law School, J.D.
- Amherst College, B.A., cum laude
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)
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