Kristine Grady Derewicz represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, ranging from proactive counseling to litigation, in both union and non-union settings. She has tried numerous discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act cases to successful resolutions, including mediated settlements and jury trials, and she has substantial knowledge of : The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII and Title IX.
Kristine handles traditional union matters, including : Labor arbitrations, Collective bargaining negotiations, Representation elections, Unfair labor practice proceedings. When clients handle negotiations themselves, she provides behind-the-scenes advice and counsel.
Kristine frequently represents healthcare employers, private schools, and colleges and universities, among other employers, and works closely with in-house counsel and human resources professionals to :
- Implement best practices in the workplace
- Address employee relations concerns creatively and effectively
- Avoid unnecessary litigation
- Aggressively defend actions initiated by employees and unions
Kristine serves on Littler’s firm-wide Management Committee, following her role as the office managing shareholder of the Philadelphia office. One of that office’s founding members, Kristine has also served on the firm’s Associates Committee, the Client Investment Management Committee, and the Nominating Committee. Kristine also represents a number of Philadelphia-based social service agencies on a pro bono basis.
- J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1990
- B.A., La Salle University, 1987
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court
- New Jersey Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Professional & Community Affiliations :
- Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
- Member, Board of Directors, Center for Grieving Children, 2015-present
- Member, Board of Directors, La Salle Academy, 2015-present
- Chair, Human Resources Committee, Main Line Art Center, 2010-present
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