|Walter Flamm has represented management in all areas of labor relations and employment law since 1972. He graduated Lafayette College in 1969 with a degree in English and from Villanova School of Law, where he was the Articles Editor of the Villanova Law Review. Upon graduation in 1972, he was awarded the prestigious Order of the Coif.
In the "traditional" labor law area, Wally has been the management representative in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, unfair labor practices, mass-picketing and other injunctions, and union elections and decertifications. In the employment law context, Wally has handled hundreds of cases, including trials and appeals, involving such areas as race, sex, age and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, implied contract, wrongful discharge and matters arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, as well as common law claims for retaliatory discharge. He has conducted much litigation in the enforcement of non-competition clauses. He has also been involved in some of the more unusual cases of individual employment litigation, such as "negligent hiring" and "negligent firing," drug testing, invasion of privacy and defamation. He has advised clients on all areas of the employment relationship, including the creation of employee handbooks, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, hiring, counseling and firing, and advice to employers on remaining non-union.
The types of clients who have engaged Wally span the spectrum in size and industry, and include one of the nationĚs largest regional transit authorities, multi-employer bargaining associations in the trucking and construction industries, public utilities, hospitals, non-profit corporations, and organizations in the manufacturing, service, maritime, printing, computer, retail restaurant, real estate, financial and health care industries. A number of his clients are other law firms. The size of the clients range from the multi-employer groups with thousands of employees, to small employers with one or two employees.Because much of the practice of labor and employment law is federal in nature, Wally is admitted to and has practiced and has tried cases or argued appeals in many of the district and circuit courts of appeals throughout the United States.