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Zachary R. Davis


Philadelphia  |  Phone: 215.751.2874  |   Fax: 610.988.0824  

Zach is Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Labor and Employment Department. He handles all aspects of management-side labor and employment matters. Zach represents employers in federal and state courts, and before federal and state agencies, in litigation involving a wide range of claims, including discrimination and retaliation claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He also represents employers on False Claims Act matters and in litigation of non-compete agreements and other types of employment contracts. Zach’s litigation history includes multiple successful jury trials, winning matters on motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss, and successfully mediating cases (both in private mediations and through the court system) to the satisfaction of his clients.

Zach regularly provides clients with counseling on employment matters, serving as chief outside employment counsel to several Philadelphia-area businesses. In this capacity, Zach has extensive experience reviewing and editing employment policies and handbooks, drafting employment agreements, reviewing employment and human resources decisions to ensure legal compliance, and advising employers in advance of critical employment decisions. Zach also provides legal compliance training to companies, counseling them on workplace harassment issues, best practices in hiring and performance management, and other employment-related topics.

Zach also represents employers in traditional labor matters, including union negotiations, and labor arbitrations and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

As published in Philadelphia magazine, Zach has been repeatedly recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2015.

Representative Cases
  • Egan v. DRPA (E.D. Pa. 2015, 3d Circuit 2016)
  • United States ex rel. IBEW v. Farfield (E.D. Pa. 2009)
  • Davis v. SEPTA (E.D. Pa. 2015)
  • Cooke v. Ocean Spray (N.J. 2015)
  • Aldridge v. SEPTA (E.D. Pa. 2013)
  • Bell, et al. v. SEPTA (E.D. Pa. 2011)
  • Gary v. RC Fabricators, Inc. (Del. 2012)
  • Plisko v. Ameritox Ltd. (Ohio 2012)
  • Cavaliere v. ASI (EEOC, E.D. Pa. 2011)


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