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- Labor and Employment
Wade has a diverse legal practice that touches on a number of specialized areas of the law. For example, he represents and counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. This includes matters relating to employment discrimination, restrictive covenants such as non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements, and wage and hour laws. He negotiates collective bargaining agreements with unions, defends employers in grievance arbitrations, and advises clients on matters relating to withdrawal liability from union pension funds.
Wade is an experienced election law practitioner. He represents and counsels municipal, state, and federal candidates for elective office and political action committees on matters relating to committee formation and campaign finance law compliance. In connection with this practice area, Wade also litigates ballot nomination petition challenges on behalf of both objectors and candidates.
Wade additionally handles land-use and zoning matters in Philadelphia, such as representing parties in appeals in cases involving applications for variances and special exceptions under the Philadelphia Zoning Code.
Wade regularly practices in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as in administrative agencies such as the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Election Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of State, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics, and the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Wade served as law clerk to the Hon. Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro and as a judicial intern to the Hon. Sandra Mazer Moss, both in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. While in law school, he served on the Temple University Political and Civil Rights Law Review.
- Center City Residents’ Association, Past President
- Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition, Vice Chair; Past Chair, Tax and Finance Committee
- Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Arbitrator
As published in Philadelphia magazine, Wade was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2014 through 2021.
In October 2019, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Trial Division, presented Wade the Pro Bono Publico Award for his work helping low income Philadelphians obtain expungements of their criminal records. This award is only given to one attorney each year.
- Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.
- Temple University, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit