Eckert Seamans elects Clare Gallagher and Bridget Montgomery to the firm’s Board of Directors
April 29, 2019
Gallagher is vice-chair of Eckert Seamans’ Labor & Employment practice. She concentrates her practice in traditional labor law, frequently chairing labor negotiations ranging from traditional collective bargaining to concessionary negotiations, and effects bargaining. She also advises on employment litigation, executive employment agreements, non-competition agreements, discrimination and harassment issues, and labor and employment issues that arise during mergers and acquisitions. Gallagher represents clients in jury and non-jury trials, appellate advocacy and practice before state and federal courts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Department of Labor (Wage and Hour), Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and various state human relations commissions. She also regularly conducts management training in the areas of sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion, union avoidance, FMLA administration, and ADA compliance. Before joining Eckert Seamans, Gallagher served as legal counsel and director of human resources for a large title agency in the real estate services industry.
Montgomery is chair of the Harrisburg office Commercial Litigation group, as well as vice-chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation East practice. She handles a wide variety of complex commercial and class action disputes before state and federal courts, agencies, and arbitration panels. Montgomery’s practice includes contracts counseling and litigation, construction disputes, financial transactions, trade secrets and intellectual property counseling and litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, consumer protection, non-competition, statutory claims, and constitutional challenges. She served two terms as a federal law clerk in the United States Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and from there went on to build a federal and state practice representing business interests of many companies and individuals in various jurisdictions, including counseling, mediation, and litigation services. She is recognized for her legal skills as well as service to the bench, bar, and community.