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Edward R. Noonan



Ed Noonan exclusively practices labor law. He represents management as a counselor and a litigator in all areas of labor management relations. In the area of unfair labor practice litigation, Ed has years of experience defending employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and courts and advising employers in avoiding the commission of unfair labor practices. While his principal focus has been on union/management relations, he has expanded his practice to include employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and other species of nonunion-related employment litigation, and preventive counseling.

Representative Matters

  • Advises clients on grievance and arbitration matters arising from collective bargaining agreements.
  • Handles arbitration proceedings and federal court suits alleging breaches of collective bargaining contracts.
  • Advises public and private employers and acts as chief negotiator in collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Represents employers in regard to employment discrimination complaints and suits.

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

News and Insights

Legal Updates

Media Coverage

  • “Disclaimers in Social Media Policies Could Avoid Labor Law Problems, Attorneys Say,” Electronic Commerce & Law Report, October 2010.

Speaking Engagements

  • The NLRB: A thorn in everyone’s side–not just unionized employers!” Eckert Seamans’ Human Resources Forum, May 2016.
  • “Keep the NLRB’s Target Off Your Back: Look Out for Overbroad Rules of Conduct,” Eckert Seamans’ Human Resources Forum, May 2015.
  • “NLRB Update: Guidance for employers dealing with the new NLRB “ambush election rules” and other labor law developments,” Eckert Seamans’ Human Resources Forum, January 2015.
  • “Confidentiality of Internal Investigations,” panelist, American Conference Institute’s National Advanced Forum on NLRB & Labor Law Disputes and Litigation, March 2013.
  • “NLRB Update,” co-presenter, Eckert Seamans’ Human Resources Forum, November 2011.
  • “It Takes Two Wrongs to Make a Right,” co-presenter, Eckert Seamans’ Human Resources Forum, June 2009.