Willig, Williams & Davidson Managing Partner Deborah R. Willig Selected by Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf for Transition Review Team
January 5, 2015
Willig, Williams & Davidson, a Philadelphia labor, employment and workers’ compensation firm, is pleased to announce that managing partner Deborah R. Willig has been selected by Gov.-elect Tom Wolf to serve on the Committee on Labor and Industry, a transition review team.
“I am honored to be chosen by Gov.-elect Tom Wolf for the Committee on Labor and Industry,” said Willig. “I am looking forward to teaming up with other labor professionals and union officials to ensure that Pennsylvania’s policies treat all working individuals with the dignity and respect they deserve.”
Wolf has chosen professionals from a wide array of industries to serve on his transition review teams. These committee members will review policies in areas such as education, aging, fish and game, banking, health, environment and agriculture. The transition review teams will collaborate with the outgoing administration to better understand the issues and challenges that the executive branch faces.
Willig has fought for the rights of working people and their families since she founded Willig, Williams & Davidson in 1979. As a labor and employment lawyer, she represents a wide range of labor unions including public school teachers, public health workers, firefighters, Teamsters, and orchestra musicians. Her work for both public and private sector unions includes handling contract negotiations, presenting interest and grievance arbitrations, and advising clients on internal union governance and staff matters.
Willig has been recognized with a wide array of prestigious awards and honors including the Agent of Change Award from Women’s Way; the Sandra Day O’Connor Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association; the Labor Human Rights Award from the Jewish Labor Committee; the Jewish National Fund’s Attorney of the Year Award; and a Lifetime Achievement award from The Legal Intelligencer, an ALM publication.
About Willig, Williams & Davidson – Willig, Williams & Davidson is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Media, Jenkintown and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J., and Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; tax and benefit law compliance issues; discrimination and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; and workers’ compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond.