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Philadelphia Labor and Employee Benefits Lawyer Stuart Davidson of Willig, Williams & Davidson Reappointed Vice-Chair of Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners

May 3, 2011

Philadelphia labor and employment law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson is pleased to announce that Philadelphia lawyer and Partner Stuart W. Davidson has been reappointed Vice-Chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners. Davidson’s second three-year term on the Board commenced on April 1, 2011. Under the auspices of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the seven-member Board emphasizes the importance of professional responsibility and character in the legal profession, and evaluates the likelihood of an aspiring lawyer’s ability to uphold and commit to the standards of the profession. In carrying out this mission, the Board reviews bar admission rules and recommends rule changes, reviews proposed essay examination questions and analyses, approves examination results, sets policy and handles all other bar admission obligations as charged by the Court.
 
“I am honored to serve the Pennsylvania Supreme Court by acting as the Vice-Chair of its Board of Law Examiners,” said Davidson. “Through carrying out our bar admission obligations, the Board helps to preserve the integrity of the legal system by establishing and maintaining the highest standards for admission to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”
 
Davidson has represented labor unions and employee benefit plans for nearly three decades. He counts among his clients a wide range of union workers including musicians, longshoremen, food and commercial workers, university faculty, machinists, firefighters, police officers, teamsters, football players and many others. His work for public and private-sector unions includes leading contract negotiations, presenting interest and grievance arbitrations, representing employee benefit funds and advising clients on internal union matters. Davidson has also played key roles in the development of new and progressive benefit structures with the pension, health and welfare plans he represents.
 
In addition to serving as chief counsel to large regional and local unions along the East and Gulf coasts, Davidson is a frequent lecturer, teacher and author on such issues as ERISA, fiduciary responsibilities, labor law, employment discrimination, OSHA matters, drug and alcohol testing and other labor and employment concerns. A dedicated member of his community, he has been a Commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority; board member and executive committee member of the Development Corporation for Israel; member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ Attorneys Committee; President of the American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center; and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Johns Hopkins University. Davidson has also received the Jewish Labor Committee’s Humanitarian Award.
 
A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and The Johns Hopkins University, Davidson has been listed among the top attorneys in the field of labor and employment law by “Best Lawyers in America®” since 1995. Since 2004, he has also been consistently named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine.
 
Willig, Williams & Davidson (www.wwdlaw.com) is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. Founded in 1979, the firm focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds, 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; advocacy for injured workers; and prepaid legal services for union members.
   
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