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Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Law Attorney Irwin Aronson Speaks at Penn State University Event, LSER 70th Anniversary Symposium

April 16, 2013

Pennsylvania labor and employment lawyer Irwin Aronson of Willig, Williams & Davidson presented the labor perspective on how privatization of formerly public services implicates important labor law issues at Penn State University’s Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER) 70th Anniversary Symposium in April. Aronson’s presentation was part of a full day of workshops for both alumni and students focusing on the latest developments in employment law, labor law, human resources, international human resources, arbitration, and the labor movement. The law firm of Willig, Williams & Davidson is a proud sponsor of the event.

The symposium celebrates Penn State University's Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations establishment 70 years ago. The LSER department engages in teaching, research, and outreach on all aspects of work and the employment relationship. Through the work of the department, students go on to careers in human resources management, labor relations, union organizing and representation, employment law, and government. The 70th Symposium is both a nod to the hard work of the LSER department as well as an ongoing teaching and networking opportunity for alumni and students.

Aronson is a respected appellate advocate concentrating his practice in labor and employment law, employee benefit matters, governmental affairs and legislative drafting and analysis. His extensive experience as a labor and employment attorney in litigation and legislative matters ranges from fair labor standards and unemployment compensation, to housing and urban development, to elections and voting rights.

Aronson is also a published author and frequent lecturer. Among other institutions, he serves or has served as an instructor for Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, the Union Leadership Academy, Pennsylvania State University’s Capitol College (where he was an adjunct faculty member), the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Aronson is also a regular radio show co-host on The Rick Smith Show, “Where Working People Come to Talk.”

Aronson achieved his undergraduate degree from Penn State University’s department of labor studies which is now known as Labor Studies and Employment Relations, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is a member of the department’s Alumnae Program Group Board. His law degree is from Dickinson School of Law where graduated Cum Laude. In 2012, Irwin was appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to serve on its Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) board. He is also a dedicated member of his community, serving on many boards and committees benefitting others and co-founding the Keystone Research Center, a Pennsylvania-based public policy research institute

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. 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; family law issues; and workers’ compensation matters in Pennsylvania and beyond.

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