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Philadelphia Labor and Employment Lawyer Irwin W. Aronson Presented at Public Housing Authorities Directors Association / Rutgers University Executive Director Education Program

January 10, 2011

Irwin W. Aronson, a partner with Philadelphia union-side labor law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson, presented an employee relations seminar on Jan. 8, 2011, at a sold-out Executive Director Education Program course presented by the national Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The program, titled “Personnel Management,” familiarized executive directors with the principles of managing people and included topics such as utilizing performance appraisal systems, sound personnel policies and leading and motivating staff members. The course was offered in conjunction with PHADA’s 2011 Commissioners’ Conference in Phoenix, Ariz.

The multi-credit, nationally recognized PHADA/Rutgers Executive Director Education Program (EDEP) taps experts from a variety of fields who, as part of a series of 10 courses, address the technical, managerial and strategic competencies required of successful executive directors. The program’s nationwide audience consists of experienced professionals who are introduced to theoretical concepts as well as practical problem-solving techniques as they pursue EDEP certification.

Resident in Willig, Williams & Davidson’s Harrisburg office, 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 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 Industrial 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.

The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Aronson received the Keystone Research Center’s highest honor, the Sol Hoffman Award for Outstanding Service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in 2005. In 2001, he was the only Democratic Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania nominee to receive the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission’s coveted “Highly Recommended” rating. That same year, the Chester County Labor Council named Aronson “Citizen of the Year.” “Best Lawyers in America” has listed Aronson as a top labor, employment and employee benefit lawyer each year since 1987. Since 1987, Aronson has been recognized as a LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated attorney.

Willig, Williams & Davidson is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States with offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Jenkintown and Media, Pa., as well as Baltimore and Haddonfield, N.J. The firm’s accomplished and diverse legal team focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds, individual working people and their families. Its attorneys work with clients to find practical and efficient solutions to the problems that they face in a variety of legal forums, including national, regional and local contract negotiations and dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and court litigation.

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