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Philadelphia Labor and Employee Benefits Lawyer Stuart Davidson of Willig, Williams & Davidson to be Honored by UFCW Local 1776

August 9, 2011

Stuart Davidson Firefighters LocalOn September 19, 2011, Local 1776 of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union will honor Philadelphia labor and employee benefits lawyer Stuart W. Davidson at its 18th Annual UFCW Local 1776 Rerum Novarum Charitable Trust Golf Classic, to be held at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa. The union is recognizing Davidson, a partner with the Philadelphia labor, employment and workers’ compensation law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson, for his many years of dedicated service to its members. The Golf Classic will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Rerum Novarum Charitable Trust.

“I am looking forward to joining UFCW Local 1776 for their annual Golf Classic and am honored that the union has chosen to recognize me at this worthy event,” said Davidson. “I consider it a privilege to fight for the rights of American workers, especially now, and I have enjoyed working with Local 1776 through the years. I look forward to doing so for many more.”

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, state workers, 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.

About Willig, Williams & Davidson – Willig, Williams & Davidson ( 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; prepaid legal services for union members; and workers’ compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond.

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