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03/05/07 At the Crossroads: The State of Labor Relations in the Hospitality Industry, presented at the National HR in Hospitality Conference, Las Vegas
04/10/01 Ethical Issues in Employment Law, presented at a Morgan Lewis Seminar, Philadelphia
11/16/99 Best Practices: Putting Yourself in the Best Position to Defend Your Employment Decisions, presented at ML&B Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Philadelphia
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11/09/10 Morgan Lewis Advises Grupo Bimbo on Acquisition of Sara Lee
Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Grupo Bimbo") announced that it will purchase Sara Lee Corporation's North American Fresh Bakery business for $959 million.
06/29/09 Q&A With Morgan Lewis' Steven Wall, Employment Law360
Steven Wall is interviewed, discussing the past, present, and future of his practice and labor and employment law.
02/13/07 Morgan Lewis Highlighted in Employment Law 360
Partner Steven Wall was interviewed for a law firm profile in the February 8 issue of Employment Law 360.
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practice accolades

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2014

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Named Employment Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2014)

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

Labor-Management Relations & Labor Disputes

Ranked, National Tier 1: Labor Law - Management, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2010)

honors + affiliations

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2003–2014)

Listed as one of the nation's top 100 most powerful employment attorneys in Human Resource Executive (2009)

Recipient, Award for "Best Lawyer," Corporate Counsel Magazine

Listed, Who's Who Legal – Labour and Employment (2005, 2012–2013)

Noted in The Legal 500 for Labor-Management Relations (2014)

bar admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
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Steven R. Wall

1701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
United States
Phone: +1.215.963.4928
Fax: +1.215.963.5001

Steven R. Wall is the firm's Managing Partner of Practice and a senior partner in the Labor and Employment Practice. Resident in the Philadelphia office, Mr. Wall is responsible for working with the firm's practice group leaders and other partners on strategic business planning and implementation and practice management. Mr. Wall served as the practice group leader of the international Labor and Employment Practice from 2003 to 2009.

Mr. Wall's client service centers on traditional labor strategic advice, with particular focus on union corporate campaigns and high-profile employment litigation. He has handled dozens of employment litigation matters in federal and state courts and before several administrative agencies, with an emphasis on class-based discrimination, wage and hour, and collective bargaining issues. He has tried to verdict more than a dozen employment cases in federal and state court.

Mr. Wall has been advising clients for more than 25 years on the National Labor Relations Act, various federal and state discrimination laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, preventive labor relations, executive compensation, and reductions in force. He also regularly represents boards of directors in negotiating senior executive employment or separation agreements. His clients include companies in the service, retail, baking, healthcare, paper and pulp, and banking industries.

Mr. Wall is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2006–2011) and in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2003–2014). For 10 years running, Mr. Wall has been named one of the leading U.S. lawyers for employment law by Chambers, based on the views of clients, peers, and other industry professionals. Chambers recognized his "great presence and command in front of a jury" and commended his ability to act as a strategic advisor. Chambers has also called Mr. Wall "a great relationship partner, and an excellent litigator and negotiator in his own right." Mr. Wall is also a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Mr. Wall clerked with Judge James Hunter III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He received his J.D. in 1983, summa cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he served as special project editor of the Cornell Law Review. He earned his B.S. from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1979.

Mr. Wall is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal district courts and circuit courts of appeals.


  • Cornell Law School, 1983, J.D., Summa Cum Laude
  • Cornell University, 1979, B.S.