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 2012
Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2012)
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
Listed in the highest tier for National ERISA Litigation Practice in Chambers USA 2012
Ranked in Tier 1 for ERISA Litigation by The U.S. Legal 500 (2012)
honors + affiliations
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2007)
Member, Bar of the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association Member
Editor-in-Chief, Villanova Law Review
- New Jersey
William J. Delany is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Delany focuses on the representation of employers in a variety of labor and employment-related matters in state and federal courts, and before numerous state and federal agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. He also handles labor arbitrations.
Mr. Delany has represented clients in matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, all types of claims under the various employment discrimination statutes, more traditional labor disputes involving the labor-management relationship, and disputes involving individual employee rights. Mr. Delany also counsels employers regarding executive misconduct and fraud investigations.
In addition to litigation matters, Mr. Delany counsels employers in day-to-day labor and employment labor matters, agreements and all forms of employee manuals and policies.
In 2007, Mr. Delany was named an "up and coming" lawyer for employment law by Chambers USA, based on the views of clients, peers, and other industry professionals. Chambers noted that Mr. Delany "wins accolades from clients as tremendously proactive at working to improve employee relations."
Mr. Delany is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
- Villanova University School of Law, 1994, J.D.
- James Madison University, 1991, B.A.