Steve Wall provides strategic and litigation advice to employers on issues involving executive compensation, labor management relations, and employment law. Steve works with clients to manage and resolve proactively matters involving union corporate campaigns, high-profile employment litigation, and workforce change, including labor and employment issues involving new businesses, acquisitions, and divestitures. He also counsels both boards of directors and C-level executives on employment agreements and compensation for senior executives.
Companies in the auto, service, manufacturing, retail, food, baking, healthcare, insurance, and banking industries turn to him for advice on executive employment issues, union strategies and corporate campaigns, and compliance with the myriad of federal and state laws impacting business change.
A fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Steve is frequently recognized for his jury skills and work with clients. He has tried more than a dozen employment cases to verdict in federal and state courts. For 12 years, he has been named one of the leading US lawyers for employment law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Steve also serves as the firm’s Managing Partner of Practice globally, overseeing the firm’s practice groups, practice areas, industry initiatives, and partner recruiting.
Cornell Law School, 1983, J.D., Summa Cum Laude
Cornell University, 1979, B.S.
Supreme Court of the United States
Clerkship to Judge James Hunter of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1984 - 1985)
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Acritas Star Lawyer (2020)
Hall of Fame, Labor and Employment: Labor and management relations, The Legal 500 US (2020, 2021)
Leading Lawyer, Labor and Employment - Labor-Management Relations, The Legal 500 US (2014–2019)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Eminent Practitioner, Labor & Employment, Pennsylvania, Chambers USA (2020, 2021)
Band 1, Labor & Employment, Pennsylvania, Chambers USA (2018, 2019)
Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law – Management, Philadelphia, The Best Lawyers in America (2019)
Recognized, Employment Law – Management, Philadelphia; Labor Law – Management, Philadelphia; Litigation – Labor and Employment, Philadelphia, The Best Lawyers in America (2017–2020, 2022)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Recognized, BTI Client Service All-Star (2011, 2016)