William J. Delany guides clients through ERISA and other labor and employment related litigation. He defends clients against ERISA class actions and complex employment discrimination lawsuits. He has represented clients against class action claims challenging 401(k) savings plan administration, stock-drop litigation, and fiduciary duty issues that arise from retiree medical and other employee benefit plan modification and/or termination. Employee benefit plan administrators and trustees turn to William to resolve a number of other ERISA and breach of fiduciary claims.
In addition to defending clients in ERISA actions, William represents employers in labor and employment cases in US federal and states courts and before agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. He has experience in executive employment disputes, noncompete agreements and restrictive covenants, and employment discrimination claims.
William also handles traditional labor claims that involve the labor-management relationship and individual employee rights. He counsels employers on executive misconduct and guides them through fraud investigations.
Villanova University School of Law, 1994, J.D.
James Madison University, 1991, B.A.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Winner, The National Law Journal’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2014)
Recognized in Who’s Who Legal (2016)
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2007)
Member, Bar of the US District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Member, Bar of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section