Eric M. Brown practices in the areas of municipal law, labor and employment law, civil rights, public official and police liability, land use and zoning, election law and school law.
Mr. Brown serves as labor counsel for a number of municipalities throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In this role, Mr. Brown provides advice and representation on collective bargaining, including Act 111 interest arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and grievance arbitrations. Mr. Brown also advises municipalities on personnel management issues, including appropriate employee policies, employee investigations and discipline, claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. As a member of the Firm’s litigation team, Mr. Brown defends municipalities in numerous federal lawsuits, including constitutional rights claims brought pursuant to Section 1983, claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and the Pennsylvania Labor Relations board, as well as lawsuits brought in state court, including claims involving the Municipalities Planning Code and the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act.
Mr. Brown is a native of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brown taught history at a local public high school. Mr. Brown has a long history of political and community service, and has held elected office on a local school board.
Mr. Brown is a member of the American Bar Association and its Labor/Employment and Litigation sections, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and its Municipal Law and Education Law sections, the Allegheny County Bar Association and its Municipal and School Law section, and the Chester County Bar Association and its Municipal and Land Use Law section.
Mr. Brown is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania.
Bar Admission: Pennsylvania