MARC FURMAN is the Chair of the Labor & Employment Group at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, as well as a Shareholder and a member of the Board of Directors. For more than 30 years, Marc has limited his practice to providing representation and counsel to both union and non-union employers throughout the United States in all aspects of labor and employment law. His clients span a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, hotel and hospitality, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare, food processing and distribution, and financial services. He is particularly focused on representing construction companies in matters involving unions, picketing and prevailing wage situations.
Marc has successfully handled hundreds of matters before the National Labor Relations Board, including representation and decertification election petitions, and unfair labor practice charge cases. He has negotiated scores of collective bargaining agreements, and frequently handles labor arbitrations. In addition, he regularly provides counsel to non-union companies to develop legal and appropriate union avoidance campaigns.
Marc counsels and defends employers in employment discrimination lawsuits in federal and state court, and before administrative agencies such as the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. He has defended employers in cases alleging unlawful retaliation and discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion, age, and disability. He also provides counsel regarding employment-related litigation matters involving non-competition agreements, prevailing wage and general wage and hour compliance matters.
In addition, Marc provides day-to-day counseling to his clients on human resources matters such as hiring and firing, drug testing, workplace investigations, and family and medical leave. He frequently lectures about these and other labor and employment law topics to other attorneys, employers and industry associations. For ten years, he served as an adjunct assistant professor of law at The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, teaching an advance labor practice course.
Marc was a senior partner at Rothenberg Silverman & Furman PC, where he practiced management-side labor and employment law exclusively, until that firm merged with Cohen Seglias in 2002.
Away from the office, Marc has served as Secretary of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, where, for more than twenty years, he has held Officer, Trustee, and Senior Trustee positions. Other interests include being an avid cyclist, volunteering at major classic car concours events and national cycling races and championships, being a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, and spending time with his family.