The Firm is consistently ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as the top tier labor/employment law firm in Maryland. Chambers USA had this to say:
Shawe Rosenthal "maintains its exceptional reputation for taking on employment and labor matters for management of leading companies." (Chambers 2016)
Shawe Rosenthal "is known for dedicated focus on labor and employment work, with significant strength in labor management relations, alternative dispute resolution, severence contracting and complex class actions." (Chambers 2015)
Shawe Rosenthal "is known for heavy emphasis on employment litigation, including wage and hour disputes, qui tam actions and workplace discrimination. Also well regarded for its labor relations practice, offering advice to clients relating to NLRB proceedings and union avoidance." (Chambers 2014)
"This fine practice is much noted for its experience representing employers before federal and state courts, the NLRB, EEOC, and other administrative agencies, as well as in arbitrations. Its attorneys have extensive expertise in matters pertaining to unfair labor practice cases and collective bargaining agreements, and continue to be in demand for their strengths in discriminationand wrongful termination litigation." (Chambers 2013)
Shawe Rosenthal is "well-regarded labor and employment" national law firm. Sources say "they are all very good lawyers." (Chambers 2012)
“This highly respected labor and employment boutique has a national presence and represents management in the full spectrum of labor and employment matters.” Sources say "A first-class firm that listens to what we want to do and really helps us achieve our objectives." (Chambers USA 2011)
Steve Shawe, Bruce Harrison, J. Michael McGuire, and Gary Simpler are also fellows of the College of Labor and Employment.