Darryl G. McCallum




Darryl G. McCallum

Phone: 410-843-3465
Fax: 410-752-8861
E-Mail: mccallum@shawe.com

Darryl G. McCallum concentrates his practice in employment law matters, including the defense of race, sex and other discrimination suits, sexual harassment claims, and claims involving wrongful discharge. He routinely advises employers on human resources issues.  Darryl is certified by the D.C. Office of Human Rights to provide sexual harassment training, as required by the D.C. Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018.

Immediately prior to joining Shawe Rosenthal, Mr. McCallum was an Associate Litigation Counsel with the Law and Public Policy Department of MCI in Washington, D.C.  While at MCI, he provided advice to management on various employment law issues, and litigated employment matters before federal and state courts and enforcement agencies.  After law school, Mr. McCallum served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Robert N. Wilentz, former Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He then spent six years in the litigation group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Washington, D.C., where he concentrated his practice in employment matters, appearing before courts in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.

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Mr. McCallum serves as a Board Member of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland and is the former Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law.  Mr. McCallum formerly served as the Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Litigation Section Committee on Corporate Counsel and has contributed to the Corporate Counsel Committee’s quarterly newsletter, authoring articles entitled “Court Holds That Self Critical Analysis And Attorney-Client Privileges Did Not Apply To Completed Employee Questionnaires” and “A Cautionary Tale: Lessons on Document Preservation from the Quattrone Decision.”  Mr. McCallum is also a member of the National Employment Law Council and serves on the Board of the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association.  He has also served as a revisions editor for the Matthew Bender publication: The Employment Law Deskbook and has contributed as an attorney author to the Lexis Practice Advisor.  Mr. McCallum is also a contributing author of the MSBA Maryland Employment Law Deskbook

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Mediation)
  • Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
  • Employment, Non-Compete/Non-Solicit, Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Litigation, including complex Class and Collective Actions
  • FMLA/ADA/Workers’ Compensation Leave Management
  • Human Resources Advice and Counseling
  • Personnel Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • Wage and Hour Compliance and Litigation


  • Super Lawyers, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Best Lawyers, 2018-2020


  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Employment Sections
  • Former Chair, MSBA Section of Labor and Employment Law
  • Board Member, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland
  • District of Columbia Bar, Labor and Employment Section
  • Board Member, Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Member, National Employment Law Council


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1992
    – Intern, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Boston, MA
    – Black Law Students’ Association
  • Princeton University, B.A., cum laude, 1989
    – Recipient, National Science Foundation Incentives for Excellence Scholarship
    – Alumni Vice-President, Class of 1989
    – Princeton University Store Trustee

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland and District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit



Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys Author Maryland Chapter of Chambers' 2022 Regional Employment Practice Guide

Darryl G. McCallum won a motion to dismiss in a federal age discrimination and retaliation case brought by a former employee against a public school system

Teresa D. Teare has been named the Litigation – Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” in the Baltimore area by The Best Lawyers in America© 2023

Darryl G. McCallum won summary judgment for an elevator repair company

Darryl McCallum Presented A Webinar On Behalf Of The Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland

Darryl G. McCallum Presented Session For The MD State Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Institute

Event: Darryl G. McCallum will present a session on “What’s Keeping Corporate Counsel Up at Night" for the Maryland State Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Institute

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Shawe Rosenthal

All Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers©

Shawe Rosenthal authored the Maryland Chapter of Chambers’ 2021 Regional Employment Practice Guide,

We are delighted to announce that all of our partners were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022, an extremely rare accomplishment

Best Lawyers in America© Includes Eleven Shawe Rosenthal LLP Partners In Its Inaugural 2021 Edition

Darryl G. McCallum was a guest speaker on the Employment Law Alliance’s podcast series

On April 1, 2021, Darryl G. McCallum is presenting a complimentary webinar, “The COVID-19 Vaccine: Practical Guidance for Employers During the Pandemic"

Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Best Lawyers Honors Shawe Rosenthal

Darryl G. McCallum Elected to Board of Directors of the BBB of Greater Maryland

Best Lawyers Honors Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys

The New Normal: Considerations for Resuming and Continuing Operations During a Pandemic

Darryl G. McCallum participated on a webinar panel on “COVID-19 in the Workplace: Your Questions Answered”

Darryl G. McCallum was Quoted in an Article by C. Thea Pitzen

Best Lawyers Honors Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys

Darryl G. McCallum was a panelist for the Maryland State Bar Association’s Employment Law Federal Bench/Bar Spring Program

Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Darryl G. McCallum was extensively quoted in an article by Vin Gurrieri, “State Pot Expansions Shift Spotlight To Workplace Drug Bans

Darryl G. McCallum and Courtney B. Amelung Won a Complete Defense Verdict

Darryl G. McCallum moderated a panel on “Medical Marijuana: What Employers Need to Know”

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Nine Shawe Rosenthal Partners

Article - “Addressing Negligent Hiring and Retention Claims”

Darryl G. McCallum was quoted in an American Bar Association Litigation News article, “Trend in Medical Marijuana Suits Favors Employees”

Darryl McCallum Wins Summary Judgment in Federal Discrimination Case

Super Lawyers Recognizes Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys

J. Michael McGuire and Darryl McCallum Obtain Summary Judgment in Wrongful Discharge Case

Presentation – Darryl McCallum Was a Presenter at the Maryland Association of Counties Conference.

Best Lawyers™ Recognizes Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys

Article – "Best Practices for Preventing and Defending against Negligent Hiring, Retention, and Supervision Claims"

Nine S&R Attorneys selected for Super Lawyers Annual List

Shawe Rosenthal Continues to have a Presence on Maryland State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section Council

Firm Attorneys to Participate in Roundtable Discussion Focused on Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

Darryl McCallum Won a Motion To Dismiss In Wrongful Termination Suit

Darryl G. McCallum Now Chair of the MSBA's Section of Labor and Employment Law

Darryl G. McCallum on WYPR's Maryland Morning