Parker Thoeni represents management in employment litigation in state and federal courts, and in administrative proceedings before federal, state, and local administrative bodies. Parker also provides advice and counsel to employers regarding personnel matters.
Parker litigates a broad range of labor and employment disputes; he focuses the majority of his time on litigation involving employee mobility (common law tortious interference and non-competition and non-solicitation agreements), confidentiality agreements and trade secrets, as well as wage and hour class and collective actions. Parker advises clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, including employee leave, reasonable accommodations, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, wages and hours, restrictive covenants, executive employment agreements, misappropriation of confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information, and development of personnel policies. Parker routinely oversees and conducts internal investigations and provides both management and employee training on a variety of labor and employment laws. Parker 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. Parker has been a frequent speaker on medical marijuana in the workplace, as well as LGBTQ workplace rights. Parker represents employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare and pharmaceuticals, construction, professional services, food services, and manufacturing.
Before joining Shawe Rosenthal, Parker worked for a national labor and employment law firm. Parker began his career with the federal government representing management in labor and employment disputes.
Parker received his B.A. in Mathematics from Franklin & Marshall College and his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, cum laude, where he was an editor of the Business Law Brief, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society Executive Board, and the Director of the National High School Moot Court Competition.
Parker Thoeni Will Be A Panelist for the Employment Law Alliance’s “United States Employment Law Year in Review"
Fiona Ong and Parker Thoeni authored a Chambers Expert Focus article, “Marijuana in the US Workplace."
Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys Author Maryland Chapter of Lexology's "Employment: North America" Guide
Parker E. Thoeni has been appointed as co-chair of the Trade Secrets subcommittee of the Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee
Parker E. Thoeni was featured in an episode of the podcast, Latte with a Lawyer
Fiona Ong and Parker Thoeni presented a session on Maryland’s new employment laws at the LifeSpan 2022 Annual Conference
Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys Authored the USA Trends And Developments Chapter of The Chambers' Employment 2022 Global Practice Guide
Parker Thoeni spoke at an Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington on wage theft laws
Parker Thoeni was a guest speaker for the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s Human Resources Peer Group
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
Shawe Rosenthal LLP Was Ranked In The Top Tier Of Maryland Labor And Employment Law Firms By Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Parker E. Thoeni Was A Speaker At The June 8, 2022 Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s Manufacturing Workforce Innovation Conference
Parker E. Thoeni Authored A Practice Point For the American Bar Association
Parker Thoeni Will Be A Speaker At A Manufacturing Workforce Innovation Conference
Parker E. Thoeni Presented A Session For The Employment Law Alliance
Webinar: Maryland’s New Employment Laws 2022 Guidance on Employer Compliance
Parker E. Thoeni Approved As Hearing Committee Member By The D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility
Parker E. Thoeni Will Present A Session For The Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
Parker E. Thoeni Quoted in Law 360 Article Regarding CMS Vaccine Rule
Parker E. Thoeni and Preston (Pete) Heck Successfully Advocate for Company Against Former Employee Who Violated Non-Compete Agreement
Best Lawyers in America© Honors Shawe Rosenthal
All Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers©
Parker E. Thoeni and Courtney B. Amelung won a motion to dismiss
Parker E. Thoeni and Courtney B. Amelung presented a webinar on “Maryland Case Law Trends” to the Baltimore chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel
Shawe Rosenthal Authored the Maryland chapter of Lexology's “Employment: North America” Guide
Shawe Rosenthal authored the USA Trends and Developments chapter of Chambers’ Employment 2021 Global 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
Parker E. Thoeni was named a co-leader for the Employment Law Alliance’s Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants group
Parker Thoeni and Lindsey White authored “Employer Mandatory Vaccination Policies in the Time of COVID-19: Practical Considerations for Employers, Particularly Those in Healthcare”
Webinar: “The 'New Normal' of Remote Work? What Employers Need to Know" presented by Fiona Ong and Parker Thoeni
Best Lawyers in America© Includes Eleven Shawe Rosenthal LLP Partners In Its Inaugural 2021 Edition
Parker E. Thoeni Was A Guest Speaker For An Employment Law Alliance Podcast
Shawe Rosenthal has been ranked in the top tier of Maryland labor and employment firms for the eighteenth consecutive year by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Parker E. Thoeni was a guest speaker for the Employment Law Alliance’s podcast series, Episode 246: The Ban on Non-Compete Agreements in the District of Columbia
Teresa D. Teare presented a webinar, “Vaccinations in the Workplace: A Legal Perspective”
Teresa D. Teare and Parker E. Thoeni won summary judgment on a former employee’s claims against an insurance company
Parker E. Thoeni, Lindsey A. White, and Chad M. Horton presented a webinar, “The COVID-19 Vaccine is Here: What’s Next for Employers?”
Best Lawyers Honors Shawe Rosenthal
Employer Mandatory Vaccination Policies in the Time of COVID-19: Practical Considerations for Health Care Employers Article
FFCRA Paid Leave Mandate Revised, DOL Reaffirms its FFCRA Regulations: What attorneys and employers need to know
Best Lawyers Honors Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys
Parker Thoeni to Present at LifeSpan Network's Annual Conference
Mark J. Swerdlin and Parker E. Thoeni Authored an Op-Ed, “What the new overtime proposal could mean for businesses.”
Parker E. Thoeni and Lindsey A. White Won a Dismissal
Complimentary Webinar – Transgender Issues in the Workplace
Parker E. Thoeni authored an article, “NLRB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Joint Employment: 'We Reject Maintaining the Status Quo’”
Victory – Teresa Teare and Parker Thoeni Win Dismissal of Case
Mark Swerdlin and Parker Thoeni Win Dismissal of Federal Discrimination Case
hrsimple.com Webinar – “Marijuana in the Workplace.”
Super Lawyers Recognizes Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys
Article – "Is Setting Pay Based on Prior Salary the Same as Setting Pay Based on Sex?"
Victory - Parker E. Thoeni Won a Case for a Manufacturing Client in Federal Court
Webinar – "Managing Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases in the Workplace."
Victory. Teresa D. Teare and Parker E. Thoeni were successful in defending an FLSA wage and hour and wrongful discharge case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Victory. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit affirmed a summary judgment victory that Parker E. Thoeni won on behalf of a casket company
Victory. Bruce S. Harrison, Mark J. Swerdlin and Parker E. Thoeni won a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a non-profit organization
News – Update on Persuader Lawsuit
Article – "Trump DOL Asks For More Time In Persuader Rule Cases"
Article - "Discrimination based on sexual orientation: Not the "principal evil" but protected by Title VII nonetheless?"
Victory. Mark J. Swerdlin and Parker E. Thoeni won a motion to dismiss on behalf of a credit union
Nine S&R Attorneys selected for Super Lawyers Annual List
Shawe Rosenthal and Seven of Our Individual Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers
Webinar The Transitioning Legal Landscape of Transgender Workplace Rights What Employers Need to Know
Webinar: Navigating New Legal Developments on Same-Sex Marriage, Transgender Rights, and Pregnancy Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know
Teresa D. Teare and Parker E. Thoeni were quoted in a recent article in the Baltimore Business Journal
Making Sure Employment Decisions Comply with the Law.
Mark Swerdlin and Parker Thoeni Won A Motion to Dismiss on Behalf of Transportation Company
FTC Proposes Near-Total Ban on Non-Compete Agreements
Gender Dysphoria Constitutes a Disability Under the ADA, According to the Fourth Circuit
D.C. Eases Off Its Proposed Non-Compete Ban
TOP TIP: Non-Competes in the Context of the Sale of a Business
Where All the Federal Vaccine and Other COVID Mandates Stand Now
OSHA Scraps Its Healthcare ETS While CMS Moves Forward With the Vaccine Mandate in Half of the Country
CMS Issues COVID-19 Rule Requiring Vaccination of Healthcare Staff
President Biden Issues Challenging Executive Order Seeking to Ban or Limit Non-Competes, Occupational Licensing Requirements, and Wage-Sharing
D.C. Bans (Almost All) Non-Compete Agreements
New York Court Vacates Portion of DOL’s Joint Employer Rule
NLRB Catches Up To The #MeToo and #BLM Movements
NLRB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Joint Employment- “We Reject Maintaining the Status Quo”
Court Finds DOL’s New Persuader Rule “Flawed”
Article – “Is Setting Pay Based on Prior Salary the Same as Setting Pay Based on Sex?”
Don’t Access My Emails And Tell Me It’s Legal
We Sued the Department of Labor, and Now It Has Backtracked on the Persuader Rule
Article – “Discrimination based on sexual orientation: Not the “principal evil” but protected by Title VII nonetheless?”