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BALTIMORE, MD (6/12/2024) — For the 18th consecutive year, Shawe Rosenthal LLP has been ranked in the top tier of Maryland labor and employment law firms by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

In addition to the firm’s ranking, 10 Shawe Rosenthal partners were honored as top individual labor and employment law practitioners. They are:

• Co-Managing Partner Gary L. Simpler, who is well-known for his experience working with employers in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors;
• Co-Managing Partner Teresa D. Teare, who represents companies in employment-related litigation and counsels management on human resources issues;
Eric Hemmendinger, who represents management in major wage-hour and employment litigation, including class actions and jury trials, and in traditional labor law;
Darryl G. McCallum, who concentrates on employment law matters, including the defense of race, sex, and other discrimination suits;
J. Michael McGuire, who represents management before the NLRB, negotiating collective bargaining agreements and arbitrating labor and employment disputes;
Fiona W. Ong, who defends employers in employment matters, develops workplace policies and procedures, and provides advice and counsel to human resources;
Stephen D. Shawe, who represents clients in labor and employment matters with a concentration in the retail and manufacturing industries;
Mark J. Swerdlin, who has extensive experience defending employers in discrimination claims and representing management in labor matters;
Parker E. Thoeni, who represents management in employment litigation and administrative proceedings and provides advice and counsel to employers regarding personnel matters; and
Elizabeth Torphy-Donzella, who uses her long experience defending employers in discrimination and other litigation to help employers manage employment relations challenges.

Chambers ranks both lawyers and law firms based upon their reputation among peers and clients. Research for the ranking is conducted by more than 170 full-time editors and researchers.

Chambers USA is part of Chambers & Partners (, a prominent, London-based research and publishing organization which has been ranking the best lawyers since 1990 and now covers more than 200 jurisdictions.

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Shawe Rosenthal LLP has a national reputation as “Management’s Workplace Lawyers.” Founded in 1947, Shawe Rosenthal represents and advises management in employment and labor law matters. The firm’s clients range from Fortune 100 companies to smaller businesses and non-profits in a wide range of industries. Its practice includes both litigation and preventive measures. Shawe Rosenthal’s tenacious, results-oriented approach produces results in the courtroom, respect in agency proceedings, and sound, proactive guidance in workplace policy.