PHILADELPHIA - Global law firm Reed Smith today announced the arrival of Lori Armstrong Halber as partner in the Philadelphia office. Armstrong Halber was formerly a partner with Fisher Phillips, where she was a member of the firm's Women's Initiative & Leadership Council Steering Committee.

"Lori’s addition to the Labor & Employment team in the Philadelphia office brings increased bench strength both regionally and nationally," said Mark Temple, global practice group leader for Reed Smith’s Labor & Employment practice. “Lori has a broad based practice in both traditional labor law and general employment law, including wage and hour issues, which will be a tremendous asset to our clients."

Armstrong Halber has extensive experience defending employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in matters involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), with particular experience in class and collective actions. Armstrong Halber also represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), defends clients in grievance arbitrations, provides labor relations counseling, and formulates comprehensive and strategic union avoidance tactics. Armstrong Halber was one of the lead attorneys in the PCC Structurals case, 365 NLRB No. 160 (2017), in which the NLRB overturned Specialty Healthcare, 357 NLRB No. 83 (2011).