Miriam S. Edelstein Photo
medelstein@reedsmith.com

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Miriam has broad litigation experience before administrative agencies, state courts and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. She litigates matters that span the gamut of issues that arise between employers and employees, including discrimination, leave of absence, retaliation, wage-and-hour, restrictive covenant, unfair competition, whistleblower and breach of contract issues. Additionally, Miriam works on matters involving fair housing and public accommodation laws, directors and officers liability, and traditional labor matters on behalf of private employers under the National Labor Relations Act.

Credentials

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2006, J.D., Recipient of Law Faculty Scholarship; Recipient of Honorable Louis C. Bechtle Scholarship; Received the Lena L. Hale Award for outstanding contribution to extracurricular activities; Received the Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer & Brecher Award for trial advocacy, Member of Temple's National Trial Team, winning the 2004 National Civil Rights Trial Competition and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's 2005 Tournament of Champions; Co-chairperson of OutLaw, Temple Law's LGBT student organization (2004-2005); Placed second in the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2006 Ruth Bader-Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Writing Competition for paper entitled Enumerated: Ninth Amendment Interpretive Theory
  • Hampshire College, 2000, B.A., Theatre

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Mazzoni Center, the largest health care provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities

Notable Quotes

  • 28 November 2017 "Which State’s Wage Laws Apply When Workers Temporarily Relocate?" Society for Human Resource Management State & Local Update
  • 25 September 2017 "2nd Circ. May Be Poised To Push Gay Rights To High Court" Law360
  • 15 September 2017 "Not All State Employment Discrimination Laws are Created Equal" Society for Human Resource Management State & Local Update