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George C. Morrison Associate

 
Lehigh Valley, PA | Direct 610.782.4911 | Fax 610.782.4933
New York, NY | Direct 646.837.5776 | Fax 212.244.6200
 | morrisong@whiteandwilliams.com
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George Morrison has experience in a variety of labor and employment matters.  His practice ranges from proactive counseling to litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

George counsels employers on compliance with federal, state and local laws concerning individual employment rights, covenants not-to-compete, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, COBRA, personnel policies and labor and employment issues arising from mass layoffs and plant shutdowns.  He also assists employers with general OSHA and Department of Labor inspections and has successfully worked with investigators to minimize employer liability.

George is also a member of the firm’s Education Law Group.  In this role, George advises colleges and universities on issues related to faculty and student procedural due process rights and compliance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  George has developed and assisted in the implementation of campus wide document retention and litigation hold policies and procedures.  In addition, he counsels colleges and universities on the procedures to obtain H-1B visas for faculty.

While in law school, George was President of the Widener University Moot Court Honor Society. 

Prior to joining White and Williams, he was a judicial clerk to Justice J. Michael Eakin of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and also served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Simpson of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, a distinctive court that has original and appellate jurisdiction over cases involving Pennsylvania state and local government. 

Representative Matters

  • Counseled and represented an environmental consulting company in an action arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Represented a heat transfer fluids manufacturer in an action alleging breach of an employment contract
  • Assisted in obtaining dismissal on behalf of multiple university clients of claims asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1983
  • Enforced national food distributor’s rights under non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act against a former employee
  • Assisted in obtaining a dismissal on behalf of a university client of an action arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Civil Rights Act
  • Negotiated on behalf of a motor manufacturer for the reclassification of citations and reduction of proposed penalties imposed by OSHA
  • Counseled and represented a real estate developer before the United States Department of Labor regarding independent contractors’ employment status 
  • Board, committee and governance counsel to non-profit organizations 

Recognition & Involvement

In 2012 and 2013, George was selected in a survey of his peers as a Pennsylvania "Rising Star" by Law & Politics Magazine. 

He has a finance background and is a private pilot. 

George is also a Board Member of the Saucon Valley Rotary Club and Congress of Political Economists and a Committee Member of the Lehigh Valley Flying Club.

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Bar and Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

New York

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Education

Widener University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2006

Wilkes University Jay Sidhu School of Business and Leadership, BA, summa cum laude, 2003

Memberships

Lehigh County Bar Association

National Association of College and University Attorneys

New York Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association