Marc J. Scheiner

Special Counsel

  • Marc J. Scheiner
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1877
    Fax: +1 215 827 5534

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
    USA

Marc J. Scheiner practices in the area of employment law, counseling clients on a variety of employment issues. He represents clients in employment litigation matters and trains human resources professionals, in-house counsel and supervisors on a range of workplace topics. Mr. Scheiner works with clients to ensure compliance with Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADAAA, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and various state and local laws. He also assists clients in reviewing and drafting employment policies, handbooks, employment agreements, noncompete agreements and severance agreements.

Mr. Scheiner has represented clients in federal and state courts as well as before federal, state and local administrative agencies in matters involving charges and complaints of age, sex, race, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy and religious-based discrimination and harassment; retaliation; background checks; drug testing; and unemployment insurance issues. He has also represented indigent clients in Social Security disability appeals before the U.S. Social Security Administration and in hearings before the U.S. Department of Labor.

Mr. Scheiner has volunteered or worked on pro bono matters for Canine Partners for Life, the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, the Human Rights Campaign, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Mazzoni Center. Mr. Scheiner is also active as a mentor and advisor through his service on the board of directors of the Alumni Corporation of the University of Rochester chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Mr. Scheiner has also been cited by The National Law Journal, Employment Law360 and the Philadelphia Business Journal on employment topics.

Mr. Scheiner is a 2003 graduate of Cornell Law School, where he was note editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and a Legal Methods Honors Fellow, and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Rochester.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained settlement on behalf of nationwide drugstore chain that the client found favorable in connection with allegations of defamation and violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Defended large regional non-profit organization against former employee’s FMLA interference and retaliation claims.
  • Second-chaired two jury trials in New Jersey state court, obtaining a favorable jury verdict for a hospital client on defamation and retaliation claims after a one-week trial.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of discrimination claim through plaintiff’s withdrawal of his complaint, immediately following the taking of plaintiff’s deposition.
  • Defended managers and executives in third-party depositions.
  • Defended unemployment insurance claims.
  • Obtained settlements on behalf of luxury department store that the client found favorable in matters involving claims of sex, national origin, race and age discrimination and harassment.
  • Drafted numerous employee handbooks and other employment policies.
  • Conducted several hundred in-house trainings for clients (including executives, managers and employees) in various industries, including on the topics of harassment prevention (including in response to #MeToo claims), hiring and interviewing, performance management, reasonable accommodations and leaves, key employment laws for managers, conducting effective internal investigations, diversity and inclusion issues (with particular focus on LGBT and religious workplace issues) and dress code/appearance issues.
  • Obtained numerous settlements that clients found favorable in various discrimination, harassment and retaliation related cases pursuant to Title VII, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
  • Obtained dismissals of numerous charges (including before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Delaware Division of Industrial Affairs and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination) alleging various bases of discrimination and harassment.
  • Conducted privileged internal investigations for clients concerning allegations of harassment and discrimination.
  • Negotiated favorable resolutions of numerous threatened lawsuits in advance of filed litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Education

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2003
    - Note Editor, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
    - Legal Methods Honors Fellow
  • University of Rochester, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon, University of Rochester Chapter
    - Alumni Corporation Board of Directors

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Employment Law 102," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar September 15, 2021
  • Speaker, "Employment Law 101," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar September 14, 2021
  • Speaker, "Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: LGBTQ+ Workplace Issues," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, July 21, 2021
  • Speaker, "Employment Law 103: A Deeper Dive Part II," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), March 17, 2021
  • Speaker, "Employment Law 103: A Deeper Dive Part I," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), March 16, 2021
  • Speaker, "Employment Law 102," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, February 23, 2021
  • Speaker, "Employment Law 101," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, February 23, 2021
  • Speaker, "Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Handbook This Year," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, February 9, 2021
  • Speaker, "Employment Life Cycle of the Remote Employee," The New Reality of Workplace Law and Practice in the COVID-19 Era, Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, October 27, 2020
  • Speaker, "Employment Law 103: A Deeper Dive," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), October 27, 2020
  • Speaker, "What the #%!*: Political Correctness in the Workplace," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), September 10, 2020
  • Speaker, "Employment Law 101 & 102," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), September 22, 2020
  • Presenter, "Employment Law 101 & Employment Law 102," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Philadelphia, June 9, 2020
  • Presenter, "Employment Law 103: A Deeper Dive," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Philadelphia, June 3, 2020
  • Presenter, "Harassment Prevention Training for Human Resources and Managers," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), May 13, 2020
  • Presenter, "Employment Law 101 & Employment Law 102," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, March 31, 2020
  • Presenter, "2020 Navigation Guide for the West Coast: Washington Employment Law Update," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, January 22, 2020
  • Presenter, "Harassment Prevention Training for Human Resources and Managers," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Seminar, Philadelphia, October 29, 2019

  • Presenter, "Employment Law 101 and 102," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Seminar, Philadelphia, October 3, 2019

  • Presenter, "Avoiding Workplace Discrimination: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Webinar, July 23, 2019

  • Presenter, "Employment Law 103: A Deeper Dive," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Seminar, Philadelphia, June 4, 2019

  • Speaker, "Employment Aspects of Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction," Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice, Philadelphia, May 7, 2019

  • Presenter, "Employment Law 101 and 102 ," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Seminar, Philadelphia, March 19, 2019

  • Presenter, "Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Handbook This Year," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Webinar, January 23, 2019

  • Presenter, "Employment Law 101 and Employment Law 102," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Webinar, April 10, 2018

  • Presenter, "Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Handbook This Year," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Webinar, February 27, 2018

  • Speaker, "Harassment Quiz SM" Duane Morris Institute (DMi), December 13, 2017
  • Speaker, "Employment 102," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Philadelphia, October 17, 2017
  • Speaker, "Employment 101," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Philadelphia, October 17, 2017
  • Speaker, "Preparing for the Inevitable: Strategies for Handling EEOC Claims," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Philadelphia, September 28, 2017
  • Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice, Philadelphia, May 3, 2017
  • Speaker, "Systematic Approach to Attacking Harassment..." and "Preparing for the Inevitable: Strategies for Handling EEOC Claims," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Philadelphia, April 25, 2017
  • Speaker, "Top Ten Mistakes in Interviewing & Hiring Process," Delaware County (PA) SHRM Chapter, April 2016
  • Speaker, "Creating an LGBT-Inclusive Workplace," Cumberland Valley SHRM Diversity Conference, May 6, 2016
  • Speaker, "Finding Our Way Through the Weeds: Employment Law & Medical Marijuana in the Workplace," American Industrial Hygiene Association, April 20, 2016
  • Speaker, "Drafting Employee Handbooks and Avoiding the Most Common Handbook Mistakes," Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry's HR Roundtable, King of Prussia, PA, April 26, 2012
  • Presenter, "Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Workplace Issues," 2008 and 2009 Legislative Conference for the Society of Human Resources Management
  • Participant, 2008 Delaware Valley Human Resources (DVHR) Partnership Summit