Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Allegheny County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Section
Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
The College of William and Mary, B.A., Government and Religious Studies.
With nearly a decade and a half of litigation experience, Robert Vernon counsels and represents clients at all stages of the employment process. Rob assists clients in developing employment policies and practices, negotiating contracts, investigating employee misconduct, employee discipline and grievances, and termination. Should a matter proceed to litigation, Rob has represented clients before both state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and related state and local human relations commissions, the Department of Labor, OSHA, the National and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, and federal and state courts throughout the country.
Rob recognizes that clients have unique needs and circumstances and strives to work with his clients to find practical solutions to their legal matters. Whether it's "bet the company" litigation, providing guidance on recent developments in labor and employment law, to managing a successful workforce, Rob will work to develop a solution that fits client circumstances while obtaining the desired result.
Examples of Rob’s experience include:
Litigation in both State and Federal Courts nationwide
Employment Law and Personnel Counselling and Advice
Employment Investigations, Discipline, and Terminations
Service Contracts and Independent Contractor negotiations
Grievance and Interest Arbitrations
Wage and Hour Advice and Litigation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and related State Laws
OSHA Investigations, Appeals, and Litigation
Construction and Commercial Litigation
Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings
Rob earned his law degree from Notre Dame Law School. Rob attended The College of William and Mary, where he earned his B.A. in Government and Religious Studies. Before joining Gabriel Fera, Rob worked at both multinational and boutique law firms, representing clients ranging from multinational corporations to privately-owned small businesses to government entities.