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Marc Furman

Partner   |   Philadelphia, New York
Partner   |   Philadelphia, New York

MARC FURMAN is the Chair of the Labor & Employment Group at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, as well as a Shareholder and a member of the Board of Directors. For more than 30 years, Marc has limited his practice to providing representation and counsel to both union and non-union employers throughout the United States in all aspects of labor and employment law. His clients span a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, hotel and hospitality, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare, food processing and distribution, and financial services. He is particularly focused on representing construction companies in matters involving unions, picketing, and prevailing wage situations.

Marc has successfully handled hundreds of matters before the National Labor Relations Board, including representation and decertification election petitions, and unfair labor practice charge cases. He has negotiated scores of collective bargaining agreements, and frequently handles union grievances and labor arbitrations.

Marc counsels and defends employers in employment discrimination lawsuits in federal and state court, and before administrative agencies such as the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. He has defended employers in cases alleging unlawful retaliation and discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion, age, and disability. He also provides counsel regarding employment-related litigation matters involving non-competition agreements, prevailing wage and general wage and hour compliance matters.

In addition, Marc provides day-to-day counseling to his clients on human resources matters such as hiring and firing, drug testing, workplace investigations, and family and medical leave. He frequently lectures about these and other labor and employment law topics to other attorneys, employers and industry associations. For ten years, he served as an adjunct assistant professor of law at The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, teaching an advanced labor practice course.

Marc was a senior partner at Rothenberg Silverman & Furman PC, where he practiced management-side labor and employment law exclusively, until that firm merged with Cohen Seglias in 2002.

Away from the office, Marc has served as Secretary of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, where, for more than twenty-five years, he held Officer, Trustee, and Senior Trustee positions. Other interests include being an avid cyclist, volunteering at major classic car concours events and national cycling races and championships, being a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, and spending time with his family.

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Awards
  • Marc has been named to Chambers USA: Pennsylvania Labor & Employment list. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide.
  • Marc has been named to the The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC). Based on exhaustive peer-reviews, Best Lawyers is regarded as one of the most respected guides to legal excellence.
  • Marc has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating for professional ethical standards and legal ability by Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings provides reviews of lawyers and law firms for consumers and professionals.
  • Marc has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the field of Labor Law many times since 2004, and every year since 2011. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.
  • Marc was also selected as a Super Lawyer in the Corporate Counsel edition for Employment and Labor. 
  • Marc was named to the list of the Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the United States for 2006 and 2007, as compiled by Labor Relations Institute, a leading industry information source.
  • Marc has been repeatedly named as a "Leader in Law" in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
  • Marc is top rated by Avvo, the online directory and Q&A forum for lawyers, doctors and dentists.

Areas of Practice

Labor & Employment

Education

Temple University, Beasley School of Law, J.D., L.L.M., Labor Law
Temple University, B.A., Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court