PHILADELPHIA (September 30, 2020) — Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP is pleased to announce that effective October 1, several attorneys will take on new leadership roles within the firm’s Litigation Department and Labor and Employment Practice Group as well as the Hiring Partner role. These changes are part of the firm’s ongoing strategy to continue to evolve and grow the leadership of the firm.
Jonathan Krause has been named Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. Krause joins William Hinchman, who became Co-Chair at the beginning of 2020. Krause succeeds Paul Nofer who served as Chair/Co-Chair of the department for 22 years and is stepping down to concentrate exclusively on his expanding practice.
The firm’s current Hiring Partner, Lee Moylan, has been named the Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Moylan succeeds Charles Ercole, who served as Chair of the department for 18 years and is stepping down from the position to focus on his successful practice.
Environmental Practice Group Chair, Douglas Schleicher, will replace Moylan in her current role as the firm’s Hiring Partner.
Krause is an experienced employment litigator who stated, “I am honored to lead this great group of talented trial attorneys. I look forward to working with the group to further develop and expand our practice, building off our historic strengths in real estate, commercial, and business divorce litigation.” Regarding the leadership transition, Nofer said, “I have great respect for Jonathan Krause and Lee Moylan and am very happy that they have agreed to assume these leadership roles within the Litigation Department.”
Moylan is an experienced labor and employment attorney representing employers and employees in connection with a wide range of employment issues, both inside and outside of the courtroom. She shares, “I am excited to assume this new leadership role. It will enable me to work collaboratively with the group’s already extremely talented attorneys to continue to expand our deep knowledge and experience in labor and employment.” Ercole said of the transition, “It’s been a privilege to lead this group for so many years. Lee is a terrific lawyer and I’m very happy that she’ll be taking on this leadership role in the firm.”
Managing Partner, Brad Krouse, added, “We are grateful to Paul and Chuck for their many years of dedicated service. Under their leadership, we grew the size, sophistication and caliber of the litigation team. We are excited about our new leadership team and have great confidence in Jonathan and Lee to continue to strengthen and deepen our talented Litigation Department.” Krouse further commented on the transition of the Hiring Partner position, “Doug has been actively involved in the hiring process of attorneys for the firm for many years making this transition seamless and allowing us to build on our strategic hiring for the future of the firm.”
Krause represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, with an emphasis on trade secret/non-compete, whistleblower issues, wage and hour and discrimination/harassment matters. He practices before state and federal trial and appellate courts, the EEOC, OSHA, NLRB, DOL and state agencies. Krause has represented clients throughout the United States and across many industries, including the healthcare, financial services, retail, insurance, service, pharmaceutical, life science, energy, manufacturing and technology industries that range in size from those in the Fortune 100 to early stage companies securing their first rounds of financing.
He earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law, cum laude and his undergraduate degree from Amherst College, magna cum laude.
Moylan has more than 15 years of experience practicing labor and employment law and has had the privilege of representing employers and employees in a wide variety of matters at all stages of counseling and litigation. Her clients range in size from very large to very small companies, including, multi-state asset/property management and construction companies, a large infrastructure and site development contractor, a major employer in the healthcare industry, local businesses in the hospitality industry, and small distribution companies.
She earned her law degree from The George Washington University Law School, High Honors and her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College, B.A., cum laude.
Schleicher’s practice covers a full range of environmental and land use topics, including Brownfields redevelopment, regulatory matters in air, water, solid waste and storage tanks, sustainability, renewable energy projects and mold investigation and remediation. He has spent substantial time on internal investigations in a variety of subject areas. He represents a diverse client base including Fortune 50 industrial corporations, municipalities, real estate developers and lenders, small manufacturing businesses and individuals. He works closely with regulatory agencies, engages in transactional matters and appears in court and before other tribunals. He has considerable experience in guiding emergency response actions.
He earned his law degree from University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.