Alumni spotlight: Amy Rosenberger, Eastern Mennonite University


originally published by Willig, Williams & Davidson and available here

16 Willig, Williams & Davidson Attorneys Named Among 2024 ‘Best Lawyers in America’

Philadelphia and Harrisburg labor & employment lawyers recognized among best in the country

Amy Rosenberger is an ’85 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and the recipient of EMU’s Alum of Year award for 2022

PHILADELPHIA (August 2023) – Pennsylvania labor, employment and workers’ compensation law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson is proud to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications.

The 2024 Best Lawyers include Irwin W. AronsonSusan Bahme BlumenfeldStuart W. DavidsonAneesah El-Amin-JaamiaMichael P. FenertyLaurence M. GoodmanRyan A. HancockLauren M. HoyeNancy B. G. LassenDeborah M. LernerBruce M. LudwigLinda M. MartinAmy L. Rosenberger, Ralph J. TetiDeborah R. Willig, and Brett Zeitlin. Many of the attorneys have been named among Best Lawyers for 10 years or more, while Davidson has been named for 30 years and Aronson and Willig have been honored for 35 years.

The attorneys were recognized for their work in the practice areas of employment law – individuals, family law, labor law – union, labor and employment litigation, and employee benefits (ERISA) law.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become highly regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on detailed peer-review surveys, in which tens of thousands of leading attorneys vote on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Since lawyers are neither required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About Willig, Williams & Davidson – Willig, Williams & Davidson ( is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Jenkintown Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J., and Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; election and campaign finance; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; family law matters; benefits law design and compliance issues; discrimination, overtime and unpaid wages, and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; social security disability; and workers’ compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond. Workers inspire us.

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From Amy’s bio at

For more than 25 years, Amy Rosenberger has made a difference in the lives of others by representing labor unions and employees. Amy serves as a trusted advisor to a diverse list of unions representing employees in government service, K through 12 and higher education, transportation, health care, and more. She stands up for working people and their unions in arbitration and litigation, in organizing drives and collective action, by seeking fair contracts at the bargaining table, and by imparting the knowledge and skills workers need to confidently stand toe-to-toe with employer representatives.

Amy provides strategic advice to unions on day-to-day labor-management issues, helping clients navigate changes in the legal landscape, as well as counseling employees and union representatives regarding employment disputes and their rights under the law. Whether interviewing a witness about a sensitive topic, taking a deposition, or delivering difficult advice to a client, Amy is relatable and reliable. Clients depend on Amy to listen and communicate, understand and empathize, interact respectfully, and manage conflict.

As a workers’ and labor law advocate, Amy has dedicated time volunteering with myriad organizations including the Philadelphia chapter of Labor and Employment Relations Association and the AFL-CIO. She is a noted authority on collective bargaining rights of public and private sector employees. She has served as a speaker and instructor on a variety of topics for the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the American Arbitration Association, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and Bureau of Mediation, the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the Labor and Employment Research Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and many other organizations. Amy conducts seminars and training sessions for unions throughout Pennsylvania, addressing subjects such as grievance and interest arbitrations, collective bargaining, fair representation, the Family and Medical Leave Act and unfair labor practices.


“I was raised in a family and culture in which service to others is a defining value. I am inspired every day by being part of a team of clients and colleagues, each doing their part to improve the lives of workers and their families.”


“My favorite way to unwind is by getting back to my farm-family roots, in my big vegetable garden. I also enjoy traveling, especially visiting any of our National Parks.”


  • Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 1995)
  • Eastern Mennonite University (B.A., Major: English, Minors: Sociology, Theater Arts, 1985)

Honors and Awards

  • Alumna of the Year, Eastern Mennonite University, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2016 – present
  • Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Philadelphia in Labor Law – Unions, 2022
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2017 – present
  • Selected as a Top Rated Lawyer, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV rated



  • Fellow, Labor, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2021
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association, Philadelphia Chapter, President, 2016 to 2017; Board Member 2015 to 2018
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Board of Directors, 2010 to 2013
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, 1995 to Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1995 to Present; Labor & Employment Law Section Chair, 2008 to 2009; Council Member, 2005 to 2018
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 1995 to Present; Labor & Employment Law Committee Co-Chair, 2002


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1995
  • New Jersey, 1995

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the, Eastern District of, Pennsylvania, 1997
  • U.S. District Court for the, Middle District of, Pennsylvania, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the, Third, Circuit, 2012


  • Willig, Williams & Davidson, Partner, 2002-Present
  • Willig, Williams & Davidson, Associate, 1995-2001
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