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Chastity C. Bruno
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7290
F: 215-731-3859

Biography

Chastity C. Bruno concentrates her practice on employment litigation and counseling. She has experience in restrictive covenants, noncompetition agreements and trade secrets. Chastity regularly counsels clients regarding personnel policies and procedures, hiring, layoffs and other terminations, employee discipline, federal and state discrimination laws, sexual and other prohibited harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). She also conducts internal investigations on employment issues including harassment, policy violations and ethics.

Chastity represents employers and employees in matters concerning enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants and alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. She has obtained injunctions for employers in more than 50 different restrictive covenants or trade secrets lawsuits in courts across the United States. Chastity advises employers and employees on hiring and job transition matters, including effectuating job change while avoiding litigation. She also advises employers on preventive practices for protecting confidential information, including trade secret audits.

Chastity serves as a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Selected Representations

  • Represented multiple national securities brokerage firms in litigation matters involving the defense of claims alleging violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, breach of contract, common law breach of fiduciary duty and unsuitability. The majority of claims involved damages ranging from $100,000 to more than $5,000,000.
  • Represented a large, national insurance company with regard to a sexual harassment investigation.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

Academic Achievements

Chastity received a J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1998. She received a B.A. degree, cum laude, in Political Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1993.