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Daniel P. O'Meara
Berwyn Office

1235 Westlakes Drive
Suite 200
Berwyn, PA 19312

P: 610-889-2215
F: 215-772-7620

Biography

Daniel P. O’Meara serves as the responsible partner for the firm’s Berwyn office. Dan has been a practicing attorney for nearly 30 years, with extensive experience in employment litigation, labor relations and preventive human resource practices. Dan has substantial experience in matters involving trade secrets, noncompete agreements, and the employee duty of loyalty. He has written and spoken extensively on these subjects, and in a two-year period, obtained more than 60 injunctions for employers in courts around the country. Dan has successfully tried cases to a conclusion in state and federal courts, and in arbitration. He served for a time as the sole in-house employment counsel at a Fortune 200 company.

Dan’s book, Protecting the Growing Number of Older Workers: the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (University of Pennsylvania) was reviewed in one national magazine as “a masterful work” and “both readable and informative,” and has been cited in publications such as the Harvard Law Review. Dan is also the author of a 1000+ page book, O’Meara, Employment Arbitration (LexisNexis) which has been described in national magazines as “timely,” “balanced,” and “a comprehensive review and discussion of the totality of employment arbitration law” and cited in a landmark judicial opinion.

Dan has been consulted by and featured regarding employment law on programs such as NBC News Dateline, MSNBC, the Oprah Winfrey Show and National Public Radio Marketplace. He has been quoted on employment law topics in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Time and has written articles for a variety of publications, including HR Magazine and HR Professional. Additionally, Dan is co-host of “In the Workplace” on SiriusXM Radio’s Business Radio Powered by Wharton.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • Managing Director of the Wharton School Council on Employee Relations
  • Senior Fellow of the Wharton School Center for Human Resources
  • Immediate Past President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association

Academic Achievements

Dan obtained an MBA in Human Resource Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review. He graduated, with honors, from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Labor Studies.