Cozen O’Connor: Hanlon, Michael

Michael J. Hanlon

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2781

(215) 665-2013

Michael J. Hanlon concentrates his practice on counseling clients in a wide variety of issues, including areas of traditional labor and employment law, executive compensation, employment discrimination and public education. He has significant experience in counseling large publicly traded corporations, government entities and other employers in all areas of employment law.

Michael has been ranked as a leader in labor and employment law in Chambers USA since the publication’s inception. Chambers noted him as “a real champion of his clients,” and “renowned for his ‘controlled aggression’ in the courtroom.”

Also included in the Who’s Who in American Law, Michael garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell's® Peer Review Ratings. He has been consistently selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers listing since 2004 and is included in The Best Lawyers in America® list under the categories of Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management.

Experience

News

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Michael J. Hanlon Named the 2018 Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Governance Recipient

May 24, 2018

Cozen O’Connor Labor and Employment Attorney Michael J. Hanlon is the recipient of the 2018 Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Governance Award.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Cozen O’Connor Adds 17 Lawyers from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

May 08, 2017

The new attorneys add depth in Pittsburgh across Commercial and Corporate practices and continues to expand its national Labor & Employment Department

Publications

Supreme Court Issues Janus Decision [Labor & Employment Alert]

June 27, 2018

Michael Hanlon, Lauren Fox, and Benjamin Shechtman discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overrule Abood; public employers with unionized workplaces may no longer deduct state-mandated agency or fair share fees from employees.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1976

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2005-2019

Chambers USA, 2018

  • Pennsylvania

ABA College of Labor and Employment Lawyers