Andrew J. Rolfes



(215) 665-2177

(215) 665-2013

Andrew J. Rolfes has more than 20 years of experience as a management-side labor and employment lawyer, representing a wide range of clients, from small businesses to municipalities to Fortune 100 companies, in both traditional labor law matters and employment discrimination litigation. Andy has particular experience representing clients in the transportation industry, with a focus on the labor and employment needs of rail carriers. Andy’s railroad experience includes representing carriers under the Railway Labor Act, including representation disputes, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, and litigation to obtain injunctions against unlawful strikes. Andy has also counseled rail carriers in connection with major corporate transactions before the Surface Transportation Board, including negotiation and arbitration of agreements under a variety of labor protective conditions. Andy has devoted a significant portion of his practice to the defense of whistleblower claims under the Federal Railroad Safety Act, litigating cases before the Department of Labor and in the federal courts. Andy has also handled NLRB charges alleging retaliation and discrimination. 

Andy also has considerable experience representing both public and private sector employers in traditional labor law matters under the National Labor Relations Act, as well under Pennsylvania law, including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, defense of unfair labor practice charges, and arbitration of grievances. In addition, Andy has substantial litigation experience under all equal employment opportunity laws, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and Section 1981. He has also defended individual and collective actions under the FLSA and related state laws and has litigated claims involving non-compete agreements and the misappropriation of trade secrets.



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August 20, 2020

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August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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May 08, 2017

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

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Health Law 2020

December 04, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

2019 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 20, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

2018 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 13, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
  • Pace University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1991

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2020-2021

  • Pennsylvania