Advertising Disclosure Email Disclosure
PDF version

Ronda K. O'Donnell

Shareholder
Chair, Employment Law Practice Group
2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2697
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
rkodonnell@mdwcg.com

Ronda K. O'Donnell is the Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. Her practice includes representation of employers in litigation and providing them advice and counsel concerning a variety of employment-related matters. Ronda has handled the defense of employment law cases in federal and state courts and before various administrative agencies. She has defended employers in claims alleging discrimination, violation of federal and state employment-related statutes, wrongful discharge, breach of contract and related tort claims.

In addition to her litigation experience, Ronda has lectured for employers and insurance organizations and has contributed articles on employment-related issues to industry publications. She has also consulted with employers concerning the development of policies and procedures and has provided educational and training seminars to employees and managers of her clients.

Ronda also has significant experience in toxic tort and environmental defense, representing corporations and businesses facing claims arising from federal and state environmental statutes and regulations. She has experience in federal and state courts defending class action and individual claims. She has successfully defended claims for personal injuries, as well as medical monitoring, from alleged exposures to contaminants.

Ronda has been named as one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Pennsylvania as well as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Philadelphia Magazine in the years 2006 to present.

Ronda is a graduate of Allegheny College. She attended Dickinson School of Law and obtained her juris doctor in 1986. She began her career in private practice with a firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she became partner, and she joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in 1998.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • EPL 101, Merchants Insurance Group, April 19, 2016

  • Best Practices in Handling Employment Issues, Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation, November 2015

  • Data Breach -- Fighting the Cyber War and Social Media -- Landmine or Goldmine?, AIG, New York, NY, November 6, 2014

  • Data Breach -- Fighting the Cyber War and Social Media -- Landmine or Goldmine?, Assurex Global Loss Control and Claims Conference, October 23, 2014

  • Hot Topics in Employment, Assurex Loss Control & Claims Conference, October 22, 2014

  • EPL Training, Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, co-presenter, June 26, 2014

  • Social Media & Cyber Breaches: the Internet's Impact on Your Business, The Graham Company, co-presenter, May 2014

  • Hot Topics in Employment, Marshall Dennehey / AIG Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, October 10, 2013

  • What is New in Employment Related Lawsuits, January 2008

  • Employment Law Trends and Defense Issues, Addis, Inc., December 2007 

  • What is New in Employment Related Lawsuits, American International Group, September 2007

  • Diminishing Your Liability Risk When Disciplining or Terminating Employees Who Have Been Injured or Filed a Claim, Council on Education in Management, Delaware, June 2007

  • What You Should Know About Employment Lawsuits in the United States Today, Zurich, December 2006

  • How to Avoid Harassment Claims, Worth & Company, December 2006

  • Recent Developments Affecting Employment Lawsuits in 2006, U.S. Liability Insurance Company, October 2006

  • What You Should Know About Employment Lawsuits in 2006, U.S. Liability Insurance Company, October 2006

  • Update of Employment Law Issues - 2006, School Claims Service, July 2006

  • Significant Evidentiary Issues in Employment Cases, Hartford Insurance Co., November 2005

  • The Battle for Attorneys' Fees in Employment Law Cases, American International Group, October 2005

  • Sexual Harassment and the Amusement Industry, Webcast, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, March 2005

Published Works

Media Commentary

  • "Bias Ruling Over Temp Workers a Game-Changer for Employers," The Legal Intelligencer, November 24, 2015

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (J.D., 1986)

  • Allegheny College (B.A., 1983)

    Honors: magna cum laude

Pages

Law Alerts July 1, 2016
OSHA’s New Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting & Anti-Retaliation May Leave Employers Feeling Sick By David J. Oberly, Esq. Despite considerable opposition from employers, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...
Law Alerts May 25, 2016
DOL Issues Final Rule On FLSA Overtime Exemptions – What Employers Need to Know By Maureen P. Fitzgerald, Esq. In 2014, President Obama directed the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the regulations as to which white collar workers qualify..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...
Law Alerts May 11, 2016
New EEOC Procedures for the Release of Position Statements By Keri Morris-Johnston This year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) implemented a new procedure allowing the release of an employer's position statement filed in..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...
Law Alerts February 23, 2016
EEOC’s Proposed Guidance Expands the Scope of Retaliation By Lee C. Durivage On January 21, 2016, the EEOC issued its Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, the first guidance on retaliation issued by the EEOC since...,   The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a...
Law Alerts October 9, 2015
NLRB Decision on "Joint Employer" Status of Firm and its Staffing Agency May Leave Employers Vulnerable to Liabilities By G. Jay Habas, Erie, Pennsylvania Many employers use staffing agencies to fill their needs for temporary workers....,   The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a...
Law Alerts April 8, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court determines that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires a new standard. by Candace D. Embry, Esq.* The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., on March 25, 2015, in which the Court..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...

Pages

July 31, 2014
Three Marshall Dennehey shareholders have received top honors in the 2014 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. For the eighth consecutive year, Daniel J. Sherry, shareholder in the firm's King of Prussia office, has been named to the "Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania" and the "Top 100...
December 18, 2013
Marshall Dennehey announced today that Ronda K. O'Donnell has been named Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group in the firm's Professional Liability Department. She will replace Thomas C. DeLorenzo, practice group leader and longtime firm shareholder, when he retires on December 31.  "We will...
May 29, 2013
Philadelphia, PA – Marshall Dennehey shareholders Niki T. Ingram, Candy Barr Heimbach and Ronda K. O'Donnell have been named to the 2013 "Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers" list by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. This is the third time Ingram and Heimbach have been named to the exclusive...
Conference Mar 23, 2017
Ronda O'Donnell, Shareholder in Marshall Dennehey's Professional Liability Department, will be presenting on the topic "Social Media: Landmine or Goldmine in the Employment Law Arena?"   Social media information can be both...

Education

  • The Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1986)
  • Allegheny College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1983)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Year Joined Organization: 1998

Before you send this email please note:

You are attempting to send email, through a link on our website, to an attorney of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin or an employee in our firm. Please note that your email may not be treated as confidential and does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should not rely upon the transmission of an email through this website if you are seeking to enter into such a relationship. Until such time as we have agreed to represent you, no information in your email will be treated as confidential. Please contact us directly by telephone at 1.800.220.3308 if it is your intent to seek legal counsel with our firm or convey confidential information.

If it is still your intent to send this email, knowing that it may not be treated as confidential, you may accept our terms of agreement by pressing "OK". If you choose not to accept these terms of agreement you may navigate away from this page by pressing "Cancel."