Colleen Bannon

Director of Human Resources

Colleen Bannon holds the position of director of human resources, and is a shareholder at Marshall Dennehey. Colleen still maintains her law practice, which focuses on privacy and data security, where she has represented numerous medical providers, retailers, e-commerce and public entity clients, in data breach actions. She is also experienced in employment discrimination, civil rights and public entity liability defense.

Prior to her position as the director of human resources, Colleen led our firm's E-Discovery program. Her significant litigation and IT background allowed her to work closely with other attorneys in the firm, to provide our clients with cutting-edge legal advice and guidance in this complex and evolving area of law. Colleen is also highly experienced with a variety of other litigation support tools such as Recommind and Access Data's Summation Pro. This deep understanding of technology applications, is significant to Colleen’s employer and business owner clients, particularly when dealing with exposure in privacy and data security.  

Colleen has spoken at numerous conferences, as well as internal seminars, on the topics of electronic discovery in litigation, social media in the workplace, and privacy and data security. She was an author for the Labor Report, a monthly publication of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry which features articles on employment law issues including sexual harassment, disability and racial discrimination.

In 1980, Colleen began employment with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as a member of the firm's support staff. While continuing full-time employment with the firm, first as a secretary and then as an applications specialist with the firm's IT department, Colleen obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Holy Family College in 1992. She then went on to receive her juris doctor from Temple University, in 1996.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Using Technology to Find Facts Fast, Insurance Carrier's 2017 Panel Counsel Summit, May 8 - 10, 2017

The Many Considerations Pertaining to the ESI 30(b)(6) Witness, International Association of Defense Counsel, Construction Law Committee, Annual Meeting, 2008

E-Discovery Law Update, Pennsylvania Defense Institute Annual Meeting, 2007

Electronic Data: When Delete Does Not Mean Goodbye, PLRB Claims Conference, 2006 Annual Meeting

Electronic Discovery and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, 2006

Published Works

"Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Important PA Human Relations Act Issues," Defense Digest, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1999 and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, June 6, 1999

Labor Report, a monthly publication of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry 

"Employment Law Cases -Recent Developments," CounterPoint, a publication of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute

"A Recreational Hazard: Governmental Immunity: New Cases May Result in Greater Liability for Municipalities Under the Real Property Exception," Pennsylvanian, The Magazine of Local Governments

"Governmental Immunity: Greater Liability Under The Real Property Exception," Defense Digest, Vol. 3, No. 5, 1997

Temple University School of Law (J.D., 1996)
Holy Family College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1992)
Associations & memberships
Defense Research Institute
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association, Chair, Federal Courts Committee, 2017; Vice-Chair, 2016