Robert W. Small
Mr. Small is a Partner with Reger Rizzo & Darnall, LLP, in its Philadelphia office where he chairs the Employment Practice Group and participates in the firm’s Corporate & Business Services Group. He has counseled individuals and businesses for more than 30 years with regard to business matters, including employment law, transactional matters, and business succession planning and has litigated employment matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Mr. Small brings decades of experience to assisting businesses in protecting their trade secrets, proprietary information and customer relationships through the use of protective covenants in employment agreements. He routinely drafts and revises Employment Manuals and Job Descriptions and conducts employment audits and investigations. He has negotiated Executive Compensation Agreements and conducted corporate investigations involving claims of wrongful conduct by employees at all levels, including by senior management.
Mr. Small regularly writes about employment law matters and lectures to lawyers and human resources professionals on developments in employment law. He has been consulted by ABC News and appeared on air regarding employment issues involving a local sports franchise. He is also a frequent contributor to Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Employment Law Update, a collection of timely, informative and thought-provoking updates on critical topics impacting employers, employees, HR professionals, business owners, and everyone associated with the employment law arena. In addition to large law firm experience, he has served as Assistant General Counsel to two Fortune 500 companies.
Believing that lawyers have a special obligation to give back to their communities, Mr. Small has represented pro bono at-risk children. Additionally, for many years he has served on the governing body of non-profit and religious institutions.
J.D., Temple University School of Law
B.A., Lafayette College
U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court
Montgomery County Bar Association, Business & Banking and Trial Lawyers Sections
Author, BYOD Policies...Scary Liabilities for the Uninformed Employer. Montgomery County Bar Association Sidebar Magazine. (Spring 2013)
Author, NLRB Ruling Jeopardizes Confidentiality of Internal Investigations. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (October 4, 2012)
Author, EEOC Rules That Gender Identity Discrimination Violates Title VII. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (Summer 2012)
Quoted, How to Keep Medical Practice Peace in a Political Season. American Medical News. (June 11, 2012)
Author, EEOC Issues Guidance on Use of Criminal Records in Employment Decisions. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (Spring 2012)
Author, Protecting Confidential Information & Business Relationships. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. (1989)
Advanced Employment Issues in Pennsylvania. National Business Institute. (July 22, 2013)
Protecting Employer Confidential Information and Business. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. (1989)
Grace Presbyterian Church (Jenkintown, PA)
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
Chestnut Hill Academy
Northern Children’s Services - Chair of the Board of Trustees; Governance and Human Resources Committee Member