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Jo Bennett, co-chair of the Labor and Employment Practices Group, advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including compliance and strategies for avoiding litigation. She represents organizations in administrative and court proceedings involving state and federal anti-discrimination statutes, wage-and-hour disputes, and compliance audits.

Her clients span a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and higher education. Additionally, she assists federal contractors across the United States with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action compliance, including the preparation, management, and defense of affirmative action programs.

Ms. Bennett is experienced in human resources issues and regularly counsels clients on best practices in recruiting, interviewing and hiring; compensation; policy and procedures development and implementation; and discrimination testing. Ms. Bennett conducts workplace and non-workplace conduct investigations, and provides training to clients and professionals on labor and employment issues.

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Community & Pro Bono

  • Arcadia University – Board of Trustees, 2007-2016; Executive Committee, 2012-2016; Audit Committee, 2010-2016; Governance Committee, 2013-2016
  • American Association for Affirmative Action, Board of Directors, 2009-2012


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A., summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Forum of Executive Women
  • Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group
  • Liberty Industry Liaison Group

Other Distinctions

  • Recognized as a “Local Litigation Star” and “Labor & Employment Star- Northeast” for Pennsylvania in Benchmark Litigation, 2019*
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers of America for Employment Law – Management, 2018-2019*
  • Recognition by the National Diversity Council as a Most Powerful & Influential Woman, 2016*
  • President’s Award for Leadership & Service, 2016, American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity
  • President’s Award for Leadership & Service, 2012, American Association for Affirmative Action 
  • MS Society Leadership Award, 2003 

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Further information on methodologies is available via these links.