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Dean J. Shauger


Dean Shauger counsels and defends employers in labor and employment matters, such as workplace discrimination, wage and hour issues, sexual harassment, and employee termination.

Professional Biography

Mr. Shauger counsels employers on a national basis in employment, personnel, and human resources matters such as hiring and discharge, reductions in force, wage and hour compliance, employment separation agreements, and creation and implementation of workplace policies. He works with clients to conduct internal investigations into claims of workplace discrimination and sexual harassment. Mr. Shauger also advises employers in traditional labor matters, including collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

Having litigated cases before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts, Mr. Shauger is well-versed in all aspects of trial. He is also skilled in negotiating settlement opportunities when litigation is not consistent with a client's ultimate objective.

A graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Mr. Shauger served as a legal extern to the Chief Magistrate Judge of U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

  • Served as second chair in a six-day wrongful termination jury trial.

  • Obtained a dismissal of complaint alleging failure to hire based on race against a professional sports team.

  • Obtained dismissal of complaint alleging violations of the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act.

  • Obtained dismissal of complaint alleging violations of the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.

  • Obtained dismissal of complaint alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Obtained a favorable settlement at pre-trial conference of defamation and breach of contract claims relating to employee's termination.

  • Obtained numerous no-cause findings by EEOC and state agencies in variety of discrimination claims.

  • Obtained full recovery of loss resulting from employee theft under commercial crime insurance policy.

  • Represented shareholder plaintiffs in asserting breach of fiduciary duty claims arising out of merger.

  • Represented clients in corporate litigation, including corporate governance and shareholder derivative litigation.

  • Assisted in obtaining dismissal of claims that company directors failed to provide adequate oversight of company's compliance with Bank Secrecy Act and other anti-money laundering laws.

  • Assisted in defense of lawsuit involving attempt to enjoin shareholder meeting and remove board of directors.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for Labor and Employment Law – Management (2021 – 2024) and Litigation – Labor and Employment (2022 – 2024)
  • Pro Bono Volunteer – Federal Prisoner Civil Rights Program
  • "Social Media in the Workplace," Tennessee Healthcare Administrator's Conference, Memphis, Tennessee (May 2023)
  • "Legal Update – Financial Wellness for Employees," Society of Human Resource Management, Memphis, Tennessee (February 2023)


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2015, magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Villanova Law Review
  • Christian Brothers University, B.A., 2012, summa cum laude


  • Tennessee, 2022
  • New Jersey, 2016
  • Pennsylvania, 2016
  • Delaware, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin (2023)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee (2022)
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (2020)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware (2016)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2016)

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