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Teresa Teare Becomes First Woman to Serve as Co-Managing Partner at Shawe Rosenthal

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Teresa D. Teare has been named Co-Managing Partner at Baltimore-based employment and labor law firm Shawe Rosenthal LLP. Teare becomes the first woman to hold that position in the firm’s 75-year history.

Gary L. Simpler, who has been Co-Managing Partner at Shawe Rosenthal since January 1, 2014, will continue to serve in that role. Stephen D. Shawe, however, plans to step back from his work as the firm’s other Co-Managing Partner. Shawe, who has more than 40 years of experience representing employers in a number of fields, including healthcare, retail, and manufacturing, will continue his work as a Partner in the firm.

“Teresa Teare is not only an experienced litigator, but a much-sought-after counselor on strategies and best practices to create positive work environments who has made an incredible contribution to Shawe Rosenthal’s continued success since the day she joined our firm,” says Shawe in explaining the decision for Teare to succeed him as Co-Managing Partner.

“I am honored to be asked to serve as the firm’s Co-Managing Partner, and encouraged by the fact that I can continue to rely on the wise counsel of Steve Shawe as I assume this new role,” says Teare.

Teare comes to her new position after recently being named the 2023 Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” for the Baltimore region by Best Lawyers in America© 2023.

A partner at Shawe Rosenthal since 2012, Teare regularly represents employers and management from a broad range of industries – including non-profits, educational institutions, manufacturers, and insurance companies – in labor and employment-related litigation in federal, state and local courts, as well as before administrative agencies. She handles claims involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, including collective and class actions, and enforceability of not-to-compete covenants.

In addition to her work as a litigator, Teare regularly advises clients in virtually every facet of employment law, including implementation of policies, recruitment and selection of employees, hiring procedures, wage and hour compliance, counseling and disciplinary actions, family and medical leave act management, disability accommodations, performance evaluations and review processes, investigations resulting from allegations of harassment, and termination of the employment relationship, including mass layoffs.

Teare is an active in the Maryland State Bar Association, where she currently serves as Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section. She is also a member of the Employment Law Alliance, a global network of employment attorneys, and the American Bar Association.

A resident of Silver Spring, MD, Teare is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a cum laude graduate of Villanova University.

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Shawe Rosenthal LLP has a national reputation as management’s workplace lawyers. Shawe Rosenthal represents and advises management in employment and labor law matters. The firm’s clients range from Fortune 100 companies to smaller businesses and non-profits in a wide range of industries. Its practice includes both litigation and preventive measures. Shawe Rosenthal’s tenacious, results-oriented approach produces results in the courtroom, respect in agency proceedings, and sound, proactive guidance in workplace policy.

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