Marie Sarkees Barbich has extensive experience representing both insurance companies and direct defendant clients in employment law and complex litigation matters. Appearing before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, Ms. Barbich has represented clients in connection with a broad range of labor and employment matters, including age, race, gender, and disability discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, social media violations, FMLA violations, and retaliation claims. Ms. Barbich has also counseled and represented clients in matters of employee relations, which have included, among other things, appropriate company e-mail usage, appropriate work place behavior, effective use of employee handbooks, and proper investigative procedures of employee complaints.
In addition to employment law, Ms. Barbich also has significant experience representing insurance carriers in complex coverage and direct defense litigation involving environmental property damage, construction defect, and personal injury claims, as well as contractual and business disputes. Ms. Barbich handles all aspects of litigation and has substantial experience in mediation and settlement negotiations.
While attending law school, Ms. Barbich was awarded the Barristers Award for excellence in trial advocacy and worked as a teaching assistant for Temple’s Legal Research and Writing program.
- “Evolution” or “Intelligent Design”: Can 20th Century Ethics Rules Address 21st Century Ethical Issues in Employment Litigation?, 17th Annual Employment Law Institute, Vol. 3, April 2011
- Superstar or Black Hole: Are Experts Shedding Light or Just Sucking Money Out of Your Case?, 16th Annual Northeast Regional Employment Law Institute, Vol. 2, April 2010
- It’s Not JUST White Men Anymore, 14th Annual Northeast Regional Employment Law Institute, Vol. 3, April 2008