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May Mon Post

Of Counsel, Philadelphia
Philadelphia
t: 610.230.2146
f: 610.230.2151

Overview

May Mon Post is Of Counsel in the firm's Philadelphia office. She concentrates her practice on defending and counseling employers in cases involving Title VII, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and other federal and state employment discrimination laws at all stages of employment litigation, including matters pending before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC), the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and various federal courts.

She counsels employers on compliance issues regarding the maintenance and administration of employment-related policies, including anti-discrimination policies, harassment avoidance policies, and collective bargaining agreements. May Mon also advises on harassment avoidance, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, managing in a union environment, effective documentation, workplace investigations, best hiring and firing practices, and other employee relations topics.

May Mon is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment law and diversity and inclusion in the workplace to print media, panel discussions, and legal education classes. Her articles have appeared in Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Reporter, The Legal Intelligencer, and the newsletters for APABA-PA.

She currently serves as a Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs, having been appointed by Mayor Nutter in 2012.

May Mon was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super LawyersRising Star from 2010 to 2012 and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016. In 2007, May Mon was named “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” placing her in the top 1% of attorneys in her peer group. In 2010, May Mon was awarded “Best Lawyers Under 40” recognition by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

May Mon was born and raised in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and lived in the Congo (formerly Zaire) before immigrating to the U.S. at the age of 17. 

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Philadelphia Lawyer Magazine (2013-2014)
  • President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Chair of the Civil Rights Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association (2013, 2014)
  • Chair of the Minorities in the Profession Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association (2006, 2007)
  • Chair of the Solo & Small Firm Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association (2011, 2012)
  • Vice Chair of the Young Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Bar Association (2007)
  • Treasurer of the Campaign for Qualified Judges, Philadelphia Bar Association (2008, 2009)

Community Activities

  • Appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter as a Commissioner on the Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs.
  • Appointed by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA) as a Member of the Leadership Advisory Council to APABA-PA.

Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Best Practices for Interviewing, Hiring and Firing Summer Staff,” Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, Inc., Horsham, PA
    5.24.16
  • Faculty, “The Ever-Expanding Scope of the ADAAA: Is It Every Employee’s Get Out of Jail Free Card?” National Employment Law Council, Orlando, FL
    4.21.16
  • Faculty, “Morning with My Cousin Vinny: Developing and Presenting Your Case,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
    1.6.16
  • Faculty, “Pregnancy Discrimination After Young v. UPS,” American Bar Association Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, Philadelphia, PA
    11.5.15
  • Faculty, “The Basics of ADA and Employment Discrimination: What You Need to Know to Advise Your Clients,” Jenkins Law Library, Philadelphia, PA
    4.22.15
  • Faculty, “A Few Good Men: Developing and Presenting Your Case,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
    8.6.14
  • Faculty, "Recent Developments in Employment Practices," 2013 Professional Liability Conference, Boston, MA
    7.26.13
  • Faculty, "Understanding But-For and Mixed Motive Standards in Title VII, ADA and ADEA cases," 19th Annual Employment Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA
    4.16.13
  • Faculty, "Preparing For Your First Federal Trial," Jenkins Law Library, Philadelphia, PA
    4.3.13
  • Faculty, "Cross Examination at the Movies," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia PA
    3.1.13
  • Faculty, “The Nuts & Bolts of Discrimination Litigation in Federal Court,” Jenkins Law Library, Philadelphia, PA
    10.26.11
  • Faculty, “Preparing for Your First Federal Trial,” Jenkins Law Library, Philadelphia, PA 
    9.29.10
  • Faculty, “Practical Pointers for Use of Depositions in the Courtroom,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
    12.8.09
  • Course Planner, “The Pursuit of Justice: the Murder of Vincent Chin and the Origins of a Civil Rights Movement,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
    11.6.09
  • Faculty, “Labor & Employment Law Update: Develop Your Game Plan for 2009 and Beyond,” National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Northeast Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA
    4.25.09
  • Faculty, “Help: I Think I’m Going to Lose My Job: Employment and Job Security,” Asian American Women’s Coalition Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
    2.28.08
  • Speaker, "Welcoming New Refugees: Discussion on Burma/Myanmar," HIAS and Council, 126th Annual Luncheon Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
    9.24.08
  • Course Planner, "Young Guns: Procedures for Motion Practice in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas," Pennsylvania Bar Institute/Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division, Bench Bar Conference, Atlantic City, NJ
    9.28.07
  • Faculty, "Fundamentals of Labor & Employment Law," Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division, People’s Law School, Philadelphia, PA
    September 2007
  • Faculty, "Fundamentals of Labor & Employment Law," Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division, People’s Law School, Philadelphia, PA
    September 2006
  • Faculty, "Primer on Retaliation," National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
    September 2005
  • Faculty, "My First Federal Trial," Pennsylvania Bar Institute/Philadelphia Bar Association’s Federal Courts Committee & Young Lawyers’ Division, Philadelphia, PA
    10.7.04

Articles

  • 10 Questions for Carl E. Singley, THE PHILADELPHIA LAWYER, Vol. 73, No. 1 (Spring 2010)
  • Question of Authority, THE PHILADELPHIA LAWYER, Vol. 72, No. 1 (Spring 2009)
  • Curbing Cyberbullying at School and on the Web: Fertile Ground for New Rules, New Laws, and New Clients, THE PHILADELPHIA LAWYER, Vol. 71, No. 2 (Summer 2008)
  • The Next Level: Firms Invest in Strategies to Increase Diversity, THE PHILADELPHIA LAWYER, Vol. 69, No. 4 (Fall 2007)
  • How to Survive Your First Year as a Government or Public Interest Attorney, THE LEGAL INTELLIGENCER, SUPPLEMENT: FIRST-YEAR ASSOCIATES, p. 6 (September 4, 2007)
  • Sweatshop Conditions: The T Visa Offers Trafficking Victims in American Samoa Hope for a Better Life, THE PHILADELPHIA LAWYER, Vol. 65, No. 2 (Summer 2002)
  • Human Cloning: New Hope, New Implications, New Challenges, INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW JOURNAL, 15 TEMPLE INT’L & COMP. L. J. 171 (2001) 

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