Brooke Razor

Brooke Razor

Associate
Office:Philadelphia, PA
Phone:(215)931-5828
Email:brazor@margolisedelstein.com
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Brooke Razor is an associate in Margolis Edelstein’s Employment and Labor Law group.

She represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, and age discrimination cases, as well as wrongful discharge and FMLA claims. In this capacity, Brooke has represented both public and private employers, and has defended employers against claims of vicarious liability for actions of employees. She is familiar with issues facing public and municipal entities, as well as private non-profit organizations, such as schools and churches.

In addition to representing employers in litigation, Brooke has advised employers on compliance issues, such as maintaining compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s guidelines, as well as other federal obligations. Brooke also counsels employers on various workplace matters, including employment policies and handbooks, medical and religious accommodations, workplace discrimination, and other employment issues. Brooke has experience drafting employment contracts and performing wage and hour audits on behalf of employers to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In addition to her employment law practice, Brooke has also represented parties in copyright infringement actions, and has experience with arbitrating copyright infringement suits. Brooke has experience in dealing with the Federal Copyright Act, nominative fair use, exclusive and non-exclusive licensure, and issues involving statutory damages and awards of attorneys’ fees.

Brooke joined the firm after graduating from Villanova University School of Law. While at Villanova Law, Brooke served as a board member for the Public Interest Fellowship Program, was a teaching assistant to first year Civil Procedure students, and managed Villanova Law’s Instagram account. Brooke was a student extern for several semesters in the Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, where she researched legal issues involving human trafficking in Pennsylvania. She also previously served as a Certified Legal Intern in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Prior to law school, Brooke graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky, where she majored in Psychology.

Education:

  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Kentucky (B.A., summa cum laude)

Honors:

  • ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law (Villanova University School of Law)
  • Herman Mitchell Schwartz Award (Villanova University School of Law)
  • St. Thomas More Award (Villanova University School of Law)
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship (Villanova University School of Law)
  • Presidential Scholarship (University of Kentucky)

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions:

  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • District of New Jersey

Representative Matters:

  • Horveath v. Lutheran Home Care - Obtained summary judgment on an age discrimination lawsuit filed in the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas after proving that the plaintiff failed to prove a prima facie case and, in addition, the court ruled that there was no evidence of pretext and that the defendant proffered a legitimate non-discriminatory reason for the termination of a billing specialist employee.