William W. Bowser

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For 30 years, Bill has represented both private and public employers in labor negotiations, union campaigns, binding interest arbitration, and employment discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuits. Bill also regularly represents employers in administrative proceedings before the NLRB, the Delaware PERB, the EEOC, the Delaware Department of Labor, and other government agencies.

He also counsels employers on issues relating to employment agreements, restrictive covenants, trade secret agreements, employee discipline and termination, and the FMLA and ADA.

He assists employers on avoiding litigation by developing effective employee handbooks, policies, and procedures; and he provides training to in-house counsel, human resource professionals, supervisors, and employees.

Bill was selected by Best Lawyers in America© as the 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Management Labor Law. He is also listed as a top employment lawyer (Band 1) in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

As an editor of the Delaware Employment Law Letter, Bill has written dozens of articles on labor and employment law. Bill is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law in Delaware and across the country, including the annual meeting of the Delaware SHRM and the National Public Employment Relations Association (NPELRA).

Bill is General Counsel to the Delaware Public Employment Labor Relations Association and was the Governor appointed Chair of the Delaware Cancer Consortium from 2001-2015.


  • Delaware Super Lawyers®, Employment & Labor, 2015-2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2016 Delaware Management Labor Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014 Delaware Litigation Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year and 2012 Delaware Management Labor Lawyer of the Year
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor and Employment, 2006 - Present
  • Recognized by Delaware League of Local Governments for "Excellence in Support and Service on Election Reform", 2007
  • Recognized by National Governors Association's Distinguished Service Award for work on behalf of children with cancer and their families, 2007
  • Roxana Arsht Beacon and the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center Community Service Awards, 2002
  • Governor's Volunteer of the Year Award, 2000



Memberships and Affiliations

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law, Past Chair, Member
  • Delaware Cancer Consortium, Chair
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Delaware, Treasurer