Biography

For more than 15 years, Larry has advised clients in all labor, employment and employee benefits matters.

Larry’s practice includes both litigation and counseling in matters such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance, federal and state wage/hour law compliance, protection of trade secrets and prevention of unfair competition by former employees, workplace privacy rights, union election and representation issues, prevention of employment discrimination and workplace harassment, the appropriate classification of workers as employees or independent contractors and other workplace legal matters.

Employers call on Larry for advice and assistance in managing employee performance issues, and in developing and administering prudent human resources policies and practices.

Larry is also experienced in providing employers with compliance advice and other legal advice regarding 401(k) plans and other tax-qualified retirement plans, group health plans, executive compensation arrangements and other employee benefit plans.

Larry has served as employment and/or benefits counsel for local manufacturing companies, software design firms, regional bottling and beverage distribution companies, insurance companies, airlines, biomedical research firms, not-for-profit hospitals, health care providers and other employers of all sizes.

Representative clients include The Boeing Company, Microsoft Corporation, Scripps Health, Accell North America, Zones, Inc., Nippon Paper USA Co., Ltd., Group Health Physicians and T-Mobile USA.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Larry was a principal at Riddell Williams P.S. He also previously served as an associate in the Chicago office of an international law firm, where he practiced exclusively in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation.

In addition to his experience as an attorney, Larry has substantial experience as a human resources manager and generalist, and has served in a variety of line and staff management positions. At Six Flags, Inc., Larry managed safety, security, workers’ compensation and general litigation matters for the company’s Southern California facility. Later, at United Airlines, Larry was general manager in Vancouver, B.C. before serving in several assignments in United’s world headquarters near Chicago.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Larry is a frequent speaker on a variety of employment law topics, and, in recent years, has served as a faculty member for human resources and continuing legal education seminars sponsored by The Seminar Group, The Council on Education for Management, The Lorman Group and the National Business Institute.

In addition to his presentations to lawyers and human resources professionals, Larry routinely conducts in-house training courses for managers at all levels and front-line employees. Training presentation topics include managing lawfully, preventing workplace harassment, conducting workplace investigations and other employment law compliance topics.

When not practicing law or enjoying time with his wife and two sons, Larry enjoys downhill skiing and is an avid road cyclist who has cycled throughout Oregon, Washington and southern British Columbia.

Honors & Awards

  • Ranked by Chambers USA (2017)
  • Named a Washington “Super Lawyers” (2009-2017)
  • Named to Washington “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” (2006-2008)
  • Named a Washington state “Best Lawyer”
  • Member of the Pro Bono Panel of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington that received the district’s Federal Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award for pro bono representation of individuals in matters pending before the district court (2007)
  • Recipient of a Leadership and Service Award from Seattle University in recognition for pro bono work on behalf of the University’s Access to Justice Institute (2004)
  • Named among "The Best Lawyers in America" in the areas of Employment Law, Labor Law and Litigation (2018)